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  1. Solar Empire primed to show his prowess in wet

    Posted Jun 02nd 2006, 12:00am by John Bell

    ... apprentice Alex Lai Hoi-wing, Solar Empire makes plenty of appeal as a banker. Solar Empire has shown himself to be more than capable on top of the ground but there is little doubt the seven-year-old ... but a relatively firm track is vital to his chances. The opening leg looks wide open but given Fun Cruiser appears likely to be afforded every chance, he stands out as the safest banker option. The Dennis ...

  2. Handbag Premier has everything in his favour

    Posted May 12th 2006, 12:00am by John Bell

    ... in 16 months, he has all the credentials to be a stand-out banker. The Peter Ho Leung-trained five-year-old has been racing superbly in 1,200-metre events, although finding the tempo too sharp, ... to be the safest banker option. The Danny Shum Chap-shing-trained gelding will be all the better for two runs from a break and is ideally suited returning to 1,600m. He should be right on the speed ...

  3. Former banker adjusts to mainland cell

    Posted May 11th 2006, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill The turning point in the life of Yu Zhendong came in a coffee shop in his native Kaiping as he stared at the love of his life. She was wearing a fake diamond and he determined that, to win her heart, he would buy her a real one. Deputy c ...

  4. Rich For All has plenty to offer in quest for TT spoils

    Posted Jun 23rd 2006, 12:00am by John Bell

    ... banker quality with a rise to 1,600 metres, an inside gate and Douglas Whyte as his pilot. Size has transformed several stable additions this season from maidens to winners, including Clean ... hard to go past Noble Conqueror when searching for a banker, given the promising Danehill gelding has come up with gate one for in-form jockey Brett Prebble. The Caspar Fownes-trained ...

  5. Smooth as Silk: Chater points the way to TT jackpot

    Posted Jun 30th 2006, 12:00am by John Bell

    ... meeting for the season at Sha Tin. With the opening pool of the TT kicking off at $30 million, the estimated dividend could be as high as $55 million and Chater Silk looks a standout banker after ... harder, Chater Silk looks set to be gifted all the favours from an inside barrier and clearly be the one to hold out. An appealing double banker option is the John Size-trained Vitality Champ. ...

  6. Load up on Amo for a shot at TT

    Posted Mar 14th 2006, 12:00am by John Bell

    ... the banker bill at Happy Valley. The Me Tsui Yu-sak-trained gelding has had 12 starts at Happy Valley this season for only one win but filled a placing on seven occasions and was right on the heels ... and he looks an appealing banker despite the fact he hasn't won for over 15 months. The pair met four weeks ago over the identical circuit and Jubiloso took the honours by a neck after being ...

  7. Millionaires' club high on private bankers' agenda

    Posted Nov 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Allan Nam

    ... regulatory developments have aided the push into the mainland market, say bankers. The first is the new qualified domestic institutional investor (QDII) licensing scheme, which allows banks operating ...

  8. Banker sued dance teachers as 'exit strategy' to recover millions, court told

    Posted Jun 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Wealthy HSBC banker Mimi Monica Wong sued her Latin dance teachers as an 'exit strategy' for the return of $62 million in prepayment fees after losing her sense of proportion when she entered into a $120 million contract, a court heard yesterday. Senior counsel Russell Coleman, in his closing submission for the defence, said Ms Wong suffered an emotional breakdown ...

  9. I screamed at banker, says dancing teacher

    Posted Jun 16th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yvonne Tsui Court hears he treated her as a partner rather than student A Latin dance teacher admitted yesterday he screamed and swore at wealthy banker Mimi Monica Wong for bad dancing ... that Ms Wong had been very important to Mr Saccani's business because the banker had given him enough money so that he did not need to have to take on any other students. Mr Saccani agreed ...

  10. Banker to the Poor- The Story of the Grameen Bank

    Posted Nov 26th 2006, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Tim Cribb Banker to the Poor- The Story of the Grameen Bank by Muhammad Yunus with Alan Jolis Aurum Press, HK$125 'Lasting peace cannot be achieved unless large population groups find ... Bank he founded in 1976. Banker to the Poor, first published in 1998, is about how Yunus, a professor of economics at Chittagong University, turned an experiment in providing affordable credit ...




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