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

5:30am BST

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

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia stocks edge up cautiously as Fed jitters build, Europe seen lower

18 Jun 2019

* Asian markets edge up, European futures point to mixed open

Safe havens emerge in China, South Asia as recession risks grow

14 Jun 2019

HONG KONG/SYDNEY Fears of a global recession are on the rise as the U.S.-China trade war re-escalated in May, sending investors to the safety of U.S Treasuries, the Japanese yen and gold.

Seeking shelter from trade war, fund managers bet on China's consumers

14 Jun 2019

SYDNEY/HONG KONG China may be an odd choice for investors seeking shelter from a Sino-U.S. trade war. Yet, money managers in Asia are pouring funds into Chinese stocks as the long-term promise of a growing middle class trumps more immediate fears about tariffs.

ANALYSIS-Seeking shelter from trade war, fund managers bet on China's consumers

13 Jun 2019

* Fund managers bet on China's stimulus, consumption-led growth

Heated Hong Kong protests dent stocks, spike cash demand

12 Jun 2019

HONG KONG Hong Kong's financial markets came under pressure on Wednesday, with stocks falling and demand for cash surging, as protesters clashed with police during a mass demonstration against legislation that would allow citizens to be extradited to China.

Heated Hong Kong protests dent stocks, spike cash demand

12 Jun 2019

HONG KONG Hong Kong's financial markets came under pressure on Wednesday, with stocks falling and demand for cash surging, as protesters clashed with police during a mass demonstration against legislation that would allow citizens to be extradited to China.

UPDATE 1-Heated Hong Kong protests dent stocks, spike cash demand

12 Jun 2019

* HSI -1.7%, HSCE -1.2%, outpace losses in China, Asia ex-Japan

China stocks jump as Beijing signals fresh support for growth

11 Jun 2019

HONG KONG, June 11 Chinese stocks jumped on Tuesday after Beijing eased financing rules to boost local government spending on public works while expectations of lower central bank rates globally and some signs of easing trade tensions also supported sentiment.

GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks climb on trade, rate cut optimism; yuan falters

10 Jun 2019

TOKYO/HONG KONG, June 10 Asian shares, European and U.S. stock futures rose on Monday after the United States shelved plans to impose tariffs on Mexico and as global investors hoped for lower U.S. interest rates on the back of lacklustre jobs data.

World News

Iran shoots down U.S. military drone in Gulf region

Iran on Thursday shot down a U.S. military drone that it said was flying over one of its southern provinces on the Gulf, increasing fears of military conflict as Washington seeks to isolate Tehran over its nuclear and regional activities.