Eurozone’s inflation rate rises to record high

A woman wearing face mask to protect against COVID-19 walks with a shopping bag along a shopping center in Paris, Dec 17, 2021. (MICHEL EULER / AP) Rampant inflation within the European Union, caused by soaring energy prices and the spiraling cost of food, is worrying economists. The record high...

Fifth Moon Palace diner tests preliminary positive

Health authorities on Sunday reported a preliminary positive Covid-19 case involving a woman who had dined with her husband at the Moon Palace restaurant in Festival Walk, the centre of an Omicron outbreak. If the 38-year-old woman is confirmed with the virus, she would be the fifth case linked to...

Wine and Dine Festival to last whole of November

The Wine and Dine Festival will return with a “City Wine Walk” offer and last throughout next month, the Tourism Board announced on Tuesday. The festival was moved online last year due to the pandemic and was cancelled altogether in 2019 because of the social unrest. This year, participants can...

Shougang Century Announces 2021 Interim Results

HONG KONG, Sep 2, 2021 - (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) - Shougang Concord Century Holdings Limited ("Shougang Century", together with its subsidiaries, "the Group"; stock code: 0103.HK) is pleased to announce its unaudited interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2021 ("the Reporting Period").During the Reporting Period, the...

Deadlock pushes Bulgaria closer to its third poll this year

In this July 11, 2021 photo, former Bulgarian Prime Minister and leader of centre-right GERB party Boyko Borisov casts his vote at a polling station during the country's parliamentary election in Sofia. (NIKOLAY DOYCHINOV / AFP) Bulgaria edged closer to a third parliamentary election this year when former Prime Minister...

Maggie Yang confirmed as new prosecutions chief

The Department of Justice on Friday confirmed the appointment of Maggie Yang as Hong Kong's new director of public prosecutions. Earlier this year, Yang led the prosecution of 47 pro-democracy figures charged with violating the national security law for taking part in primary polls last year for the later cancelled...

Three more charged over alleged terrorism plot

Police on Tuesday charged three more people with conspiracy to commit terrorist activities over an alleged bomb plot, in connection with the case involving the suspected pro-independence group, “Returning Valiant”. Police arrested nine people last week and five more on Monday. Three of those arrested last week, all of them...

Apple Daily to print last edition on Thursday

Apple Daily says the last edition of the paper will roll off the presses on Thursday – three days earlier than expected. The online edition will stop updating after Wednesday midnight. In a report published online on Wednesday afternoon, the paper said management made the decision after taking into consideration...

Thousands log on for Apple Daily final live show

Apple Daily aired its last live news show on Monday night, only days ahead of the expected closure of the newspaper and its online operation. The programme thanked the audience for their support since it started going live last October, and urged other journalists to remain steadfast and defend the...

Activists arrested over ‘unauthorised assembly call’

Police on Friday said they had arrested two people on suspicion of promoting an unauthorised assembly and inciting others to join an unlawful assembly, in a case believed to be related to the anniversary of a major 2019 protest. The force identified those arrested as a 20-year-old man surnamed Wong...

US Bond Yields And Correlation To The Dollar

Jakarta, Indonesia, June 3, 2021 - (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) - The British Pound Sterling held firm near a three-month high against the US dollar last week, amid rising expectations of an earlier than expected rate hike by the Bank of England, while the US currency looks to inflation data...

Last Yue Man Square tenant squeezed out

The last store standing in Kwun Tong's Yue Man Square – a decades-old fruit juice shop – is being evicted on Tuesday to make way for a major redevelopment project undertaken by the Urban Renewal Authority. The elderly owner of the shop, surnamed Cheung, told RTHK that she's been holding...