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  1. Former Parisian investment banker celebrates first year as Hong Kong boutique owner

    Posted May 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Vivian Chen Former investment banker Ariane Zagury fell in love with Hong Kong the moment she arrived three years ago, and decided she could live here for good. The Parisian, however, found it hard to find her favourite French designers' pieces. Her itch for clothes prompted her to start her own business to stock up on stylish yet affordable French brands such as Sandro, ...

  2. Love casts its spell far away from home

    Posted Nov 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Vivian Chen Like many expats in Hong Kong, Eng Seng Lim and Sharon Liu Min were both away from home and trying to blend into the new environment. They were lucky to find each other. Eng Seng, 32, a banker, and Sharon, 30, an event planner, celebrated their marriage on October 8 at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Singapore with more than 250 friends and relatives. They continued ...

  3. Survivors tell of fire terror

    Posted Jun 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung, Jennifer Lo and Martin Cheung Terrified survivors of yesterday's Ma Tau Wai fire told of their desperation as they tried to flee a building filled with smoke and flames and found escape doors locked. Christine Kong Mei-wah, 58, a retired banker, was trapped with 13 others on the seventh floor after she found access to the rooftop blocked. 'I think ...

  4. 'Armed' banker spared jail

    Posted Oct 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com A senior banker who tried to leave the city with a gun via the airport was spared a jail term yesterday because of a psychological disorder that led to his ... fined HK$50,000. Judge Joseph Yau Chi-lap said he passed down the 'exceptional' sentence because of an assessment that the ' highly successful' banker has dependent ...

  5. Peppermint can make for sweet success

    Posted Oct 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com The combination of the Caspar Fownes-trained Peppermint and jockey Brett Prebble can provide a reliable banker in the second leg of Thursday's Triple ... lead-up race three weeks ago when second and third respectively behind Great Renown and both have place claims. A tidy draw and drop back in grade make Teamwork banker material for the opening leg ...

  6. Tough Quantum Power looks safest banker from ideal gate

    Posted Apr 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... they turn for home and, with plenty of extra energy saved for the sprint, Quantum Power can be expected to be a safe banker in the middle leg. Another lightly raced Buddy Buddies appears a big ...

  7. Plenty of Fortune awaits TT punters

    Posted Jun 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the horse a banker in the central leg of Sunday's HK$4.8 million jackpot pool. The resuming Douglas Whyte has an outstanding book of rides and will count Fortune General among the best of them ... a solid top-three proposition and can be confidently made a banker by punters, appear in the shapes of the lightly weighted Prince Of Sunshine, and the recently transferred China Dragon. China ...

  8. Barrier four holds the key to TT riches

    Posted Jun 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Patrick Allen patrick.allen@scmp.com Barrier four could hold the key to the HK$28 million Triple Trio fortune at Happy Valley tomorrow night, with three likely banker plays in High Return, ... in race four, but there is more solid foundation for making High Return a banker. High Return is knocking on the door of a third victory after a solid half-length third to Make It on May 18, ...

  9. Eyes on pioneering private bankers

    Posted Dec 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... management in Hong Kong, China and Taiwan in the coming three years. A relative newcomer in wealth management to North Asia, Barclays Wealth has a total of over 100 bankers in Hong Kong and Singapore, and is planning to increase the collective headcount by 50 per cent in these two offices by the end of 2012. 'We will focus on hiring and growing the proportion of our senior bankers ...

  10. Budding bankers confident of solid career prospects

    Posted Nov 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chiu Po-sze Attendees at the free banking-entry seminar organised by the Hong Kong Institute of Bankers have given the event a thumbs up. 'The seminar definitely taught me more about the banking industry. It was quite comprehensive. I found it useful,' says Calvin Yu, who teaches mathematics at a local institute. Due to his interest and what he calls his ...




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