HONG KONG Hong Kong banks published full-page newspaper ads calling for law and order in the Chinese-ruled city and international jewellers sought the rescheduling of a huge trade fair as weeks of pro-democracy protests showed no sign of let-up on Thursday.
HONG KONG The boss of Hong Kong carrier Cathay Pacific Airways quit on Friday, the highest-profile corporate casualty of unrest roiling the former British colony, after Beijing targeted the airline over staff involvement in mass protests. | Video
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HONG KONG, Aug 16 Hong Kong's richest man, Li
Ka-shing, urged people to "love China, love Hong Kong and love
yourself" on Friday in his first public comments on the
escalating pro-democracy protests that have disrupted the city
for weeks and challenged China.
HONG KONG Hong Kong retail sales, a key part of the city's economy, felt a growing impact in June from mass protests, government data showed on Thursday.
HONG KONG Hong Kong's economy grew less than expected in the second quarter as the U.S.-China trade war escalated, and pressure looks set to intensify as mass anti-government protests rock the Asian financial center.
* Govt says economy to face pressure as trade tensions drag
HONG KONG Hong Kong's economy grew at its slowest annual pace in nearly 10 years in the first quarter, an advance government estimate showed on Thursday, hit by a slowdown in exports and investment.
TAIPEI, March 18 Taiwan's central bank left its
policy rate unchanged on Thursday, as widely expected, and again
lowered its forecast for 2019 economic growth as a global
electronics slowdown hurts the island's export-reliant economy.
* Jan retail sales value up 7.1 pct y/y, volume up 6.9 pct