Most Asian markets rise as China hopes boost Hong Kong

HONG KONG: Most Asian markets rose Friday after the previous day’s Federal Reserve-induced sell-off, with Hong Kong leading the way with another big rally fuelled by hopes China will roll back some of its painful zero-Covid policies. Fed boss Jerome Powell’s pushback against expectations of a softer approach to monetary tightening sent shivers through trading […]

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Rare Pink Diamond Sells For Record $57.7 Million At Hong Kong Auction

The Williamson Pink Star diamond sold at auction in Hong Kong for nearly 58 million Hong Kong: A rare pink diamond has sold in Hong Kong for nearly $58 million, setting a record for price per carat paid at auction for any diamond or gemstone, according to Sotheby’s. The 11.15-carat Williamson Pink Star on Friday […]

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Hong Kong journalist granted bail, trip for fellowship

HONG KONG: The head of Hong Kong’s largest journalist group was granted bail Thursday and allowed to leave the city for an overseas fellowship two weeks after he was arrested for allegedly obstructing police officers while reporting. Ronson Chan, who chairs the Hong Kong Journalists Associationpleaded not guilty to two counts of obstructing the police. […]

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Hong Kong arrests harmonica player for sedition at queen vigil

HONG KONG: A Hong Konger who played a harmonica to a crowd outside the British consulate during Elizabeth II’s funeral was arrested for sedition, police and local media said Tuesday. Crowds of Hong Kongers have queued to pay tribute to Britain’s late monarch this week, some expressing nostalgia for the city’s colonial past at a […]

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