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HK’s Apple Daily to shut within days, says Jimmy Lai adviser

HONG KONG, June 21 (Reuters) - Hong Kong pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily will be forced to shut “in a matter of days” after authorities froze the company’s assets under a nationa...

VP Bank in Singapore Awarded Best Boutique Private Bank by WealthBriefingAsia

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 21 June 2021 - VP Bank Ltd Singapore Branch has been awarded 'Best Boutique Private Bank' at the 9th annual WealthBriefingAsia Awards 2021. The win is testament to the ...

Sino Malls offer HK$20 million in shoppers’ rewards and exciting experience to boost Government’s Consumption Voucher Scheme

Partnerships with major e-payment platforms provide rebates and bonuses in different campaign phases HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 21 June 2021 - Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po announced last...

Iran’s sole nuclear power plant undergoes emergency shutdown

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s sole nuclear power plant has undergone an unexplained temporary emergency shutdown, state TV reported on Sunday. An official from the state electric compan...

HSBC takes $2.3 bln hit with sale of French retail bank

HSBC has agreed to sell its French retail bank to Cerberus-backed My Money Group in a deal that will mean a loss of around $2.3 billion for the British bank but end its long struggle to dispose of the...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, June 19, the 170th day of 2021. There are 195 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June ...

Dollar eyes stellar week as Fed sends bears scurrying

SINGAPORE, June 18 (Reuters) - The dollar was headed for its best week in nearly nine months on Friday as investors scrambled to price in a sooner-than-expected ending to extraordinary U.S. monetary s...

EXCLUSIVE Chinese apps could face subpoenas or bans under Biden order -sources

President Joe Biden’s executive order aimed at safeguarding Americans’ sensitive data would force some Chinese apps to take tougher measures to protect private information if they want to ...

Brief, global internet outages blamed on software bug

BOSTON (AP) — A software bug at a major network provider briefly knocked dozens of financial institutions, airlines and other companies across the globe offline during peak business hours in Asia. ...

Australian companies, central bank hit by widespread net outages

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia’s central bank, the postal service and several commercial lenders as well as other companies grappled with internet outages on Thursday, disrupting customer accounts...

Biden, Putin discuss ambassadors, nuclear weapons and more

Presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin of Russia spent more than three hours discussing issues Wednesday at their summit in Geneva. They ticked through their respective lists so quickly and in such “...

Biden trip takeaways: Respect, optimism, some skepticism

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s first overseas trip put his diplomatic and negotiating philosophy on display, as he rallied traditional U.S. democratic allies to confront new and old challenge...

Lebanon's crisis threatens one of its few unifiers, the army

BEIRUT (AP) — Since the civil war, through wars with Israel, militant bombings and domestic turmoil, Lebanese have considered their military as an anchor for stability, one of the only institutions st...

The Rise of Asia Pacific’s Infrastructure Asset Class

China REITs add a compelling dimension to the real assets sector in the region.Enabling the sustainable financing of these massive projects will spur the development of new financing vehic...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, June 16, the 167th day of 2021. There are 198 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June...