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Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam: spearheaded the Bill, which would have allowed criminal suspects to be transferred to mainland China for the first time. Photograph:  Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images

Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam has withdrawn the controversial extradition bill that sparked three months of fierce protests and plunged the cit(...)

Li Ka-shing, Hong Kong’s richest man, has racked up paper losses of more than €2.7 billion since the end of July when the protests started catching wider global attention. Photograph: Bloomberg

Hong Kong’s stock market rout has lopped about €13.5 billion off the net worth of its 10 richest tycoons, as clashes between police and protesters tha(...)

“We shouldn’t ignore that this historically reliable indicator of the economy is telling us a recession may be looming,” said Kerry Craig, global market strategist for JP Morgan

Asian stock markets skidded on Thursday following a sharp retreat on Wall Street amid rising fears of slowing global growth as a closely-watched US fi(...)

The renminbi weakened on Monday beyond Rmb7 per US dollar for the first time since the 2008 global financial crisis. Photograph: EPA

The renminbi weakened on Monday beyond Rmb7 per US dollar for the first time since the 2008 global financial crisis, breaching a floor that China’s ce(...)

As investors flocked to the safety of government bonds, the 10-year US Treasuries yield fell below its May 29th low. Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters

Asian shares slid on Thursday after the US Federal Reserve raised rates, as expected, and kept most of its guidance for additional hikes next two year(...)

Tokyo stocks slipped  as Washington threatened to raise tariffs on Chinese goods. Photograph: Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images

A fresh escalation of trade war concerns unsettled Asian and European stock markets, although Apple once again provided support for US equity indices (...)

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Asian stocks were mostly lower on Tuesday, with a sharp decline in crude oil prices weighing on energy shares, while the dollar dipped ahead of Federa(...)

The euro briefly topped $1.17 and bond yields also rose on a report that the ECB thinks markets are now too cautious on when it will raise euro zone interest rates next year

European shares headed for a third day of gains on Thursday, as reassuring economic data from Germany and a report that its big carmakers could be spa(...)

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Chinese stocks went into a tail spin on Tuesday as turbulence gripped equity markets in Asia, which sank to nine-month lows as investors feared the Si(...)

Xiaomi logos are seen during a news conference in Hong Kong. Photograph: Bobby Yip/Reuters

China’s Xiaomi priced its Hong Kong initial public offering (IPO) at the bottom of an indicative range, raising $4.72 billion (€4.05) in the world’s b(...)

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