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  1. Attack saw tightening of security in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of Securitas in Hong Kong. Staff were trained in terrorism awareness and reporting requirements. And new buildings being built were reviewed to ensure that if hit by planes, the structures would remain standing.'9/11 was a tragic incident and a real wake up call for everybody about what terrorism looked like. It was a real sea change in what governments had expected terrorists to do. And because ...

  2. Chance for HK to embrace Muslim world

    Posted Nov 21st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... been swiftly followed by the Securities and Futures Commission approving Hong Kong's first Islamic retail fund shows a determination to better take advantage of our circumstances. ... is that we have little experience of Muslim finance. Islamic law does not permit the payment of interest, a concept alien to our banking system. Hong Kong's position as the investment gateway ...

  3. US seeks China support on Iran

    Posted Sep 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... companies in Hong Kong and the mainland. David Cohen (pictured), the bureau's new terrorism and financial intelligence undersecretary, met Hong Kong government and private sector officials yesterday and warned of the heightened risks of doing business with Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL). Ongoing activities by North Korean trading companies were also expected to have ...

  4. How to survive a terrorist attack

    Posted Mar 17th 2004, 12:00am by Edith Terry

    ... is not a central player in the drama that pits fundamental Islam against the west. Beijing has taken sides in the war against terror but carefully distanced itself from the invasion of Iraq, ... and their allies across the Islamic world. In Hong Kong, the bad new geopolitics of global terrorism makes it all the more important that we shake off the apathy and inertia of the immediate post-colonial ...

  5. Kuwait keen to help HK develop Islamic finance

    Posted Mar 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Investors from the Middle East would be interested in investing in Islamic financial products in Hong Kong but the city would have to bring in more experts to develop such business, according to Kuwait Consul-General Bader S. Al-Tunaib. Mr Al-Tunaib said Middle Eastern investors would like to trade Islamic bonds or other types of financial products following the Hong ...

  6. Build infrastructure and Islamic funds will come, says envoy

    Posted Nov 17th 2007, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu The government has been urged to add more entertainment and other facilities for Muslims if it wants Hong Kong to develop into an Islamic financial centre, a senior official ... but the city had not done enough to cater to the needs of Islamic investors. Despite this lack of infrastructure, however, Mr Aljunaibi said Hong Kong's close ties with the mainland- the Arab ...

  7. Heliport noise in Wan Chai will be hardly noticeable

    Posted Aug 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I read with great interest 'A different path' (July 30), by staffer S. Wayne Morrison, about his experience of Islam. Morrison writes that he sent a message to his family and friends telling them of his decision to marry and convert to Islam. I also have a friend in Hong Kong who fell in love with a Muslim girl and was only allowed to marry her if he converted to Islam ...

  8. Beijing, democrats can move forward on political reform

    Posted Aug 01st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the 'Islamic terror groups' and their so-called 'Islamic websites' and ghost 'Islamic leaders'. Perhaps the British government cannot find out why and how the July 7 bombings ... preach resistance to tyranny and oppression, but these suicide attacks had nothing to do with Islam, which is the religion of peace. These mischief-makers were trying to defame Islam. I do ...

  9. Terror threat lingers ahead of WTO talks

    Posted Aug 27th 2005, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... 'This is an international city and we need to be prepared.' He was speaking after French anti-terror judge Jean-Louis Bruguiere's warning that al-Qaeda could be planning to strike ... terrorist attack owing to its secure, well-monitored borders, small Muslim community and China's relatively minor role in the 'war on terror'. But China was also full ...

  10. Historical ties open doors for HK

    Posted Mar 12th 2011, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... Chris Davis While the Islamic finance sector has only registered on the international investment radar for about three decades, the mainland's ties with the Middle East date back many ... the early 1400s. Islamic finance expert Dr Khoo Guan Seng, head of the innovative unit at the Singapore Stock Exchange, believes it is these historical ties and the recent rejuvenation of trade ...




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