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 2023-02-02 02:15 

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HK stocks rally on slower rate increase...

Hong Kong stocks rallied out of the blocks Thursday morning following a surge on Wall Street as traders welcomed the US Federal Reserve's smaller inte......

 2023-02-02 01:16 

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Slower US rate hikes help HK homeowners: analyst...

A property analyst on Thursday welcomed the news that the US Federal Reserve is slowing the pace of interest rate increases, easing the pressure on ho......

 2023-02-01 23:07 

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CE's Mideast visit spells opportunities for HK firms...

Hong Kong businesses said they are ready to capitalise on growing opportunities in the Middle East for a greater presence there.Chief Executive John Lee will on Saturday lead a delegation of officials and business representatives to Saudi Arabia and the U...

 2023-02-01 21:38 

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S&P 500, Nasdaq end solidly higher...

The S&P 500 and Nasdaq rallied on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve enacted a smaller interest rate hike, pointing to progress in its fight against......

 2023-02-01 19:44 

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US Fed unveils smaller rate hike...

America's Federal Reserve slowed its pace of interest rate hikes on Wednesday, tempering an aggressive campaign to rein in costs as inflation cools wh......

 2023-02-01 16:39 

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US manufacturing activity contracts for third month...

Activity in the US manufacturing sector shrank for a third straight month in January, hovering at the lowest levels since May 2020 as new orders and p......

 2023-02-01 10:34 

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'More support needed for future Kai Tak residents'...

A concern group for subdivided flats on Wednesday called on the government to ensure there is enough social support in Kai Tak if it does develop light public housing in the district. Officials plan to build 10,700 temporary flats on Olympic Avenue, near ...

 2023-02-01 10:09 

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Hong Kong's GDP shrinks 3.5pc in 2022...

The Hong Kong economy shrank by 3.5 percent last year, according to advance estimates by the government. That's worse than officials' previous estimat......

 2023-02-01 09:44 

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New fabric market cleaner but remote: vendors...

Vendors who moved into a new fabric market in Sham Shui Po said while they're happy with the hygiene environment there, they're worried that their business will suffer due to its relatively remote location. Sixteen stalls moved into the new venue ...

 2023-02-01 09:02 

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Beijing pushes plan to boost consumption...

The mainland will establish a long-term mechanism for boosting consumption so that consumers will have stable income and can spend "without worries", President Xi Jinping was quoted as saying by state media on Wednesday.Authorities must resolutely...

 2023-02-01 08:47 

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Police find meth worth HK$57m at convenience store...

Police say they have seized methamphetamine with a street value of around HK$57 million from a convenience store in Kwun Tong.The shop owner, 22, has been arrested and charged with trafficking dangerous drugs, the force said on Wednesday.Inspector Chu Siu...

 2023-02-01 08:19 

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Hong Kong stocks bounce from two-day loss...

Shares in Hong Kong rebounded from a two-day drop on Wednesday as traders tracked a rally on Wall Street ahead of a key Federal Reserve policy decisio......

 2023-02-01 05:42 

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'Beijing, Washington should seek common ground'...

Beijing and Washington should play a major role in promoting the recovery of the global economy, a People's Daily commentary published on Wednesday said, ahead of an expected visit by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken to the mainland.The editorial ...

 2023-02-01 05:22 

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Some cross-border pupils return to HK classrooms...

A number of cross-border students returned to Hong Kong on Wednesday for face-to-face classes after the Lunar New Year holiday. With a daily quota for cross-border travellers and no separate arrangements in place for cross-border students yet, these pupil...

 2023-02-01 04:51 

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LPGA cancels Hainan tournament due to Covid...

The Blue Bay LPGA tournament on the mainland has been cancelled for the third time in four years by tour organisers citing "ongoing Covid-related matt......

 2023-02-01 04:18 

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Mixed views on idea of independent pandemic inquiry...

Government pandemic adviser Ivan Hung on Wednesday backed calls for an independent probe into the city's response to the Covid-19 pandemic, saying it would be more comprehensive than an internal review within the administration. On an RTHK programme, ...

 2023-02-01 03:23 

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Korean exports plunge, raising recession prospects...

South Korea's economy inched toward its first recession in three years as data on Wednesday showed its January trade deficit soared to a record thanks......

 2023-02-01 01:40 

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HK shares open higher ahead of key Fed meeting...

Hong Kong stocks opened slightly higher on Wednesday after suffering two days of hefty losses, with focus on a key Federal Reserve policy decision lat......

 2023-01-31 21:32 

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US stocks rise on strong earnings ahead of Fed...

Wall Street stocks advanced on Tuesday, embracing a trove of mostly good earnings news and shrugging off a downcast consumer confidence report ahead o......

 2023-01-31 11:35 

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Exco backs 50pc fare hikes to keep Star Ferry afloat...

The Executive Council has approved price increases for the debt-ridden Star Ferry, with daily fares set to go up by more than 50 percent from April 3 though the hikes are smaller than the loss-making service's operator had sought.A typical weekday jou...

 2023-01-31 08:23 

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'Kai Tak temporary flats may add to transport woes'...

The head of the Real Estate Developers Association (REDA), Stewart Leung, on Tuesday expressed concern about a traffic overload in Kai Tak, following the building of light public housing there. The government plans to build 10,700 temporary flats on Olymp...

 2023-01-31 08:17 

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Hong Kong stocks suffer another big loss...

Hong Kong shares suffered a second straight day of big losses on Tuesday as traders grow concerned that a month-long rally may have been overdone, whi......

 2023-01-31 06:56 

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'Kindergartens need more govt money to survive'...

The Hong Kong Federation of Education Workers on Tuesday urged the government to increase the amount of money it gives in subsidies to kindergartens by up to 40 percent.Nancy Lam from the federation said many kindergartens are struggling financially becau...

 2023-01-31 06:40 

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China-Australia trade talks set for next week: ABC...

The trade ministers of Australia and China will hold a virtual meeting next week, Australian broadcaster ABC reported on Tuesday, without citing sources.The reported meeting between Wang Wentao and his Australian counterpart Don Farrell would be the first...

 2023-01-31 04:21 

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'PCR test rule for cross-border travel will go soon'...

Chief Executive John Lee on Tuesday said he is confident that the PCR testing requirement for cross-border travel will be scrapped "very soon". Speaking to reporters ahead of the weekly Executive Council meeting, Lee also said he hopes to lift a d...

 2023-01-31 03:22 

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Beijing seeks stronger ties with Saudi Arabia...

Foreign Minister Qin Gang wants to build stronger ties with Saudi Arabia and set up a China-Gulf free trade zone "as soon as possible", according to a ministry statement published late on Monday.Qin, who was just recently named to the position, ma...

 2023-01-31 03:07 

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John Lee sees no need for independent Covid probe...

Chief Executive John Lee on Tuesday said he sees no need to conduct an independent inquiry into the government's response to the Covid-19 pandemic, though officials will review and learn from their experiences. University of Hong Kong microbiologist Y...

 2023-01-31 02:59 

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Mainland economic activity swings back to growth...

The nation's economic activity swung back to growth in January, official data showed on Tuesday, supported by the easing of the latest wave of Covid-19 infection cases.The PMI, which measures manufacturing activity, rose to 50.1 from 47.0 in December,...

 2023-01-31 02:03 

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Hong Kong stocks rise at open...

Hong Kong stocks opened on Tuesday by clawing back some of the previous day's big losses, helped by a rally in tech firms, with eyes firmly on the US......

 2023-01-31 01:42 

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IMF boosts growth forecast on China reopening...

The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday raised its 2023 global growth outlook slightly due to "surprisingly resilient" demand in the United States......

 2023-01-31 01:32 

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Boeing to deliver last ever 747 jumbo...

Boeing is set to officially bid farewell to the original jumbo jet, the 747, as it makes its final commercial delivery of an aircraft that democratise......

 2023-01-31 01:03 

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Lawmaker praises 'appealing' light public flats...

Lawmaker Tony Tse on Tuesday said he's impressed by his first look at a mock-up of the government's new light public housing flats and defended the administration's decision to save costs by not providing air conditioning units in the short-te...

 2023-01-30 21:34 

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US stocks see sell-off ahead of Fed and earnings...

Major US stock indexes sank on Monday, weighed down by declines in technology and other megacap shares, as investors looked toward a major week of eve......

 2023-01-30 16:07 

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Cathay Pacific chief sees flightpath to profitability...

Cathay Pacific CEO Ronald Lam says profitability is back on the radar for the stricken airline and there's hope for the aviation industry in general after three pandemic-hit years, but he warned that there were still challenges hindering a rapid retur...

 2023-01-30 13:29 

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XRL quota to be expanded to 30,000 from Tuesday...

The government said on Monday that it's adding another 10,000 express rail tickets to the quota from Tuesday, meaning there 30,000 tickets will be available each day. The extra tickets will be evenly split between north and south bound trains. The Tra...

 2023-01-30 10:39 

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Exchange Fund posts record investment loss...

The Exchange Fund has posted a record investment loss of HK$202.4 billion in 2022, and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority said the financial markets wil......

 2023-01-30 10:02 

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Govt cuts cost of new flats by stripping out air con...

The government on Monday revealed how it has managed to cut down the price tag for the 30,000 light public flats it plans to build, saying it will save millions by not installing air conditioners.Housing minister Winnie Ho said changes to the design of th...

 2023-01-30 08:18 

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Hong Kong stocks finish sharply lower...

Hong Kong stocks finished Monday with hefty losses on profit-taking after enjoying a strong January, though mainland markets climbed as traders return......

 2023-01-30 07:18 

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Sichuan frees the unmarried to legally have children...

Health authorities in the southwestern province of Sichuan will allow unmarried individuals to raise a family and enjoy benefits reserved for married couples, in the latest effort to bolster a falling birth rate.The government dictates that only married w...

 2023-01-30 07:01 

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6.1-magnitude quake hits Xinjiang region...

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake hit Shaya County of Aksu Prefecture in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region at 7:49am on Monday, according to the China Ear......

 2023-01-30 06:47 

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One dead after cargo ship fire off Lamma...

One person was found dead on Monday after a fire broke out on a cargo ship in waters off Lamma.Twelve others were safe on board the vessel.Firefighters put out the blaze at around 10am, two hours after receiving a report that the ship had caught fire.Two ...

 2023-01-30 05:49 

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Outpatient clinics to offer slots for Covid patients...

The Hospital Authority said on Monday that it had strengthened outpatient services to care for Covid-19 patients as specialised services for the virus are brought to an end. The announcement came on the day the government formally began treating Covid as ...

 2023-01-30 04:36 

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Baidu to launch ChatGPT-style bot: report...

Internet search major Baidu is planning to launch an artificial intelligence chatbot service similar to OpenAI's ChatGPT in March, Reuters news agency has reported.The technology firm plans to launch the service as a standalone application and gradual...

 2023-01-30 03:26 

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Govt has all the land needed for light public flats...

Housing Secretary Winnie Ho said on Monday that the government has already found all the land it needs to build the 30,000 light public flats announced in the chief executive's latest policy address. On an RTHK programme, Ho said that altogether, eigh...

 2023-01-30 03:06 

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Mainland officials resume issuing visas for Japanese...

Japan on Monday said it will monitor the Covid-19 situation in China and be more flexible with coronavirus measures at the border, after Beijing's embassy in Tokyo announced it would resume issuing visas to Japanese citizens.The country's Chief Ca...

 2023-01-30 02:43 

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Mainland Covid wave nearing end: officials...

The current wave of Covid-19 infections on the mainland is nearing an end, the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention said in its weekly update.The centre pointed out there was no significant rebound in cases during the Lunar New Year holiday.A...

 2023-01-30 02:10 

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Hong Kong stocks open lower...

Hong Kong stocks fell at the start of trade on Monday morning as profit-takers moved in after recent gains, while Shanghai rallied as mainland investo......

 2023-01-30 00:59 

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Govt adviser: masks, other measures can go in weeks...

A government adviser on the pandemic says he expects Hong Kong to gradually drop its remaining anti-Covid measures, with rules such as compulsory masking and daily tests for school pupils potentially gone in weeks.Ivan Hung made the comments on Monday as ...

 2023-01-29 20:34 

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McCarthy, Biden to discuss raising US debt ceiling...

House of Representatives Speaker Kevin McCarthy on Sunday said he will meet with President Joe Biden on Wednesday to discuss raising the federal debt......

 2023-01-29 09:28 

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Border to reopen fully very soon: Tam Yiu-chung...

Hong Kong's sole delegate to the National People's Congress Standing Committee said on Sunday that the border between Hong Kong and the mainland is set to fully reopen very soon, with the PCR test requirement to be lifted "in a matter of days&...

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