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News: Hong Kong

We have started to collect the most important news related to Hong Kong in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

World news related to Hong Kong – overview

Hong Kong: news

Hungarian debt downgraded to junk

Friday, November 25th 2011, 9:57

Moody's cuts its rating of Hungarian government debt to junk status because of high debt and weak growth prospects.
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China and HK expand currency deal

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 7:42
related countries: China China

China continues to open up its currency to international trade and finance in a $63bn swap deal with Hong Kong.
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VIDEO: Loincloth man distracts Clinton

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 7:23

Hillary Clinton was busy with a press photo call with the chief executive of Hong Kong at a hotel in Hawaii, when she was distracted by a man running past in a loincloth.
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Mugabe thanks HK for 'protection'

Wednesday, November 16th 2011, 9:58
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe praises Hong Kong's authorities for protecting his daughter from "harassment" by British journalists.
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Record Hong Kong rhino horn haul

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 15:45
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Customs officials in Hong Kong seize a record haul of rhinoceros horns and ivory shipped from South Africa, estimated to be worth $2m (£1.26m).
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Egypt bus crash kills 11 tourists

Sunday, November 6th 2011, 21:41
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Eleven Hungarian tourists are killed and 27 injured in Egypt as their bus overturns in the Red Sea resort of Hurghada.
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Dreamliner completes first flight

Wednesday, October 26th 2011, 12:53
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo

Boeing's Dreamliner finally completes its maiden commercial flight from Tokyo to Hong Kong, after three years of delays.
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Dreamliner set for maiden flight

Wednesday, October 26th 2011, 3:06
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo

Boeing's Dreamliner jet is set for its maiden commercial flight from Tokyo to Hong Kong, after three years of delays.
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HK court dismisses Nina Wang case

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 1:35

Hong Kong's top court has dismissed a case from a man seeking to inherit the multi-billion dollar estate of Nina Wang, once Asia's richest woman.
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HK starts bullion trading in yuan

Monday, October 17th 2011, 1:50

Hong Kong becomes the first centre to offer gold trading in yuan, cementing its status as an offshore hub for the currency.
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Hong Kong's harbour swim revived

Sunday, October 16th 2011, 9:37

Hong Kong revives its iconic cross-harbour swim, suspended for 33 years because of pollution concerns.
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HK to subsidise house purchases

Wednesday, October 12th 2011, 6:09

Hong Kong is to resume a programme to subsidise home purchases after public frustration over sky-high property prices.
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WWII scoop journalist turns 100

Monday, October 10th 2011, 13:08
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Clare Hollingworth, the British journalist who was first to report the beginning of World War II, celebrates her 100th birthday in Hong Kong.
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Citic securities dips on HK debut

Thursday, October 6th 2011, 4:55

Citic Securities has fallen on its debut at the Hong Kong stock exchange as market volatility continues to dent sentiment.
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VIDEO: Revisiting Hungarian town hit by sludge

Tuesday, October 4th 2011, 12:42

Last October a toxic waste spill from an aluminium factory swallowed homes in Western Hungary in what was the country's worst environmental disaster.
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VIDEO: HK ladies enter men's arena

Friday, September 30th 2011, 20:34

Hong Kong professional women join popular men's fight club for charity event.
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NZ $10m bank error man arrested

Friday, September 30th 2011, 15:02
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Hong Kong police arrest a man on the run from New Zealand where a bank mistakenly deposited millions of dollars into his account.
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Hong Kong maid wins landmark case

Friday, September 30th 2011, 11:32
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Hong Kong's High Court rules that a domestic helper from the Philippines should be allowed to apply for permanent residency.
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Typhoon Nesat heads for Vietnam

Thursday, September 29th 2011, 15:19

A typhoon that caused devastation in the Philippines and shut down Hong Kong is now heading towards the coast of Vietnam.
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PCCW makes $1.3bn HK listing move

Monday, September 26th 2011, 2:45

The Hong Kong communications firm PCCW, which is owned by the son of tycoon Li Ka-Shing, is looking to raise as much as $1.3bn in a share sale.
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Man jailed in HK for burning flag

Tuesday, September 20th 2011, 9:24
related countries: China China

An elderly farmer from mainland China is jailed in Hong Kong for burning the national flag, in the first sentence of its kind.
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VIDEO: Record cocaine bust in Hong Kong

Monday, September 19th 2011, 14:22

Hong Kong police have seized more than half a tonne of cocaine in a warehouse raid.
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Record cocaine bust in Hong Kong

Sunday, September 18th 2011, 13:28

Eight people are arrested after raids by Hong Kong police produce their largest ever cocaine seizure, worth $77m (£49m).
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Hungary 'to aid toxic spill firm'

Friday, September 16th 2011, 23:35

The Hungarian government says it will try to prevent the bankruptcy of a firm that was heavily fined for a deadly spill of toxic red sludge last year.
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HSBC to cut 3,000 Hong Kong jobs

Thursday, September 8th 2011, 2:46

HSBC says it will cut 3,000 jobs at its Asian headquarters in Hong Kong over the next three years as part of a global cost-cutting plan.
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Mouse on Nepal Airlines flight causes lengthy delay

Wednesday, September 7th 2011, 11:40
related countries: Nepal Nepal

A Nepal Airlines Boeing 757 is grounded at Hong Kong's airport after reports of a mouse in the cockpit.
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