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Asian stocks mostly down on Greece woes

2015-06-16 08:58

Most Asian markets have retreated for a second straight session, tracking a sell-off in global equities, as Greece struggles to find a debt reform compromise.

Hundreds rally as Hong Kong braces for democracy showdown

2015-06-14 12:01

Hundreds are rallying in Hong Kong ahead of a crucial vote by lawmakers on Beijing-backed election reforms that sparked huge street protests last year.

Hong Kong testing two for MERS as worries grow

2015-06-11 05:59

Hong Kong authorities are testing two people for possible Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) as concerns rise across the region about an outbreak in South Korea.

Nikkei posts 11th straight gain

2015-05-29 16:31

Japan's Nikkei has chalked up an eleventh straight gain as the yen sat around 12-year lows against the dollar, while Shanghai extended losses.

British gay woman in legal fight to settle in Hong Kong

2015-05-14 11:46

A gay British woman has launched a challenge against the Hong Kong government's refusal to grant her a visa to live in the territory with her partner, calling the decision "discriminatory".

Hong Kong police hunt for kidnappers who fled with millions

2015-04-29 13:16

Hong Kong police are hunting for up to six men who kidnapped a woman then reportedly fled with millions in ransom after their hostage was rescued, authorities say.

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.


Nine arrested after 'suspected' explosives found in Hong Kong

2015-06-15 13:09

Hong Kong police say they had made nine arrests after discovering "suspected" explosives, with media reports linking the find to this week's legislative vote on a controversial political reform package.

Asian stocks follow US gains, euro hurt

2015-06-12 11:39

The euro has retreated in Asia on concerns about Greece's bailout reform talks after the IMF walked out, while Japanese stocks ended higher.

1000s remember Tiananmen crackdown

2015-06-04 17:04

Thousands of people have taken part in a candlelight vigil at Victoria Park in Hong Kong to remember those who died in China's Tiananmen crackdown in 1989,

Hong Kong leader clashes with democrats ahead of key vote

2015-05-28 09:05

Hong Kong’s leader has been challenged to step down as he clashed with angry pro-democracy lawmakers over the government’s controversial electoral reform package, which goes to a vote next month.

Wild boar hogs limelight in Hong Kong shopping mall

2015-05-11 14:57

A wild boar which strayed into Hong Kong's urban jungle has caused havoc when it wandered into a shop and forced staff and customers to leave, authorities said.

Nobel winners help Asian cities tackle climate change

2015-04-21 21:10

Nine Nobel prize winners in fields ranging from economics to medicine will try to come up with ideas this week to help fast-growing cities in Asia cope with global warming.

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.

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