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  1. Investors swamp brokers in IPO rush

    Posted Dec 05th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on an offering by China Life Insurance, which seeks to raise up to $23.6 billion, the biggest new stock offering in Asia outside Japan this year. The overlapping offering period of Great Wall, China Life ... for Great Wall will run until Monday and China Life's from Monday until Thursday. Fujian Zijin will run from Tuesday to Friday. Some retail investors might lock up their money in Great Wall ...

  2. How to get rid of every dictator

    Posted Dec 05th 2003, 12:00am by Eduardo Lachica

    ... a rogues' gallery of the world's 43 remaining dictators- from China's Hu Jintao to Fidel Castro of Cuba- and contends that they can all be put out of business by 2025, and almost entirely ... similarly driven private groups, he looks at the possibility of the nonviolent overthrow of an 'arc of tyranny' that runs from North Korea and China to several former Soviet Central Asian ...

  3. Focus on children's eyesight

    Posted Sep 08th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in Kowloon Bay. Explaining why eye tests were being limited to kindergarten children, a statement released by programme organisers cited expert opinion that children's eyesight development ...

  4. Sleep tight

    Posted Dec 13th 2004, 12:00am by Nell Raven

    ... consolidation.' There is, however, no question about the detrimental effects of running up a sleep debt. 'Your chances of developing depression are higher, and headaches, muscle fatigue and stomach ... environment. In a survey of workers from 70 countries by Swiss bank UBS last year, Hong Kong employees were found to be working the longest hours. The study calculated employees were clocking up ...

  5. Drum roll for competition falls on deaf ears

    Posted Dec 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... submitting itself to some rigorous competition medicine still look long. As it stands, business interests that run entrenched oligopolies across utilities, property development, ports, food ... and the environment. 'The challenge is to balance these needs while retaining incentives to invest in new technologies and provide a fair deal for consumers,' he said. It is now 12 years since ...

  6. Time to fill your sack

    Posted Nov 16th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... it aims to improve the quality of life of people with Down Syndrome or other disabilities and their families. Wish: To fund The Art Link- art development and training for people with Down ... is committed to promoting integration, and the development of personal and social skills among children, young people and families from varying backgrounds and with differing abilities. Wish: ...

  7. Solo travel scheme for visits to HK is doubled

    Posted Apr 21st 2004, 12:00am by Carrie Chan, Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... this year would rise almost a third, to 20.5 million. Board chairwoman Selina Chow Liang Shuk-yee welcomed the announcement. 'These visitors are our targets in developing... events and family and weekend travel,' she said. Secretary for Economic Development and Labour Stephen Ip Shu-kwan said Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa had put a huge effort into fighting for the scheme's ...

  8. Call for return of HOS flat sales

    Posted Apr 21st 2004, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... developments which had partially sold were ideal as these flats could not be converted to other uses. 'These units [remaining and returned HOS flats] are already on the market, so selling them ... and the now-defunct Private Sector Participation Scheme developments, which had never been put on the market and could be converted to other uses. ...

  9. Aids activist in court to face her accusers

    Posted Sep 16th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Aids activist Gao Yaojie, 77, will appear before a court in Zhengzhou today accused of libelling a private medicine developer. Dr Gao is being sued by the medicine developer over her accusations that untrained 'folk doctors' have made false claims about their Aids remedies to promote sales and make huge profits. The action is being brought by Li Demin, 68, who is also ...

  10. HK will host the next meeting of ministers

    Posted Sep 16th 2003, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Albert Lai Kwong-tak chaired the delegation of Hong Kong NGOs to last year's United Nations world development summit in South Africa. He said hosting the WTO gathering would be of enormous ... economic interest but those of developing countries.' The ministerial conference is the top decision-making body of the WTO. It meets at least once every two years to allow government ...




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