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PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 19 September, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 19 September, 2012, 2:31am


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Chief secretary holds meetings in Macau

Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor will spend the day in Macau, paying what the Government Information Service says will be "a courtesy call" to Macau Chief Executive Dr Fernando Chui Sai-on and a meeting with its secretary for social affairs and culture, Cheong U. The GIS said Lam will also "learn about Macau's integrated development of tourism, leisure, conference and exhibition facilities".


Brokerage reports on Asian 'corporate fraud'

Global brokerage firm CLSA will hold a news conference at its Hong Kong offices in Central about its annual survey of corporate governance in Asia. It has compiled the survey with the Asian Corporate Governance Association since 2000. According to the invitation, the latest study found that "cracks in Asian corporate governance have become even more apparent", with issues ranging from "relatively minor corporate transgressions" to outright fraud.


Cycling body considers doping amnesty

The Switzerland-based International Cycling Union (UCI), begins a two-day meeting of its management committee. It will discuss a proposed amnesty for riders and officials who confess to doping offences. UCI president Pat McQuaid said earlier this month that there was no plan to challenge the US Anti-Doping Agency's decision last month to strip Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles for doping offences.


Premier Wen in Brussels for euro zone talks

Premier Wen Jiabao will attend a two-day China-European Union summit in Brussels, seeking to improve ties with the bloc "under the new circumstances" created by the ongoing euro zone crisis, according to the Foreign Ministry in Beijing. "The meeting will … send a positive signal in promoting strong, sustainable and balanced world economic growth," ministry spokesman Hong Lei told a briefing last week.


Green light for MTR's University Station

The MTR Corporation will host an on-site briefing at what it calls its award-winning, environment-friendly gateway at the University Station in Sha Tin. It says the station, set to open later this year, will enhance transport links with Chinese University.


Japan Airlines returns to stock market

Japan Airlines will relist its shares on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, in a historic comeback from a collapse that once saw the national carrier valued at less than the cost of a second-hand jumbo jet. JAL, which recovered from bankruptcy in 2010, is reported to have set the price for the 663 billion yen (HK$65.7 billion) initial public offering - the biggest worldwide since Facebook - at 3,790 yen a share, amid expectations of a "substantial" increase in traffic.