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China’s actions risk Hong Kong’s future as global financial center

The new security law Beijing imposed on Hong Kong and the ongoing political turmoil cast a dark shadow on the financial hub’s competitiveness and attractiveness to international business. Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced...

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There is a link between liberalism and economic performance

No excuse is ever required to admire the lustrous romanticism of the poet John Keats and here we are in Autumn (only in high Northern latitudes, of course!). Confusing metaphorical mists may be swirling around...

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Markets Walk Tightrope after Yesterday’s US Equity Drop

Global equities have fared better than the 1.4% slide in the S&P 500 yesterday may have implied. Asian markets were mixed, with China, Korea, Hong Kong, Thailand advancing. The Dow Jones Stoxx 600 from Europe...

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Hong Kong Warns: Its Housing Bubble is a “Dangerous Situation”

The HK financial system is “very strong” and “can withstand an adjustment in the property market.” The Hong Kong dollar is pegged to the US dollar. Hong Kong’s monetary policy is follows the Fed’s monetary...

Shanghai free trade zone to enjoy uncensored Internet access

Chinese leaders have been quoted as saying that the planned Shanghai Free Trade Zone will be completely void of Internet censorship. Beijing wants foreign investors to feel “at home” in the pilot area. Hong Kong’s...

Guardian: Microsoft helped NSA obtain users information

A UK newspaper has reported that Microsoft worked with US intelligence services to allow users’ communications to be intercepted. The newspaper cited top-secret documents provided by whistle-blower Edward Snowden. The Guardian has reported that the...