One of the biggest private collections of Swatch watches in the world will go under the hammer in Hong Kong this week and is expected to fetch more than US$1.3 million.
Asian markets rose on Friday in holiday-thinned trade as investors looked ahead to the release of U.S. jobs data later in the day, while Shanghai retreated on profit-taking after a recent rally.
A flawless fancy vivid pink diamond sold for a record US$17.7 million in Hong Kong late Tuesday, Sotheby's said.
Britain's top judge Tuesday warned Hong Kong of the need for "eternal vigilance" to safeguard its liberties.
At a glitzy show stall for a new residential development in Hong Kong, property agents with loudspeakers are promoting the latest trend in the overcrowded city -- high-end "micro-flats" which still come with an eye-watering price tag.
HSBC downgraded its investment outlook on Hong Kong, citing fears over a pro-democracy movement in the city but the banking giant later altered its report, severely toning down the emphasis on public unrest.