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  1. Money tight, air dirty but people are happy

    Posted Aug 29th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sylvia Chan Hong Kong's middle-class families have as little as HK$2,300 a month in disposable income and more than 80 per cent are unhappy with the city's air quality. Still, two-thirds say they are happy and believe their lives will get better, according to a Citibank poll of 515 people aged 25 to 60 with monthly incomes of more than HK$20,000 or liquid assets ...

  2. Argentina can be a profitable 'adventure'

    Posted Aug 11th 2010, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... their property portfolio by gaining exposure to South America,' she says. 'The capital, Buenos Aires, has property owners from all over the world. Property laws are respected and good quality ... and 'greasy' courts- and then threw in cheap prices. The 'real cost of the cup of coffee in Buenos Aires is only 16th as much as London', he reasoned, drawing a parallel with the property ...

  3. Events

    Posted Jul 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tuesday, July 10: Joint British and Canadian chamber lunch: 'Better air quality... but at a cost: A tough choice to make'. Renaissance Harbour View. Wednesday, July 11: Canadian Chamber of Commerce lunch: 'Multicultural management: New ways and methods to support profitability'. Kinwick Centre. Thursday, July 12: Hong Kong Securities Institute talk: ...

  4. Events

    Posted Jul 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... British and Canadian chamber lunch: 'Better air quality... but at a cost: A tough choice to make'. Renaissance Harbour View. Thursday, July 12: British Chamber of Commerce lunch: ...

  5. Japanese restaurants put faith in quality food to lure diners back

    Posted Apr 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... not cut prices to lure clients back as that would affect the quality of food and service. High-quality cuisine, and not low prices, would attract customers to return, he said. Naoyuki Sato, ... Kong is safe to eat. 'Japanese have very high quality controls on food exports and we would not export any tainted food. Customers should feel safe to eat in Hong Kong.' Sato said ...

  6. We can all help

    Posted Mar 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Editor Raymond Cheng One thing that has held back Hong Kong's competitiveness is its environment and poor air quality. Hong Kong was ranked by the Economist Intelligence Unit ... dioxide emission. Power can be easily saved by turning off TVs and computers if they are not in use, or cleaning air-conditioner filters. We care about future generations, but also about how our ...

  7. Taiwan rules out anti-air missiles on disputed islets

    Posted May 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Taiwan ruled out redeploying short-range surface-to-air Chaparral and Stinger missiles to defend its sovereignty on some of the islands ... sensitive environment to place the missiles on Pratas and Taiping- the largest of the heatedly contested Spratly Islands. 'Redeploying short-range anti-air missiles in Pratas and Taiping islet ...

  8. Quality control

    Posted Mar 18th 2010, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... to quality. If the newspaper had waited a few weeks longer, it could have included a new study by the Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China that lambastes a mainland research culture that prides itself on the number of publications over their quality. Instead of looking just at publication numbers in international science journals, the institute's study also ...

  9. Lai See

    Posted Jun 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Howard Winn Air quality will make or break airport's hopes for third runway If the Airport Authority thought getting environmental approvals for its proposed third runway was going ... focus groups unless it complied. It has now agreed to look into this. But the biggest problem it faces in getting approval for its EIA is air quality. Hong Kong's background air quality ...

  10. Events

    Posted Jul 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... and insider dealing provisions of the SFO'. Hong Kong Bankers Club. Tuesday, July 10: Joint British and Canadian chamber lunch: 'Better air quality... but at a cost: A tough choice ...




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