Hong Kong

Millennials are paying up to $3,400 per month to live in this Hong Kong 'Skypark' — take a look inside

As millennials continue to migrate to high-priced urban areas, some are choosing to live in co-living spaces: dorm-style residential buildings in which they rent a single room and get access to shared amenities.<p>In Hong Kong, Dutch architecture firm Concrete has designed a luxury complex for …

Architecture

10+ Shocking Photos Reveal What It’s Like To Live In Hong Kong’s ‘Coffin Cubicles’

"That day, I came home and cried," Benny Lam told National Geographic, describing his experience of photographing said living conditions. With his …

Photography

Lonely hearts seek virtual girlfriends at Hong Kong fair

HONG KONG: Virtual reality games usually promise shoot 'em up adventures but in Hong Kong Friday (Jul 28) lovelorn tech fans donned headsets to go on …

Virtual Reality

News Highlights: Top Energy News of the Day

Vale Doesn't Expect Samarco Venture With BHP to Restart This Year<p>Brazilian mining giant Vale said its Samarco joint venture with BHP Billiton is no longer expected to resume operations this year after a catastrophic dam disaster in 2015<p>Halliburton to Settle SEC Allegations Over Angola …

Li Ka-shing

Can Singapore Steal Hong Kong’s Thunder?

<b>SINGAPORE —</b> A short drive from the buzz and blustering air con of Orchard Road’s retail strip lies Dempsey Hill's bohemian enclave of art galleries, cafés and wine bars. Nestled serenely in lush, tropical greenery, this is a shopping and dining destination with a difference. For an Asian metropolis …

Singapore

Bankers ditch fat salaries to chase digital currency riches

by Lulu Yilun Chen and Camila Russo<p>Richard Liu gave up a seven-figure salary this month to get into one of the hottest financial instruments around …

Bitcoin

Hawthorne Is Becoming a Hip City All Its Own, and More A.M. Intel

Plus Hong Kong tacos, a Silver Lake block party, and more<p><b>Urth Caffe makes a new home</b><p>White-hot Hawthorne is getting a big new permanent tenant, as Urth Caffé has decided not only to move in with a new location — but to make the city the home of their official headquarters, complete with a 1.5 acre …

Los Angeles

Final days of tight landings: Kai Tak Airport

Kai Tak Airport served as Hong Kong's international airport from 1925 to 1998, leaving the city's residents with plenty of memories. We dug through …

News (Hong Kong)

Stock markets slide as tech earnings underwhelm

HONG KONG (AP) — Global stocks slid on Friday as underwhelming earnings from Amazon and Twitter weighed on technology companies.<p>KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 lost 1.2 percent to 5,124 and Germany's DAX shed 0.5 percent to 12,152. Britain's FTSE 100 fell 0.7 percent to 7,388. Wall Street was poised …

Business

#TBT: Remembering Hong Kong’s Kai Tak Airport

Kai Tak Airport, which served as the international airport for Hong Kong from 1925 until 1998, was perhaps most famous for its insanely close …

Frequent-flyer Programs

Rally sit-in brings city to standstill

PROTESTERS have brought Melbourne’s CBD to a standstill this evening as an indigenous rights rally stages a sit in at the city’s main …

AIA Isn't Just a Cash Machine - Bloomberg Gadfly

Think of AIA Group Ltd. as a growth stock, not a dividend play.<p>The insurer's shares fell as much as 2.2 percent in Hong Kong despite a handy earnings …

Business

Global series: Political sport

Sport is much more than a game, as fans everywhere would attest.<p>In the developing world, athletics can play an outsized role in society, serving as a …

Global Perspectives

What umbrella revolution? It’s umbrella Armageddon in Hong Kong

Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war, because the rainy season is upon us and it’s umbrella Armageddon in the streets of Hong Kong. I’m talking …

News (Hong Kong)

Man jailed for storing shipping container filled with meth-packed bra inserts

They were bra inserts aimed at providing a lift of a very different kind.<p>When federal police and customs agents came across a shipping container …

Brisbane

Is Singapore's Property Slump Finally Ending?: QuickTake Q&A

Singapore home prices have ground steadily lower since reaching a record in 2013, when the government imposed the last of a slew of measures to cool …

Real Estate

Chinese Investors Are Fueling Hong Kong’s Stock-Market Rally

The Hang Seng Index hit a fresh two-year high Thursday<p>HONG KONG—Chinese investors are gobbling up an increasing share of the Hong Kong stock market, helping to push the Hang Seng Index to its highest level in two years even as markets at home flounder.<p>Chinese buyers have been able to buy shares on …

Hang Seng Index

RJD supporters take out anti-Nitish Kumar protest, throw stones at district magistrate for removing protestors

<b>Chapra/Hajipur/Begusarai</b>: RJD supporters Thursday threw stones on the Saran district magistrate and superintendent of police during protests against …

India

Fast Asia Open: Taiwan Q2 GDP, Japan consumer inflation

Profits? Amazon don’t need no stinkin’ profits.<p>Amazon saw profits fall to a seven-quarter low and forecast a drop in profits next quarter, as the …

Economy

Li Ka-shing Buys Smart-Meter Firm Ista in $5.3 Billion Deal

Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing agreed to acquire CVC Capital’s German smart-meter business Ista International GmbH for about 4.5 billion euros …

Li Ka-shing

CK Infrastructure on verge of deal for Ista

CK Infrastructure, a Hong Kong investor, is close to clinching a deal to buy Ista, a German metering and energy company, for roughly €4.5bn from …

Li Ka-shing

How Can Hong Kong and Taiwan Cooperate to Face the Threat of China?

With the recent disqualification of four Hong Kong legislatures over an oath-taking row, democratic freedoms in Hong Kong seem further on the retreat than ever. Among the disqualified legislators are legislators who entered electoral politics following the 2014 Umbrella Movement, including Nathan …

China

Singapore and Hong Kong's Airport Dominance Is Under Threat

For decades, Singapore and Hong Kong have reigned supreme: as key transit points connecting travelers in Asia to and from the rest of the world. But …

Airports

20 Striking Architectural Photographs Selected as Finalists of 2017 EyeEm Photography Awards

Global photography community EyeEm has announced the finalists of their 2017 Photography Awards. Free and open to photographers of all skill levels …

Architecture

Naked guy spotted taking a ride on Hong Kong's MTR wearing only a pair of crocs

One guy caused quite the stir on the Hong Kong MTR on Wednesday night after being spotted waiting for a train during evening rush hour without a …

Shanghai

London's Walkie Talkie building sold to Hong Kong sauces firm for record £1.3bn

The skyscraper becomes the latest City trophy building to be snapped up by foreign investors.<p>London's landmark Walkie Talkie building has been sold …

UK News

Global shares advance on earnings upbeat

Japan +0.15%.<p>Hong Kong +0.71%.<p>China +0.06%.<p>India -0.10%.<p>London +0.04%.<p>Paris +0.09%.<p>Frankfurt +0.02%.<p>Now read: <b>Fresh sanctions on Venezuelan officials »</b>

Keeper of secret recipe for HK$200 Yuan’s Royal Soy Sauce opens up

In 1979, Tsang Heh-kwan moved her sauce factory, Yuan’s, from Sha Tin to Yuen Long. A young man named Yip Tin arrived as part of the construction …

News (Hong Kong)

A Day in the Life of Lindsay Jang & Matt Abergel

The duo behind two of Hong Kong’s most popular restaurants expands its empire<p>BY THE TIME the last of the empty highball glasses has been collected, Yardbird chef Matt Abergel and co-owner Lindsay Jang are already thinking about tomorrow. The restaurateurs, a former couple who are the parents of two …

UPDATE 1-AIA Group posts 42 pct increase in first-half new business

(Adds details on results)<p>July 28 (Reuters) - AIA Group Ltd 1299.HK , the world's third-largest life insurer by market value, posted a 42 percent …

Markets