China's premier rules out Taiwan, Hong Kong independence

In Hong Kong, fears have grown that Beijing is increasingly interfering in the governance of the semi-autonomous financial hub, sparking calls by some activists for self-determination or even independence. Such calls have riled Beijing, and Li shut down ... ( read original story ...)

Hong Kong lists $1 billion Sukuk on Nasdaq Dubai

This brings the total value of Hong Kong government Sukuk listed on the Middle East’s international financial exchange to $3 billion, following two listings of $1 billion each in 2014 and 2015. The new listing strengthens Dubai’s position as the world ... ( read original story ...)

Banks, health care companies lead stocks slightly higher

Bank of the Ozarks added $1.09 ... Earlier in Asia, Japan's Nikkei 225 index fell 0.5 per cent , while South Korea's Kospi sank 1.1 per cent . Hong Kong's Hang Seng index lost 0.7 per cent . Energy futures rose. Benchmark U.S. crude gained 72 cents ... ( read original story ...)