Swire Group, whose activities span property, aviation, beverages, marine services, and trading and industrial, is a Hong Kong listed conglomerate. It is the parent of Hong Kong carrier, Cathay Pacific Airways, and Dragonair, and Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Co (Haeco) is a subsidiary. Swire Pacific and Swire Properties are the main listed arms of the group, which also owns Swire Hotels.
More HK Airlines delays amid strike fears
Five Hong Kong Airlines flights were delayed for more than an hour yesterday, including a flight to Nanjing delayed for six hours, and one to Changsha was cancelled amid rumours that the airline's staff were planning to strike.
Typhoon expected to disrupt flights to Taiwan
Cathay Pacific said it expected flights to Taiwan to be disrupted this afternoon and tomorrow by Typhoon Saola.
Autopsy on body found in sea with neck injury
An autopsy will be conducted today on the body of a 16-year-old school dropout found floating off Chai Wan on Monday night. The body of Eason Tsang, who was reported missing by his family on Saturday, had a neck injury and police regard his death as suspicious.
Government's deficit for second quarter HK$9.7b
The government announced a HK$9.7 billion deficit for the second quarter of the year, during which revenue was HK$78.8 billion and spending was HK$88.5 billion. It said the deficit was a result of salaries and profits tax not being collected until the end of the financial year.
Maid jailed four months for stealing two rings
Filipino maid Flordeliza de la Rosa Arce, 42, was sentenced in Eastern Court to four months' jail for stealing two rings worth US$12,000 from her Mid-Levels employer.