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Bank of England policymaker defends negative rates
A Bank of England (BoE) policymaker has defended the potential use of negative interest rates, which could take the cost of borrowing below zero.
Hong Kong labour officials meet with Indonesian consulate over new rules for maids
New rules in Indonesia intended to ensure departing domestic workers aren’t saddled with debt could mean higher costs for employers, welfare chief warns.
Hong Kong office rents expected to decline 30 per cent this year
Hong Kong’s office leasing market faces a new low this year, with rents declining by as much as 30 per cent, as companies assess their need for space and adopt work from home ar...
Hong Kong supermarket giants told ‘give back’ plans might need rethink
ParknShop and Wellcome had wanted to hold lucky draw, freeze prices as way of fulfilling conditions of government cash handout to fight coronavirus, but officials raise question...
HKU Lennon Wall vandalised by group claiming to be ‘cleansing’ campus
Video shows mostly middle-aged group who converge on wall adorned with messages of support for protest movement and condemnation of Chinese government.
Hong Kong finance chief pushes for lead role in global supply chain, technology
As city records six new Covid-19 cases on Sunday, Paul Chan urges adaptation to a landscape plagued by closed borders and geopolitical challenges.
US diplomats will need Beijing’s permission to meet Hong Kong officials
Pro-business lawmaker Felix Chung tells the Post he was told to turn down meeting with US envoy as it was a bad time.
Hong Kongers applied for British National Overseas passports in record numbers
Hong Kongers renewed their British National (Overseas) passports or applied for the travel document in record numbers in 2019 when the city was rocked by months of anti-governme...
Hong Kongers, Don’t Idolize the U.K.
I was born in London, and I know that it isn’t the welcoming place many seem to think it is.
What comes after an electric vehicle? For Xpeng, it’s the flying car
Xpeng is not alone in dedicating resources towards research and development in related – or sometimes even unrelated – fields. In the era of electric cars, manufacturers are tak...
More choice, more space for expats as Hong Kong rents slide amid Covid-19
Landlords offering steep rental discounts in popular areas like Causeway Bay, Tsim Sha Tsui
Hong Kong’s biggest home sales in 14 months fizzles out after buzz
The weekend sale, with the most number of flats on offer since July 13, 2019, is little comfort for Hong Kong’s developers, who have to make up for lost time to clear their glut...
Hong Kong police investigating smugglers linked to 12 held on mainland
Police release first details of the fugitives’ escape, including that their boat was purportedly arranged by a smuggling syndicate.
Record rush as Hongkongers applied to renew BN(O) passport last year
The unprecedented surge was not triggered by the national security law imposed by Beijing on June 30 but it continued unabated in the first half of 2020.
"Enough Is Enough": China Attacks US At UN Over Covid-19 Criticism
Two days after President Donald Trump used his annual address to the General Assembly to attack China, its ambassador to the United Nations, Zhang Jun, strongly criticized the U...
"Alexa, I'm Getting Pulled Over": Amazon Launches New Cameras For Cars
The new $200 Ring Car Cam will automatically start recording on the voice command, store footage securely and notify a family member of the traffic stop.
Alphabet Settles Shareholder Suit Over Sexual Harassment Claims
The company will set aside $310 million in funding towards diversity initiatives and prohibit severance packages to employees who are subject to any pending investigation for se...
China Evergrande gets approval to spin off property management business
Indebted mainland property developer China Evergrande said on Friday it had received approval from the Hong Kong exchange to spin off its property management business, which wou...
Hong Kong Airlines cabin crew face 30 per cent pay cut for four months
Flight attendants who sign up will have pay cut from November until February and will be on duty for two months and off for two.
Hong Kong girl, 17, arrested after newborn found dead next to rubbish bin
Body was found in a blue recyclable bag with cloth stuck in its mouth on Wednesday. Police suspect the teen abandoned the baby girl after giving birth in a flat the day before.
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