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Vice President-elect Kamala Harris receives her first dose of the Moderna vaccine at United Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
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Ant Group Exec Tells Workers Firm to Go Public as State Regulators Slam 'Insufficient' Data Sharing
An internal post from a top executive responded to concerns from an employee over the company's future and talent retention strategy, and comes after major challenges following ...
Buyer of Asia’s priciest flat on Hong Kong’s Mid-Levels is revealed
The purchase of Asia’s most expensive address by a buyer with a pinyin name – the method for romanising Mandarin Chinese names – underscores the surge in wealth creation in Chin...
15 Hong Kong opposition figures granted bail, but must remain in custody pending appeal
Bail proceedings lasted four days for the 47 defendants charged with subversion under the national security law.
HSBC’s taipan proposes to help Hong Kong’s youth tap Bay Area
The proposal by Wong, the top executive of the largest of Hong Kong’s three currency issuers, underscores how the GBA could present a viable option for the city’s youth, where t...
ESF to test teachers for full resumption
Some 3,000 teachers and staff members at schools run by the English Schools Foundation will undergo Covid-19 testing from this week in order to resume in-person classes for all ...
Hong Kong bond market could open up to Chinese investors in months
In the latest webinar of our Redefining Hong Kong series, Financial Secretary Paul Chan reveals mainland investors could tap into market as early as this summer, and outlines hi...
Budget follow-ups halved in wake of pan-dem exodus
Follow-up questions filed by lawmakers after the budget announcement have halved after the pro-democracy camp resigned en masse.
Varsities spread sleeping advice to stressed teens
Teenagers saw insomnia risks decrease by 71 percent in a prevention program organized by three universities that taught them how to separate work from sleep.
More butterflies as Hong Kong’s temperature rises
More butterflies appear in Hong Kong as the city’s temperature rises, conversation group Green Power reports.
Fifteen of 47 pro-democrats granted bail on fourth day hearing
Fifteen of the total 47 defendants charged under the national security law were granted bail in a West Kowloon court, however their hopes of getting home were immediately dashed...
Woman jailed for breaking quarantine
A 61-year-old woman has been sentenced to immediate imprisonment for 10 days by the West Kowloon Magistrates' Courts today for violating a compulsory quarantine order.
Anal Covid swabs are now compulsory for travellers to China
Anal Covid swabs have been made compulsory for everyone flying into China from abroad, despite protests from governments around the world.
HK reports nine Covid cases with one infection untraceable
Hong Kong has recorded 13 new confirmed Covid-19 cases - six local and three imported – bringing the tally to 11,056 cases, according to the Centre for Health Protection.
Room for improvement for HK’s anti-epidemic efforts, says former WHO chief
Former World Health Organisation chief Margaret Chan Fung Fu-chun, also a Standing Committee member of China's top political advisory body, said Hong Kong could have done better...
HK sees 201st Covid death
Another Covid patient passed away in the city today, pushing Hong Kong’s death tally to 201, according to the Hospital Authority.
Rugby Sevens to resume in November
The Rugby Sevens, is poised to return this year amid growing expectations that life will gradually return to normal in the coming months, Bloomberg reports.
Deloitte to Pay Malaysia $80 Million in 1MDB-Related Settlement
Deloitte PLT agreed to a 324-million ringgit ($80 million) settlement with the Malaysian government to resolve all claims related to the firm’s audit of 1MDB and its former unit...
Hong Kong disappears from ‘world’s freest economies’ rankings, listed under China
Heritage Foundation says Beijing ‘ultimately controls’ the policies offering Hong Kong and Macau greater economic freedom.
Cyprus to lift veil of secrecy with register of company owners
Cyprus plans to launch a register in coming months identifying the owners of thousands of companies on the island, lifting a veil of secrecy on opaque and complex corporate stru...
Hong Kong may take some sizzle out of world’s hottest IPO market
Together, the policies may pull the rug from under the retail investors - particularly punters from mainland China - who are making use of the city’s disclosure and identificati...
Coinbase Transactions Under Review by U.S. Sanctions Enforcer
Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase Global Inc. said its services may have been used by individuals, entities or jurisdictions subject to U.S. sanctions regulations and has disclos...
67 deemed unfit for Sinovac jab; Hong Kong expects under 10 new Covid-19 cases
Minister in charge of immunisation programme reveals many of those turned away on Wednesday had chronic illnesses.
The Billionaire Behind the Biggest U.S. Tax Fraud Case Ever Filed
More than 20 years ago, a group of former salesmen for Houston software entrepreneur Robert Brockman sued their old boss, claiming in court that he had deprived them of commissi...
Hong Kong poker player’s HK$400 million investment gamble on AirAsia’s recovery
Stanley Choi upped his stake last week in AirAsia Group, which he predicts will be among the first in the industry to ‘bounce back’ from the Covid-19 crisis.
Malaysia investigating spouse of ex-central bank boss over 1MDB funds
Malaysian police said on Wednesday it was investigating the husband of the country’s former central bank head for allegedly receiving funds linked to 1MDB, a state fund at the c...
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