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  1. HKMA sold HK$7.4 billion in 3 interventions on Thursday

    Posted Nov 02nd 2012, 08:12am by Reuters in Hong Kong

    ... The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) stepped into the currency market during New York hours on Thursday, its third intervention for the day, as the local currency repeatedly hit the strong end of its trading range. It sold HK$2.751 billion ($355 million) in Hong Kong dollars in the latest move, bringing the total injection for the day to HK$7.4 billion, data showed. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1074491/hkma-sold-hk74-billion-3-interventions-thursday
  2. Business - Companies

    Graft trial adjourns for billionaire Kwok brothers

    Posted Oct 12th 2012, 12:53pm by Reuters in Hong Kong

    ... The billionaire Kwok brothers’ corruption trial was adjourned on Friday until January to allow the prosecution more time to gather evidence in Hong Kong’s highest-profile graft case ... corruption in the government and police. Thomas and Raymond Kwok run Sun Hung Kai Properties, the world’s second-largest property developer by stock-market value. The Kwok family is Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1059470/hong-kongs-billionaire-kwok-brothers-face-court-graft-charges
  3. Business - Companies

    CK Life Sciences buys top Australian salt producer

    Posted Nov 29th 2012, 03:13pm by Agence France-Presse in Hong Kong

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hong Kong Asia’s richest man Li Ka-shing is buying Australia’s largest salt producer Cheetham Salt in a deal worth US$157 million, a subsidiary of his Cheung Kong ... Kong Life Sciences chief executive officer Kam Hing-lam said in a statement. CK Life Sciences, chaired by Li’s eldest son and heir to his Cheung Kong conglomerate, Victor, is involved ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1093823/ck-life-sciences-buys-top-australian-salt-producer
  4. News - Hong Kong

    Bruce Lee's former house in Kowloon Tong to go on sale

    Posted Oct 24th 2012, 03:58pm by Agence France-Presse in Hong Kong

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hong Kong Kung fu legend Bruce Lee’s former residence in Kowloon will be put up for sale after a plan to turn the property into a museum dedicated to the icon ... house in Kowloon Tong has been used as a short-stay love hotel for several years. Yu could not be reached on Wednesday for comment. The kung fu star died in Hong Kong after a severe reaction ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1068705/bruce-lees-kowloon-tong-residence-go-sale
  5. Sport - Golf - GOLF

    Hong Kong Open cuts prize money

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 02:33pm by Agence France-Presse in Hong Kong

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hong Kong Prize money for the prestigious Hong Kong Open has been cut US$750,000 to US$2 million, organisers said on Thursday, blaming the state of the world economy. It comes despite the tournament, one of the biggest in Asia, retaining sponsor UBS, the Swiss bank. This year’s Hong Kong Open is November 15-18. “It’s one of these things that have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/golf/article/1041418/hong-kong-open-cuts-prize-money
  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Air pollution in Hong Kong from ships and vehicles gets worse

    Posted Oct 11th 2012, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Power plant action helps Hong Kong hit overall clean-air goals but vehicles and ships creating more pollution than before, officials admit EMISSION CUTS ... as possible. "If there are no common targets, the fruits of Hong Kong can be easily offset by mainland pollution," Man said. Friends of the Earth said the latest results were nothing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1058113/air-pollution-hong-kong-ships-and-vehicles-gets-worse
  7. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong fails to meet air quality targets

    Posted Nov 14th 2012, 03:57pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit Hong Kong has never met the air quality targets it adopted 25 years ago, according to an Audit Commission report released on Wednesday that reviewed the government’s efforts to improve air quality. The commission’s report found the concentration of two pollutants – nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and the PM10 particles – at roadside had “persistently and significantly exceeded ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1082376/hong-kong-fails-meet-air-quality-targets-25-years
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong needs a 'lights out' law

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 12:00am by EDWIN LAU

    ... at how ineffective the legislation banning idling engines has been in improving roadside air quality. Hong Kong earned its name, the Pearl of the Orient, many decades ago, but today ... of complaints from those affected by light pollution, from grass-roots families to wealthy home owners. Many of them live right next to flashing billboards. They are desperate to get help, and have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1046164/hong-kong-needs-lights-out-law
  9. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    It's official: Hong Kong has poor air quality

    Posted Nov 15th 2012, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... obligations under the air pollution control ordinance, and in taking very obvious steps such as getting old polluting diesel-engined vehicles off the road. This is something that think tanks and environmentalists have been advising for years and yet the EPD has barely done anything. The EPD has no shortage of information as to the sources of air pollution, but it has just been highly ineffective ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1082552/its-official-hong-kong-has-poor-air-quality
  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong scientists to launch alternative air quality health index

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 12:00am by Kristie Wong

    ... SCIENTISTS TO LAUNCHOWN AIR QUALITY INDEX Pollution scientists who developed a new air quality alert system for the government that was never adopted plan to launch it themselves. The experts say ... system. Modelled on a Canadian approach, the new index will be calculated on the risks of hospital admissions for respiratory and cardiovascular diseases from the sum of four air pollutants ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1024785/hong-kong-scientists-launch-alternative-air-quality-health-index

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