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Friday, January 9, 2015
Standard Chartered to cut further 2,000 jobs
Standard Chartered said Thursday it would close a swathe of its global equities business and axe 2,000 jobs around the world this year as it tries to make savings of US$400 million as part of a structural overhaul.
Thursday, January 8, 2015
HK takes next step in political reform
Hong Kong Wednesday announced new proposals for how the city should choose its next leader but made clear that candidates would still be screened -- the key issue behind more than two months of mass protests.
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Hong Kong leaders are launching a second consultation on how choose the city's top leader in 2017, after signaling their firm intention to stick with a proposal to screen candidates, an issue that sparked massive street protests throughout the fall.
Hong Kong's leader warned Tuesday against fresh pro-democracy protests ahead of the next step in the city's contentious political reform process, as a new official report on the mass rallies sparked widespread anger.
Saturday, January 3, 2015
The world's gambling capital Macau saw its first annual decline in casino revenues in 2014, figures showed Friday, with a corruption crackdown by the Chinese government ending a decade of booming growth for the industry.
Friday, January 2, 2015
A Hong Kong teenager who was arrested and sent to a children's home after she drew a flower on a wall famous for pro-democracy messages has been released on bail, authorities said Thursday.
Thursday, January 1, 2015
Hong Kong culls 19,000 birds after H7N9 avian flu alert
Hong Kong culled thousands of chickens Wednesday after the potentially deadly H7N9 bird flu virus was discovered in poultry imported from China, days after a woman was admitted to hospital with the disease.
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
A 14-year-old Hong Kong girl arrested for scribbling graffiti on a wall famous for the pro-democracy messages it carried has been sent to a children's home, her lawyer said Tuesday.
Monday, December 29, 2014
Beijing is becoming increasingly concerned about the growing political resistance in Hong Kong and Macau, two of its special administrative regions, the head of a semi-official Chinese think tank said Sunday in a television interview.
Hong Kong hospitals raised alert levels Sunday as a woman diagnosed with the deadly H7N9 avian flu virus was in a critical condition.
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