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  1. A wealth of attractions

    Posted Nov 15th 2009, 12:00am by Edward Peters

    ... Ed Peters From the bustle that is Brussels to the medieval masterpiece of Bruges, each of Belgium's cities has a markedly different character and a wealth of attractions for visitors. ... also boasts the world's oldest casino, which opened its doors in 1763. Antwerp is Belgium's second largest city, and claims to be at the cutting edge of fashion. One of the principal ...

  2. Captivating coast an ideal getaway

    Posted Nov 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Belgium's justifiably well known for its chip shops and its chocolate- and also for being a heady mix of French and Flemish. Taking in all four, and quite a bit else besides, is the Coast Tram, which runs the 70 or so kilometres between the borders of France and Holland. There's no easier way to appreciate the whole of Belgium's shoreline in its entirety. A day ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. PolyU researchers sweep awards

    Posted Jan 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Polytechnic University researchers swept nine major awards in the Brussels Eureka 2007 Fair held in Belgium. The honours included four gold, one silver and one bronze medal, and three special prizes. In addition, two other outstanding researchers and professors- Tao Xiaoming, head of the Institute of Textile and Clothing, and Joanne Chung of the School of Nursing- clinched ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Germany Quiz

    Posted Mar 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the Church in Germany? Answers 1 Seven 2 Denmark, Poland, Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland, France, Luxembourg, Belgium and The Netherlands 3 Mercedes-Benz 4 Fast food 5 The Bierfest 6 A mobile ...

  7. From fortress to prosperity

    Posted Jun 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Edward Peters

    ... troops. The revolution that convulsed Belgium in the 1830s also affected Luxembourg, which had to give up the largely French-speaking western half of the country. Luxembourg's independence ... Luxembourg- which boasts the highest GDP per capita in the world at US$113,000- has close trade and financial ties to Belgium and the Netherlands and, as a member of the EU, it enjoys the advantages ...

  8. HK takes biggest hit in Asia-wide sell-off

    Posted Nov 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... level in September. Currently, France, Italy, Greece, Spain and Belgium have short selling curbs in place to defend financial markets against speculators. Short selling is a common way for hedge ... curbs are due to expire today. The short selling curbs in Belgium, Spain and Greece are effectively open-ended until local regulators believe that markets have stabilised. Emerging Asian ...

  9. Sovereign fund to shy away from southern Europe

    Posted May 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... towards France, and the remainder to Britain, Belgium, Netherlands, and other European countries. Loesekrug-Pietri said the recent concerns about Greece's exit from the euro had started ...

  10. Bringing memories back home to share

    Posted Jun 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... in Holland, Belgium and Denmark asked me for exhibitions, and the city of Amstelveen, near Amsterdam, offered me a studio. Since then, I have held regular shows in Taiwan, Denmark, Switzerland and Belgium. In 2008, the owner of the Tolman Collection, an American named Norman Tolman, who has galleries in New York, Tokyo, Singapore and Hong Kong, invited me to show my etchings in Shanghai ...




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