Social unrest in Hong Kong contributed two percentage points to the city's economic contraction in the third quarter, Paul Chan, financial secretary of the city's government, told legislators in a televised hearing on Friday, citing "rough estimates".
Mexican broadcaster Grupo
Televisa won an injunction against Walt Disney Co's acquisition
of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc's assets in Mexico, but Mexico's
market regulator said on Thursday that the ruling would not
stall the deal.
Hong Kong's police chief has urged citizens to demonstrate peacefully ahead of what is expected to be a large-scale pro-democracy march on Sunday, an event planned amid a lull in violence in the Chinese-ruled city.
Chinese investors more than doubled their Hong Kong stocks purchases this year, braving market headwinds from violent street protests and the protracted Sino-U.S. trade war, which have battered the Asian financial hub's economy.
Japanese firms are overwhelmingly expecting the economy to contract after the 2020 Tokyo Olympics following growth in the run-up to the event, prompting a call for fresh fiscal stimulus to support a fragile economy, a Reuters poll showed.
China reacted angrily to President Donald Trump's approval of legislation supporting Hong Kong protesters last month, but movement on another congressional bill, backing Uighur Muslims in China's northwest, has cut even closer to the bone and could trigger reprisals and hurt efforts to resolve the U.S.-China trade war.U.S. congressional sources and China experts say Beijing appears especially sensitive to provisions in the Uighur Act passed by the House of Representatives
Two former top executives at Celadon Group
Inc have been charged with fraud and lying to auditors
by concealing losses in the trucking company's aging fleet as
the market softened, the U.S. Department of Justice said on
Duaa Ahmad, a high school student at Oshkosh West High School in Wisconsin, jumped into action to help dozens of her peers to shelter when they had to evacuate their school due to a threat. Police said a 16-year-old student stabbed an officer with an "edged weapon" before being shot by the officer.
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