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Banks call for order in Hong Kong as jewelers warn of trade fair dud

Aug 23 2019

HONG KONG Hong Kong banks published full-page newspaper ads calling for law and order in the Chinese-ruled city and international jewelers sought the rescheduling of a huge trade fair as weeks of pro-democracy protests showed no sign of let-up on Thursday.

Cathay CEO resigns amid Hong Kong protest blowback as more rallies planned

Aug 16 2019

HONG KONG The boss of Hong Kong carrier Cathay Pacific Airways quit on Friday, the highest-profile corporate casualty of unrest roiling the former British colony, after Beijing targeted the airline over staff involvement in mass protests. | Video

UPDATE 2-Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing urges love in response to growing protests

Aug 16 2019

* Crisis poses major challenge for Chinese leader Xi (Adds K-Pop shows cancelled, wellness summit moved to Singapore)

Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing urges love, not violence, in first protest comments

Aug 15 2019

HONG KONG, Aug 16 Hong Kong's richest man, Li Ka-shing, urged people to "love China, love Hong Kong and love yourself" on Friday in his first public comments on the escalating pro-democracy protests that have disrupted the city for weeks and challenged China.

Hong Kong June retail sales slide, government says protests dent business

Aug 01 2019

HONG KONG Hong Kong retail sales, a key part of the city's economy, felt a growing impact in June from mass protests, government data showed on Thursday.

Hong Kong economy slows more than expected in second-quarter amid trade war, protests

Jul 31 2019

HONG KONG Hong Kong's economy grew less than expected in the second quarter as the U.S.-China trade war escalated, and pressure looks set to intensify as mass anti-government protests rock the Asian financial center.

UPDATE 1-Hong Kong Q1 GDP growth weakest in a decade, trade war takes toll

May 17 2019

* Govt says economy to face pressure as trade tensions drag on

Hong Kong's first-quarter GDP growth slows to near decade low

May 02 2019

HONG KONG Hong Kong's economy grew at its slowest annual pace in nearly 10 years in the first quarter, an advance government estimate showed on Thursday, hit by a slowdown in exports and investment.

UPDATE 1-Taiwan c.bank holds key rates, cuts 2019 growth forecast again

Mar 21 2019

TAIPEI, March 18 Taiwan's central bank left its policy rate unchanged on Thursday, as widely expected, and again lowered its forecast for 2019 economic growth as a global electronics slowdown hurts the island's export-reliant economy.

Hong Kong Jan retail sales growth rises to 5-month high as visitors surge

Mar 05 2019

* Jan retail sales value up 7.1 pct y/y, volume up 6.9 pct y/y

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