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  1. News - World - BRITAIN

    British Prime Minister David Cameron reshuffles his coalition cabinet

    Posted Sep 05th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London PM resists calls to replace unpopular finance minister George Osborne Big names survive UK cabinet reshuffle British Prime Minister David Cameron reshuffled ... clung on to his job in April despite claims his office leaked confidential information to Murdoch's News Corp over its attempt to take full control of British pay-television giant BSkyB. ...

  2. Heritage adviser branded 'unfit' in west wing row

    Posted Jun 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com A senior counsel from a leading conservation group has weighed into the row over a vote last week that might have saved the west wing of the government's former headquarters from demolition. Gladys Li, of the Government Hil ...

  3. Disgraced police hero branded a traitor by Beijing

    Posted Mar 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com The central government has branded former Chongqing police chief Wang Lijun a traitor to both the country and the Communist Party, a month after he sought ... that if central authorities had indeed branded Wang a traitor, it would be more bad news for top Chongqing officials. 'The charges against Wang are much more severe politically if he is named ...

  4. whats on

    Posted Feb 18th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... February 22 'The guide to global brands: making it in China,' organised by the British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, will outline the cultural and consumer characteristics needed ... February 21 'The Hong Kong economy and 2006/07 pre-budget briefing,' organised by the British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, is a conference on the government's plan ...

  5. HK's brand new centre of attraction

    Posted Sep 24th 2010, 12:00am by Kenneth Ko

    ... Kenneth Ko A brand new grade-A office tower has sprung up in Quarry Bay, providing 25 floors of high-grade office space for local, mainland and multinational companies. Kerry Centre, being built by Kerry Properties, is a commercial redevelopment on a 34,078 sqft site at 683 King's Road. It was bought by Kerry Properties in 2006. Although the Kerry Centre offers 25 office ...

  6. Who is 'glorifying' terrorism?

    Posted Mar 01st 2006, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... by many governments? Did they all glorify terrorism with their choice? Perhaps British Prime Minister Tony Blair's increasingly authoritarian government can answer those questions. ... liberties. But now, at the insistence of Mr Blair on national security grounds, we have seen the spectacle of the British Parliament, supposedly the cradle of democracy, pass a law that makes ...

  7. British tax cuts likely to benefit investors

    Posted May 19th 2010, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... Richard Warren in London Tax changes proposed by the new British government aimed at helping less-well-off citizens could have spin-off benefits for investors buying property in Britain. ... This would lead to a flurry of sales of homes at this price level between now and next April when the change will come into force, he forecast. Vendors of British property will also benefit from ...

  8. British election may be boon to HK homebuyers

    Posted Apr 21st 2010, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... attempt to form a new government. 'This could be good news for overseas buyers because it could weaken the pound even more, making British property less expensive to buy,' Bramwell said. ... a leading accountant has warned. Michael Harrison, a partner at accountants Saffery Champness, said some overseas investors might need to set up offshore trusts to avoid taxes on British property ...

  9. Street threads

    Posted Feb 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Times Square, Causeway Bay, tel: 2506 3928. All aflutter British brand Links of London has added new pieces to its Flutter and Wow collection, designed by creative director Elizabeth Galton. ... rules Japanese brand Sly's latest collection, Circus Sly, pays homage to 1960s style icons such as designer Paco Rabanne and Andy Warhol muse Edie Sedgwick. Go for a vintage vibe ...

  10. Branding pointless unless real action is taken to clean up HK

    Posted Oct 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It has been suggested that Hongkongers' concern for the environment could become a core value in the promotion of the 'Hong Kong brand'. While this is welcome as it reflects the community's change in attitudes, it seems like an early April Fools' joke, however, because the government is essentially spending money to brand itself to be something that it has very little ...




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