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China approves national security law for Hong Kong

Authorities in Beijing, Hong Kong have repeatedly said legislation is aimed at a few “troublemakers” and will not affect rights and freedoms

30 Jun 2020 12:07 PM

Chinese companies take record 50% of global equity raising in first half of 2020

China-based companies sold shares worth $32.1 billion in January-June including multi-billion-dollar secondary listings in Hong Kong

29 Jun 2020 9:49 AM

Asian stocks stumble on fears of second coronavirus wave

The financial support, easing of lockdown restrictions, opening-up of economies provided support to equities in recent months

18 Jun 2020 9:31 AM

Hong Kong leader says city cannot bear further chaos, warns protesters

Global financial hub is on alert for unrest with larger gatherings planned for the evening to mark the first anniversary of a mass rally

09 Jun 2020 2:06 PM

US firms in Hong Kong awake to 'sad day' as Trump vows to curb economic ties

Trump said Beijing had broken its word over Hong Kong’s high degree of autonomy by proposing new national security legislation

30 May 2020 8:32 AM

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Security tight as Hong Kong set to debate China national anthem bill

The anthem bill is set for a second reading today and is expected to be turned into law next month

27 May 2020 9:34 AM

Hong Kong witnesses more protests over Chinese security law

The newly imposed national security laws could provide a litmus test of public opposition to China’s tightening grip over the financial hub

24 May 2020 11:31 AM

Asian stocks rise on hopes for drug to treat coronavirus

Top US expert Anthony Fauci's said that remdesivir "has a clear-cut, significant, positive effect in diminishing the time to recovery"

30 Apr 2020 12:56 PM

Thomas and Uber Cups moved to October: BWF

Large gatherings continue to be banned in Denmark due to the Covid-19 pandemic

29 Apr 2020 4:02 PM

HSBC’s pre-tax profit falls 48% as virus batters global economy

Lender reported pre-tax profits of $3.2 billion, down 48 percent citing credit losses from clients hit by the economic slowdown

28 Apr 2020 10:34 AM

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Asia shares mixed after US crude slides to 20-year lows

Oil prices remained under pressure as the global lockdown saw fuel demand evaporate

20 Apr 2020 9:43 AM

Asian markets dip after OPEC+ deal to cut oil production

Oil benchmarks surged in early Asian trade, with WTI climbing nearly eight percent and Brent up five percent

13 Apr 2020 9:58 AM

Asian stocks gain on hopes of slowing covid19 crisis

Slowing rate of news infections is providing some much-needed buoyancy to equities as investors eye an easing of lockdown restrictions

09 Apr 2020 9:52 AM

Asian markets rise on hopes of slowing coronavirus crisis

Asia extended Monday's rally following a surge on Wall Street, as fresh cases were slowing in Spain, Germany, Italy and France

07 Apr 2020 9:55 AM

Asia markets extend Wall Street losses on coronavirus fears

Traders' focus has returned to the devastation wrought on populations and the long-term impact of the pandemic

02 Apr 2020 11:03 AM

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Asian stocks rise after Wall Street rally but traders remain nervous

After another rally on Wall Street, which saw all three main indexes jump more than three percent, Asia picked up the baton

31 Mar 2020 11:27 AM

Asian shares extend losses as toll from pandemic surges

Dollar suffered its biggest weekly decline in more than a decade last week

30 Mar 2020 10:00 AM

Badminton boss Thomas Lund fires back at 'disappointing' virus criticism

He says it was a difficult call in a highly fluid situation, with government advice and measures differing from country to country

27 Mar 2020 2:20 PM

Asian markets mostly up, dollar sinks on stimulus pledges

Markets are on course to end the week with healthy gains following a barrage of stimulus and monetary easing

27 Mar 2020 2:07 PM

Goldman Sachs to raise USD 8 bn for new buyout fund: sources

The company has raised about USD 47 billion since inception across eight funds, according to industry data provider Preqin.

07 Feb 2020 11:39 AM

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