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  • HK: Gateway to Asia
    Financial Secretary John Tsang The vibrant Italian business community in Hong Kong has played a significant role in our economic development. More than 150 Italian companies have a prese...
  • HK: Asia's wine-and-dine capital
    Acting Financial Secretary Prof KC Chan Welcome to the festival that brilliantly summarises our philosophy of life in just three words: "wine and dine". Yes, the Hong Kong Wine & Dine Fe...
  • Senior pay rise broached
    The Standing Commission on Civil Service Salaries & Conditions of Service submitted its report on the Civil Service Pay Level Survey 2013 to the Chief Executive today, suggesting a salar...
  • Ice cream fails safety check
    A Causeway Bay ice cream vendor faces prosecution after a sample of ice cream was found to contain excessive bacteria and coliform.   Centre for Food Safety tests showed the total bacter...
  • Law flouted at protest sites
    Police are concerned about people in protest areas not abiding by the law.   Police Public Relations Branch Senior Superintendent Kong Man-keung told a press briefing today that some pro...

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  • Visa powers Dow to 1.3% gain
    Strong earnings by credit card giant Visa sent its stock soaring, almost single-handedly powering the Dow to a 1.3 percent gain. At the closing bell the Dow Jones Industrial Average was u...
  • Drones buzz French nuclear plants
    The authorities in France are trying to discover who has been sending drones into the air above some of the country's nuclear power stations. The first unmanned aircraft was spotted on Oc...
  • Mass graves uncovered in Iraq
    Two mass graves have been found in the western Iraqi province of Anbar containing the bodies of Sunni fighters who appear to have been shot at close range by Islamic State militants. Some...
  • Tensions high after Jerusalem clashes
    Tensions in Jerusalem remain high after clashes between Israeli security forces and Palestinian demonstrators. Gangs of Arab youths set fire to tyres and hurled stones at Israeli forces -...
  • Murray qualifies for World Tour Finals
    Tennis: Andy Murray has guaranteed his place at the World Tour Finals with a 6-3, 6-3 third round victory over Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov at the Paris Masters. The 27-year-old Scot reached...

Hong Kong ReportHong Kong Report

China Daily (HK Edition)

  • Mainland, US tipped to recover this year
    Despite perceived clouds on the horizon, economists are confident that the economies of China and the US, as the world's key growth drivers, are most likely to stabilize and recover later...
  • SMEs pessimistic amid weak global economies
    Hong Kong's small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) are still pessimistic about the city's business outlook amid weak performances in the global and mainland economies, as reflected in t...
  • Biz briefs
    Hong Kong's Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) said on Wednesday it has completed preparatory work for a planned trading link with Shanghai's stock exchange.
  • It's kudos for business-friendly HK
    Hong Kong is the world's third-easiest place to do business as the city has strengthened minority investor protection and facilitated cross-border trading, according to the World Bank Group.
  • Building of the future
    Surrounded by a landscape area with more than 200 trees of 40 species, with birds and butterflies dancing on, the Zero Carbon Building (ZCB) appears to be an oasis in the urban concrete j...

China Digital TimesChina Digital Times

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

Asia TimesAsia Times

  • Fighting for survival in the Sinai
    Following well-coordinated attacks that killed scores of security personnel in northeast Sinai on Friday, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi accused a mysterious "foreign hand" of or...
  • THE ROVING EYE The loser in Brazil is neoliberalism
    Irate Brazilian taxpayers are desperate for decent roads, urban security, better public hospitals and schools and less red tape and bureaucracy. But a slim majority still decided to stick...
  • Melting glaciers add to woes at Kumtor
    Kumtor mine, the largest open pit gold deposit in Central Asia, is located amid important glaciers that feed Kyrgyzstan and neighboring countries with water. The same glaciers are melting...
  • THE BEAR'S LAIR Silicon Valley is now a short
    Old age and decrepitude is settling inexorably over Silicon Valley. Its denizens will fight it, chasing frontier-tech acquisitions and seeking, through financial engineering, the magic dr...

Asian CorrespondentAsian Correspondent

FinanceAsiaFinanceAsia

Asian InvestorAsian Investor

  • Kasikorn AM plans to trade foreign stocks
    Thailand's biggest fund house is boosting its dealing resources in anticipation of growth in equity volumes as Asean market integration gains pace.
  • Affin Hwang eyes Europe, Singapore launches
    The Malaysian asset manager is partnering Nikko AM to tap Singapore's retail market and will target European institutional investors using Ucits funds. Thailand is also on its radar.
  • Risk transfer to buy-side seen as positive
    The transfer of assets from sell-side to buy-side firms is diversifying risk and reducing the likelihood of a systemic event, argues Bradley Ziff of technology provider Misys.
  • PE firms flag tougher investor demands
    Private equity managers outlined at a recent forum how their limited partners are setting increasingly strict investment conditions and asking for more information than in the past.
  • AsianInvestor's regulatory roundup, Oct 29
    Singapore eyes Rmb initiatives; regulation in Korea under fire; Asic sets out priorities; CSRC tightens delisting rules; Chinese insurers allowed to invest in preferred shares; ICI Global...

Asia News Network

  • Mandalay residents denounce killing of reporter
    Residents of Mandalay held a candlelight vigil to denounce the October 4 killing of freelance reporter Aung Kyaw Naing, also known as Par Gyi, by the military in Mon State
  • 9 common scams on social media
    Thought you could find out who has been viewing your Facebook profile or change the color of Facebook? Then you might have been a victim of the many scams on social media discovered by in...
  • Bangladesh on track after Rana Plaza: EU
    Bangladesh has made significant improvement in safety standards and workers' rights in the aftermath of Rana Plaza building collapse, a top official of the European Union said yesterday
  • Nobody is promising utopia in one year
    The chairman of the National Reform Council (NRC), Dr Thianchay Kiranant, may have been described by some close friends as being "straight as a ruler" - meaning that he isn't someone to s...
  • Chinese smartphone marker Xiaomi taps 29 banks for US$1 billion loan
    Xiaomi, a Chinese smartphone marker, plans to raise US$1 billion from 29 banks in its first move to tap overseas funds for capital, according to The Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalWall Street Journal

Financial TimesFinancial Times

ReutersReuters

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

  • Uniting Hong Kong's refugees
    On a promenade that runs along Hong Kong's harbor, crowds of tourists jostle for their chance to photograph the city's spectacular skyline.
  • Helping the poor in Hong Kong
    William Yu is trying to improve the quality of life for thousands in Hong Kong living in sub-divided flats.
  • Kicking out prejudice
    By championing football for girls, Bhabani Munda is fighting prejudice in India.
  • Astonishing origami
    When origami enthusiast Uyen Nguyen discusses her art, you quickly understand that it is about a lot more than folding paper.
  • China's outrageous hotel designs
    Proving once again that anything goes in China when it comes to design, the country's latest hotels are nothing short of incredible

BBC News - Asia-PacificBBC News - Asia-Pacific

  • Hopes fade for Lanka mudslip victims
    Rescue workers in Sri Lanka intensify their search for survivors of a tea plantation landslide which is feared to have buried more than 100 people.
  • Prison for S Korea bullying soldiers
    A military court in South Korea gives prison sentences ranging from 25 to 45 years to four soldiers involved in the death of a junior soldier.
  • Groups condemn Singapore gay ruling
    Human rights groups criticise a Singapore court's decision that a law banning gay sex is constitutional, saying it "tramples on basic rights".
  • Taiwan officials in China study ban
    Taiwan bans its senior government officials from higher studies in mainland China, citing "national security" reasons.
  • Japan princess back in public eye
    Japan's Crown Princess Masako - who has been hit by a stress-related illness - attends a banquet for Dutch royals, her first such appearance in 11 years.

New York Times - Asia PacificNew York Times - Asia Pacific

Yahoo! News - AsiaYahoo! News - Asia

  • Experts urge caution over Ebola hopes
    Monrovia (AFP) - Health authorities called Thursday for renewed vigilance over the Ebola epidemic and caution over claims it is retreating as the World Bank announced a $100-million fund...
  • US stocks are mixed in midday trading
    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks drifted in Thursday trading as a parade of big companies turn in quarterly results. The Dow Jones industrial average climbed more than 100 points, almost enti...
  • N. Korea cracking down on a distant threat: Ebola
    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea announced Thursday it will quarantine foreigners for 21 days over fears of the spread of the Ebola virus, even though no cases of the disease ha...
  • Survey: Asia finds money brings happiness
    SINGAPORE (AP) — Emerging Asian nations are finding out what developed ones did years ago: money — and the stuff it buys — brings happiness.
  • N. Korea to quarantine foreigners over Ebola fears
    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korean officials have announced they will quarantine foreigners for 21 days over fears of the spread of the Ebola virus.
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