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'Too scared to escape' - Isolated protesters hold out on trashed Hong Kong campus

21 Nov 2019

HONG KONG Inside the increasingly empty and trashed campus of a Hong Kong university only a handful of activists held out on Thursday as they desperately searched for ways to escape or hide while squads of police encircled the grounds. | Video

Revolut plans to raise $500 million next year to fund global expansion

12 Nov 2019

SINGAPORE British-based digital banking app Revolut is in talks with investors to raise at least $500 million (£390.8 million) next year to fund a global hiring spree as it expands in markets including the United States and Japan.

Thousands gather for 'martyrs' vigil amid Hong Kong protests

09 Nov 2019

HONG KONG Hong Kong protesters held a vigil for "martyrs" on Saturday and many demanded "revenge" after a student died in hospital this week following a high fall, fuelling anger among pro-democracy demonstrators who first took to the streets in June. | Video

Hong Kong bourse logs biggest quarterly profit fall in 3 years on protests

08 Nov 2019

HONG KONG Hong Kong's stock exchange operator said quarterly profit dropped 8%, the steepest slide in nearly three years, as investor sentiment was hit by months of political unrest that pushed the Asian financial hub into recession.

OSL leaps on new Hong Kong rules with crypto exchange license bid

07 Nov 2019

HONG KONG Hong Kong-based OSL, part of BC Group, said on Thursday it had become the first cryptocurrency firm to apply for a digital asset exchange license from the Securities & Futures Commission (SFC).

Hong Kong regulator sets out rules for crypto exchanges to get licenses

06 Nov 2019

HONG KONG Hong Kong's financial regulator published new rules on Wednesday that would allow cryptocurrency exchanges to receive an operating license, a step intended to improve regulation and standards and help prevent fraud.

China's digital currency will kick off 'horse race': central bank official

06 Nov 2019

HONG KONG China's digital currency will create a "horse race" when it is launched as commercial banks and other institutions compete to provide the best services using the new form of money, a central bank official said on Wednesday.

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