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UK economy shrinks by record 9.9% in 2020 pandemic
The biggest fall in national income for 311 years. That is the startling economic cost revealed today of a year of restrictions and lockdowns.
Lok Sin Tong cooperates with hotel to provide transitional housing units
Lok Sin Tong Benevolent Society, Kowloon will cooperate with a hotel in To Kwa Wan to offer 161 rooms under its LST Housing transitional housing scheme.
El Salvador Considering Paying Employee Salaries in Bitcoin
According to Rolando Castro, the Minister of Labor and Social Welfare in El Salvador, the government is discussing whether companies in the country should pay their employees in...
Alibaba Executive Says Founder Jack Ma "Lying Low": Reports
Jack Ma is "lying low" and focusing on hobbies and philanthropy, an executive said.
Sotheby’s Will Auction 'World Wide Web' Source Code As NFT
Next week Sotheby's auction will witness something very unusual: Sir Tim Berners-Lee will auction the original source code he used to create the World Wide Web as an NFT.
Hong Kong banks remain squeezed by low interest rates, economic uncertainty
Net interest margin likely to ‘remain challenging’ for Hong Kong’s banks this year, KPMG China said in its latest report card on the city’s financial sector.
A Log Cabin Kit Sauna Is Built Lakeside for a Post-Steam Plunge in Finland
By building a prefab sauna at water’s edge outside Helsinki, a Finnish family can take a steam, and then cool off with a dip in the region’s archipelago.
Three Reasons Why G7's Build Back Better World Plan is No Competition for China's BRI
Joe Biden's $40 trillion Build Back Better World (B3W) does not appear to be a threat or challenge to China's comprehensive Belt and Road (B&R) plan, say international observers...
Foes of Gay Games kicked by lam
Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor yesterday criticized legislators for "divisive" comments about the Gay Games set to be held next November.
Hong Kong Gay Games: hosting need not mean supporting
Hosting an event is different from legislating rights, and LGBTQ people’s legal status in Hong Kong will not change just because the city hosts the Gay Games.
Bitcoin Up 11% After Musk Says Tesla Will Accept It When Miners Use More Clean Energy
SpaceX/Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk says Tesla Inc. will resume bitcoin cryptocurrency transactions when mining is done with more clean energy.
Coronavirus Was Likely Present In US From December 2019
The National Institutes of Health study analyzed 24,000 stored blood samples contributed by volunteers across the country from January 2 to March 18, 2020.
Republicans Introduce Bill To Fire Anthony Fauci, Face Of US Covid Response
Anthony Fauci, who has advised seven US presidents, had become a trusted figure in the government's Covid-19 response, beginning with his work during Donald Trump's administration.
Man robbed of HK$2m cash before Bitcoin transaction in Kwun Tong
A man in his mid 20s was robbed of HK$2 million cash before a bitcoin transaction.
A Guide to the Skincare Ingredients You Should Never Mix
We all know oil and water don't mix-but did you know Vitamin C and retinol together are a literal recipe for disaster?
The Chinese University of Hong Kong and ConsenSys create COVID-19 digital passport
Healthcare professionals in Hong Kong will trial the COVID-19 Digital Health Passport. Later on, patients will be able to access the passport through a mobile app.
'I Thought He Was Joking': Finnish Huawei Boss Slammed for 'Crazy' 7-Day Work Week Proposal
According to Huawei Finland's cyber security chief Mika Lauhde, who personally admitted to having worked 80-hour weeks with no summer vacation for years, seven-day work weeks wo...
Hong Kong Airlines subsidiary to shut down in July
Hong Kong Aviation Ground Service, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hong Kong Airlines, will cease operation on July 1, local media reports.
Boris Johnson Delays Reopening After Warning That Thousands Could Die
Boris Johnson has delayed lifting the last COVID-19 restrictions in the UK by a month.
3 start-ups making waves in the Hong Kong FinTech industry
FinTech, Funding, wealth, Hong KongHong Kong, home to a number of unicorns has over the past year witnessed a lot of developments in the local FinTech field. Despite the global ...
1,000-Year-Old German Boys' Choir To Open Door To Girls
Founded in 975 and one of the oldest choirs in continuous existence in the world, the Regensburger Domspatzen is attached to a Catholic boarding school and a secondary school wh...
Hong Kong's banks “may be” out of the pandemic woods, KPMG says
Hong Kong's banks may have put the worst of the pandemic behind them and may see an improvement in their profitability in 2021, although COVID-19-related uncertainties remain, a...
‘F*ck you. No f*cking way’: Roger Waters shuts down ‘idiot’ Mark Zuckerberg after he asks to use Pink Floyd song
Roger Waters is not mincing words when it comes to whether Mark Zuckerberg can use 'Another Brick in the Wall' to promote Instagram.
Sea view suite costing almost HK$3,000 fails to deliver panorama view
A woman paid almost HK$3,000 for a top-storey sea view suite and found the view partially blocked by two buildings, according to one of the complaints received by Consumer Council.
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