Most Hong Kong-based investors
are maintaining a positive investment appetite for 2020 despite
a challenging local market including an economic slowdown and
social unrest, property consultant Colliers International said
Financial services provider STM Group
said on Wednesday it expects its 2019 underlying
earnings to fall by a third, as new business applications within
its pension segment were lower than originally budgeted.
Ukraine's National Bank said on
Wednesday the former owner of the country's largest lender
PrivatBank, Ihor Kolomoisky, has put pressure on the
central bank, aiming to create chaos and change its management.
China shares fell on Wednesday
as weak industrial profit data highlighted growing strains on
the economy, outweighing U.S. President Donald Trump's remark
that an initial trade deal with Beijing was near.