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  1. HKMA sold HK$7.4 billion in 3 interventions on Thursday

    Posted Nov 02nd 2012, 08:12am by Reuters in Hong Kong

    ... The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) stepped into the currency market during New York hours on Thursday, its third intervention for the day, as the local currency repeatedly hit the strong end of its trading range. It sold HK$2.751 billion ($355 million) in Hong Kong dollars in the latest move, bringing the total injection for the day to HK$7.4 billion, data showed. ...

  2. Business - Companies

    Graft trial adjourns for billionaire Kwok brothers

    Posted Oct 12th 2012, 12:53pm by Reuters in Hong Kong

    ... The billionaire Kwok brothers’ corruption trial was adjourned on Friday until January to allow the prosecution more time to gather evidence in Hong Kong’s highest-profile graft case ... corruption in the government and police. Thomas and Raymond Kwok run Sun Hung Kai Properties, the world’s second-largest property developer by stock-market value. The Kwok family is Hong Kong ...

  3. Business - Companies

    CK Life Sciences buys top Australian salt producer

    Posted Nov 29th 2012, 03:13pm by Agence France-Presse in Hong Kong

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hong Kong Asia’s richest man Li Ka-shing is buying Australia’s largest salt producer Cheetham Salt in a deal worth US$157 million, a subsidiary of his Cheung Kong ... Kong Life Sciences chief executive officer Kam Hing-lam said in a statement. CK Life Sciences, chaired by Li’s eldest son and heir to his Cheung Kong conglomerate, Victor, is involved ...

  4. News - Hong Kong

    Bruce Lee's former house in Kowloon Tong to go on sale

    Posted Oct 24th 2012, 03:58pm by Agence France-Presse in Hong Kong

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hong Kong Kung fu legend Bruce Lee’s former residence in Kowloon will be put up for sale after a plan to turn the property into a museum dedicated to the icon ... house in Kowloon Tong has been used as a short-stay love hotel for several years. Yu could not be reached on Wednesday for comment. The kung fu star died in Hong Kong after a severe reaction ...

  5. Sport - Golf - GOLF

    Hong Kong Open cuts prize money

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 02:33pm by Agence France-Presse in Hong Kong

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hong Kong Prize money for the prestigious Hong Kong Open has been cut US$750,000 to US$2 million, organisers said on Thursday, blaming the state of the world economy. It comes despite the tournament, one of the biggest in Asia, retaining sponsor UBS, the Swiss bank. This year’s Hong Kong Open is November 15-18. “It’s one of these things that have ...

  6. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong officials defend artificial beach plan as 'win-win' amid criticism

    Posted Oct 25th 2012, 12:47pm by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau The government on Thursday staged a high-profile defence against environmentalists who oppose the construction of an artificial beach on an ecologically rich shoreline in Tai ... – both a new beach and complete conservation of the surrounding environment. “Development and conservation can co-exist,” said Tsang, the key proponent for the recreational project. “There can ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - BEACH TRAGEDY

    Principal says no red warning flags were flying when two pupils were drowned at Shek O beach, Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 04th 2012, 12:00am by JOANNA CHIU

    ... Joanna Chiu joanna.chiu@scmp.com Drowned pupils 'were not reckless' The two teenage boys who drowned at Shek O beach on Monday were not reckless to go swimming because no red ... Lai-heng, 15, and Chan Yan-shi, 16- spent Sunday night at the beach celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival holiday with three other Form Five pupils. At about 8.20am on Monday- while swimming ...


    Pellets spill during typhoon sparked big volunteer clean-up on Hong Kong beaches

    Posted Aug 19th 2012, 12:00am by Martin Williams

    ... The flood of pellets during a typhoon was overhyped, but it did prompt thousands of volunteers to clean up Hong Kong beaches- and send a signal to officials Plastic spill pricks ... degree partly through studying plastic pellets on Hong Kong beaches. Even with this expert background, Zurcher seemed unsurprised by the spillage, given that plastic pellets had accumulated ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - MUSIC

    Beach Boys are still getting those good vibrations as they head for Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 20th 2012, 12:00am by JULIAN RYAL

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo Most of them are in their seventies, but the pop legends are surfing on a massive wave of public affection as they head for Hong Kong Beach Boys still get the good ... Anniversary Reunion Tour- an ambitious series of dates that will see them play the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on Saturday- with original members Mike Love, Brian Wilson, Bruce ...

  10. Sport - Golf

    McIlroy named US PGA Tour Player of Year

    Posted Dec 05th 2012, 01:03pm by Agence France-Presse in Ponte Vedra Beach

    ... Agence France-Presse in Ponte Vedra Beach Rory McIlroy, whose four US PGA Tour victories this year included a major title at the PGA Championship, was named the US tour’s Player of the Year on Tuesday. US tour members vote on the award, which made the 23-year-old from Northern Ireland the youngest player to be named Player of the Year since then 21-year-old Tiger Woods ...




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