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Recession not inevitable, says OECD – and other economy stories

OECD expects slow growth but no recession; US plans to slow interest-rate rises; China to boost monetary stimulus measures. View article...

China's Economy Takes a Deeper Hit as Retail Sales Turn Negative

China's economy sank into a deeper funk last month as the weight of strict zero-Covid measures, a real-estate downturn and sinking ... View article...

Reluctant buyers pose main threat to Beijing's property revival efforts

A slew of recent supportive measures will bring China's cash-strapped property developers much needed relief, ... View article...

China's soaring COVID cases bring shutdowns in Beijing, elsewhere

China is imposing coronavirus controls in Beijing and other major cities as infections soar near record levels, less than two weeks ... View article...

Hong Kong no longer homes worlds priciest shopping district

Hong Kong no longer has the world's most-expensive retail district after rents plummeted due to Covid curbs and restrictions on visito... View article...

Covid-hit Hong Kong loses luxury shopping crown to New York

Hong Kong no longer has the world's most-expensive retail district after rents plummeted due to Covid curbs and restrictions on ... View article...

Where will the next generation in maritime come from?

Sadly for Hong Kong the pandemic, combined with its relatively new tough national security law, have seen one-way plane tickets become prized items. View article...

US must hold China accountable for targeting Hong Kong Catholics

The targeting of two prominent Catholics in Hong Kong has raised questions about the future of religious freedom there — not just for Catholics, ... View article...