Hong Kong protests

Uniqlo parent cuts profit outlook as Asia strife batters sales

TOKYO • Political flare-ups in Asia are putting the brakes on Fast Retailing's overseas momentum, as the Uniqlo operator posted its worst quarterly revenue fall in a decade for its global segment...

Uniqlo sees worst overseas sales drop in decade on Asia political strife

TOKYO (BLOOMBERG) - Political flare-ups in Asia are putting the brakes on Fast Retailing's overseas momentum, as the Uniqlo operator reported the worst quarterly revenue decline in a decade for...

Hong Kong's Christmas cheer muted as spending falls, jobs lost

Merrymaking in Hong Kong this festive season looks set to be more muted, with some people opting for low-key celebrations instead of splashing out on Christmas and New Year.

Hong Kong protesters weaponising spending power as they dig in for long fight

HONG KONG (AP) - The Hong Kong protesters formed a line, patiently waiting their turn to buy sweet milk and tea drinks from a store that advertised ardent support for their cause with a banner...

Hong Kong faces wave of layoffs, store closures

HONG KONG • More than 5,600 retail jobs could be lost and thousands of stores shut down over the next six months, as pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong continue to disrupt sales during the...

Firms moving arbitration cases from protest-hit Hong Kong to Singapore

SINGAPORE (REUTERS) - Safety fears in Hong Kong have prompted firms to shift arbitration hearings out of the Chinese-ruled city, industry sources said, another sign that pro-democracy protests are...

Hong Kong business activity in November shrinks the most in 21 years

HONG KONG (REUTERS) - Business activity in Hong Kong contracted at the fastest pace in 21 years in November, dragged down by anti-government protests and softening global demand, an IHS Markit...

Free to choose, but at what price?

Recent events such as the Hong Kong protests, suggested tax on sugar and proposed ban on personal mobility devices (PMDs), as well as the cancellation by Yale-NUS College of the "Dialogue and...

Hong Kong awaiting 'enormous' retail hit amid political unrest

HONG KONG (BLOOMBERG) - Hong Kong businesses that have managed to stay afloat through almost six months of sometimes violent protests are looking to the upcoming Christmas and Chinese New Year...

Companies around the world get hit by Hong Kong protests

HONG KONG (BLOOMBERG) - Whether they sell fur coats from Rome or farm hens from Mississippi, a surprising concern is occupying a number of corporate executives this earnings season: Hong Kong's...

China using economic muscle to bend Western companies to its will

LONG before Daryl Morey's fateful tweet - the one that set the NBA on a collision course with China - the country already had a history of employing economic might to twist corporate arms in Asia...