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Hong Kong leader: PR firms decline to restore city's image

Sep. 17, 2019 7:28 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said Tuesday that international public relations firms have turned down the government's requests to help restore the city's reputation after months of pro-democracy protests. The firms responded that "the time is not right" as the violence and unrest in the...

Stocks mixed, oil down as markets await news on Saudi plant

Sep. 17, 2019 6:59 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — World shares were mixed on Tuesday and oil prices eased back pending updates on restoring output at a Saudi Aramco oil processing plant damaged by an attack over the weekend. Chinese benchmarks led declines in Asia after the credit ratings agency Moody's downgraded Hong Kong, citing its...

Asian shares weaker after spike in crude oil rattles market

Sep. 17, 2019 12:48 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Tuesday after an attack on Saudi Arabia's biggest oil processing plant caused crude prices to soar, prompting selling of airlines and other fuel-dependent industries. The U.S. and international benchmarks for crude fell back slightly after vaulting more...

Lam assures investors Hong Kong can rebound from protests

Sep. 11, 2019 8:41 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam reassured foreign investors Wednesday that the Asian financial hub can rebound from months of protests, despite no sign that the unrest will subside. Lam told a forum on China's Belt and Road infrastructure initiative that Hong Kong is grappling with...

Hong Kong soccer fans loudly boo Chinese national anthem

Sep. 10, 2019 9:12 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of Hong Kong soccer fans booed loudly and turned their backs when the Chinese national anthem was played before a World Cup qualifier match against Iran on Tuesday, taking the city's months of protests into the sports realm. The crowd broke out into "Glory to Hong Kong," a song...

The Latest: Hong Kong fans boo Chinese anthem at soccer game

Sep. 10, 2019 9:03 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on the protests in Hong Kong (all times local): 8.40 p.m. Thousands of Hong Kong soccer fans have booed and turned their backs when the Chinese national anthem was played before a World Cup qualifier match against Iran. The crowd broke out into "Glory to Hong Kong," a song...

Hong Kong tells US to stay out; students form protest chains

Sep. 9, 2019 9:18 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of students formed human chains outside schools across Hong Kong on Monday to show solidarity after violent weekend clashes between police and activists seeking democratic reforms in the semiautonomous Chinese territory. The silent protest came as the Hong Kong government...

Hong Kong thwarts airport protest, but battles continue

Sep. 7, 2019 12:09 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police thwarted another disruption at the airport by pro-democracy activists but had to battle protesters at subway stations on Saturday, as the months-long unrest showed no signs of abating even after the government offered a concession days earlier. Police mounted road checks...

Protests flare in Hong Kong despite bill's withdrawal

Sep. 6, 2019 12:10 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong protesters besieged a police station and a subway stop Friday, prompting police to fire tear gas and rubber bullets as new violence erupted despite the government's promise to drop a proposed law that sparked months of demonstrations in the semiautonomous Chinese territory. About...

Fitch cuts Hong Kong credit rating, citing protests

Sep. 6, 2019 7:18 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The ratings agency Fitch on Friday cut Hong Kong's credit rating and warned that conflict with anti-government protesters was hurting the image of its business climate. Events in the Chinese territory have "inflicted long-lasting damage" to Hong Kong's image and "called into question the...