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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

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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TV chief quits over Jiang report

Tuesday, September 6th 2011, 8:27
related countries: China China

A news chief at a Hong Kong television station resigns after it reported mistakenly that former Chinese President Jiang Zemin had died.
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Apple to open first store in HK

Tuesday, September 6th 2011, 8:04

Apple is planning to open its first store in Hong Kong as it seeks to capture a greater share of the booming Asian market.
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Hungary war crimes suspect dead

Saturday, September 3rd 2011, 13:18
related countries: Hungary Hungary
related places: Budapest

Sandor Kepiro, a former Hungarian policeman recently acquitted of Nazi-era war crimes, dies in hospital in Budapest at the age of 97.
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HK's Yeung gets travel permission

Tuesday, August 30th 2011, 6:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Hong Kong businessman and Birmingham City football club chairman Carson Yeung gets permission to travel to the UK.
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Sinopec shares up on profit surge

Monday, August 29th 2011, 8:51
related countries: China China

Shares of Chinese refiner Sinopec jump at the Hong Kong stock exchange after better-than-expected first half earnings report.
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China backs HK as yuan trade hub

Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 9:42
related countries: China China

China announces plans to bolster Hong Kong's role as a leading off-shore trading hub for the yuan.
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Hack attack hits Hong Kong shares

Thursday, August 11th 2011, 10:05

An attack by hackers on the Hong Kong stock exchange forces trading in seven shares to be suspended.
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Smog city?

Sunday, July 31st 2011, 16:43

Air pollution hinders Hong Kong's hiring efforts
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Button wins as Hamilton falters

Sunday, July 31st 2011, 16:36

McLaren's Jenson Button wins a thrilling rain-affected Hungarian Grand Prix from Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel, with Ferrari's Fernando Alonso third and Button's team-mate Lewis Hamilton fourth.
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Live - Hungarian Grand Prix

Sunday, July 31st 2011, 10:01
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Jenson Button wins the Hungarian Grand Prix from Sebastian Vettel, with Fernando Alonso third and Lewis Hamilton fourth.
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Sportsday Live - breaking news as it happens

Sunday, July 31st 2011, 6:56
related countries: India India, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Jenson Button wins the Hungarian Grand Prix, Ian Bell is the talking point on day three of England's second Test against India and the World Swimming Championships come to a conclusion - plus more.
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Vettel on pole ahead of Hamilton

Saturday, July 30th 2011, 17:08

Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel edges out McLaren's Lewis Hamilton at the Hungarian Grand Prix to take his eighth pole position of the season.
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Live - Hungarian GP qualifying

Saturday, July 30th 2011, 8:35

Sebastian Vettel qualifies on pole for Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix, with Lewis Hamilton second and Jenson Button third.
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