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Hong Kong September retail sales in doldrums as pandemic curbs spending

02 Nov 2020

HONG KONG Hong Kong's retail sales fell by double digits in September as coronavirus restrictions slammed the brakes on spending and tourism slowed to a trickle, but the decline was smaller than in August as infections slowed..

Hong Kong recession shows signs of slowing as China economy expands

30 Oct 2020

HONG KONG Hong Kong's long recession showed signs of easing in the third quarter, with a gradual improvement in domestic and external demand from an improving Chinese economy, an easing of the COVID-19 outbreak and stronger financial market activity.

UPDATE 1-U.S. consulate in Hong Kong sells property for $331 mln

10 Sep 2020

HONG KONG, Sept 10 The United States consulate in Hong Kong has sold a property used as staff accommodation for HK$2.57 billion ($331 million) via a public tender, a price analysts said was in the low range of estimates.

UPDATE 1-Hong Kong July retail sales plunge as spending, tourism evaporate

01 Sep 2020

* July retail sales value slides 23.1% y/y, 18th month of decline

Hong Kong June retail sales plunge 24.8% as spending, tourism evaporate

30 Jul 2020

HONG KONG Hong Kong's retail sales plunged 24.8% in June from a year earlier, falling for the 17th consecutive month as the coronavirus pandemic slammed the brakes on tourism and spending in the city.

New virus outbreak dashes hopes for quick Hong Kong economic recovery

29 Jul 2020

HONG KONG Hong Kong's long recession showed some signs of easing in the second quarter as coronavirus restrictions were lifted, but a quick recovery is now in doubt as a fresh wave of infections prompt the government to impose tough new health measures.

Hong Kong to suspend all schools due to spike in coronavirus cases

10 Jul 2020

HONG KONG Hong Kong's Education Bureau on Friday announced the suspension of all schools from Monday after a sharp rise in locally transmitted coronavirus cases fuelled fears of renewed community spread.

Hong Kong May retail sales tumble as spending, tourism evaporate

30 Jun 2020

HONG KONG Hong Kong's retail sales in May slumped 32.8% from a year earlier, falling for the 16th consecutive month as the virus pandemic slammed the brakes on tourism and spending in the city.

Hong Kong passes China national anthem bill amid protests by democracy lawmakers

04 Jun 2020

HONG KONG Hong Kong passed a bill on Thursday that would criminalise disrespect of China's national anthem, a move critics see as the latest sign of Beijing's tightening grip on the semi-autonomous city. | Video

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