Hong Kong

Asian shares close slightly higher

2015-03-31 20:30

Asian shares have ended slightly higher after China's central bank eased mortgage rules to boost the mainland property market.

Hong Kong leader calls on residents to be like sheep

2015-02-18 15:58

Hong Kong's unpopular Beijing-backed leader has called on residents of the southern Chinese city, rocked last year by months of pro-democracy protests, to be more like "mild and gentle" sheep.

Hong Kong woman guilty in maid torture case

2015-02-10 13:52

A Hong Kong woman who was accused of torturing her Indonesian maid in a case that sparked outrage for the scale of its brutality has been convicted of a slew of assault and other charges.

Swiss watch exports weakened by protests

2015-02-04 10:00

The pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong and slowing demand in mainland China have dampened the growth of Swiss watch exports last year, says an industry body.

Hunt for teen over diamond heist

2015-01-24 12:04

Hong Kong police say they are searching for a teenager over the theft of a diamond necklace worth more than $4.6m.

Hong Kong leader warns of 'anarchy'

2015-01-14 14:32

Hong Kong leader Leung Chun-ying has warned that demands for fully free elections risked ‘anarchy’ as he pledged allegiance to Beijing and pro-democracy lawmakers staged a dramatic walk-out.

Controversial Hong Kong media tycoon's home bombed

2015-01-12 13:32

The home and former offices of Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai, an outspoken critic of Beijing, have been firebombed, a spokesperson says.

Melco Crown to delist in Hong Kong

2015-01-04 10:22

Casino operator Melco Crown Entertainment plans to delist its shares in Hong Kong after gambling hub Macau reported its first ever fall in casino revenues.

Hong Kong raises bird flu alert, woman critical

2014-12-28 09:23

Hong Kong hospitals have raised alert levels after a woman diagnosed with the deadly H7N9 avian flu virus was placed in a critical condition.

Asian markets extend gains

2014-12-19 13:28

Asian markets have rallied for a second straight session, boosted by another strong performance on Wall Street.


Two tons of rare pangolin scales seized in Hong Kong bust

2015-03-20 22:08

A huge two-ton haul of scales from the endangered pangolin anteater have been seized by Hong Kong Customs in a bust worth more than $1 million.

Ferry captain jailed over Hong Kong tragedy

2015-02-16 12:21

A Hong Kong boat captain has been sentenced to eight years in prison for the manslaughter of 39 people in a 2012 ferry collision, the city's worst maritime disaster in nearly four decades.

Jewellery giant branches into 'black gold'

2015-02-05 11:15

Hong Kong-based Chow Tai Fook group, owner of the world's biggest jewellery company, is making an unlikely foray into China's oil trading business.

Hong Kong police still hunting diamond heist teen

2015-01-26 17:51

Hong Kong police are on the hunt for a teenage girl who is said to have made off with a multimillion-dollar diamond necklace over the weekend.

Burberry hit by falling sales in Hong Kong

2015-01-14 17:50

A fall in sales in Hong Kong in the final quarter of 2014 could hit Burberry's full-year profitability, the British luxury brand says.

Macau prostitution ring busted, tycoon's nephew arrested

2015-01-13 10:21

Police in the Chinese gambling enclave of Macau have busted a major prostitution ring and arrested more than 100 people, including the nephew of gaming tycoon Stanley Ho.

Mainland colonises Hong Kong economy

2015-01-04 11:30

As the mainland ponders how to contain demands for political change, its economic footprint in Hong Kong continues to expand.

Hong Kong culls 19 000 birds

2014-12-31 22:11

Hong Kong has culled thousands of chickens after the potentially deadly H7N9 bird flu virus was discovered in poultry imported from China.

Hong Kong police arrest 12 pro-democracy protesters

2014-12-25 12:44

Hong Kong police have arrested 12 protesters who were blocking several roads in the Mong Kok neighbourhood overnight as pro-democracy demonstrators continue to protest.

Hong Kong police begin closing last protest site

2014-12-15 09:00

Hong Kong police have pulled down barricades and folded up tents at the third and final pro-democracy protest camp, putting an end to demonstrations that have blocked traffic for 2 months.

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