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  1. Typhoon dumps plastic pellets on beach

    Posted Jul 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for Sinopec's public-relations agency in Hong Kong said the petrochemical giant did not have any operations in Hong Kong, and hoped whoever owned the plastic would reclaim it. Polypropylene is mainly used for producing plastic products and costs more than US$1,300 per tonne on the international market, which means the 200 bags could be worth more than US$6,500. As Hong Kong deals ...

  2. Hong Kong hongs gone

    Posted Feb 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... It used to be said that Hong Kong was ruled by 'hongs' such as Jardines, Wharf and Swire, with grandees from each congregating at the Jockey Club, another great institution ... Hong Kong to Britain, open more ports to trade and legitimise trade in the narcotic. The huge profits gained from opium dealing enabled the group to expand into many other businesses, which ...

  3. Developer looks for lifeline in Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Yvonne Liu and Angela Che Debt-laden Greentown China Holdings has become the first mainland developer to bring in new shareholders from Hong Kong to raise cash. It is a sign ... yesterday it would sell a total of HK$5.1 billion of shares and convertible securities to Hong Kong's Wharf (Holdings). The Hong Kong developer will hold 24.6 per cent of Greentown and become ...

  4. Sinopec sets up HK$10m pellet fund

    Posted Aug 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the storm, 'had affected the Hong Kong environment and brought distress and inconvenience to the public'. They also expressed sympathy for fish farmers but sidestepped questions about ... in waters off Lamma Island when Vicente, the worst typhoon to hit Hong Kong in 13 years, struck. Six contained 150 tonnes of plastic pellets, while the seventh had glass bottles. Sinopec Chemical ...

  5. Failed in Hong Kong? Try again in Singapore

    Posted Mar 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tom Holland Remember when people used to talk about FILTH? If you don't, then FILTH was an acronym for 'Failed In London, Try Hong Kong'. It was used as a handy collective ... that their careers might have a better chance of living up to their expectations if they relocated to Hong Kong. Well, the world has changed since then. These days Hong Kong is more likely to be the first ...

  6. Machinery giant aims for Hong Kong listing

    Posted Mar 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... May Chan may.chan@scmp.com State-owned company China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC) wants to list in Hong Kong this year, market sources say. Insiders close to the deal said ... and last December signed a US$1.19 billion contract to build a 1260-megawatt power station in Iraq. CMEC is among a group of major companies in the machinery sector seeking to list in Hong Kong ...

  7. Hong Kong aims to be The One for the yuan

    Posted Sep 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Wilson Lau Hong Kong's rapid development into an offshore Chinese yuan centre is expected to drive further growth of the local banking sector. 'In view of this major development, the upcoming HKIB 3rd Annual Banking Conference will focus on the opportunities and challenges arising from the growing yuan business,' says Carrie Leung, chief executive officer of the Hong Kong ...

  8. Japanese expat groups in Hong Kong launch fund-raising events

    Posted Mar 15th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Japanese groups in Hong Kong are organising fund-raising events and other activities to help the victims of Friday's devastating earthquake and tsunami. Simon Walton, ... Hong Kong students learning Japanese are also doing their part to help. The University of Hong Kong's Japanese Society said it would launch a fund-raising campaign on campus this week. ...

  9. Hong Kong home sales climb to highest level since 1997

    Posted Oct 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... from Shenzhen has purchased one for around HK$20 million, to be used for holiday visits to Hong Kong,' said Sammy Po Siu-ming, New Territories director for Midland Realty. Chinachem sales ... the migrant investment scheme,' he said. Under the Capital Investment Entrant Scheme, overseas investors can obtain residency in Hong Kong by making a capital investment in certain permissible ...

  10. Hong Kong carrier must wake up to high-speed rail challenge

    Posted Nov 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and the aviation buffs in Hong Kong have got their sums all wrong. P. A. Crush, Sha Tin ... government's decision to back the high-speed link to the mainland's new main rail hub at Shibi, in spite of the high capital cost, is the right decision. What is also needed is for the Hong ...




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