Li Ka Shing

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EU Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager gives a press conference on the sale of Telefonica’s O2 to CK Hutchison’s Three. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet

The European Union’s competition regulator has blocked CK Hutchison Holdings’ plan to become Britain’s biggest mobile telecoms network operator in a d(...)

Student protester Joshua Wong (centre), who became the poster boy of the Occupy Central movement, with other members of pro-democracy campaign group Scholarism at a press conference in Hong Kong. Photograph:  Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images

Joshua Wong, the teenage Hong Kong student activist leader who came to global prominence during the 2014 Hong Kong democracy protests, has announced t(...)

Mobile operator 3 Ireland said there was no timeline for rolling out Shine Technologies’ ad-blocking software in this country, but the UK statement seems to suggest it is inevitable.

The two million customers of Three, Ireland’s second-biggest mobile network, could soon be able to automatically filter out adverts when browsing the(...)

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(...)

Hong Kong financial secretary John Tsang with Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton and Ambassador to China Paul Kavanagh at the official opening of Ireland’s first consulate-general in Hong Kong.  city in Asia, according to local media. Photograph: Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images

Ireland’s links to Hong Kong are apparent from a stroll through the city, with street names like Connaught, O’Brien and Hennessy, and the relationship(...)

Deal brings to an end more than two years of talks and reducing another European market to three operators.

VimpelCom and Hutchison Whampoa are to merge their Italian mobile phone units, bringing to an end more than two years of talks and reducing another Eu(...)

Spain’s Telefonica said it will sell British telecom giant O2 to Hong Kong group Hutchison Whampoa for £10 billion in a deal that could create Britain’s biggest mobile phone firm. (Photograph: JOHN D MCHUGH/AFP/Getty Images)

Li Ka-shing’s Hutchison Whampoa agreed to acquire Telefonica SA’s O2 unit, creating the UK’s biggest wireless provider by customers and marking a mil(...)

Jack Ma lost $1.4 billion as Alibaba shares slumped by almost 9 per cent. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg)

Jack Ma’s fortune dropped $1.4 billion on Thursday, the most among the world’s 400 richest people, as Alibaba Group Holding shares posted a record sl(...)

 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(...)

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(...)

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