Hong Kong leader forced to abandon address, offers no olive branch

Reuters | Oct 16, 2019 at 9:19 AM

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam had to abandon her policy speech in the legislature on Wednesday because of jeering lawmakers but later offered no direct olive branch to protesters, hoping instead to ease resentment by building public housing.

German shares almost unchanged at start of trading

Xinhua News Agency | Oct 16, 2019 at 8:31 AM

The biggest winner among Germany’s largest 30 companies at the start of trading was insurance company Allianz, increasing 0.46 percent, followed by the world’s largest reinsurer Munich Re with 0.31 percent and industrial gas producer Linde with 0.18 percent.