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Thai ex-PM Thaksin calls for party unity ahead of promised election

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Fugitive former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra met lawmakers from his Puea Thai Party in Hong Kong where he called for party unity ahead of an approaching general election, party members said on Monday.

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Pakistan could face economic pain from return to terrorist financing 'gray list'

ISLAMABAD/WASHINGTON/HONG KONG (Reuters) - The prospect of Pakistan being placed back on a global terrorist financing watchlist could endanger its handful of remaining banking links to the outside world, causing real financial pain to the economy just as a general election looms.

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U.S. hiring probe casts shadow on Credit Suisse

FRANKFURT/HONG KONG (Reuters) - A U.S. investigation into whether Credit Suisse hired referrals from government agencies in Asia in exchange for business poses another reputational hurdle for CEO...

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China's Harbin Pharma to buy stake in U.S. health retailer GNC

HONG KONG, Feb 14 (Reuters) - China's state-controlled drugmaker Harbin Pharmaceutical Group Holding Co will buy an about 40 percent stake in U.S. nutritional supplements retailer GNC Holdings Inc for $300 million and are in talks for a joint venture in China, the companies said.

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Hong Kong court rules pro-independence stance must bar standing for election

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong's High Court on Tuesday ruled in favor of barring a pro-independence activist from standing in an election, saying it is "fundamental" for lawmakers to accept the city as an inalienable part of China.

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Brands in Hong Kong expand again as retail sales recover

HONG KONG, Feb 13 (Reuters) - Retailers in Hong Kong such as Chow Tai Fook, the world's No. 2 jeweller after Tiffany's by market capitalisation, are expanding again in a sign of confidence for a sector critical to the economy.

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HNA unit to sell two Hong Kong sites to Henderson Land for $2 billion

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A unit of China's HNA Group [HNAIR.UL], the cash-starved aviation-to-financial services conglomerate, said on Tuesday it was selling two Hong Kong sites to Henderson Land Development Co Ltd for HK$16 billion ($2 billion).

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Hong Kong Catholics step up opposition to Vatican deal with Beijing

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Catholics in Hong Kong stepped up their opposition to a deal between the Vatican and Beijing on Monday with an all-night prayer vigil and an open letter warning of dire consequences for the faithful in the communist country.

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Foxconn to use proceeds from unit's Shanghai IPO to fund $4 billion projects

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Taiwan's Foxconn, the world's largest contract electronics manufacturer, said it plans to use proceeds from a Shanghai listing of one if its subsidiaries to fund eight projects totaling 27.3 billion yuan ($4 billion).

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BRIEF-Shenzhen Hepalink Pharmaceutical Plans JV With U.S. firm Aridis Pharmaceuticals

* SAYS IT PLANS TO SET UP JV WITH CALIFORNIA'S ARIDIS PHARMACEUTICALS INC Source text in Chinese: http://bit.ly/2EWE579 Further company coverage: (Reporting by Hong Kong newsroom)

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Hong Kong Bus Crash Kills at Least 18 and Injures Over 60

The cause has not yet been determined, but past crashes have raised questions about drivers long working hours

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At least 18 dead in Hong Kong bus accident

HONG KONG (Reuters) - At least 18 people died in a high-speed bus crash in Hong Kong on Saturday in one of the city's worst traffic disasters in recent years.

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Worries Rise as Pope and China Edge Closer to Deal on Bishops

A crucial issue is who gets to appoint the bishops and whether Rome will have a say. A retired archbishop of Hong Kong fears the Vatican is “selling out” Chinese Catholics.

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Exclusive: China's Ant plans equity fundraising at potential $100 billion valuation - sources

HONG KONG (Reuters) - China's Ant Financial Services Group is planning to raise up to $5 billion in fresh equity that could value the online payments giant at more than $100 billion, people familiar with the move told Reuters.

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Asian Markets Follow Wall Street’s Lead in a Broad Sell-Off

Shares from Tokyo to Hong Kong to Shanghai fell sharply, a move that many analysts saw coming after a big run-up in recent months.

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Special Report: U.S. body brokers supply world with torsos, limbs and heads

PORTLAND, Oregon (Reuters) - On July 20, a Hong Kong-flagged cargo ship departed Charleston, South Carolina carrying thousands of containers. One of them held a lucrative commodity: body parts from dozens of dead Americans.

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Hong Kong schools to shut early due to flu outbreak

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong authorities, grappling with a seasonal flu outbreak, have decided to shut all kindergartens and primary schools from Thursday, days ahead of scheduled Lunar New Year holidays, to rein in spread of the disease.

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Hong Kong's top court frees three democracy leaders, but warns against future activism

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong's highest court freed three young leaders of the city's pro-democracy movement on Tuesday, including the public face of the protests, Joshua Wong, in a stark reversal of an earlier ruling, but it warned against future acts of dissent.

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Hong Kong's top court strikes down activists' prison sentences

Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong scored a major legal victory Tuesday, as the city's top court threw out the prison sentences handed to him and two other leaders of the 2014 Umbrella Movement protests.

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Hong Kong Court Throws Out Protest Leaders’ Prison Sentences

The jailing of Joshua Wong and other protest leaders drew international scrutiny over accusations that the government was punishing political opponents.

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Chinese paper says diplomatic ties with Vatican inevitable

BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) - China and the Vatican will establish formal diplomatic relations sooner or later because Pope Francis has the "wisdom" to resolve problems between the two sides, a state-run Chinese newspaper said on Tuesday, amid increasing controversy over the issue.

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Global Markets Sink, Suggesting Stock Rout Will Go On

Shares in Japan, Hong Kong and other Asian markets plunge after a sharp drop in the U.S., as futures markets signal another tough day ahead.

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Hong Kong’s Courts Have Defended Its Freedoms. Is Beijing Changing That?

Since Hong Kong returned to Chinese rule, its British-created courts have protected the rule of law that made Hong Kong special. Now there are concerns of interference by Beijing.

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China's Leshi says $890 million of debts due this year, shares drop 10 percent

HONG KONG (Reuters) - China's Leshi Internet said about 5.62 billion yuan ($890 million) of its debts would be due by the end of this year, or almost two-thirds of the company's total loans and liabilities, sending its shares down for a ninth day.

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China's Xiaomi back to top five vendor as global smartphone market shrinks

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has climbed back into the global top five vendors list as the global market shrunk annually, even if only by a fraction, for the first time in 2017, according to a leading industry tracker.

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Western banks make push into Japanese dealmaking as fee pool hits record

HONG KONG/SINGAPORE/TOKYO (Reuters) - Western banks are bulking up in Japan, attracted by record investment banking fees and expectations of a rise in dealmaking as cashed-up companies in the...

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U.S. congress members nominate Hong Kong's Joshua Wong for Nobel Peace Prize

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A dozen members of the United States Congress have nominated Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement, and its most prominent student leader, Joshua Wong, for this year's Nobel Peace Prize, a move that is certain to provoke anger from Beijing.

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Tencent-led group to invest $1.6 billion in menswear firm Heilan: sources

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Tencent Holdings Ltd is leading a deal to invest 10 billion yuan ($1.59 billion) in Chinese menswear group Heilan Home Co Ltd, upping a retail rivalry with fellow internet giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, sources with knowledge of the matter said.

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Ant Financial's money market fund imposes temporary caps for Lunar New Year

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Ant Financial's money market fund will place a temporary daily cap on subscription volumes ahead of an expected surge in inflows during the Chinese Lunar New Year, as calls grow for tighter regulations of these funds to prevent systemic risks.

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China's Lenovo swings to third quarter loss on U.S. tax reform, says outlook challenging

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese personal computer maker Lenovo Group swung to a loss in the third quarter from a year-ago profit, hurt mainly by a one-off charge of $400 million resulting from a U.S. tax reform, and said the short-term outlook was challenging.

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Lenovo chairman says mobile turnaround unlikely to happen by March

HONG KONG, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Chinese personal computer maker Lenovo Group said on Thursday a turnaround for its mobile business was unlikely to happen by March, as previously targeted.

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Hong Kong Closes Loophole in Ivory Ban, Outlawing All Sales

The city had long permitted the sale of antique ivory, which activists said ultimately created an incentive for poaching.

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China's ZTE Corp to raise $2 billion in share placement for 5G plans

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese telecom equipment maker ZTE Corp said on Wednesday said it planned to raise 13 billion yuan ($2.1 billion) via a private placement to support 5G mobile network technology development.

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Hong Kong lawmakers, following China, vote to ban ivory sales

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Lawmakers in Chinese-ruled Hong Kong voted on Wednesday to ban ivory sales in the world's largest ivory retail market, a move wildlife activists hailed as vital towards halting the slaughter of elephants.

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Tencent forms electronic dance music label with Sony

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Tencent Music Entertainment Group, the music arm of Tencent Holdings, on Wednesday announced with Sony Music Entertainment that they are forming a new music label, marking Tencent's first move into having its own music label.

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China's young shoppers breathe new life into luxury market

SHANGHAI/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Guo Jiaxi is typical of a new generation in China that is driving a sharp revival in luxury spending: young, female and unafraid to spend.

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Hong Kong drowning in waste as China rubbish ban takes toll

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong boasts glittering skyscrapers, seamless transportation and billion dollar infrastructure projects, but it is struggling with a much more mundane problem: disposing of its trash.

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Macau regulator says met with Wynn executives over sexual harassment claims

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Macau's gaming regulator met with representatives of U.S. mogul Steve Wynn in the Chinese controlled territory over claims in a newspaper report that he routinely subjected women who worked for him to unwanted sexual advances.

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China's Wanda Commercial gets $5.4 billion from Tencent-led investors

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group's debt-laden commercial property arm will receive a boost from a group of investors, led by technology giant Tencent Holdings, that is set to buy a 14 percent stake in the company for $5.4 billion.

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Hong Kong police defuse WWII bomb

Hong Kong authorities successfully defused a newly unearthed World War II-era bomb on Sunday, according to police.

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U.S. 'deeply concerned' by detention of Swedish citizen in China

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department said on Saturday that it was deeply concerned that a Swedish citizen and Hong Kong-based bookseller, Gui Minhai, had been detained in China and called for him to be allowed to leave the country.

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Hong Kong Bars Democracy Advocate From Running for Legislature

Agnes Chow, 21, whose party says Hong Kong should decide its future in a referendum, said the ruling showed “that our political rights are handicapped.”

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Hong Kong activist banned from by-election in what pro-democracy party calls 'payback'

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong on Saturday banned a 21-year-old pro-democracy activist from running in a by-election in March, dealing a blow to the youth-led push for universal suffrage and prompting accusations of political interference.

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HNA Group sells Sydney building to Blackstone for $161 mln - sources

HONG KONG, Jan 26 (Reuters) - China's HNA Group has reached a deal to sell a Sydney building to Blackstone Group for A$200 million ($161 million), two people with direct knowledge of the matter said, as the indebted conglomerate divests its holdings to raise cash.

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Homeless in Hong Kong: soaring costs fuel housing crisis in Asian financial hub

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Cheung Muk-gun's home is an illegal, wooden shack under a highway in one of the poorest areas of Hong Kong, where sky-high property prices and a yawning wealth gap have helped fuel a surge in homelessness.

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China streaming firm Kuaishou in $1 bln Tencent-led funding round, eyes IPO -sources

HONG KONG, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Chinese live-video streaming start-up Kuaishou, backed by Tencent, is nearing the close of a $1 billion funding round led by the tech giant and plans to list as soon as this year, three people familiar with the matter said.

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China says it agrees to joint tanker collision probe with Panama, Iran, Hong Kong

BEIJING (Reuters) - The maritime authorities of China, Panama, Iran and Hong Kong on Thursday signed an agreement to jointly investigate a collision in the East China Sea that caused the worst oil ship disaster in decades, according to China's Ministry of Transport.

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US official warns Hong Kong over North Korea money laundering

Hong Kong needs to do more to combat North Korean smuggling and money laundering in the city, a top US official has warned.

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Exclusive: Beijing plans to boost scrutiny of Chinese offshore private equity funds - sources

HONG KONG (Reuters) - China plans to tighten oversight of private equity funds set up outside the country by domestic companies, including the disclosure of investors' identities, to mitigate financial risk and keep tabs on a new wave of offshore fund-raising, four people familiar with the matter said.

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Baidu seeks new investors for finance unit in up to $2 billion deal: sources

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese search engine Baidu Inc is seeking new investors for its wholly-owned finance unit, in a deal that could fetch up to $2 billion and deepen its push into financial services, people with knowledge of the matter said.

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U.S. says Hong Kong must tighten rules to enforce North Korea sanctions

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong needs to tighten rules to ensure the Asian financial hub is not used to violate international sanctions on North Korea to give up its nuclear ambitions, a senior U.S. Treasury official said on Wednesday.

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China's HNA Group says wins compliance clearances from JPMorgan, UBS, other banks

HONG KONG, Jan 24 (Reuters) - China’s HNA Group said on Wednesday several global banks have given it a clean chit after conducting compliance checks, a rare bit of good news for the cash-strapped conglomerate amid questions about its governance and ownership.

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UPDATE 1-Hong Kong exchange says companies enquiring about dual class share system

* Move comes as Singapore also races to allow dual class shares

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Hong Kong exchange says firms enquiring about dual class share system

HONG KONG, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEX) said it had received some enquiries from companies for dual-class share listings as it pushes ahead with proposed rule changes to accommodate the new listing structure.

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EU ambassador says he expects release of Swedish citizen detained by China

BEIJING (Reuters) - The European Union's Ambassador to China Hans Dietmar Schweisgut said on Wednesday he expects Chinese authorities to immediately release Swedish citizen and Hong Kong-based bookseller Gui Minhai.

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Sweden Wants Answers About Its Seized Citizen. China Isn’t Giving Any.

Sweden has asked China to explain what happened to a Hong Kong bookseller with Swedish citizenship who was taken from a train. But China is not talking.

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Alpine skiing: Hong Kong teenager set for snowy first at Olympics

(Reuters) - Hong Kong will have an athlete competing on snow for the first time at a Winter Olympics after 16-year-old Alpine Skier Arabella Ng secured her place for next month's Pyeongchang Games.

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BRIEF-Cboe Global Markets Recognized In Hong Kong As Approved Stock Exchange

* CBOE GLOBAL MARKETS RECOGNIZED IN HONG KONG AS APPROVED STOCK EXCHANGE

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China says it has no information on seized Swedish citizen

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's foreign ministry said on Tuesday it had no information on a detained Swedish citizen and Hong Kong-based bookseller, Gui Minhai, after his daughter said he was seized from a train bound for the capital, Beijing.

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Morgan Stanley names Asia banker as global co-head of consumer retail i-banking -memo

HONG KONG, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Morgan Stanley on Tuesday named its senior Asia dealmaker David Aronovitch as global co-head of consumer retail investment banking, who will share the coverage responsibility with David Ciagne and Ben Frost, as per an internal memo seen by Reuters.

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As U.S. goes quiet on close naval patrols, China speaks out

HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) - While the Pentagon plays down patrols close to Chinese-controlled reefs and islands in the South China Sea, Beijing is sounding the alarm about them, seeking to justify what experts say will be an even greater presence in the disputed region.

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Casino mogul Steve Wynn confident on Macau concession extension

HONG KONG (Reuters) - U.S. casino magnate Steve Wynn, head of the eponymous Wynn Resorts , said he was confident his casino business in the world's largest gambling hub of Macau would continue after casino contracts start to expire by 2020.

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Huawei founder, top executives to pay $469,000 fine for management oversight

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Top executives of Huawei Technologies Co [HWT.UL], including founder Ren Zhengfei, will pay a self-imposed fine totaling 3 million yuan ($469,000) for management oversight of some quality breaches at the firm, an internal company memo shows.

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Hong Kong pro-independence protest leader appears in court for 'rioting'

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A young protest leader calling for Hong Kong's independence from China appeared in court on the rare charge of rioting on Thursday as two co-defendants failed to show up, the latest case highlighting a new generation of opposition to Chinese rule.

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Old hands in South Korea Bitcoin market unfazed by threats of ban

SEOUL/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Threats of a potential cryptocurrency trading ban in South Korea have scared many investors away, but some veterans of the young market are defiant, saying restrictions would be relatively easy to circumvent.

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Macau police hunt VIP dealer after $6 million theft from Wynn

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Police in the world's largest gambling hub of Macau are hunting for a dealer suspected of stealing HK$48 million ($6 million) worth of casino chips from Wynn Macau, authorities in the Chinese-controlled territory said on Thursday.

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Macau police hunt VIP dealer after $6 mln theft from Wynn

HONG KONG, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Police in the world's largest gambling hub of Macau are hunting for a dealer suspected of stealing HK$48 million ($6 million) worth of casino chips from Wynn Macau, authorities in the Chinese-controlled territory said on Thursday.

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Hong Kong star Eric Tsang denies sexual assault allegations

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong celebrity Eric Tsang denied allegations of sexual misconduct on Wednesday and said he was taking legal action against one of his two accusers.

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Exclusive: J&J attracts Chinese interest for diabetes business in potential $3-4 billion deal - sources

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese bidders are circling a diabetes care business owned by the world's largest healthcare company Johnson & Johnson in a deal that could fetch up to $4 billion, five people with direct knowledge told Reuters.

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BRIEF-Ant Financial To Take 20 Pct Stake In OpenRice

* SAY THEY FORM FORM STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP TO SUPPORT FURTHER GROWTH OF HONG KONG'S DINING INDUSTRY

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Joshua Wong, Democracy Advocate, Is Sentenced in Hong Kong

Joshua Wong got three months in prison for his role in 2014 protests demanding freer elections for the leader of Hong Kong.

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Hong Kong democracy leader Joshua Wong jailed a second time for 2014 protest

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong, 21, was sentenced to a second jail term of three months on Wednesday for his role in the 2014 pro-democracy "Umbrella Movement" street occupations.

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South Korean charged with murder of wife, son at Hong Kong Ritz-Carlton

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A South Korean man was formally charged on Tuesday with murdering his wife and six-year-old son at the five-star Ritz-Carlton hotel in Hong Kong.

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UPDATE 1-Prodded by China, Qantas amends website references to Taiwan, other regions

SYDNEY/TAIPEI, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Australia's Qantas Airways said on Tuesday it had amended its website to no longer refer to Taiwan and Hong Kong as countries, rather than Chinese territories, after China issued a warning to foreign airlines last week.

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Prodded by China, Qantas amends website references to Taiwan, other regions

SYDNEY, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Australia's Qantas Airways said on Tuesday it had amended its website to no longer refer to Taiwan and Hong Kong as countries, rather than Chinese territories, after China issued a warning to foreign airlines last week.

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HNA wins loan deadline extension to proceed with Hong Kong property project

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese conglomerate HNA Group's [HNAIR.UL] Hong Kong International Investment unit has negotiated a six-month deadline extension for a loan linked to a land parcel in Hong Kong as its parent contends with growing debt challenges.

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Lloyd's of London to open Brussels unit in early 2019: CEO

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Insurance market Lloyd's of London [SOLYD.UL], an integral part of the British business scene since the 17th century, is on track to start operations at its Brussels unit next January, its chief executive said on Monday.

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Xiaomi taps CLSA, Morgan Stanley, Goldman for IPO sponsor role: sources

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Xiaomi has tapped CLSA, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley as joint sponsors for its proposed IPO, people with direct knowledge of the matter said, in what could potentially value the Chinese smartphone maker at up to $100 billion.

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Exclusive: China's JD.com targets $2 billion fundraising at logistics unit - sources

HONG KONG (Reuters) - China's second-biggest e-commerce firm JD.com has kicked off a fundraising round at its logistics unit with a target of at least $2 billion, and eventually plans to list the business overseas, people with direct knowledge of the matter said.

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Hong Kong police arrest South Korean suspected of murdering wife, son at Ritz-Carlton

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong police arrested a South Korean man on suspicion of murder on Sunday after his wife and seven-year-old son were found dead in a room at the five star Ritz-Carlton hotel.

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New face emerges in Hong Kong democracy movement, as others face court

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Having seen a court disqualify her friend from holding a seat in Hong Kong's legislature, 21-year-old Agnes Chow stands ready to step into the breach by contesting his seat for a pro-democracy movement that has provoked China's wrath.

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Hong Kong, London, New York shortlisted for Aramco IPO: sources

DUBAI/LONDON (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has shortlisted New York, London and Hong Kong - singly or in a combination of two or even all three - for the international portion of the listing of national oil company Aramco, two sources with knowledge of the discussions said.

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Hong Kong, London, New York shortlisted for Aramco IPO - sources

* International listing on one exchange or several, sources say

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Chinese firms say blockchain work at early stage, after shares surge

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Several Chinese companies, including Easysight Supply Chain and Shenzhen Kingdom Sci-Tech, said on Thursday their investments in blockchain technology were still at an early stage, following steep gains in their share prices.

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Wheelchair-bound athlete honored for climbing up mountain

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A car accident seven years ago stripped professional Hong Kong rock climber Lai Chi-wai of his ability to walk, but this did not stop him climbing up a mountain that is roughly...

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BRIEF-Irico Display Devices To Set Up JV With Corning's Singapore Unit For Production Project

* SAYS IT PLANS TO SET UP JV WITH CORNING'S SINGAPORE UNIT FOR PRODUCTION PROJECT WITH INVESTMENT OF ABOUT $60 MILLION Source text in Chinese: http://bit.ly/2mhBBqX Further company coverage: (Reporting by Hong Kong newsroom)

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Taiwan plans to invest in advanced arms as China flexes its muscles

TAIPEI/HONG KONG, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Taiwan's ruling party plans to use a long-term increase in defence spending to pursue advanced weapons systems, government officials say, in what is widely seen as growing determination to forge a stronger deterrent against a Chinese attack.

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Human-run hedge funds emerge as 2017 victor against machines

LONDON, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Alibaba, Tencent and AAC Technologies helped Hong Kong-based Oceanwide Asset Management make gains of 43 percent last year in its China equities hedge fund.

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Hong Kong government adviser resigns over illegal ivory links

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A Hong Kong ivory trader fined this week for illegal possession of ivory resigned on Wednesday from a government advisory panel to protect endangered species, a potentially embarrassing blow for a city fighting to stamp out smuggling of ivory.

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Records show HK trader fined for illegal ivory sits on govt's endangered species board

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A Hong Kong ivory trader fined this week for illegal ivory possession sits on a government advisory group for protecting endangered species, records showed on Wednesday, potentially an embarrassing blow as Hong Kong fights ivory smuggling.

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Lenovo to make $400 million one-off charge on U.S. tax reforms

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Lenovo Group Ltd said on Wednesday it expected to make a one-off charge of $400 million for nine months ended in December due to a reassessment of U.S. deferred tax assets.

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Lenovo to make $400 million one-off charge on US tax reforms

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Lenovo Group Ltd said on Wednesday it expected to make a one-off charge of $400 million for nine months ended in December due to a reassessment of U.S. deferred tax assets.

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Huawei's global ambitions hit by AT&T phone distribution deal's collapse

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Huawei Technologies Co Ltd's [HWT.UL] planned deal with U.S. carrier AT&T Inc to sell its smartphones in the United States has collapsed at the eleventh hour, people with knowledge of the matter said, in a blow to the Chinese firm's global ambitions.

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Warburg Pincus, Genesis Capital invest $120 mln in Chinese online tutoring firm

HONG KONG, Jan 9 (Reuters) - U.S. private equity firm Warburg Pincus LLC and Chinese growth capital fund Genesis Capital have invested $120 million in China's Zhangmen, the online tutoring company said on Tuesday.

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China's Huawei hit by last minute collapse of AT&T phone distribution deal

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A deal under which U.S. carrier AT&T Inc was to have sold smartphones made by Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] has collapsed at the eleventh hour, people with knowledge of the matter said, in a major setback for the Chinese firm's global ambitions.

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Alibaba will 'seriously consider' Hong Kong listing, says founder Ma

SHANGHAI/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd will "seriously consider" listing in Hong Kong, founder Jack Ma said, potentially providing a powerful boost to the financial hub which is preparing to allow dual-class share listings.

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UPDATE 2-Alibaba will "seriously consider" Hong Kong listing, says founder Ma

* HK recently decided to push ahead with dual-class share listings

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China's Huawei says flagship smartphone will not be sold by U.S. carriers

HONG KONG, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Huawei Technologies said on Tuesday that its flagship smartphone Mate 10 Pro will be sold in the United States through the open channel and not by U.S. carriers.

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Alibaba founder Ma says will 'seriously consider' Hong Kong listing

SHANGHAI/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd will "seriously consider" listing in Hong Kong, founder Jack Ma said, marking a potential boon for the financial hub which recently decided to move towards allowing dual-class share listings.

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UPDATE 1-Alibaba founder Ma says will "seriously consider" Hong Kong listing

* HK recently decided to push ahead with dual-class share listings