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Vivendi shares rise as UMG stake sale attracts interest

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: The Vivendi logo is pictured at the main entrance of the entertainment-to-telecoms conglomerate headquarters in Paris, March 10, 2016. REUTERS/Charles Platiau/File Photo PARIS (Reuters) – Shares in French media group Vivendi (VIV.PA) jumped on Friday after it posted higher third-quarter revenue and said that a potential sale of...
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Cathay Pacific shelves U.S. dollar bond plans amid Hong Kong unrest

Reuters
SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd (0293.HK) has shelved plans for its first U.S. dollar debt deal in 23 years, the airline said on Friday, after sources told Reuters that global investors had baulked at the pricing due to civil unrest in Hong Kong. FILE PHOTO: A Cathay Pacific...
CNBC - Real Estate

Bernard Chan says violence ‘has to stop’

CNBC Real Estate
Carrie Lam, Hong Kong’s chief executive, speaks during a news conference in July 2019 in Hong Kong, China. Anthony Kwan | Getty Images News | Getty Images Hong Kong politician and businessman Bernard Chan said that the violence in Hong Kong “has to stop,” as the city prepares itself for...
Reuters - Business

Asian shares erase gains after weak China GDP, pound pulls back

Reuters
SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Asian stocks stumbled on Friday after China posted its weakest growth in nearly three decades, countering a global lift in sentiment on the UK and European Union striking a long-awaited Brexit deal. FILE PHOTO: A man looks on in front of an electronic board showing stock information...
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Asian stocks track Brexit deal cheer but China caution prevails

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Asian stocks edged higher on Friday, tracking the global lift in sentiment after the UK and the European Union struck a long-awaited Brexit deal, but concern about the Chinese economy is likely to cap gains with data expected to show weaker growth. Passersby are reflected on a...
New York Times - World

‘I’m Worried That I Will Die:’ Hong Kong Protesters Write Final Goodbyes

New York Times
As violence escalates between demonstrators and the police in Hong Kong, protesters have started writing “last letters” to their loved ones, in case they don’t return. These notes chronicle the mental and emotional state of frontliners coming to terms with risking death for their beliefs. Source link: Click here for...
CBS US News

Hong Kong protesters are punishing brands that take China’s side

CBS News
Hong Kong — LeBron James, a beloved athlete in Hong Kong, has now become a target for anger. The NBA star’s remarks earlier this week, which appeared to support China rather than pro-democracy demonstrators in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory, outraged the protesters. Those protesters are also punishing major U.S. brands...
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Asian shares tick up, sterling off five-month peak as crunch Brexit talks eyed

Reuters
SYDNEY/TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares inched higher while sterling came off five-month highs in volatile trade on Wednesday as investors looked to whether Britain can secure a deal to avoid a disorderly exit from the European Union. FILE PHOTO: A man looks on in front of an electronic board showing...
CNBC Business

Carrie Lam shouted down by pro-democracy lawmakers on floor of Hong Kong parliament

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Lam’s remarks were initially suspended amid disruption. As she was set to begin her address a second time, pro-democracy lawmakers interrupted her and some even threw objects at her. Source link: Click here for more
CBS US News

LeBron James jerseys burned by Hong Kong protesters today after NBA star’s comments on Daryl Morey tweet

CBS News
Hong Kong protesters on Tuesday trampled LeBron James jerseys and gathered in a semicircle to watch one burn. James’ standing among basketball fans in Hong Kong took a hit over his recent comments suggesting that free speech can have negative consequences. The protesters chanted support for Houston Rockets general manager...
CBS US News

LeBron James says Daryl Morey was “misinformed” when he sent Hong Kong tweet

CBS News
For the first time, LeBron James is taking on the standoff between the NBA and China. On Monday night, the basketball star said Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey was “misinformed” or “not really educated” when he sent a tweet last week in support of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement. The...
Reuters - Business

Global stocks edge higher on Brexit hopes, trade optimism fades

Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) – Global stocks edged higher on Tuesday yet safe havens were still in play as markets tried to balance fading optimism over the latest China-U.S. trade truce with the likelihood of a Brexit deal by Thursday’s European Union summit. FILE PHOTO: The German share price index DAX graph...
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Stocks rise on cautious Brexit deal hopes, oil extends losses

Reuters
TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks and Wall Street futures inched higher on Tuesday as some investors held out hope that Britain still had a chance to avoid a messy exit from the European Union at key negotiations this week. A man walks past in front of a stock quotation board...
Reuters - Business

Stocks make cautious gains ahead of key Brexit summit

Reuters
TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks and Wall Street futures inched higher on Tuesday as some investors held out hope that Britain still had a chance to avoid a messy exit from the European Union at key negotiations this week. A man walks past in front of a stock quotation board...
Reuters - Business

Asia relieved at latest trade truce, China data disappoints

Reuters
SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian share markets firmed on Monday as signs of progress in the Sino-U.S. trade standoff whetted risk appetite, though investors were wary of the damage already done to the global economy. FILE PHOTO: A woman points to an electronic board showing stock prices as she poses in...
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Asia shares cheered by Sino-.U.S. trade progress

Reuters
SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian share markets pushed higher on Monday as signs of progress in the Sino-U.S. trade standoff whetted risk appetites, while pressuring safe-haven bonds and the yen. FILE PHOTO: A woman points to an electronic board showing stock prices as she poses in front of the board after...
CBS US News

Ted Cruz says it was “really sad to see” NBA bend to pressure from China on “Face the Nation” today

CBS News
Wearing all-black in a show of solidarity to pro-democracy protesters, Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas continued his strong criticism of the NBA’s apparent attempts to balance support for free speech while safeguarding its financial ties to the lucrative Chinese television market. “What ended up happening is the NBA as...

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