Hong Kong

South Korean charged with murder of wife, son at Hong Kong Ritz-Carlton

HONG KONG: A South Korean man was formally charged on Tuesday (Jan 16) with murdering his wife and six-year-old son at the five-star Ritz-Carlton …

Crime

Hong Kong democracy activists appeal jail terms

Hong Kong’s leading democracy activists were in court Tuesday to appeal against their jail terms in a case seen as a litmus test for the independence …

HNA wins loan deadline extension to proceed with Hong Kong property project

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese conglomerate HNA Group’s [HNAIR.UL] Hong Kong International Investment unit has negotiated a six-month deadline extension for a loan linked to a land parcel in Hong Kong as its parent contends with growing debt challenges.<p>Monday’s statement on behalf of the company did …

China

Lifelike robots made in Hong Kong meant to win over humans

HONG KONG (AP) — David Hanson envisions a future in which AI-powered robots evolve to become "super-intelligent genius machines" that might help solve some of mankind's most challenging problems.<p>If only it were as simple as that.<p>The Texas-born former sculptor at Walt Disney Imagineering and his …

Robots

Volvo OR - Podium candidates bite the Scallywag bullet

<b>Continuing her dream run, SHK Scallywag has clocked up her eighth consecutive best 24-hour run as Leg 4 draws to a close in the 2017/18 Volvo Ocean</b> …

Sailing

Prodded by China, Qantas amends website references to Taiwan, other regions

SYDNEY: Australia's Qantas Airways said on Tuesday it had amended its website to no longer refer to Taiwan and Hong Kong as countries, rather than …

China

China stocks in Hong Kong rally to highest since mid-2015

Chinese blue-chip stocks rallied to their highest in more than two years in Hong Kong on Tuesday, buoyed by a strong performance from the materials …

Hang Seng Index

The Rise of Hong Kong in The Specialty Coffee World

Hong Kong has never been a stranger to coffee. Yet over the past 70 years, coffee culture has dramatically evolved in this small but significant part …

Coffee

ASIA MARKETS: Hong Kong Stocks Break 14-day Winning Run; Nikkei Rises Despite Stronger Yen

Hang Seng turns lower late in the session<p>Hong Kong's stock benchmark declined on Monday and broke a 14-day winning streak, falling alongside Chinese equities after some downbeat domestic data.<p>Other Asian stock markets logged gains in Monday's session, after all three major U.S. stock indexes closed …

Markets

Xiaomi seeks value of up to $100bn through IPO plan

Xiaomi, the Chinese smartphone maker, has appointed Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley to lead a flotation later this year, which could value one of …

Xiaomi

Capital Group Eyes Pre-IPO Stake in China Biotech Unicorn

Capital Group Cos., the U.S. asset manager that’s been backing startups in emerging markets, is in talks to invest in Chinese biopharmaceutical firm …

Startups

It's never safe to let your baggage out of your sight

Does this sound familiar? You land at the end of a long flight, retrieve your luggage, and head blearily to the nearest form of airport-to-city public transportation. You haul your bag onto a luggage rack and settle into a train or bus seat, finally relieved you can let your shoulders down.<p>If your …

Airlines

Hong Kong's leader defends a plan to allow China partial control of local station

Hong Kong's leader said Monday that anyone who objects to the installation of a Chinese checkpoint at a local railway station is fundamentally …

China

Cryptocurrencies Resume Slide as Bitcoin Tumbles to December Low

Bitcoin slumped to the lowest level since December in Asia trading hours as cryptocurrencies continued a January selloff amid rising scrutiny from …

Cryptocurrency

Lloyd's of London to open Brussels unit in early 2019 - CEO

© Reuters. Lloyd's Chief Executive Officer Inga Beale poses during an interview in Hong Kong<p>By Sumeet Chatterjee<p>HONG KONG (Reuters) - Insurance …

Asia Pacific

Chinese dealers who made Hong Kong an antiques trade hub recall the glory days | Post Magazine | South China Morning Post

You can almost feel the warmth of the mellow autumnal sun bathing the five dozen men and boys as they pose for the camera outside 29 Kent Road, …

News (China)

RSHP and Aedas Unveil Boundary Crossing Building for World's Longest Motorway Bridge in China

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP) and Aedas have unveiled the design of a new boundary crossing that will serve as an important transportation …

Architecture

Xiaomi, Lufax Test IPO Investors' Credulity - Bloomberg Gadfly

Investors, beware Hong Kong's crazy tech IPOs. The market is facing a $160 billion trial balloon.<p>That's the combined valuation bankers are pitching …

Business

European shares lower as euro move towards three year high

Japan +0.26%.<p>Hong Kong -0.23%.<p>China -0.54%.<p>India +0.73%.<p>London -0.17%.<p>Paris -0.16%.<p>Frankfurt -0.12%.<p>Now read: <b>Ireland: We can help with Brexit</b> …

Business

As Crude Rallies, Husky May Emerge as Top Oil-Sands Stock Pick

Husky Energy Inc., the best oil-sands stock last year, may emerge as a top pick for investors who are looking to capitalize on surging crude prices …

Li Ka-shing

C-Mer Eye Care surges 101% on Hong Kong debut

Hong Kong eye clinic operator C-Mer Eye Care soared as much as 101 per cent in its Hong Kong debut on Monday after its retail offering was more than …

Hang Seng Index

This Analyst's K-Pop Dance Is Turning Heads in Hong Kong

Dennis Ip knows no matter how good his stock calls are, it’s hard to stand out among a sea of analysts. So he turned to K-pop.<p>A video of Ip, a power …

Viral

Chris Patten is wrong, Hong Kong will benefit from Brexit. Massively | This Week In Asia | South China Morning Post

About two days after the UK’s referendum in 2016, I was WeChatted by a certain senior figure in the Shanghai Bureau of Commerce. I am not grand …

Brexit

Violent protests resume in Tunisia after two days of calm

Violent protests erupted again on Sunday in two areas of the capital Tunis and another town after a relatively calm two days, the latest protests in the country against austerity measures.<p>After nearly a week of at times violent protests, police used tear gas against dozens of young protesters in …

Arab Spring

Volvo Ocean Race: Balls to the wall

(January 14, 2018; Leg 4; Day 13) – Scallywag continues to blast towards the Hong Kong finish line, leading the Volvo Ocean Race fleet to the west in …

Sailing

Iran unblocks Telegram messenger service shut down during country-wide protests

Hardliners demanded the block after Telegram refused to shut down channels allegedly used by anti-government protesters. President Hassan Rouhani …

World News

Volvo OR: Libby Greenhalgh on on textbook MOB response

<b>Libby Greenhalgh, navigator aboard SHK Scallywag, explains the Scallywag crew's reaction after crewman Alex Gough was flicked overboard by a wave</b> …

Sailing

Israel to ease dual-listing with Hong Kong, Singapore, Toronto

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The Israel Securities Authority (ISA) said on Sunday it approved a plan to allow Israeli companies traded in Singapore, Hong Kong and Toronto to easily dual-list on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE).<p>"These are markets whose regulatory level is as high as in Israel and …

Business

Airlines told to clean up web errors

<b>US carrier Delta apologizes for listing Chinese territories as 'countries'</b><p>Foreign airlines and hotels have been told to review their websites and …

News (China)

Hong Kong Stocks Head for Record High as Rally Hits 15th Day

Hong Kong’s stocks headed for a record close on Monday as the Hang Seng Index climbed for the 15th straight day.<p>The city’s benchmark index rose 0.8 …

Hang Seng Index