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What’s happening to the Australian economy? Despite record low interest rates, low unemployment, booming exports and high government spending, the economy is barely growing.
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Hong Kong, China markets rally on upbeat Chinese economic data
Hang Seng Index gained as much as 2 per cent, but is still on track to end the month with a decline.
Hong Kong tycoon bets big on bay area car parking potential
Dubbed the ‘king of car parks’, Hong Kong investor King Cho plans to spend over US$100 million to grow his portfolio of car parking spaces in the bay area.
Arrests, resignation, suspension: Hong Kong’s third month under security law
Justice James Spigelman quit, a pupil was suspended for displaying a protest slogan, and 26 people arrested under new legislation, while city’s leader Carrie Lam said legal syst...
Disney To Lay Off 28,000 US Employees Due To Coronavirus Pandemic
The cuts were needed in light of social distancing requirements, exacerbated by tough restrictions imposed by the California state government, Disney said.
One million coronavirus deaths: how did we get here?
Milestone is known toll of months of Covid pandemic that has changed everything, from power balances to everyday life
Sotheby’s To Livestream Its Most Valuable Contemporary Art Evening Sale in Hong Kong
Reflecting the importance of Hong Kong as an international art market hub, Sotheby's will livestream its evening sale of contemporary art on Oct. 6 from London and New York, as ...
Hong Kong’s fight for democracy echos protest movements around the world
This week's episode of the Democracy Works podcast features a conversation about democracy in Hong Kong with On-cho Ng, head of the Asian studies department and professor of his...
Some of Hong Kong's poor finally feel at home in 290 sq ft modules
When Lau Kai Fai, his wife and teenage son moved into a new Hong Kong flat last month, he thought the 290 square feet (27 square metres) of space in his "module home" felt like ...
Singapore Airlines Turns A380 Superjumbo Into Pop-Up Restaurant
Singapore Airlines Ltd. is opening one of its Airbus SE A380 superjumbos as a temporary restaurant, joining a gaggle of other carriers trying out novel ways to raise cash while ...
JPMorgan Admits Spoofing by 15 Traders, Two Desks in Record Deal
JPMorgan Chase & Co. admitted wrongdoing and agreed to pay more than $920 million to resolve U.S. authorities’ claims of market manipulation involving two of the bank’s trading ...
Hong Kong police arrest three over calls for violence on National Day
Trio accused of posting messages online calling for people to attack officers and take part in banned protest on Thursday.
Stanley Ho daughter Angela in second legal move over mogul’s estate
Angela Ho applied for court order to appoint two managing directors of Alvarez & Marsal Asia as administrators, with their fees to be paid out of the estate, at an hourly rate o...
Pay freeze for Hong Kong’s domestic helpers amid Covid-19 slump
The minimum wage of foreign domestic workers will remain at HK$4,630 a month, the government says.
Hong Kong, Macau residents spared trips home under mainland China permit plan
Applications for the travel document allowing border crossings can now be made on mainland as well as from home, says People’s Daily.
Hong Kong-mainland China border could reopen soon as city seeks recovery
Carrie Lam says internal discussions over move are at advanced stage as time has come for ‘pragmatic approach’.
Religious, sports activities allowed, Hong Kong records no local Covid-19 cases
Most social-distancing measures in Hong Kong will remain in place for the coming week, but authorities will lift the ban on religious gatherings and team sports, with the city r...
BTS members to become multi-millionaires
All seven members of South Korean K-pop group BTS are set to become multi-millionaires, when their label Big Hit Entertainment goes public in October.
Do Trump's personal debts pose a risk to the US' national security? | DW News
US Democrats went on the attack on Monday after a report by The New York Times (NYT) revealed that President Donald Trump paid little to no income tax in recent years and held l...
‘I can’t speak with you’: Hong Kong officials ordered to avoid US diplomats
New instructions for Hong Kong’s civil service follows China and US dialling up diplomat curbs on each other.
Head of Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Cultural District Authority steps down
He will end five-year stint with city’s multibillion-dollar arts hub, according to source. Construction work on the district began in 2013, and the project has been plagued by b...
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