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  1. New Liverpool owners face battle for hearts and minds

    Posted Oct 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Jason Dasey

    ... famous cousins off the park last weekend, the Toffees are also in better financial shape and perhaps carry less emotional baggage. Of course, the grim-faced men from New England Sports Ventures ... since Liverpool won England's top flight. Certainly the next month presents an opportunity for Roy Hodgson's team to lift themselves out of the relegation zone. Only one of their next ...

  2. Markets rally as world leaders turn on the taps

    Posted Oct 14th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... of England and Swiss central bank agree to provide unlimited dollar funds to their financial systems. The Hang Seng Index surged the most in nearly nine months, gaining 1,515.29 points or 10.24 per ... so-called swap lines with the European Central Bank, Bank of England and Swiss National Bank to boost funds to financial firms. Japan's central bank may join the plan later, the Fed added ...

  3. News - World - WEATHER

    Floods hit Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary and Poland

    Posted Jun 04th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... that is below street level is usually populated with cyclists and people sitting at cafes, but it was under water yesterday. "We left England yesterday, and it was sunny and warm. We didn't ...

  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Tokyo bolsters defences for storms that would dwarf Hurricane Sandy

    Posted Jun 01st 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Japan's capital could face 33 trillion yen (HK$2.5 trillion) in damage should the banks break on the Arakawa River that bisects Tokyo, according to government estimates. That is more than five ... according to the transport ministry. Should the Arakawa break its banks, about 2,000 people in Tokyo may lose their lives and 860,000 will be stranded, according to the government. Water would flood ...

  5. Troubled sector sees growth

    Posted Jun 20th 2009, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... John Cremer Despite hiring freezes and layoffs over the past 12 months, Hong Kong's banking sector is seeing growth and is offering plenty of opportunities for experienced ... vice-president for retail banking with Citic Ka Wah Bank. 'Specifically, we are looking for relationship managers to serve the high-net-worth customer segment and some financial services managers ...

  6. Australians see rates rise

    Posted Nov 06th 2003, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... believe the rise could foreshadow a similar move by the Bank of England today. The Reserve Bank said the move was also prompted by signs of global economic strength, particularly in China, Japan ... Nick Squires in Sydney Another increase is likely, economists say, as the global economy recovers Australia's Reserve Bank raised its official interest rate by a quarter point ...

  7. You Bet

    Posted Sep 13th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Pulford

    ... with Nick Pulford Money talks in football, and today it will be shouting from the rooftops as nouveau riche Manchester City host Chelsea, whose owner Roman Abramovich has been usurped from his position as the Premier League's richest man by City' ...

  8. News - China - SICHUAN FIVE YEARS ON

    Hope flourishes among the despair of Sichuan quake five years on

    Posted May 12th 2013, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... parents expressed their anger at the shoddy construction of the school building. Nearby buildings including a multi-storey bank and government offices survived with just a few cracks, while ...

  9. Social worker accused of sex with girl denies giving her bank card

    Posted Dec 11th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man A social worker accused of having sex with a teenager from a children's home he founded in Yunnan denied he gave her a bank card, MP3 player, clothes and a key to his room after their first intimate incident to tempt her into further encounters. 'There was nothing of the kind,' Francis Lee Kwok-wah told the Court of First Instance yesterday. Lee, 49, ...

  10. A flexible approach? Don't bank on it

    Posted Nov 28th 2010, 12:00am by Regina Ip

    ... South Korea managed to weather the storm. Don't bank on similar shocks shaking Hong Kong's authorities out of their inertia and complacence, however. Despite their high pay, Hong ...




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