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Stock market today: Asian stocks track Wall Street gains ahead of earnings reports

Apr. 23, 2024 00:31 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Asian benchmarks extended gains Tuesday after U.S. stocks clawed back a chunk of their losses from last week, which was the worst for the S&P 500 in more than a year, while the yen weakened further to fresh 34-year lows. U.S. futures were mixed and oil prices...

A ban on single-use plastics takes effect in Hong Kong in a bid to reduce pollution

Apr. 22, 2024 06:59 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong has long been a major producer and consumer of great food, and a great amount of plastic and Styrofoam to go with it. That’s going to change as new legislation aiming to stop the sale and distribution of Styrofoam products and single-use plastic cutlery...

Blinken will be the latest top US official to visit China in a bid to keep ties on an even keel

Apr. 20, 2024 14:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel to China this coming week as Washington and Beijing try to keep ties on an even keel despite major differences on issues from the path to peace in the Middle East to the supply of synthetic opioids that have heightened fears over...

Stock market today: Asian benchmarks trade mixed amid expectations for US rates to stay high

Apr. 16, 2024 22:21 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were trading mixed Wednesday, as expectations resurfaced that U.S. interest rates may stay high for a while. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 dipped 0.6% in morning trading to 38,226.39. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 edged up 0.2% to 7,624.70. South Korea's...

Hong Kong denies entry to Reporters Without Borders staffer in latest blow to media freedoms

Apr. 10, 2024 23:57 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Reporters Without Borders said Wednesday that one of its representatives was denied entry into Hong Kong, calling it a “new decline” in the city’s press freedoms. According to the group, its Taipei-based staffer Aleksandra Bielakowska was stopped at the...

A fire in a 16-story Hong Kong residential building kills at least 5 people and injures dozens

Apr. 10, 2024 05:17 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — A fire in a large, mostly residential building in Hong Kong on Wednesday morning killed at least five people and left another 36 injured. Some 250 residents were rescued from the New Lucky House in Hong Kong's Jordan neighborhood and the fire was extinguished. ...

Hong Kong police say a building fire has killed at least four people and injured 12

Apr. 09, 2024 22:56 PM EDT
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police say a building fire has killed at least four people and injured 12.

Stock market today: Asia stocks rise with market focus on signs of interest rate cut

Apr. 09, 2024 00:55 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Asia stocks were mostly higher on Tuesday, with investors mainly focusing on a U.S. inflation report and what it means for interest rate cuts by the Federal Reserve. Oil prices advanced while U.S. futures were mixed. The yen weakened, coming close to a 34-year...

US treads carefully in responding to Hong Kong's new national security law

Apr. 08, 2024 00:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. has denounced Hong Kong’s new national security law as a tool to potentially silence dissent both at home and abroad, but so far the action from Washington has been notably muted, disappointing those fighting for the Chinese territory's democracy and freedoms. ...

Beneath the calm, Hong Kong's new security law drives deeper, quieter changes

Apr. 05, 2024 22:02 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — On the surface, life in Hong Kong after a broad new national security law recently took effect appears unchanged. A 2020 security law drew thousands of protesters to the streets when it was enacted. Now, that’s seen as too risky. This time, no arrests made...