Birmingham majority shareholder Carson Yeung has been granted the right to make a one-off trip to the UK next month, his lawyer has confirmed.

Holidays on hold as travellers await news

Passengers put their dream holidays on hold for a second day as flights remained suspended across the UK today.

Third Hong Kong acid attack in six months

An acid-filled beer bottle was dropped onto a street in the same area of densely populated Hong Kong for the third time in six months, police said Monday, fueling media speculation about a serial attacker.

Hong Kong tycoon to bid for EDF UK assets

Li Ka-shing amongst group of five bidding for 100,000-mile cable network

Hong Kong presses new charge in 'milkshake murder'

Hong Kong prosecutors today issued a new murder indictment against Nancy Kissel, an American who successfully appealed an earlier conviction on charges of drugging and then bashing her husband to death in a luxury apartment complex.

Egg-sized diamond sold to Hong Kong jeweller for a record $35m

A Hong Kong jeweller paid a record price for an uncut diamond yesterday when it bought the egg-sized "Cullinan Heritage" for $35.3m (£23m).

Sir Percy Cradock: Diplomat who played a crucial role in negotiating the handover of Hong Kong to China

Sir Percy Cradock, the former Ambassador to China, played a pivotal role in, the peaceful transfer of Hong Kong to China in 1997. At the time, given China's overwhelming military advantage, Hong Kong's dependence on China for food and water, and Britain's lack of leverage in the negotiations, it was regarded as a diplomatic triumph for Margaret Thatcher. Cradock had managed to persuade the Chinese leadership to guarantee the British colony's capitalist economy, Western legal system and separate political structure for 50 years. But in Cradock's opinion his work was nearly undone with the appointment of Chris Patten, whom Cradock regarded as merely a self-seeking politician, as the final Governor of Hong Kong.

Deripaska plans new $1.5bn float in Hong Kong

Oleg Deripaska is set to launch a $1.5bn (£950m) stock market flotation of his electric power business, despite the recent collapse of several high profile flotations.

Dindane closes on Portsmouth move

Aruna Dindane is a step closer to completing a permanent move to Fratton Park after parent club Lens admitted they now consider him a Portsmouth player.

French luxury tells a tale of China's haves and have-nots

Communist nation's new rich lavish millions on luxury homes inspired by Europe

Police say Hong Kong acid attacker remains at large

An attacker who hurls bottles of acid from high-rise buildings on to shoppers in Hong Kong tourist spots remains at large, after police admitted they had arrested the wrong man following an attack on a market which injured 15 people.

Man arrested after Hong Kong acid attack

Police arrested a man today after two bottles of corrosive liquid were hurled into a crowd at one of Hong Kong's famous tourist spots, officials said. At least 30 people were injured in the city's latest acid attack.

James Moore: Mr Bolton with Chinese characteristics

Outlook When Anthony Bolton speaks, it usually pays to listen. Quite literally, given the way Fidelity's Special Situations fund performed when he was in charge of it.

Bolton puts off retirement to run new China fund

Veteran Fidelity guru says Western economic recovery is faltering

Click, pack and go: our pick of this week's travel deals

Late November into early December is traditionally the quietest period in the travelling calendar, which is why tour operators, hotels and transport providers often release some of their best deals around about now.

Gold prepares formal hand over to Yeung

Outgoing Birmingham chairman David Gold is hoping to enjoy the club's future success from afar as he prepares to formally hand over to new owner Carson Yeung.

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