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  • "We believe that freedom of expression, including of the press, has played an important part in Hong Kong's success," the report, made available by the British Consulate General in Hong Kong, said.

  • British government intensifies concerns over Hong Kong Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 11:28 AM ET

    "As such we take seriously concerns about press freedom, including fears about self-censorship," it adds, saying London would monitor the situation closely and noting Hong Kong leader Leung Chun- ying's "clear statements on press freedom".

  • HONG KONG, July 10- Chinese pork producer WH Group Ltd is seeking to raise up to $3 billion as early as this month in a revived Hong Kong initial public offering which saw the deal size cut by nearly two-thirds, Thomson Reuters publication IFR reported on Thursday.

  • Commerzbank may pay $600-$800M to settle US probe Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 1:50 AM ET

    Commerzbank may pay between $600 and $800 million to resolve investigations into its dealings with countries under U.S. sanctions, sources said.

  • NEW YORK, July 9- German lender Commerzbank AG is expected to pay between $600 million and $800 million to resolve investigations into its dealings with Iran and other countries under U.S. sanctions, sources familiar with the matter said.

  • Why 2014's hottest currency won't lose its shine Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 6:44 PM ET
    New Zealand banknotes and coins of various denominations are arranged for a photograph.

    As the kiwi trades within striking distance of its post-float high, the trade that's been on fire since mid-2013 looks unstoppable, analysts say.

  • Germany thrashes Brazil in markets, too Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 4:52 AM ET
    A Brazil fan looks dejected following the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Semi Final match between Brazil and Germany.

    Brazil was defeated by Germany in the World Cup semi-final, but the Germans haven't only been thrashing the Brazilians on the football pitch.

  • Do investors care who wins Indonesia’s election? Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 4:06 AM ET
    Indonesian president candidate Joko Widodo speaks after casting his ballot on July 9  in Jakarta.

    Indonesia's tight presidential race spurred fears of a market selloff, but some say whoever wins will pursue the same policies to lure foreign investment.

  • China's yuan global ambition faces payments hurdle Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 7:28 PM ET

    China's quest to turn its yuan into a global currency has halted as the planned worldwide payments superhighway looks certain to get delayed.

  • China's yuan global ambition faces payments hurdle Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 5:00 PM ET

    BEIJING/ HONG KONG, July 9- China's quest to turn its yuan into a full-fledged global currency has hit a road-block as the planned roll-out of a worldwide payments superhighway looks certain to get delayed because of policy snags and technology challenges.

  • FRANKFURT, July 8- U.S. authorities have begun settlement talks with Germany's Commerzbank and Deutsche Bank over their dealings with countries blacklisted by the United States, extending a crackdown on European banks at a delicate point in U.S.-German relations. Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank declined to comment.

  • SINGAPORE, July 8- Singapore sovereign investor Temasek Holdings wants to increase its holdings in China's financial services and technology sectors, banking on the long-term growth prospects of the world's second largest economy.

  • FRANKFURT, July 8- U.S. authorities have begun settlement talks with Germany's Commerzbank and Deutsche Bank over their dealings with countries blacklisted by the United States, extending a crackdown on European banks at a delicate point in U.S.-German relations. Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank declined to comment.

  • US bank scrutiny shifts to Commerzbank and Germany Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 2:38 AM ET

    U.S. authorities have begun settlement talks with Commerzbank over its dealings with blacklisted countries, the New York Times reports.

  • July 8- U.S. state and federal authorities have begun settlement talks with Germany's Commerzbank AG and Deutsche Bank over their dealings with countries blacklisted by the United States, a source with direct knowledge of the regulatory investigations said. Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank declined to comment.

  • JAKARTA, July 4- Indonesia's two presidential candidates have pledged to increase the amount of farm land to improve self sufficiency, although previous such plans by Asia's top importer of wheat and a major buyer of other grains and edibles have often stumbled.

  • NAIROBI, July 3- African countries' rapid growth over the past decade may have been the envy of many developed economies, but their number crunchers have struggled to keep up.

  • SHANGHAI, July 3- China's onshore yuan softened slightly on Thursday after the policymakers announced they would completely liberalise the exchange rate in the retail market, allowing banks to offer over-the-counter customers any rate they choose.

  • *China allows banks to freely set OTC yuan/dollar rates. SHANGHAI/ BEIJING, July 3- China has permitted banks to freely set their own exchange rates for the yuan against the dollar in over-the-counter transactions-- another step toward freeing the exchange rate from government control.

  • Upbeat PMI: Now time to wean China off stimulus? Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 11:53 PM ET

    Upbeat news on China's manufacturing sector on Tuesday raises the question of whether it's time to wean the economy off growth-supportive measures.