Hong Kong

British Banker Jailed for Life for Grisly Hong Kong Double Murders

By Farah Master HONG KONG, Nov 8 – A British banker was jailed for life on Tuesday for the grisly murders of two Indonesian women whom he tortured and raped in his luxury Hong Kong apartment and confessed to killing. Rurik Jutting, 31, a former Bank of America employee, had denied murdering Sumarti Ningsih, 23,

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British Banker’s Defence Cites Sexual Disorder in HK Double Murder Trial

HONG KONG, Oct 31 – British investment banker Rurik Jutting was a narcissistic sexual sadist, according to a British psychiatrist presenting evidence in his defence against charges of murdering two Indonesian women in his Hong Kong apartment. Opening Jutting’s defence, lawyer Tim Owen called on Dr Richard Latham, a consulting forensic psychiatrist with Britain’s National

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Bitcoin Worth $72 million Stolen From Bitfinex Exchange in Hong Kong

HONG KONG, Aug 3 – Nearly 120,000 units of digital currency bitcoin worth about US$72 million was stolen from the exchange platform Bitfinex in Hong Kong, making it the second-biggest security breach ever of such an exchange. Bitfinex is one of the largest exchanges for bitcoin, and is known in the digital currency community for

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Apple Weathers Anti-U.S. Demonstration in China

HONG KONG, July 24 – Apple Inc found itself on the receiving end of a small, short-lived anti-U.S. protest this week in China, the tech firm’s biggest overseas market and a country where foreign firms have suffered damaging boycotts following international spats. A handful of unofficial Apple stores were picketed and social media users encouraged

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Hong Kong Riot Police Clash With Protesters Amid Crackdown on Street Vendors

By Clare Baldwin HONG KONG, Feb 9  – Riot police used batons and pepper spray early on Tuesday to disperse crowds after clashes erupted when authorities tried to move illegal street vendors from a working-class district, the worst street violence since pro-democracy protests in late 2014. Protesters hurled bricks at police as scuffles broke out,

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Hong Kong Leader Pushes Integration with China in Policy peech

By Clare Baldwin and Donny Kwok HONG KONG, Jan 13 – Hong Kong’s leader announced steps on Wednesday to boost integration with China, pinning the city’s future on the success of Beijing’s international “One Belt, One Road” concept. Leung Chun-ying, who started a five-year term as chief executive in 2012, said during his annual policy

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Hong Kong on Health Alert After China Bird Flu Death

HONG KONG, Jan 6 – A woman in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen has died after being infected with the highly contagious H5N6 bird flu virus, days after she was admitted to hospital, Hong Kong’s Health Department said on Wednesday. The 26-year-old woman’s death last week comes ahead of the Chinese New Year holiday

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U.S. Prepares New Sanctions on Iran over Ballistic Missile Program

WASHINGTON, Dec 30 – U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration is preparing new sanctions on international companies and individuals over Iran’s ballistic missile program, sources familiar with the situation said on Wednesday. The Wall Street Journal reported earlier that the potential sanctions would target about 12 companies and individuals in Iran, Hong Kong and the United Arab

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Asia Stocks Slip But Japan Bucks Trend on Oil Bounce; Dollar Wobbles

By Shinichi Saoshiro TOKYO, Dec 28 – Asian stocks dipped on Monday amid a lack of immediate directional cues in light year-end trade, although Japanese shares managed to rise following a rebound in crude oil prices from multiple-year lows. Investors across asset markets were without some of the usual leads as most global markets were

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