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  1. Grabbing what you can, while you can

    Posted Jun 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... with Peter Simpson In the foyer of the Grand Hotel located on the banks of the Dnieper in Kiev, the cash tills are ka-chinging like never before. Welcome to rip-off Euro 2012, ... the prices of all types of accommodation in the Ukrainian capital a week ahead of the final and on the weekend of the England v Italy quarter-final, I was shocked by the ad hoc nature of the price ...

  2. Sighs of relief as England avoid slipping up against Canada

    Posted Mar 29th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay As if slippery conditions underfoot were not enough of an obstacle, four-time champions England had to be wary of 'banana-skin' opponents Canada, who made life ... of that one,' said England coach Ben Ryan. Ryan's biggest hurdle today will be to settle the nerves of his young team before they come up against defending champions Samoa. 'The Samoans ...

  3. Private island off coast of England seeks green owner

    Posted May 04th 2005, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... are busy in the Caribbean and islands are coming on the market in Europe. The latest to come up for sale is Green Island off the southern coast of England. This wooded, 18 hectare islet would suit ... to acquire one of the very few private islands off the south coast of England. And with the new Bournemouth International Airport nearby, we are expecting considerable interest in this highly unusual ...

  4. Events diary

    Posted May 10th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... transparency, fighting corruption'. JW Marriott Hotel. British Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'Borrowing money and bank relations in China'. Hong Kong Club. British Chamber of Commerce ... Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales conference: 'China and global capital markets: Challenges for business, ...

  5. Appointments

    Posted Dec 31st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Patrick Amos Partner Ince & Co Mr Amos is qualified to practise in England and Wales, and Hong Kong. He is experienced in all aspects of commercial litigation, including shareholder disputes, banking, international trade, shipping and insurance. He also conducts London, Hong Kong and China-based arbitrations. Vittorio Lucariello Chef, Angelini Italian Restaurant Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong ...

  6. Here come the new emperors

    Posted Oct 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... recruitment consultancy- the business of finding square pegs for square holes and round pegs for round holes continues largely unchanged, especially in the banking and finance sector, which constitutes about 60 per cent of its business in Hong Kong, and 60 per cent across Asia Pacific. One enduring challenge throughout the business cycle is succession planning for banking executives. ...

  7. From getting out of the red to staying with the Reds

    Posted Oct 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... If sport has usurped religion as the opiate of the masses, and timing is everything in politics, then it follows that a good time for a government to announce measures that will be deeply unpopular is when a nation is spellbound, if not euphoric, over a s ...

  8. Orchestra banks on a season of premieres

    Posted Jul 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Oliver Chou oliver.chou@scmp.com Despite an HK$18 million budget shortfall, the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra plans to push ahead with an ambitious and wide-reaching programme for its 35th season. The orchestra is planning to put on 22 programmes, including ...

  9. Bank of cyprus near loan deal with cdb

    Posted Jun 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Keith Wallis keith.wallis@scmp.com The Bank of Cyprus is in final talks over a Euro300 million (HK$3.42 billion) term facility with the China Development Bank that was agreed as part of a memorandum of understanding signed between the two banks earlier this year. Costas Costa, the manager for international banking services, said preliminary agreement for the loan was reached last ...

  10. Lai See

    Posted Oct 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... by. He is currently in second place, level-pegging with Sir Mervyn King, the governor of the Bank of England. The winner earns the title and a prize of a?,500 suit. His nominee says: ...




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