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  • Hong Kong's digitized fight for democracy Tuesday, 22 Sep 2015 | 4:06 AM ET
    Protesters take part in the rally for the beginning of Occupy Central movement outside Central Government Offices in Central, Hong Kong.

    Social media was key to spreading the message of Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement.

  • Fed gave HK stocks a short-term boost: Pro Thursday, 17 Sep 2015 | 9:33 PM ET
    Fed gave HK stocks a short-term boost: Pro

    Daniel So, strategist at CMB International Securities, says the Fed's decision to hold fire is a short-term boost for Hong Kong shares, especially interest rate-sensitive plays like property.

  • HK property will see further deterioration: Analyst Thursday, 17 Sep 2015 | 8:32 PM ET
    HK property will see further deterioration: Analyst

    Even without a Fed rate hike, Hong Kong's property prices are set to fall 10-20 percent next year due to factors such as excess supply, says Dennis Yao, analyst at GF Securities (HK) Brokerage.

  • Rent-a-Suitcase thrives in land-scarce Hong Kong Thursday, 17 Sep 2015 | 6:47 PM ET
    Rent-a-Suitcase thrives in land-scarce Hong Kong

    Renting a suitcase can be more feasible than buying one in one of the world's most densely populated cities. CNBC's Emily Tan speaks to Rachel Cheung, founder of Rent-a-Suitcase.

  • Here are the fastest-growing markets for Foodpanda Wednesday, 16 Sep 2015 | 11:49 PM ET
    Here are the fastest-growing markets for Foodpanda

    Emma Heap, managing director, Singapore at Foodpanda, says factors such as high smartphone penetration and passion for food are driving growth for the firm in Singapore and Hong Kong.

  • US rate hike may hurt HK property prices: Xie Wednesday, 16 Sep 2015 | 9:32 PM ET
    US rate hike may hurt HK property prices: Xie

    Independent economist Andy Xie expects property prices in Hong Kong to fall nearly 50 percent over the next two to three years after the Fed raises interest rates.

  • Stymied in Malaysia, 1MDB critics take case global Sunday, 13 Sep 2015 | 3:52 AM ET
    The 1MDB logo is seen on a billboard at the funds flagship Tun Razak Exchange under-development site in Kuala Lumpur on July 3, 2015.

    Faced with what they see as stonewalling in Malaysia, 1MDB critics are going global, prodding foreign agencies to probe allegations. The New York Times reports.

  • Hong Kong 1% shun Europe markets as well as China Friday, 11 Sep 2015 | 5:43 AM ET
    A stockbroker works in front of a screen displaying share prices at a securities brokerage in Hong Kong, China, on Wednesday, July 8, 2015.

    Hong Kong’s wealthiest citizens face some tricky investment decisions, as the slowdown in China’s economy and the crash in the Shanghai stock market hits the appeal of investing close to home.

  • China ripple effect will hurt these currencies Wednesday, 9 Sep 2015 | 11:24 AM ET

    China's yuan has stabilized, but risks remain for China's economy and currencies around the globe, says UBS's Jorge Mariscal.

  • Netflix's international expansion Wednesday, 9 Sep 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Netflix's international expansion

    Netflix increases expansion into Asia.

  • Macau casino revenue plunges by over a third Tuesday, 1 Sep 2015 | 7:03 AM ET

    Gambling revenue in Macau dropped 35.5 percent in August from a year earlier, sliding for a fifteenth month in a row and providing more evidence of a deepening downturn.

  • Nexteer: No big impact from yuan devaluation Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 8:33 PM ET
    Nexteer: No big impact from yuan devaluation

    After reporting a 14.5 percent rise in half-year revenue, Joe Perkins, CFO of Hong Kong-listed Nexteer Automotive, explains why the firm's future is looking even brighter ahead.

  • Bad news for Chanel, Gucci as China's boom times end Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 9:38 PM ET
    Pedestrians cross Russell Street in front of the Times Square shopping mall, operated by Wharf (Holdings) Ltd., in the Causeway Bay shopping district of Hong Kong, China.

    The recent stock market rout and currency devaluation have dealt a blow to China's luxury market, the New York Times reports.

  • Why PBOC easing failed to rejuvenate stocks Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 | 11:25 PM ET
    Why PBOC easing failed to rejuvenate stocks

    Following the latest monetary stimulus, investors may have taken the opportunity to reduce their exposure to China, says Alex Wong, director of asset management at Ample Capital.

  • Is the bull market back? Not so fast: Insana Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 | 10:58 AM ET
    Bull and bear

    For this market to truly find a bottom, China needs to do more and the Fed needs to do less, says Ron Insana.

  • Another down day for Asia Monday, 24 Aug 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Another down day for Asia

    Asian stock markets drag down Europe in early trading; send U.S. futures lower.

  • It ain't over till the Fed lady sings: Insana Friday, 21 Aug 2015 | 12:58 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    From the commodities swoon to China, the markets are flashing warning signs that the Fed needs to heed, says Ron Insana.

  • Tracking Uber's rough ride in Hong Kong Thursday, 20 Aug 2015 | 9:53 PM ET
    Tracking Uber's rough ride in Hong Kong

    Car hailing app Uber's worldwide expansion plans have hit yet another legal bump; this time in Hong Kong. Gilly Wong, chief executive of the Hong Kong Consumer Council, discusses.

  • Swire Pacific: China's doing 'ok' Thursday, 20 Aug 2015 | 7:44 PM ET
    Swire Pacific: China's doing 'ok'

    John Slosar, chairman of Swire Pacific, says global markets are overreacting to the slowdown in China and explains why the weaker yuan won't dent the spending power of Chinese consumers.

  • Embattled trader Noble fights back, to limited effect Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 3:47 AM ET
    A worker walks among coils of galvanized steel at a steel factory.

    After months of critics' attacks, Noble clocked a marathon presentation Monday, but it isn't clear the message went the distance.