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Hong Kong June retail sales plunge 24.8% as spending, tourism evaporate

30 Jul 2020

HONG KONG Hong Kong's retail sales plunged 24.8% in June from a year earlier, falling for the 17th consecutive month as the coronavirus pandemic slammed the brakes on tourism and spending in the city.

UPDATE 1-Hong Kong June retail sales plunge 24.8% as spending, tourism evaporate

30 Jul 2020

* June retail sales value drops 24.8% y/y, 17th month of decline

New virus outbreak dashes hopes for quick Hong Kong economic recovery

29 Jul 2020

HONG KONG Hong Kong's long recession showed some signs of easing in the second quarter as coronavirus restrictions were lifted, but a quick recovery is now in doubt as a fresh wave of infections prompt the government to impose tough new health measures.

China converts Hong Kong hotel into new national security office

08 Jul 2020

HONG KONG China opened its powerful national security office in Hong Kong on Wednesday, turning a hotel near a city-centre park that has been one of the most popular venues for pro-democracy protests into its new headquarters. | Video

UPDATE 1-China converts Hong Kong hotel into new national security office

08 Jul 2020

* Agents have powers and immunities beyond pre-existing laws (Adds comment from speech, details)

Hong Kong police arrest stabbing suspect, Pence slams China's 'betrayal' of 1997 deal

03 Jul 2020

HONG KONG Hong Kong police arrested a 24-year-old man at the airport early on Thursday on suspicion of stabbing and wounding an officer during a demonstration against a new national security law imposed by Beijing on the financial hub.

Hong Kong May retail sales tumble as spending, tourism evaporate

30 Jun 2020

HONG KONG Hong Kong's retail sales in May slumped 32.8% from a year earlier, falling for the 16th consecutive month as the virus pandemic slammed the brakes on tourism and spending in the city.

New virus cluster spurs Hong Kong to extend border curbs and limit on gatherings

02 Jun 2020

HONG KONG Voicing worries over a new cluster of coronavirus cases, Hong Kong decided on Tuesday to keep its borders almost completely closed to foreigners until mid-September, and extended a ban on gatherings larger than eight people by two weeks.

UPDATE 1-Hong Kong April retail sales tumble 36% as virus hammers demand

01 Jun 2020

HONG KONG, June 1 Hong Kong's retail sales slumped by 36% in value terms in April from a year earlier, falling for the 15th consecutive month, pummeled by the outbreak of the coronavirus that has put many retailers on the brink of collapse.

Macau gambling king Stanley Ho dies aged 98

26 May 2020

HONG KONG Macau gambling king Stanley Ho, who built a business empire from scratch in the former Portuguese colony and became one of Asia's richest men, died peacefully at the age of 98, his family confirmed on Tuesday. | Video

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