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  1. Asia's world city?

    Posted Aug 07th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It is often said that Hong Kong aspires to be 'Asia's world city', potentially the London or New York of Asia, and certainly it is said that the goal is not to be just ... 'Asia's world city' aspiration. And in this situation, impressions count for a lot. BILL BOWMAN, Ap Lei Chau ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/424050/asias-world-city
  2. UN report ranks Hong Kong the second-best place to live in Asia

    Posted Jul 13th 2003, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Hong Kong has once again been ranked second only to Japan as the best place to live in Asia, in the annual United Nations Human Development Index. The city has the third-highest life ... capita was US$24,850 for Hong Kong, the 15th highest in the world and the second highest in Asia behind Japan at US$25,130. Luxembourg had the highest GDP per capita at US$53,780. But in terms ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/421497/un-report-ranks-hong-kong-second-best-place-live-asia
  3. Bickering brothers

    Posted Aug 29th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... North Korean athletes participating in the World Student Games in the city of Daegu in South Korea have triggered two very different emotional reactions among the southerners, showing how divided their society is these days when it comes to their northern neighbours. Some South Koreans - mostly young people - are cheering the northern athletes and officials at the world's main ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/426175/bickering-brothers
  4. Rare pair travel cub class to South Africa

    Posted Sep 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... The young tigers are heading for a new life in the wild Passengers flying from Hong Kong to Johannesburg early today had two unusual escorts aboard - two South China tiger cubs from Shanghai's zoo. The young pair, Hope and Cathay, were sent to start new lives in South Africa under a conservation programme organised by the Save China's Tigers conservation foundation. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/426637/rare-pair-travel-cub-class-south-africa
  5. HK braced for onslaught from goal-hungry South Koreans

    Posted Sep 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Hong Kong can expect to be buried under an avalanche of goals today when they meet the world's number two ranked team, Olympic silver medallists South Korea, in the men's Asia Cup tournament in Kuala Lumpur. The SAR, who began the eight-team tournament with a 7-3 loss to Japan on Sunday night, know they will have a tough time trying to ward off Korea, who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/428757/hk-braced-onslaught-goal-hungry-south-koreans
  6. Growing demand from Asia keeps CDMA in the race

    Posted Sep 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Growing demand in China, Japan and South Korea is keeping code division multiple access (CDMA) mobile networks neck and neck with Asia's nascent third-generation (3G) mobile services ... to be rolled out in many parts of Asia - including in Japan and South Korea, Mr LaForge said. He noted that China Unicom had done 'fairly well' after a slow start. Using handset subsidies, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/428772/growing-demand-asia-keeps-cdma-race
  7. Powerful South Koreans underline their superiority against Japan

    Posted Nov 13th 2003, 12:00am by Unus Alladin

    ... Unus Alladin South Korea sounded an ominous warning to their rivals by blasting Japan 4-2 in last night's opening match of the Super Cup at King's Park. The Sydney Olympic silver medallists made short work of a side who held their own for long periods but eventually folded under the relentless attacking pressure of the Koreans. South Korea started the ball rolling when Seo ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/434464/powerful-south-koreans-underline-their-superiority-against-japan
  8. Asia lags behind in use of wireless business systems

    Posted Nov 11th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez Despite having the world's fastest-growing mobile phone market, the Asia-Pacific region is lagging behind Europe and the United States in adopting wireless applications to the enterprise market. This is according to John Chen, the Hong Kong-born chairman, president and chief executive at business software vendor Sybase. 'I think, a couple of years back, Asia ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/434221/asia-lags-behind-use-wireless-business-systems
  9. Asia lags behind in use of wireless business systems

    Posted Nov 10th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... BIEN PEREZ Despite having the world's fastest-growing mobile phone market, the Asia-Pacific region is lagging behind Europe and the United States in adopting wireless applications to the enterprise market. This is according to John Chen, the Hong Kong-born chairman, president and chief executive at business software vendor Sybase. 'I think, a couple of years back, Asia ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/434160/asia-lags-behind-use-wireless-business-systems
  10. Asia still a good bet for growth

    Posted Nov 12th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and a continued pick-up in regional consumption demand would continue to drive the economic growth in Asia. In addition, Asian equities were 10 per cent below fair value, said Ajay Kapur, a strategist at Citigroup. He expected Asian stocks to rise 20 per cent next year despite big gains this year. He is overweight in the information technology and domestic consumption sectors, and in South Korea ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/434295/asia-still-good-bet-growth

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