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Hong Kong, Bangkok and Macau lead the top 10 destinations for 2019: Euromonitor International Research

Hong Kong, Bangkok and Macau lead the top 10 destinations for 2019: Euromonitor International Research

Euromonitor International has published a report with top 100 travel destinations across the world.

Hong Kong on standby to sound emergency alert over swine flu

Hong Kong on standby to sound emergency alert over swine fluHong Kong - Hong Kong is on standby to raise its alert level over swine flu to emergency as soon as necessary, the city's health secretary said Thursday.

York Chow said the city's alert level would be raised from "serious" to "emergency" as soon as the World Health Organisation put its own alert up from the current five to six, the highest level.

Hong Kong shares surge to second-consecutive day of gains

Hong Kong shares surge to second-consecutive day of gainsHong Kong - Hong Kong shares rose strongly for a second-straight day Thursday, climbing by nearly 4 per cent in the last day of trading before a holiday weekend.

The blue-chip Hang Seng Index gained 564.04 points, or 3.77 per cent, to close at 15,520.99. Turnover was a relatively robust 70.9 billion Hong Kong dollars (9.14 billion US dollars).

The rise followed a 2.8-per-cent climb Wednesday after improved consumer confidence in the United States and optimism about increased lending in mainland China.

Indus Valley seals may not be proof of advanced linguistic skills

Indus Valley Hong Kong, April 30 : A team of scientists has refuted claims made by a research group that the puzzling symbols that were found on Indus Valley seals are proof of a written script of a language from an ancient civilization, and therefore a literate culture.

According to a report in Asia Times Online, the claims have been challenged by historian Steve Farmer and Harvard University Indologist Michael Witzel.

China's rising political stars named among world's most influential

China's rising political stars named among world's most influentialHong Kong - Two of China's rising political stars were Thursday named among the the world's 100 most influential people in a prestigious annual list to be published by Time magazine.

Vice Premier Wang Qishan and Vice President Xi Jinping are among a diverse list including US president Barack Obama, Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal and disgraced financier Bernie Madoff.

Hong Kong shares end two-day slump with 2.8 per cent rise

Hong Kong shares end two-day slump with 2.8 per cent rise Hong Kong - Hong Kong shares rose nearly 2.8 per cent Wednesday to end a two-day slump and edge back up to within a whisker of the 15,000-points threshold. The blue-chip Hang Seng Index gained 401.84 points, or 2.76 per cent, to close the day at 14,956.95. Turnover was a sluggish 50.6 billion Hong Kong dollars (6.52 billion US dollars).

Consumer goods exporter Li and Fung was the biggest winner, rising more than 7 per cent on improved consumer sentiment in the US where many of its goods are sent.

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