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Asia Top News and Analysis Hong Kong

  • Asia stocks and the Australian dollar bounced back on Wednesday from a two-day slide, with investors taking heart from data showing the U.S. economy slowly healing, and betting the swine flu outbreak will be contained.

  • Asian stocks slipped for a second session Tuesday on worries about the potential economic fallout from the swine virus outbreak, even as investor reaction remained limited due to uncertainty about the full impact.

  • Asian stocks weakened Monday with worries about a global flu pandemic unnerving financial markets boosting pharmaceuticals while beating down pork product makers, trade, travel and tourism stocks.

  • Global stocks were down Friday as more bad news came out of the financial sector, heightening investors' fears about the health of the overall economy. As markets continue their volatile streak, experts tell CNBC where is best to put your money.

  • Talk of more bank nationalizations and dampening economic data dragged global stocks to 3-month lows Friday. In the current market volatility, experts tell CNBC where they see short-term investment opportunities.

  • Dollar and Euro

    The euro was higher against the dollar Thursday, after suffering several days of losses versus the US currency, as investors cautiously crept back into stocks. But experts tell CNBC the dollar's strength will continue through to the end of the year.

  • Global stocks were mixed Wednesday, a day after US President Barack Obama signed off on the $787 stimulus bill. Experts on CNBC said that although defensives were hot property last year, they are too pricey this year.

  • Global stocks fell again Tuesday, with Japan's Nikkei index closing near a 4-month low and European markets trading at 2-week lows, as investors fled for safety from the deteriorating global economic conditions and volatile banks. Experts tell CNBC where to find good places to invest.

  • PCCW is holding an extraordinary general meeting Wednesday in relation to a proposed $2.1 billion privatization bid. But the deal is under scrutiny amid claims that unknown parties may have tried to illegally influence the outcome of today's vote

  • Despite the dollar's two-day rally against the euro and the yen, experts tell CNBC the greenback's positive run may be over shortly, as a fast recovery in the U.S. economy seems more unlikely.

  • Every year, friends of mine head up to Hong Kong to go shopping. Not at the swanky boutiques in Central or the funky shops in Causeway Bay. Nope, they go to the warehouse outlets on the other side of Hong Kong Island. Why?

  • Hundreds of customers descended on branches of Hong Kong's Bank of East Asia on Wednesday to demand their deposits back after the bank was hit by unconfirmed rumors questioning its stability.

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    With a very minimal involvement in these games, Li Ning Co. has all of a sudden come away as a big winner, thanks to their namesake and chairman lighting the torch in Friday's Opening Ceremony.

  • Private equity group TPG plans to study Asciano's full-year results on Wednesday before deciding what to do about its A$2.9 billion ($2.7 billion) takeover approach, which the Australian port and rail operator has rebuffed.

  • Asciano, Australia's biggest port and rail operator, said on Monday it had received an unsolicited bid worth around $2.7 billion from private equity, sending its share price up as much as 17 percent.

  • Temasek Holdings

    Singapore's Temasek Holdings plans to join MBK Partners in a bid to buy a 45 per cent stake in PCCW's media and telecoms unit HKT Group Holdings, the South China Morning Post reported on Monday.

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  • HSBC

    It's been a rough year for financial counters, with banks hard hit by the fallout out of the subprime crisis and the subsequent credit crunch.  This week, we chart HSBC Holdings and use the RSI to predict trend changes.

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    Hong Kong International Airport was voted the world's best for the seventh year in a annual survey of passengers, with Asian airports dominating the top positions in the list.

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    Macau tycoon Stanley Ho's gaming flagship finally made its stock market debut on Wednesday, hovering near its offering price in early Hong Kong trade after overcoming a last-minute legal challenge.