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  1. Business - Banking & Finance

    In choice of next Fed chair, a focus on regulatory views

    Posted Aug 20th 2013, 11:02am by Reuters

    ... policy, the traditional measure of a good central bank chief. Indeed, how the top two contenders to lead the US central bank- former Treasury secretary Lawrence Summers and Fed Vice Chair Janet ... to risky real estate lending. As Fed vice chair she has spoken regularly about the need for additional standards to protect the financial system. The regulatory views of Summers have been less ...

  2. Exclusive sights in store on the Horizon

    Posted Oct 14th 2005, 12:00am by James Moore

    ... a selection of brightly coloured lacquer Buddhas, quirky twig lamps, a swivel orange (Phuket) chair, and a bamboo coffee table. Ms Allott said the season's global trends for furniture, such as the Phuket chair, include low, wide, long and generous proportions, tight cushioning, bright colours and vivid patterns, and material such as leather, wool, rattan, cane, exposed timber or metal ...

  3. Soft focus

    Posted May 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Think of aluminium furniture and you probably visualise something cold, hard and gleaming. But the impact can be cushioned with the use of a new varnish pigment Hoet Design calls 'the soft coat'. As a follow-up to its acclaimed interlocking Puzzle chairs and tables, the three-year-old Belgian design company has come up with Fold stools and matching tables ($4,880 ...

  4. Last, not least

    Posted Aug 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... (from $850 to $2,950), dining chairs, foot stools and colonial rattan easy chairs for adults and children ($750 to $2,250), carved queen-sized beds ($6,000, previously $9,000) and CD racks ...

  5. Scientists strive to get Ah Pun moving

    Posted Aug 18th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Scientists are working to overcome a problem that is preventing quadriplegic Tang Siu-pun- whose dramatic plea last year to be allowed to die sparked widespread sympathy- from getting out of the hospital room where he has been confined for 14 ye ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Call for 'arts lovers' only to serve on board of West Kowloon Cultural District

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 06:21am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow vivienne.chow@scmp.com Call for 'arts lovers' only to serve cultural hub The board of the West Kowloon Cultural District should be thoroughly reviewed and chaired by an independent figure instead of the chief secretary. This is the view of critics and board members including veteran artist Danny Yung Ning-tsun, who called for someone with vision to chair the board. ...

  7. Business - Money - THE INSIDER

    Pacific Textiles buys back stock; Longrun Tea chair ups stake in firm

    Posted Jul 29th 2013, 12:00am by Robert Halili

    ... Robert Halili Vice-chairman of China Minsheng Banking records first trade in firm's stock since its listing Price falls prompt Pacific Textiles and Longrun Tea to buy Buying by listed companies' directors fell for the second straight week while ...

  8. Business - Commodities - COURTS

    Jailed ex-chair of GeoMaxima Energy Sun Tiangang sues Sinopec in LA

    Posted Jul 26th 2013, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com Ex-pipeline official sues Sinopec over time in jail The former chairman of a Hong Kong-listed oil pipeline firm has sued China Petroleum & Chemical for US$5.17 billion, alleging the company known as Sinopec was involved in a ...

  9. News - China - POLITICS

    Brother-in-law's public appearance provides twist to Ling Jihua investigation

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:30am by Staff Reporters

    ... Staff Reporters In-law provides twist to Ling investigation The brother-in-law of Ling Jihua, once a senior aide to former president Hu Jintao, showed up at a meeting in Yuncheng, Shanxi, providing an interesting twist to the possibility that Ling is under investigation for corruption. Wang Jiankang, a deputy mayor of Yuncheng, re-emerged in public at a meeting chaired by the mayor ...

  10. Lifestyle - Interiors & Living - DESIGN

    Seats with a View exhibition shines fresh light on chairs

    Posted Jun 05th 2013, 12:00am by Christopher Dewolf

    ... a window into people's souls." Law's bench was one of nine pieces shown at Art Basel Hong Kong in Seats with a View, an exhibition of locally designed chairs organised by the Hong Kong Design Centre. Local luminaries Barrie Ho, Lee Chi-wing, Dan Lee, Steve Leung, Ed Ng and Kelvin Ng drew chairs from their collections, while Law, Douglas Young and Freeman Lau designed ...




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