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Sold! Endangered Pacific bluefin tuna goes for $117,000 at auction in Japan

Jan 05, 2016

Sold! Endangered Pacific bluefin tuna goes for $117,000 at auction in Japan

A Japanese sushi boss paid more than $117,000 Tuesday for a giant bluefin tuna as Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market held its last New Year auction ahead of a much-needed modernisation move. #Tokyo #Japan #NewsTracker #Sushi #Hongkong #Bluefin tuna #Tsukiji #Toyosu #Kiyoshi Kimura #Global Tuna Conservation at the Pew Charitable Trusts #Sushi-Zanmai
Pearl necklace sells for record breaking $5.3 million

Oct 09, 2015

Pearl necklace sells for record breaking $5.3 million

A string of natural grey pearls and a Kashmir sapphire broke world records at an auction in Hong Kong, auctioneers Sotheby's say. A BBC News report says a rare grey pearl necklace that once belonged to a British aristocrat sold for $5.3 million. #Auction #BeatThis #Jewellery #Sotheby's #Hongkong #Pearls #JewelOfKashmir #KashmirSapphire
Tintin drawing sells for $1.2 million in Hong Kong auction

Oct 06, 2015

Tintin drawing sells for $1.2 million in Hong Kong auction

The “only original“ drawing remianing from the Tintin classic The Blue Lotus sold for a record breaking 9.6 million Hong Kong dollars ($1.2m) at an auction in Hong Kong. #ThingsWeLike #Hergé #Tintin #Hongkong #Cartoon #The Blue Lotus #CaptainHaddock
In early dawn raid, Hong Kong police move in against protest zone

Oct 17, 2014

In early dawn raid, Hong Kong police move in against protest zone

Dozens of Hong Kong police arrived at a pro-democracy protest zone on Friday to remove barricades in a dawn raid #World #India #China #NewsTracker #Protests #Hongkong #Leung Chun-ying
Hong Kong police start removing barricades, protesters caught unaware

Oct 13, 2014

Hong Kong police start removing barricades, protesters caught unaware

Hong Kong police early Monday started removing street barricades at sites where pro-democracy demonstrators have been holding more than two weeks of rallies, paralysing parts of the Chinese financial hub. #World #China #NewsTracker #Hongkong #Leung Chun-ying #central #Mongkok #Admiralty
Revealed: World's most expensive streets

Nov 20, 2013

Revealed: World's most expensive streets

In the wake of a recession that knocked at least 40 percent off the price tags of global prime property, the world's wealthiest individuals are buying homes on top streets for higher-than-ever prices, according to data from Knight Frank and ultra high net worth (UHNW) intelligence firm Wealth-X.

#London #didyouknow #Hongkong #billionaires #NewYork
Start of a bubble? Investors cash in on China's 'mini-Hong Kong'

Jul 19, 2012

Start of a bubble? Investors cash in on China's 'mini-Hong Kong'

Investors are snapping up property near a proposed $45 billion business zone in the Chinese boom town of Shenzhen, betting that the government's plans to further open its capital markets with a " mini-Hong Kong" will spur real estate values. #China #RealEstate #Shenzhen #Hongkong #property bubble
Why Mumbai's elections are irrelevant to this city-state

Feb 17, 2012

Why Mumbai's elections are irrelevant to this city-state

Mumbai's latest municipal elections are unrelated to what the city really needs: it needs to be governed differently from the rest of Maharashtra #Shanghai #BMC #BMC2012 #Municipal polls #Charter Cities #Hongkong #East India Company