Japan, Hong Kong shares follow Wall St higher in quiet trade

Hong Kong's Hang Seng advanced 0.7 percent to 28,392.77 but Australia's S&P/ASX 200 lost 0.7 percent to 5,660.40. Stock markets were closed in mainland China, South Korea and Taiwan for holidays. LOOKING FOR LEADS: With some key Asian markets closed ... ( read original story ...)

‘Whale’ gamblers also placed bets on B.C. real estate

“Once they’re done gambling, they can take their winnings in U.S. funds or Hong Kong dollars and invest it in property ... loans were made by Jin to BCLC-identified VIPs for them to make mortgage payments on Vancouver homes. Another common transaction ... ( read original story ...)