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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    New Catholic bishops say civil disobedience OK if for common good

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 05:21am by Stuart Lau

    ... 'public good' protests Two auxiliary bishops newly appointed by the Vatican have spoken out about the Occupy Central campaign, saying the church supports civil disobedience when it's for the common good. A third new auxiliary bishop meanwhile said the Hong Kong Catholic diocese had come under pressure from the government to consider shutting down its outspoken Justice and Peace ...

  2. News - World - ITALY

    Venetians seek to buy Poveglia, ‘island of madness’ to foil luxury resort plan

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 08:47pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Venice Venetians seek to buy lagoon island of Poveglia- which some claim to be haunted- to prevent it being turned into yet another luxury resort Battle on for 'island ... another luxury resort in the Venetian lagoon. Barina and many of his neighbours were indignant when they heard of the Italian state's intention to auction a 99-year lease on Poveglia island ...

  3. Luxury, it's a Sino the times

    Posted Nov 17th 2004, 12:00am by Kitty Go

    ... is also viewed to have the most extraordinary potential growth in branded goods among emerging markets. It's for these reasons that Luxury 2004: The Lure of Asia is convening this year ... together business leaders and designers to discuss the challenges, opportunities and other topics for international fashion brands operating in the region or planning to enter the luxury goods ...

  4. Business - Companies - RETAIL

    Luxury brands report slower sales as buyers reach their limit

    Posted Sep 13th 2012, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... flagging sales growth suggests an end to a three-year rally in the luxury-goods industry as wealthy shoppers cut back on past indulgences. Financiere Richemont, Prada and LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis ... at Berenberg Bank in London. Burberry, Britain's largest luxury-goods company, said September 11 that full-year profit will disappoint investors after same-store revenue stalled in the last 10 ...

  5. Magazines - Post Magazine - FOR MEN

    The goods

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 11:21pm by Abid Rahman

    ... Abid Rahman Abid Rahman 1. Great bloomers Yes, we're becoming a broken record but floral prints really are all the rage at the moment. Big ones, small ones- they're all on trend. We love Jack Wills' swimwear, which ranges from the outlandis ...

  6. Lifestyle - Books - MEMOIR

    Book review: Good Morning, Mr Mandela, by Zelda la Grange

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 08:37pm by Victoria Burrows

    ... Victoria Burrows Good Morning, Mr Mandela: A Memoir by Zelda la Grange Three-and-a-half stars Viking Victoria Burrows A memoir, being a personal account, often evades the critical rigour ... fighter that few others could boast. In Good Morning, Mr Mandela, La Grange offers insight into what being one of the world's most revered individuals was like. Constantly bombarded ...

  7. Business - Companies - THE INTERVIEW

    Luxury goods distributors adapt in China as brands reclaim sales rights

    Posted Jul 20th 2013, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... of mainland customers. It also recruits and trains sales staff and offers after-sales service. It makes its profit by purchasing luxury goods at a discount and then selling them to local customers ... Celine Sun in Beijing celine.sun@scmp.com Distributors of designer goods have had to change the way they do business as top brands move to reassert control over sales channels Mainland ...

  8. Comment - Blogs

    Why luxury is more luxurious than ever

    Posted Dec 05th 2013, 06:11pm by Jacqueline Tsang

    ... Jacqueline Tsang The luxury industry, it seems, is getting more luxurious. Not that one would ever accuse these brands of doing things by halves, but lately some of the biggest names in fashion and luxury have been taking the concept of excess to a whole new level. Just last month, for example, Piaget held its Couture Précieuse high jewellery showcase at The Peninsula Hong Kong. ...

  9. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Frenchman takes PCs to the lap of luxury

    Posted Sep 10th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Classical computers finished in brass or gold leaf are more than just work tools French entrepreneur takes PCs to the lap of luxury Does your laptop clash ... it as a luxury object," said 58-year-old Chirita, whose own bookshelves heave with IT manuals and interior design books. Luxury? Framed by marble columns adorned with twisted gold or soaring eagles, ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong police's harassment of protesters tarnishes good name of Asia's 'finest'

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 05:02pm by Albert Cheng

    ... Albert Cheng Albert Cheng denounces officers' rough handling and the mass arrest of demonstrators following the overnight sit-in after July 1 rally Harassment of protesters tarnishes the good name of Hong Kong's police force The Hong Kong Police Force has been hailed as Asia's finest. But does it still warrant the title, given the heavy-handed way in which it recently ...




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