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South Korea president Moon Jae-in on Thursday ratcheted up his push to secure a 11 trillion won (US$9.8 billion) extra budget for job creation, saying he would visit parliament to gain its backing at an "appropriate time" if need be.
Chinese authorities are considering introducing a "counter-cyclical factor" to the existing pricing model of yuan's central parity rate against the U.S. dollar, the China Foreign Exchange Trade System (CFETS) said Friday.
Greece has failed to secure a deal to unlock the next instalment of its multi-billion-dollar bailout after talks with eurozone finance ministers broke down.
British inflation rate has continued its upward trend, hitting a record high in April, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) released Tuesday.
HSBC said on Thursday that pre-tax profit fell 19 percent to US$4.96 billion in the first three months of the year.
The dollar built on the previous day's gains on Thursday after the Federal Reserve opened the door for another US interest rate hike next month but Asian markets mostly turned lower in a holiday-filled week.
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London's famous shopping high streets as well as the capital's appeal as a destination for international visitors and investors are under threat because of a massive rise in business taxes, mayor Sadiq Khan warned Tuesday.
China is on its way to becoming a high-income nation by 2027, and is unlikely to linger in the middle-income trap, U.S. investment bank Morgan Stanley said in a report issued on Feb. 15.
The Hang Seng Index opened up at 0.6 per cent at 24,139.31, while Shanghai Composite Index traded 0.16 per cent up at 3,217.73