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The Standard

  • Police political neutrality assured
    Commissioner of Police Andy Tsang said that Police perform their duties in accordance with the law and have no political consideration.   During a press conference to review the overall ...
  • Overall crime rate drops 7.1%
    Hong Kong's overall law and order situation improved in 2014, with a 7.1% drop in crime, taking it to the lowest level since 1997, Commissioner of Police Andy Tsang says.   Delivering hi...
  • ATV faces more legal action
    ATV has had 42 more summonses laid against it for wage offences today, Secretary for Labour & Welfare Matthew Cheung said.   The Labour Department issued the summonses on the Department ...
  • 3 schools report flu-like outbreaks
    The Centre for Health Protection reminds people and school staff members to maintain good personal and environmental hygiene to prevent influenza's spread after three schools reported ou...
  • Two site tenders awarded
    The tenders for a commercial site in Kwun Tong and a residential site in Kwai Chung have been awarded on 50-year land grants at a total premium of $6.2321 billion, the Lands Department a...


  • US stocks sink on weak earnings
    Wall Street stocks finished sharply lower following a disappointing stream of corporate earnings and mixed US economic data. At the closing bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was at 1...
  • NYC officials defend snow measures
    The authorities in New York have been defending their decision to shut down the city's transport system -- after what was forecast to be a "potentially historic blizzard" turned out to be...
  • Taipei mayor apologises for watch gaffe
    The mayor of Taipei has apologised to a visiting British minister for joking he would send a watch she gave him for scrap -- compounding embarrassment after she broke a cultural taboo by ...
  • Taiwan names new defence minister
    Taiwan has appointed a new defence minister and indicated military policy will remain unchanged after the previous minister, Yen Ming, resigned for personal reasons. Kao Kuang-chi, the Mi...
  • Obama meets new Saudi king
    US President Barack Obama led a heavyweight delegation to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to meet new King Salman and shore up ties that have suffered in recent years. The longstanding allies rem...

Hong Kong ReportHong Kong Report

China Daily (HK Edition)

  • A salute to HK's police
    Speaking during a briefing on the law and order situation last year in the Legislative Council, Commissioner of Police Tsang Wai-hung re-emphasized that the Hong Kong Police Force would, ...
  • Harilela set example to business leaders
    The most famous Indian in Hong Kong, Hari Harilela, recently passed away at 92. While we mourn the passing of this wealthy but compassionate community leader, we can take comfort in celeb...
  • The fight against 'Occupy' movement is not over yet
    It has been over a month since the illegal "Occupy Central" campaign ended and the political situation in Hong Kong largely returned to normal.
  • Divisions may deny SAR chance of democracy
    Whichever way you look at Hong Kong's current situation despite it being recognized as a world city, it is not a city at ease with itself.
  • Greenbacks for a green card
    The Federal Immigrant Investor Program of Canada used to allow foreigners with a net worth of more than $1.6 million to gain residency, and potentially citizenship, by lending the governm...

China Digital TimesChina Digital Times

Yahoo! News (About Hong Kong)Yahoo! News (About Hong Kong)

Asia TimesAsia Times

  • Obama insists he's on course in Yemen
    President Barack Obama during his visit to India has rebuffed right-wing criticism in Washington that his "appeasement" policy of Iran has muddled US Middle East policies and brought abou...
  • The Saudi palace coup
    Saudi King Abdullah’s writ lasted all of 12 hours after his death. Within that period the Sudairis, a rich and politically powerful clan within the House of Saud, which had been weakene...
  • Blair turned deaf ear to warnings
    Tony Blair had a cough. He looked sick, pale and exhausted. “Don’t tell me it is going to be bad,” he said to the six men he had summoned to see him in Downing Street as war loomed....
  • Why the Teesta matters
    The inability of Indian leaders to reach an understanding with their Bangladeshi counterparts on the vexed issue of sharing the resources of the Teesta river is emerging as a major threat...
  • The rich get richer
    Since the beginning of the financial crisis in 2009, banks have paid a staggering US$178 billion in fines, yet no banker has been incriminated in a personal capacity. No less astonishing,...

Asian CorrespondentAsian Correspondent


Asian InvestorAsian Investor

  • Hedge funds 'ignorant' over Basel III impact
    While full implementation of capital requirement regulations could have a major effect on hedge fund financing, one in three are unaware of the potential impact, finds a new survey.
  • Chinese over-exposed to cash, property: survey
    Despite their growing wealth, the affluent middle class in China are failing to diversify their investments or move away from a traditional reliance on holdings of cash and real estate.
  • CIFM's Ho tips mutual recognition for second half
    The head of the offshore unit of China's CIFM has tipped the scheme to start in the second half of this year. He outlined plans for tapping it as well for building business elsewhere in A...
  • BNY Mellon AM seeks alts, equities staff
    The US firm wants to add specialist expertise and is also looking for sub-advisory partners, says Asia chief Alan Harden. He also voices concerns about growing regulation.
  • Automated ETF portfolio tool launches in Asia
    Hong Kong firm 8 Securities has set up what it says is the first such service in the region, amid projections that investors will pour onto such platforms in the next few years.

Asia News Network

  • Thailand gives priority to new rice markets hunt
    The Thai Rice Exporters Association will join forces with the Commerce Ministry for a business mission to potential new rice-import markets such as Iran, Iraq, and other Middle East count...
  • My ‘pick and mix' female Muslim identity
    In her chillingly brilliant dystopian novel The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood writes about the handmaids being "the people who were not in the papers. [They] lived in the blank white s...
  • How do we reinvent Pakistan's national dream?
    - A country caught in multiple crises, always drifting from one catastrophe to another, giving birth to monsters that quite often go out of its control. That's how the world generally ide...
  • Sharif greets Modi, calls for friendly ties
    Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif gree­ted his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on India's Republic Day on Monday and said both leaders could work together for regional peace and South Asia's e...
  • Vietnam's deputy PM asks for UK's assistance in education
    Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam asked for the UK's support yesterday in improving Vietnam's education system during a reception for Lord David Terence Puttnam, special envoy of the UK Pr...

Wall Street JournalWall Street Journal

  • Yahoo to Spin Off Alibaba Stake
    Yahoo unveiled plans for a tax-free spinoff of its remaining holdings in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba as the company also reported declines in fourth-quarter earnings and revenue.image
  • Video Says Hostages Have 24 Hours to Live
    A new video released on social-media accounts linked to Islamic State claimed to show a Japanese hostage saying he and a Jordanian captive will be killed in 24 hours unless the Jordanian ...
  • China Aims to Prop Up Its Chip Makers
    As China tries to forestall foreign governments from tapping its phones, the country is investing growing amounts of money into domestic chip makers and tasking them with developing proce...
  • Philippine Stocks Add to a Hot Streak
    The Philippine stock market, one of the world’s top performers since the 2008 crisis, is extending its winning run, driven by a fast-growing economy and investors seeking to gain from a g...
  • U.S. Stocks Tumble on Weak Earnings
    U.S. stocks fell Tuesday after disappointing results at blue-chip companies like Microsoft and Caterpillar sparked concerns about the strong dollar’s drag on earnings growth.image

Financial TimesFinancial Times


Global ReportsGlobal Reports

  • Indonesia girl back with family after 2004 tsunami
    A girl who was swept away in the Indian Ocean tsunami seven years ago said Friday she broke down in tears this week after tracking down her parents, who had long lost hope of finding her...
  • Not just NKorea, political dynasties are all over
    If North Korea's new leader is looking for advice on how to carry on his family's dynasty, he could turn to Rahul Gandhi, who is on a quest to become the fourth generation of h...
  • Chinese villagers demand release of detainees
    Protesters gathered Saturday outside a town hall in southern China to appeal for the release of people detained during demonstrations over a planned power plant expansion, a witness said.
  • Social networking booming in Egypt, Russia
    A new survey shows people in poorer countries send text messages more often than those in wealthier countries. Men in Spain and Germany access the Internet on their phones twice as much ...
  • Faces of the recession: homeless children
    The National Center on Family Homelessness said 1.6 million children were living on the streets of the United States in 2010 or in shelters, motels and doubled-up with other families. Th...

CNN - AsiaCNN - Asia

BBC News - Asia-PacificBBC News - Asia-Pacific

  • AirAsia recovery operation suspended
    The Indonesian military suspends recovery operations for AirAsia flight QZ8501 in the Java Sea after repeatedly failing to lift the fuselage.
  • Japan probes 'new IS hostage video'
    Japanese officials work to verify a video threatening to kill Islamic State hostage Kenji Goto within 24 hours unless Jordan frees an Iraqi militant on death row.
  • China probes 'salamander banquet'
    China investigates allegations that officials ate a rare giant salamander at a lavish banquet, and that journalists who took photos were beaten up.
  • Pakistan's Sohail 'spooked by ghost'
    Pakistan all-rounder Haris Sohail is left "visibly shaken" after an apparent ghostly encounter in a New Zealand hotel.
  • Police raid Amazon's Tokyo offices
    Japanese police have raided Amazon's Tokyo offices as part of an investigation into alleged sales of images of child sexual abuse.

New York Times - Asia PacificNew York Times - Asia Pacific

Yahoo! News - AsiaYahoo! News - Asia

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