Luxury carp making comeback outside Japan

| Sep 26, 2016

Luxury carp making comeback outside Japan

The popularity of nishikigoi carp is growing outside Japan. Known as the “swimming jewel,” one nishikigoi can fetch up to tens of millions of yen. Exports from the Tokai region, an area that actively breeds and raises Japanese brocaded carp, grew to ¥264 million ...

Hong Kong pro-democracy candidates retain veto in key vote

Sep 5, 2016

Hong Kong pro-democracy candidates retain veto in key vote

Hong Kong pro-democracy candidates won enough seats in a pivotal legislative election to retain veto power over the southern Chinese government’s proposals, setting the stage for a new round of political confrontations with Beijing, official results showed Monday. The big winners included a group ...

19th-century wine a hit at Hong Kong auction

Sep 3, 2016

19th-century wine a hit at Hong Kong auction

Some 2,000 bottles of vintage French burgundy wine from the venerable Maison Bouchard Pere et Fils, including one from 1846, were snapped up at a Hong Kong auction Saturday. The 1846 vintage, from the Meursault-Charmes region, sold for HK$134,750 ($17,451) — far exceeding a ...

Bitcoin sinks after hackers steal $65 million from exchange

Aug 3, 2016

Bitcoin sinks after hackers steal $65 million from exchange

Bitcoin plunged after one of the largest exchanges halted trading because hackers stole about $65 million (¥6.6 billion) of the digital currency. Bitcoin slumped 5.3 percent against the dollar as of 10:17 a.m. on Wednesday in Tokyo, bringing its two-day drop to 13 percent. ...

Hong Kong shuts down as Typhoon Nida heads across China

Aug 2, 2016

Hong Kong shuts down as Typhoon Nida heads across China

Hong Kong shut down Tuesday as Typhoon Nida brought violent winds and torrential rain, with hundreds of flights cancelled and the stock market, schools and businesses closed, as the storm headed across southern China. Gusts of 151 kph (93 mph) whipped the city and ...