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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong govt silent on Snowden’s fate as lawmakers call for China to decide

    Posted Jun 22nd 2013, 12:33pm by Agencies in Hong Kong

    ... Hong Kong authorities were silent on Saturday on the fate of a former US National Security Agency (NSA) contractor ahead of an expected extradition request by the United States where he has been charged with spying. But a Hong Kong newspaper said he was under police protection. Edward Snowden was charged with theft of US government property, unauthorised communication ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1266580/hong-kong-govt-silent-snowdens-fate-lawmakers-call-china-decide
  2. News - China

    Shifting China consumer tastes show in brand sales

    Posted Nov 30th 2012, 05:20pm by Reuters Breakingviews in Hong Kong

    ... Reuters Breakingviews in Hong Kong China’s consumers are still spending, but some brands are losing their lustre. Yum Brands and Hong Kong listed jeweller Chow Tai Fook have both warned ... period, with mainland China revenue up 3.4 per cent and Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan falling 6.3 per cent. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1094651/shifting-china-consumer-taste-impacts-brand-sales
  3. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

    Psoriasis patients seek subsidies for medication

    Posted Nov 26th 2012, 01:45pm by Reuters in Hong Kong

    ... Reuters in Hong Kong When Gary Lai first came down with the skin disease psoriasis, he got so tired of the stigma he faced in the outside world that he would lock himself away in his ... asking questions,” said Lai, who was 24 when he was diagnosed. Now Lai, 41, and other Hong Kong residents suffering from psoriasis – a lifelong autoimmune disease that covers the skin in red, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1091104/psoriasis-patients-seek-subsidies-medication
  4. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong economy grows 1.3pc in third quarter

    Posted Nov 17th 2012, 09:37am by AFP in Hong Kong

    ... Hong Kong’s economy returned to modest growth in the third quarter, helped by improving exports and rising domestic consumption, officials said on Friday. Gross domestic product grew 1.3 ... quarter and “sanguine job and income conditions” helped boost private spending, which rose 2.8 per cent. “Hong Kong’s trading environment is still subject to a high degree of uncertainty,” ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1084575/hong-kong-economy-grows-13pc-third-quarter
  5. HKMA sold HK$7.4 billion in 3 interventions on Thursday

    Posted Nov 02nd 2012, 08:12am by Reuters in Hong Kong

    ... The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) stepped into the currency market during New York hours on Thursday, its third intervention for the day, as the local currency repeatedly hit the strong end of its trading range. It sold HK$2.751 billion ($355 million) in Hong Kong dollars in the latest move, bringing the total injection for the day to HK$7.4 billion, data showed. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1074491/hkma-sold-hk74-billion-3-interventions-thursday
  6. Business - Companies

    Graft trial adjourns for billionaire Kwok brothers

    Posted Oct 12th 2012, 12:53pm by Reuters in Hong Kong

    ... The billionaire Kwok brothers’ corruption trial was adjourned on Friday until January to allow the prosecution more time to gather evidence in Hong Kong’s highest-profile graft case ... corruption in the government and police. Thomas and Raymond Kwok run Sun Hung Kai Properties, the world’s second-largest property developer by stock-market value. The Kwok family is Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1059470/hong-kongs-billionaire-kwok-brothers-face-court-graft-charges
  7. Business - Companies

    SHK Properties posts record profit despite scandal

    Posted Sep 13th 2012, 06:37pm by Reuters in Hong Kong

    ... Reuters in Hong Kong Sun Hung Kai Properties, the world’s second-largest real estate developer, posted earnings that narrowly beat expectations on Thursday, building on last year’s ... that they paid a senior government official to favour their interests. The Kwoks deny any wrongdoing, and Rafael Hui, a former Hong Kong chief secretary who has also been charged over the case, has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1036016/shk-properties-posts-record-profit-despite-scandal
  8. News - China

    Growing number of African entrepreneurs thriving in southern China

    Posted Sep 20th 2013, 11:31am by Agence France-Presse in Hong Kong

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hong Kong From a windowless room in a dilapidated Hong Kong high-rise, Ali Diallo sells Chinese electronics to retailers across Africa. The modest surroundings ... The building is also the go-to place in Hong Kong for African buyers in search of cheap electronics, with phones selling from around US$8 each. “In China there are opportunities for people who can ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1313630/growing-number-african-entrepreneurs-thriving-southern-china
  9. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Property agents march against cooling measures, stamp tax

    Posted Jul 07th 2013, 05:51pm by Agence France-Presse in Hong Kong

    ... Thousands of real estate agents took to Hong Kong’s streets Sunday in protest at government efforts to curb soaring property prices, saying new transaction taxes and other measures ... to scrap the Special Stamp Duty and the Buyer Stamp Duty. “There are 37,000 agents in Hong Kong and there were only 3,000 transactions last month,” said Raymond Ho, a spokesman for the rally ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1277368/property-agents-march-against-cooling-measures-stamp-tax
  10. News - Hong Kong

    Jackie Chan’s China appointment draws Hong Kong ire

    Posted Mar 02nd 2013, 02:24pm by Agence France Press in Hong Kong

    ... Hong Kong action star Jackie Chan this week joins China’s top political advisory body in a move analysts say highlights Beijing’s growing “soft power” efforts to project unity between ... was a campaign to promote a strong and peaceful homeland, unified with Taiwan. China’s growing clout over the past decade has seen actors from Hong Kong and Macau drafted into patriotic movies ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1169587/jackie-chans-china-appointment-draws-hong-kong-ire

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