Denise Wee
Attendees wave the flags of China and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region during an event aboard a Star Ferry to celebrate the 27th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to Chinese rule in Hong Kong on July 1.
Jul 9, 2024
As Singapore steps up scrutiny, affluent Chinese return to Hong Kong
Fallout from a blockbuster $2.2 billion money laundering case has put Singapore's family offices and wealthy immigrants under a microscope.
The Two International Finance Center, left, and other buildings in Hong Kong in May 2021
BUSINESS / Markets
Jun 5, 2024
Chinese move billions into Hong Kong banks, seeking higher yields
Regulators in Beijing have clamped down on high-yielding wealth management products onshore, while sinking real-estate prices have sapped nest eggs across China.
The Central business district of Hong Kong. Hong Kong IPOs have dried up as stock prices slump and economic prospects wane.
Mar 25, 2024
Once high-flying bankers in Hong Kong become a lost generation
The damage is underscored by the barrage of layoffs, the retreat of global capital, and the city’s diminishing role as an international financial center.
Fishermen ride wooden boats in Manila Bay, the Philippines, in June.
Jul 24, 2023
Typhoon Doksuri rapidly intensifies, may hit northern Philippines
The typhoon, called Egay in the Philippines, has maximum sustained winds of 140 kph and gusts of up to 170 kph, the country's weather agency has said.
Japan Times
Jan 6, 2023
Hong Kong-China border reopening no quick fix for ailing city
The reopening will be a slow process, with a limit of about 60,000 people allowed to travel into the mainland from the financial hub every day.
Japan Times
Dec 14, 2022
Hong Kong aims to prove it can still be ‘Asia’s World City’
As the pandemic recedes, a new Hong Kong is emerging — one that's less free, less cosmopolitan and, for some businesses, less vital than the old one.
Japan Times
Jan 21, 2022
'No amount of money' can tempt bankers to work in Hong Kong, recruiters say
Strict COVID-19 policies are prompting finance professionals to abandon a city with low taxes, ease of travel, top class schools and a vibrant night-life.
Japan Times
Jan 11, 2022
Hong Kong’s brain drain worsens as expats and locals flee the city
Both the city's strict COVID-19 polices and the imposition of the national security law have prompted a population outflow that looks set to intensify in 2022.
Japan Times
Nov 17, 2021
One of Asia’s oldest hedge funds still bullish on distressed China debt
Hong Kong-based LIM Advisors has been buying distressed bonds in Chinese property developers even as the fallout from China Evergrande Group deepens.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
May 11, 2020
‘Hidden’ defaults set to soar as recession squeezes firms worldwide
The COVID-19 outbreak and unprecedented lockdowns prompted the International Monetary Fund to predict that the recession would be the steepest in almost a century.


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