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Scott Murdoch

No politics, please! HK finance professionals impose self-censorship after security law

2:25pm BST

HONG KONG A year ago, growing anti-government demonstrations in Hong Kong were a hot topic in conversations among bankers, lawyers and other investment professionals in one of the world's biggest and freest financial hubs.

No politics, please! Hong Kong finance professionals impose self-censorship after security law

12:45pm BST

HONG KONG A year ago, growing anti-government demonstrations in Hong Kong were a hot topic in conversations among bankers, lawyers and other investment professionals in one of the world's biggest and freest financial hubs.

Hong Kong police arrest more than 300 protesting China's 'birthday gift' of security law

11:27am BST

HONG KONG Hong Kong police fired water cannon and tear gas and arrested more than 300 people on Wednesday as protesters took to the streets in defiance of sweeping security legislation introduced by China to snuff out dissent. | Video

Wasserwerfer gegen Demonstranten in Hongkong - 200 Festnahmen

01 Jul 2020

Hongkong In Hongkong ist die Polizei einen Tag nach Inkrafttreten des Sicherheitsgesetzes massiv gegen Demonstranten vorgegangen.

UBS loses Australian equities crown to Macquarie

30 Jun 2020

HONG KONG UBS, long the dominant bank in Australian equities markets, has closed this half-year outside the top three for the first time in 15 years, even as a rush of coronavirus-related share sales have generated bumper investment banking fees.

Tim Tam maker Arnott's loses 50 jobs in first cuts since KKR buyout

30 Jun 2020

HONG KONG/SYDNEY Arnott's, maker of Tim Tam biscuits and other snacks, is shedding about 50 staff, a representative told Reuters, the first such cuts since U.S. private equity firm KKR & Co Inc bought one of Australia's best-known brands last year.

CORRECTED-Chinese companies take record 50% of global equity raising in first half of 2020

29 Jun 2020

HONG KONG, June 29 Firms in China brought in half of equity capital raised globally this year so far, setting a record that highlights the economy's earlier revival from the COVID-19 pandemic, plus the degree to which soured U.S. relations are turning Chinese firms homeward.

Chinese companies take record 50% of global equity raising in first half of 2020

29 Jun 2020

HONG KONG, June 29 Firms in China brought in half of equity capital raised globally this year so far, setting a record that highlights the economy's earlier revival from the COVID-19 pandemic, plus the degree to which soured U.S. relations are turning Chinese firms homeward.

Dozens arrested as Hong Kongers protest planned national security laws

28 Jun 2020

HONG KONG Hong Kong police arrested at least 53 people on Sunday after scuffles erupted during a relatively peaceful protest against planned national security legislation to be implemented by the mainland Chinese government. | Video

Virgin Australia bondholders launch rival proposal to stop private equity sale

24 Jun 2020

SYDNEY Virgin Australia Holdings Ltd bondholders lodged a last-ditch recapitalisation proposal for the struggling airline on Wednesday, seeking to recoup more of their investment and stop its sale to a U.S. private equity firm. | Video

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