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Asian shares gain, Ukraine fears recede

2014-08-19 07:33

Asian shares have risen following a bounce on Wall Street as fears ebbed of a direct military clash between Russia and Ukraine.

Hong Kong benchmark index closes at peak

2014-08-13 13:13

Hong Kong’s benchmark share index has finished at its highest in more than 3-1/2 years, rebounding midday losses rooted in weak data.

Asian markets rebound as Iraq fears wane

2014-08-11 07:50

Asian markets have opened up following widespread falls as investors took heart from Wall Street shrugging off fears over instability in Iraq and Ukraine.

Asian stocks slip after major US sell-off

2014-08-01 10:09

Asian markets have ended their recent rally after the Dow posted its biggest single sell-off since February on weak eurozone data.

China tops tea toothpaste

2014-07-30 18:20

Chinese retailers are tapping local taste with, among others, green-tea flavoured toothpaste to whittle away market share from global rivals.

Wealthy diners driving pangolin to extinction

2014-07-29 08:18

Some wild mammal species are being driven to extinction for their fur, hides, horns or tusks, but the pangolin is being eaten out of existence by wealthy humans.

Infiniti achieves record sales

2014-07-09 13:15

Luxury automaker Infiniti sold over 100 00 new vehicles globally in the first six months in 2014.

1000s stage Hong Kong pro-democracy march

2014-07-01 12:33

Clutching banners and chanting slogans, tens of thousands of protesters have started a pro-democracy rally in Hong Kong that organisers say could be the largest since the city was handed back to China.

China slams Hong Kong's democracy poll

2014-06-30 13:13

Organisers have urged Hong Kong's government to take seriously an unofficial referendum on democratic reform after nearly 800 000 people voted, but state media in Beijing dismissed the ballot as unpatriotic.

Hong Kong voters queue to defy Beijing

2014-06-22 10:30

Hong Kong citizens have cast their ballots in an unofficial referendum on democratic reform, with booths opening across the territory after an online poll that enraged Beijing.

Hong Kong firm buys 5-star Paris hotel

2014-06-17 15:45

A Hong Kong investment firm will pay almost $470m for the five-star Paris Marriott Hotel Champs-Elysees, as it targets Chinese tourists' desire for luxury travel.

Inappropriate Mandela advert pulled in Hong Kong

2014-06-17 10:38

The South African consulate in Hong Kong has taken a travel agency to task for a rather strange advert featuring the late Nelson Mandela.

'My car knows me' - new Infiniti tech

2014-06-12 06:15

Have you ever wanted a car that remembers all your settings like seat position, air conditioning and mirror positions? Infiniti might have the answer.

Tens of thousands join Tiananmen rally

2014-06-04 17:26

Up to 180 000 people have joined a candlelight vigil in a park in Hong Kong to commemorate the 25th anniversary of China's Tiananmen Square crackdown.

Hong Kong property tycoons stand trial

2014-05-08 11:17

Thomas and Raymond Kwok, billionaire co-chairs of Asia's largest developer Sun Hung Kai Properties, have gone on trial in Hong Kong's biggest corruption case.

Asian shares mixed in thin holiday trade

2014-04-21 10:33

Asian markets have been mostly lower in Easter holiday trade, with Japan's Nikkei giving up early gains despite a weaker yen.

China index dip reignites slowdown fears

2014-03-10 10:01

China's CSI300 index slid to its lowest in nearly nine months after data showed exports unexpectedly tumbled, rekindling fears of a slowdown.

Man jumps to death from Hong Kong skyscraper

2014-02-18 17:01

A 33-year-old man has plunged to his death from the roof of a 30-storey building in Hong Kong's financial district that houses the Asia headquarters of banking giant JP Morgan.

Asian shares mostly down after soft US data

2014-01-17 13:18

Asian markets have mostly slipped, following a negative lead from Wall Street after a disappointing set of corporate results.

Hong Kong domestic helpers demand justice

2014-01-16 11:33

Domestic workers have taken to the streets of Hong Kong, demanding justice for an Indonesian maid allegedly tortured by her employers.

Asian shares mostly higher

2014-01-15 14:02

Asia's markets have edged higher after a surprisingly strong batch of retail data from the United States.


Asian shares gain despite downbeat data

2014-08-15 07:34

Asian shares were mostly higher, tracking gains on Wall St and in European markets despite downcast euro zone growth data.

Asian shares gain,geopolitical tensions drop

2014-08-12 08:13

Asian shares have mostly been higher, tracking rallies on Wall Street and in Europe as easing geopolitical tensions lifted investor confidence.

Asian markets down, Ukraine conflict fears rise

2014-08-06 13:55

Asian stocks have dropped following a sharp fall on Wall Street over fears of a market correction and concerns the conflict in Ukraine could escalate.

World Ebola fears grow, Europe & Asia on alert

2014-07-31 07:18

Fears that the west African Ebola outbreak could spread to other continents have grown, with European and Asian countries on alert and MSF warning the "unprecedented" epidemic is out of control.

Asian stocks rise

2014-07-30 16:43

Asia's markets have ended mostly higher, extending a recent rally, with a weaker yen boosting Tokyo.

Hong Kong index at three-and-a-half year high

2014-07-28 13:27

Hong Kong's benchmark Hang Seng Index has finished at its highest level in more than three years as Chinese banks jumped in reaction to a Reuters report.

Baby on board turbulence-hit SAA flight

2014-07-16 12:26

South African Airways has said all passengers injured during the turbulence on board flight SA286 have received the necessary medical attention.

511 arrested after huge Hong Kong democracy rally

2014-07-02 08:38

Hong Kong police have arrested more than 500 people holding a sit-in a day after tens of thousands in the former British colony joined a massive march to push for democracy.

China says Hong Kong poll unconstitutional

2014-06-30 20:14

China has condemned an unofficial Hong Kong referendum on democratic reform in which almost 800 000 people voted, calling it 'illegal and invalid'.

China paper slams HK democracy poll as 'farce'

2014-06-23 10:05

A state-run Chinese newspaper has slammed Hong Kong's unofficial referendum on democratic reform - which has drawn more than 700 000 votes - as an "illegal farce".

'Racist' maid advert draws anger in Hong Kong

2014-06-18 13:48

A "racist" insurance commercial depicting a male Chinese actor as a Filipina maid has drawn outrage on social media in Hong Kong, with groups calling for an apology.

Huge haul of rare pangolin scales seized in Hong Kong

2014-06-17 15:43

Customs officials have seized $2m worth of scales from the endangered pangolin, or 'scaly anteater', authorities say, in their biggest such haul in five years.

'My car knows me' - new Infiniti tech

2014-06-12 09:02

Have you ever wanted a car that remembers all your settings like seat position, air conditioning and mirror positions?

'My car knows me' - new Infiniti tech

2014-06-11 14:02

Have you ever wanted a car that remembers all your settings like seat position, air conditioning and mirror positions? Infiniti might have the answer.

Final resting place costly in Hong Kong

2014-06-04 14:15

There's one thing even Hong Kong's wealthiest will struggle to buy - a final resting place on their home turf.

Woman fights 5m python to save pet dog

2014-05-11 11:02

A woman used a pocket knife to fight off a huge Burmese python which attacked her dog while out walking in a Hong Kong country park, says a report.

Tencent shares claw back losses

2014-04-01 10:34

Hong Kong shares have finished up 1.3% and Tencent Holdings gained 3.9%, regaining some of the 7.8% it lost last week when investors sold off tech shares globally.

Dismissed Hong Kong editor hacked with cleaver

2014-02-26 20:38

An assailant with a meat cleaver has hacked the Hong Kong editor whose dismissal sparked press freedom fears.

HK: Activists call for ivory trading ban

2014-02-13 20:30

Activists have called for an outright ban on ivory trading in Hong Kong after TV footage emerged showing assistants in local stores giving advice on how to smuggle the material overseas.

Hong Kong shares buoyed Tencent jump

2014-01-17 10:42

Hong Kong shares closed at the highest in more than two weeks, buoyed by a strong showing in Asian insurer AIA Group and Chinese Internet giant Tencent.

Asian shares mostly up

2014-01-16 11:27

Asia's markets are mostly up following a record-breaking close on Wall Street as investors welcomed positive US data.

Hong Kong stocks close slightly higher

2014-01-13 13:17

Hong Kong stocks have closed 0.19% higher as a worse-than-expected US jobs report sparked speculation the Federal Reserve could hold off any further cuts.

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