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  1. Heart on her sleeve

    Posted May 26th 2010, 12:00am by Divia Harilela

    ... career. Born in Belgium in the 1950s, Demeulemeester was interested in the creative arts as a young girl. During her time at the famed Royal Academy of Fine Arts, she started drawing portraits, ... something to come out of Belgium. I was just aware of the fact that there was so much clothing in the world, therefore I had to be sure that I added something that wasn't there already- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/715369/heart-her-sleeve
  2. Cheers to a girl's best friend

    Posted Nov 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Some of the finest things in life that we love, such as chocolates, beer and cheese, come from Belgium, a vibrant, beautiful country between France and the Netherlands. Not that Belgium produces them exclusively, but the quality of its chocolates and cheese is distinct. And diehard beer drinkers love Belgian beer. But it is diamonds that Belgium is best known for. A number ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/730488/cheers-girls-best-friend
  3. Close partners look east to develop trade

    Posted Feb 26th 2010, 12:00am by Edward Peters

    ... Ed Peters Long before the European Union was dreamt up, Belgium and Luxembourg formed their own partnership, easing trade barriers and setting their currencies at a fixed parity. That the Belgium-Luxembourg Economic Union was set up nearly a century ago, in 1922, speaks volumes for the countries' foresight about the benefits of working together. Similar co-operation continues today, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/706955/close-partners-look-east-develop-trade
  4. Pilot fined HK$5,000 for stealing laptop bag

    Posted Nov 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maggie Ng An airline pilot was fined HK$5,000 in Tsuen Wan Court yesterday for shoplifting. Koen Kuypers, 29, from Belgium, pleaded guilty to stealing a laptop bag valued at HK$1,700 from Taste Supermarket in Tung Chung on October 27. An employee saw him removing the price tag from the bag and leaving without paying. Lawyer Tam Lai-shing told the court that the defendant, who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/729557/pilot-fined-hk5000-stealing-laptop-bag
  5. iPad to go on sale in HK on Friday

    Posted Jul 20th 2010, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong The iPad will be available in Hong Kong from Friday as Apple announced the product would go on sale in more countries this week. The device is currently available in Australia, Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the US. From Friday, it will also be sold in Hong Kong, Belgium, Ireland, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/720155/ipad-go-sale-hk-friday
  6. Daiwa unit to buy part of KBC Group

    Posted Jul 06th 2010, 12:00am by Amanda Lee

    ... Amanda Lee Daiwa Capital Markets, the investment banking arm of Japan's brokerage and financial services firm Daiwa Securities Group, is to buy Belgium's KBC Group's global convertible bonds and Asian equity derivatives operations for US$1 billion. The acquisition is still subject to regulatory approval. The Hong Kong-based derivatives operation of KBC is among the top ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/718986/daiwa-unit-buy-part-kbc-group
  7. Daiwa Securities tips break even next year

    Posted Nov 20th 2010, 12:00am by Amanda Lee

    ... Amanda Lee Daiwa Securities Group, Japan's second-largest brokerage, said it expected its equities business in Asia excluding Japan to break even by the middle of next year after investing 100 billion yen (HK$9.3 billion) to expand in Asia last year. The Japanese broker, which bought Belgium's KBC Group's global convertible bonds and its Hong Kong Asian equity ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/730982/daiwa-securities-tips-break-even-next-year
  8. International city where cultures mix happily

    Posted Nov 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Business and politics go hand in hand in the capital city of Belgium, Brussels. The city is known as the second international city in the world because it has numerous headquarters ... such as BNP Paribas, which has been present in Belgium since 1871. The Brussels branch is part of its international network, which accounts for 202,500 employees in more than 84 countries. BNP Paribas ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/730487/international-city-where-cultures-mix-happily
  9. From Tin Tin to Hepburn, Belgian exile builds online hall of fame

    Posted Feb 26th 2010, 12:00am by Martin Donovan

    ... Martin Donovan It's usually a jibe heard in a beery non-Benelux gathering. Often it arises when England face Belgium in international soccer: the vexing question of naming famous ... that Belgium is more than mere beer and chocolates when it comes to exports, investment and expertise. Expats from gallant little Belgium, as Britain's first world war prime minister Lloyd George ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/706968/tin-tin-hepburn-belgian-exile-builds-online-hall-fame
  10. Carnival adds to attractions

    Posted Feb 26th 2010, 12:00am by Edward Peters

    ... Ed Peters At exactly the same time as Hong Kong was kicking up its heels to celebrate Valentine's Day and the arrival of the Year of the Tiger, the inhabitants of Binche in Belgium ... every year will testify. This is just one of the scores of attractions which lie either side of the border running between Belgium and Luxembourg. Public transport is efficient. However, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/706954/carnival-adds-attractions

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