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China’s home-price growth accelerates

By BLOOMBERG
SHANGHAI • China home-price growth accelerated in October, despite the government keeping a tight grip over the property market. New-home ...

Investors curb enthusiasm for China’s Greater Bay

By BLOOMBERG
HONG KONG • China’s grand plan to integrate nine cities in Guangdong with Hong Kong and Macau to create a sprawling megalopolis that would ...

Putin, Abe agree to speed talks over island dispute

By BLOOMBERG
TOKYO • Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed to accelerate talks on resolving a dispute over ...

Thai child fighting culture sparks debate after death of 13-year-old boy

By AFP
BANGKOK • Thousands of child boxers compete in Thailand’s traditional martial art with dreams of belts, glory and prize money — but the death of ...

Pakistan goes on coal power spree amid environmental warnings

Pakistani leaders also dismiss concerns that Chinese financing will lead to unsustainable debts
By AFP ISLAMKOT • In Pakistan’s bleak ...

China’s economy hints at improvement amid consumer gloom

Better infrastructure investment and industrial production signal that govt stimulus finally passing through into real economy
by BLOOMBERG BEIJING • ...

Japan’s economy shrinks for 2nd time in 2018

TOKYO • Japan’s economy shrank for a second time this year after an earthquake, typhoons and torrential rain battered production at home and exports ...

Columbia Pacific mulls RM8.4b Asia hospital sale

HONG KONG • Investment firm Columbia Pacific Management is considering selling one of its Asia hospital operators in a deal that could value the business ...

HNA offers airline vouchers to repay investors instead of cash

HONG KONG • A financing platform under HNA Group Co Ltd is offering investors air tickets rather than cash as repayment, the latest sign of the financial ...

Cathay tries to pacify angry hack victims with ‘exciting offers’

HONG KONG • Reeling from the world’s worst airline hack that exposed personal data of 9.4 million passengers, Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd is seeking to ...

UK inflation unexpectedly stays at 2.4%

LONDON • An anticipated pickup in UK inflation failed to materialise last month as food, clothing and transport prices declined. Annual consumer-price ...

Tencent in talks to join bid for Amer Sports

HONG KONG • Internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd is in talks to join a Chinese investor group pursuing a takeover of Finland’s Amer Sports Oyj, people ...