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KUALA LUMPUR: Key Asian markets closed in the red on Friday, with Bursa Malaysia not spared, following the rising US-China tensions while Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index tumbled more than 5% on a new security law proposal.
LONDON/TOKYO: World stocks took a hit on a real black Friday (May 22) as China moved to impose a new security law on Hong Kong after last year's pro-democracy unrest, further straining fast-deteriorating US-China ties.
HONG KONG: Fears of a second wave of coronavirus infections in some parts of the world weighed on equities Tuesday (May 12), bringing a dose of hard reality to markets after weeks of rallies fuelled by the easing of lockdown measures and hopes for economic recovery.
The coronavirus outbreak put paid to May Day festivities on the Isle of Wight this week and brought the spotlight to the island for a very different reason: it has been designated a testing ground for a tracing app aimed at stemming the virus's spread.
HONG KONG: Stock markets suffered steep losses on Monday (May 4), tracking a selloff in New York after Donald Trump sparked fears of a renewed trade war with China over its role in the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.
HONG KONG (AFP): Asian markets suffered steep losses Monday, tracking a selloff in New York after Donald Trump sparked fears of a renewed trade war with China over its role in the coronavirus pandemic.
For as long as there has been plastic garbage it’s managed to find its way into the ocean, but never quite like it did a couple of years ago off the Greek island of Lesbos. There, a team of people collected a small dump’s worth of plastic bottles, bags, and fishing nets, assembled it on platforms, and floated them (temporarily) out to sea.
HONG KONG: US crude prices bounced back on Tuesday (April 21) but were unable to keep in positive territory, a day after crashing below US$0 for the first time owing to crippled demand and a storage glut, while the commodity rout sent equities sharply lower.