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Yata Supermarket recorded an average 18 percent year-on-year growth in sales from its Mid-Autumn Festival promotion in nine stores, and expects total revenue to increase 10 percent during "Golden Week" as the one-week break includes the traditional festival.
Another house from Mount Nicholson has sold for HK$620 million, as property consultants believe the US Federal Reserve announcement to start balance sheet reduction in October will only have limited impact on the local property market.
Google agreed to buy part of HTC Corp's engineering and design teams for US$1.1 billion (HK$8.5 billion), taking on a cadre of veterans that worked on the Pixel phone and could bolster its nascent hardware business.
China search engine Baidu Inc announced a 10 billion yuan (HK$11.85 billion) autonomous driving fund yesterday as part of a wider plan to speed up its technical development and compete with US rivals.
Nine Dragons Paper (2689) posted 290.7 percent year-on-year growth to 43.83 billion yuan (HK$51.87 billion) in net profit for the year ended July 30 2017, and declared a dividend of 25 fen per share. Earnings per share were 0.94 yuan.
New World Development (0017) posted a 26.5 percent year-on-year increase in underlying net profit to HK$7.13 billion for the year ended June 30, after stripping out the one-off disposal gain of five projects in the mainland.
Hong Kong shares closed weaker yesterday, as strength in financial and consumer stocks countered a slump in the resources sector, triggered by a stronger US dollar amid revived expectations of another US rate increase later this year.
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing(0388) chief executive Charles Li Xiaojia said the next step for Hong Kong to take is to bring in more international issuers for Chinese investors to join trades through the primary connect, so the region could become an un- replaceable gear.
Apple Inc shares fell the most in more than a month after an analyst said demand for the iPhone 8 is "substantially lower" than for earlier models.
AIA Group (1299) agreed to buy Commonwealth Bank of Australia's life insurance business for A$3.8 billion (HK$23.52 billion) in its most ambitious foray beyond the Hong Kong-based company's core markets in Asia.
Hong Kong's stock market is expected to become the world's third largest by the end of this month in terms of funds raised via public offerings, according to a report compiled by Deloitte China.
"Good preparations" should be made by China and the United States to ensure that the visit of US President Donald Trump to Beijing this year is a success, China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi told US Vice President Mike Pence.
District councillor Au Nok-hin has withdrawn from the Democratic Party, saying there is a need to revive the progressive voices in the pro-democracy camp which are being suppressed by Beijing.
Princess Margaret Hospital will perform 140 additional operations to treat diseases involving the brain and heart vessels at its three newly established theaters next year, to shorten waiting times.
Ten consignments of mostly Brazilian chicken feet intended for pet consumption were exported to Hong Kong using forged health certificates, according to the Centre for Food Safety.
More than 1.5 million mooncakes ended up in trash cans last year, as did 40 million light sticks, a green group said.
Hong Kong child singer Celine Tam Tsz-kwan may have failed to get into the final of America's Got Talent, but her other dream looks to be coming true - meeting her favorite singer Celine Dion, who Twittered an invitation for Tam to be her guest in Las Vegas.
American pop star Ariana Grande's world tour finished without a hitch at the AsiaWorld-Expo last night under an air- tight security net.
A tiny French Polynesian island bought by Marlon Brando is using a Hollywood image to tackle environmental issues - with help from jet-setters.
The Hang Seng Index topped 28,000 recently, boosted mainly by the rally of mainland real-estate and techno shares, which, incidentally, is affecting the ranking on China's richest list.