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  • The Sun Hung Kai Centre building in Hong Kong, China

    While the corruption case against the joint chairmen of Asia’s biggest developer Hong Kong’s Sun Hung Kai Properties will lead to share price volatility over the next 12 months, analysts say the company remains a buy based on its high-quality asset base and solid income stream.

  • Macau's casinos at dusk

    Macau gaming stocks have fallen out of favor, with the major names sliding an average of 20 percent since the beginning of May on worries about a sharp slowdown in gambling revenues. But, according to analysts at Nomura, the correction may be close to an end and the recent drop could present an attractive buying opportunity.

  • MTR Corp. light rail trains in the Yuen Long area in Hong Kong.

    Hong Kong residents have been complaining about the rising cost of living, especially the fare hikes for the Mass Transit Railway, but are the complaints justified?

  • For those who love to shop, the search for that must-have item can be as fun as owning the actual product.  And some cities offer shoppers a bounty of options. So, where are the top shopping destinations around the globe?To find out, CNBC spoke with a team of editors at a trend forecasting firm that has been analyzing the retail industry for more than 80 years. To choose the world’s best cities for shopping, the analysts at Tobe compared a variety of city characteristics, as well as what the loc

    For those who love to shop, the search for that must-have item can be as fun as owning the actual product. Here are the top 10 international shopping destinations.

  • The HSBC logo is displayed on the exterior of an HSBC bank branch March 2, 2009 in San Francisco, California. After taking a financial hit with sub-prime mortgage-backed securities, HSBC Holdings PLC reported that due to a 70 percent drop in 2008 net profits it plans to slash 6,100 jobs and close its consumer loan business in the U.S.

    Even as HSBC beat expectations with its first quarter results on Tuesday, one strategist says its Hong Kong-listed subsidiary Hang Seng Bank is a better bet for investors given its more attractive return on equity and lower cost base.

  • Emerging Markets Globe

    Several major markets around the world will be closed Tuesday for May Day, which will help limit volatility for U.S. equities.

  • Prince Philippe of Belgium and Hong Kong Chief Executive Donald Tsang pose for a photo at Laeken Castle on September 8, 2011 in Brussels, Belgium.

    He's got two months in office before retiring, but Hong Kong Chief Executive Donald Tsang, the head of the territory's government, is stuck in controversy again over charges of living it up on taxpayers' money.

  • All Eyes East: Lessons from the Front Lines of Marketing to China's Youth

    Failing to acknowledge a culture gap partly explains why some brand messages are not well received and integrated in China.

  • Challenges Post-Hong Kong Elections

    Barry Cheung, Chairman, RUSAL, also Chairman of Hong Kong Chief Executive-elect Leung Chun-ying's campaign, talks about issues the incoming leader of Hong Kong has to tackle. He also addresses questions on his role post-election, and the latest leadership change at Rusal.

  • Pro-democracy activists march during a protest denouncing the government's voting policy in Hong Kong on April 1, 2012, in the first demonstration since Leung Chun-ying, 57, was elected as Hong Kong's next chief executive on March 25 by a 1,200-strong election committee packed with pro-Beijing elites.

    I wonder if the thousands of protestors who clashed with police here on Sunday realized the irony that it was April Fool’s Day, because a lot of what took place on a lovely cool and crisp bright weekend made Hong Kong look really foolish.

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    SouthGobi Resources may be about to lose one ‘big brother’ but stands to gain an even larger one with greater clout, if a proposed deal by Chalco to buy Ivanhoe Mining’s controlling stake in the Mongolian-focused coal producer is completed.

  • Time to Buy Sun Hung Kai Properties Stocks?

    Alex Wong, Director, Asset Management, Ample Capital, says the selloff in Sun Hung Kai Properties is an overreaction and recommends investors buy shares in the company at HK$95.

  • Hong Kong skyline

    Shares of Sun Hung Kai Properties, Asia’s largest real estate developer, tumbled 12 percent on Friday after the company’s billionaire owners were arrested on suspicion of corruption.

  • Low-cost airline Jetstar Pacific taxiing at Hanoi's Noi Bai international airport.

    Qantas’ planned joint venture with China Eastern Airlines could run into regulatory headwinds in Hong Kong, according to an expert on aviation policy but the airline says it's confident of getting approval.

  • Hong Kong skyline

    The ultimate aim of Hong Kong’s “mini” constitution called the Basic Law is that the chief executive of the city should be elected by the people. Beijing has set a date for this – 2017 when the fifth chief executive election takes place.

  • Hong Kong chief executive candidates Leung Chun-ying (L), Henry Tang (C) and Albert Ho (R) pose for a picture before a chief executive candidates forum in Hong Kong on March 16, 2012.

    It’s the dirtiest, nastiest election yet in Hong Kong’s short modern history as a part of China. The race between Henry Tang and Leung Chun-ying has decomposed into mudslinging over Tang’s infidelity, illegal construction, and Leung’s alleged ties to organized crime, commercial conflicts of interest, and allegations that he advocated draconian police crackdowns on protestors nearly a decade ago.

  • Rolls of steel

    As China’s construction boom slows, steel mills across the country are scrambling to find ways to bolster profits, and one has hit on an unusual strategy: raising pigs.  The FT reports.

  • Mining

    Indonesian Trade Minister Gita Wirjawan told CNBC on Tuesday that Southeast Asia's largest economy was not adopting protectionist policies and was only following in the footsteps of other developed countries.

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    Hong Kong has unseated London as the world’s most expensive place to take up office space, highlighting the growing appetite from banks to increase their presence in Asia, the FT reports.