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Business 16 Jun 2017 | 12:00 AM

Hong Kong follows Fed as banks resist increasing borrowing costs

HONG KONG: Hong Kong’s de facto central bank followed the Federal Reserve and boosted interest rates for a third time since December, elevating the risk of a sell-off in the world’s priciest housing market.

AseanPlus News 05 Jun 2017 | 12:52 AM

Thousands gather at Hong Kong Tiananmen vigil

Hong Kong (AFP) - Thousands gathered at a candlelit vigil in Hong Kong Sunday night to mark 28 years since China's bloody Tiananmen Square crackdown but the annual event is struggling for support among younger generations.

AseanPlus News 30 Apr 2017 | 1:11 AM

World's only Tiananmen museum returns to Hong Kong

Hong Kong (AFP) - The world's first museum dedicated to China's Tiananmen Square crackdown will once again open its doors in Hong Kong after a months-long closure as the city prepares to mark the 20th anniversary of its handover to Beijing.

China 17 May 2016 | 12:54 PM

Top China official promises to ‘listen’ to Hong Kong

HONG KONG: One of China’s most powerful officials said he would listen to political demands from Hongkongers in a conciliatory start to a visit Tuesday that has stirred anger in a city resentful of Beijing’s tightening grip.

AseanPlus News 29 Feb 2016 | 12:47 AM

Pro-democracy candidate wins key Hong Kong election

HONG KONG: A pro-democracy candidate won a Hong Kong by-election Monday in a closely-watched vote that highlighted the city’s political faultlines.

AseanPlus News 25 Feb 2016 | 9:00 AM

Fury in Hong Kong over Chinese TV subtitles row

HONG KONG: A Hong Kong TV station has been flooded with complaints after they subtitled a programme in a Chinese script associated with the mainland, reflecting deep-seated fears that Beijing is eroding the city’s identity.

Environment 13 Jan 2016 | 10:12 AM

Hong Kong to ban ivory trade

HONG KONG: Hong Kong will ban the import and export of ivory, the city’s leader announced Wednesday, in a “historic” move hailed by animal welfare activists.

Business 21 Dec 2015 | 12:00 AM

Hong Kong banks fight for young customers

HONG KONG: Banks in Hong Kong are intensifying the battle for young customers key to their future retail profit, offering online perks and mobile banking products in a bid to erode the dominance of HSBC in its Asian stronghold.

AseanPlus News 06 May 2014 | 4:46 PM

Rescuers scour sea for 11 missing in Hong Kong ship sinking

HONG KONG, May 06, 2014 (AFP) - An air and sea rescue mission scoured choppy waters near Hong Kong Tuesday in a desperate search for 11 crew still missing more than 24 hours after their Chinese cargo ship sank.

China 01 Jun 2014 | 8:11 PM

Protesters march in Hong Kong ahead of Tiananmen vigil

HONG KONG, June 01, 2014 (AFP) - Pro-democracy protesters marched in Hong Kong on Sunday to call for greater political freedoms in China and an end to one-party rule, ahead of the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown.