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Hong Kong police fire rubber bullets, tear gas as protests descend into chaos

22 Jul 2019

HONG KONG Hong Kong police fired rubber bullets and tear gas in running clashes with protesters late on Sunday amid chaotic scenes as anger over an extradition bill morphs into a fresh front against what many see as a broader erosion of freedoms by Beijing. | Video

Many Hong Kong youths look to flee amid extradition bill fury

28 Jun 2019

HONG KONG Immigration consultants in Hong Kong have seen a dramatic surge in inquiries, especially from the young, after mass protests against an extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China from the Asian financial hub for trial.

Hong Kong anti-graft agency arrests ex-stock exchange official over IPO breaches

27 Jun 2019

HONG KONG Hong Kong's anti-corruption watchdog said on Wednesday it had arrested a former senior figure at the Hong Kong Stock Exchange operator for suspected misconduct linked to two IPOs.

Chinese developers tap PE funds, securitization as bond financing tightens

26 Jun 2019

HONG KONG Chinese developers are increasingly tapping alternate options to raise cash, including private-equity (PE) funds and securitization tied to commercial properties, as regulators tighten the screws on popular financing channels.

Hong Kong activists crowdfund for anti-extradition bill voice at G20

25 Jun 2019

HONG KONG Hong Kong activists have raised more than HK$5 million (£502,109) in a crowdfunding campaign to take out newspaper ads in a bid to get a controversial extradition bill on the agenda at the G20 summit.

Black-clad, anti-extradition protesters flood streets of Hong Kong

21 Jun 2019

HONG KONG Thousands of demonstrators blockaded police headquarters on Friday as Asia's leading financial centre braced itself for a third weekend of mass protests against an extradition bill that has plunged the Chinese-ruled city into crisis. | Video

Hong Kong leader signals end to extradition bill but refuses to quit

20 Jun 2019

HONG KONG Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Tuesday signalled the end of a controversial extradition bill that she promoted and then postponed after some of the most violent protests since the former British colony returned to Chinese rule in 1997. | Video

Hong Kong leader to address city amid fury at bill allowing extraditions to China

18 Jun 2019

HONG KONG, June 18 Embattled Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam will address the city on Tuesday after some of the biggest and most violent protests seen in the financial hub against an extradition bill that she postponed in a stark reversal of policy.

Ping An's OneConnect leaning towards New York over Hong Kong for IPO: sources

17 Jun 2019

HONG KONG Ping An Insurance's OneConnect financial technology unit is leaning toward picking New York over Hong Kong for its initial public offering (IPO) in the hope of achieving a higher valuation, three people with direct knowledge of the matter said.

Bowing to pressure, Hong Kong leader suspends extradition bill

16 Jun 2019

HONG KONG Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Saturday indefinitely delayed a proposed law that would have allowed extraditions to mainland China, in a dramatic retreat after anger over the bill triggered the city's biggest and most violent street protests in decades. | Video

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