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Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing announces his retirement in Hong Kong

Li Ka-shing, Hong Kong’s richest man, has announced his retirement, formally passing the reins of his $100bn retail, infrastructure and property empir(...)

Children attend a swim training session at Hangzhou Chen Jinglun Sport school Natatorium, where Chinese Olympic swimmers Sun Yang and Fu Yuanhui also trained, in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China. Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters

The Olympic Games in Rio have proven an emotional rollercoaster ride in China, whisking national feeling from public outrage at Australian swimmer Mac(...)

Hong Kong’s richest man Li Ka-shing said UK’s withdrawal from the EU will bring considerable challenges for at least two to three years. Photograph: Reuters

Hong Kong’s richest man, one of the biggest investors in the UK, hit a setback in his efforts to cut his reliance on Britain and warned the fallout fr(...)

Billionaire Li Ka-shing: his focus is moving towards developed markets such as Europe. Photograph: Lam Yik Fei/Bloomberg

The investor known as “Superman”, Asia’s richest man Li Ka-shing, normally lets adverse comment wash over him, but last week the 87-year-old Hong Kong(...)

Billionaire Li Ka-shing, chairman of Cheung Kong Holdings Ltd. and Hutchison Whampoa Ltd., is increasingly looking to invest in Europe. (Photograph: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg)

When a great investor speaks, it’s best to keep an eye on the direction of his feet as well as his mouth.Li Ka-shing has pooh-poohed the notion that h(...)

Hutchison Whampoa has agreed to buy Telefonica’s British mobile unit O2 for up to £10.25 billion

Li Ka-shing’s Hutchison Whampoa has agreed to buy Telefonica’s British mobile unit O2 for up to £10.25 billion, as Asia’s richest man makes his bolde(...)

Macquarie AirFinance is negotiating a deal for just under 100 newly built and on-order aircraft being sold by Awas, the sources said. Photograph:   Toby Melville/Reuters

Australian bank Macquarie’s aircraft leasing subsidiary is in exclusive talks to buy a portfolio of new planes from Dublin-based lessor Awas for more (...)

Alan Dukes: “We’ve had a fantastic response in Dublin, in Tokyo and here. All the Asian ambassadors have been solidly behind it and the Irish agencies have been extremely good.”

The independent think tank Asia Matters, chaired by former minister for finance Alan Dukes, has been in Japan and China this month running its EU Asia(...)

Police officers push protesters out to a nearby park to clear the main roads outside government headquarters in Hong Kong’s Admiralty yesterday. Hundreds of Hong Kong police officers moved in to clear pro-democracy protesters out of a tunnel outside the city government headquarters in the latest escalation of tensions in a week-long political crisis. Photograph: Kin Cheung/AP

Harrowing images of police officers apparently beating up a democracy activist after he was led away in hand restraints escalated tensions in Hong Ko(...)

Dublin-headquartered SMBC Aviation Capital, which last month said it will buy $11.8 billion of planes from Airbus Group in the largest single-aisle aircraft order ever placed by a leasing company, is understood to have emerged as a bidder for Awas’ aviation assets. Photograph: Fabian Bimmer/Reuters

Dublin-headquartered SMBC Aviation Capital and Hong Kong Aviation Capital are understood to have joined the bidding for aircraft assets being sold by (...)

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