Li Ka-shing: a week before his interest in O2 was revealed, his Hutchison Whampoa conglomerate added to its portfolio of UK holdings with a £2.5 billion takeover of Eversholt Rail.  Photograph: Alex Hofford/EPA

If Li Ka-shing pulls off his £10-billion-plus bid for Britain’s largest mobile phone operator, O2, it will be the legendary Hong Kong investor’s bigge(...)

China’s aircraft carrier the Liaoning – bought from the Ukraine for €17m

One of the most entertaining stories to come out of China in recent months has been a mighty yarn in Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post newspaper ab(...)

Sky and Telefónica are said to have been talking since late 2014

Sky has approached Telefónica about a possible alliance with the Spanish telecoms group’s British mobile phone business, a move that would push the sa(...)

Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong’s financial central district last October. Photograph: Damir Sagolj/Reuters

On the surface it’s as if the pro-democracy protests of late 2014 never happened in Hong Kong. People rush around, consuming like crazy, with job ads(...)

Planning ahead for a party in 2016? The perfect tipple to toast the centenary of the Easter Rising could be an “ultra-rare” 1916 vintage French Bordea(...)

Pro-democracy lawmakers open yellow umbrellas during a legislative council meeting as a gesture to boycott the government in Hong Kong. Photograph: Bobby Yip/Reuters

Pro-democracy lawmakers raised yellow umbrellas and walked out of a debate on political reforms in Hong Kong after the government insisted it would s(...)

Hong Kong police appealed to anyone who picked up cash from a G4S van to hand it in. Photograph: Alex Pofford/EPA

A Christmas surprise ended in arrest for a Hong Kong beautician and businessman who collected thousands of dollars spilled on the street by bank secur(...)

Copenhagen, Denmark. The country is number one on Forbes list.

Ireland has slipped from first to fourth in Forbes’ annual rankings of the best country in the world to do business. Denmark takes the number one slot(...)

Trainers Tom Hogan and Eddie Lynam (right)  after a trackwork session at Sha Tin Racecourse in Hong Kong, Hong Kong. Photograph: Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images

Sole Power secured ‘Horse of the Year’ honours in 2014 and a similar programme is likely for the star sprinter in 2015 despite a lacklustre end to his(...)

Samples of standardised or plain packaging of tobacco products.

Ireland has maintained its position for a second year as the 18th best country for protecting property rights in the globe according to the influenti(...)