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Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 18 April, 2013, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 18 April, 2013, 3:18am

Listen in on West Kowloon talks

The public gets a chance to listen in on the latest discussions on the development of the West Kowloon Cultural District. The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority faced criticism earlier this year for failing to offer details of its board meetings on its website. But the report by the CEO at today's meeting will be broadcast live online and be made available to view later. The televised section of the meeting is due to begin at 3.10pm.

 

UN releases Asia survey

New information on the development of Asia will emerge when the United Nations releases its annual Economic and Social Survey of the continent. The UN says the report lays a pathway towards inclusive and environmentally friendly growth as the key to creating new sources of economic vitality amid global uncertainty. It provides policy options for governments to overcome these challenges and maintain the pursuit of inclusive and sustainable development.

 

US sailors join community work

US Navy sailors may be better known for frequenting the bars of Wan Chai during their shore leave in Hong Kong. But a group from the USS Green Bay will be making a positive contribution to the lives of ordinary Hongkongers when they take part in community work at a school in Tiu Keng Leng. Green Bay, a landing vessel, is one of three US ships making a visit to Hong Kong this week.

 

Italian presidential vote begins

Italy's parliament begins voting to select the country's next president as political strife continues following last month's tightly contested general election. The election could take a single day, or several, or even weeks, with a two-thirds majority required in the first three rounds of voting and a simple majority thereafter. While the presidency in Italy is a mostly ceremonial post, it takes on critical importance during times of political crisis.

 

G20 finance chiefs meet

The G20 finance ministers and central bank governors hold talks in Washington. The meeting, on the sidelines of the annual IMF and World Bank spring meetings, are expected to include discussions on the outlook for the global economy as well as reviewing progress on the implementation of new international financial regulations.

 

Samsung brings Galaxy S4 to HK

Samsung Electronics launches its much anticipated flagship smartphone model, the Galaxy S4, on the Hong Kong market at a media event at the Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai. The phone has been a huge hit since the South Korean manufacturer began rolling it out in international markets earlier this month. One of its most eye-catching features is the eye tracking technology that allows users to pause video simply by looking away from the screen.

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