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  1. Fanling fighting back after last year's humiliation

    Posted Dec 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tim Noonan One year ago Fanling was defenceless. Whether it was the lift, clean and place rule in effect or just generally benign conditions, the course was abused in ways it had never ... in at 20 under. Poulter had one round of 60, while Kang had a 61 and 84 players shot under par with the cut line at two under. Ouch. Of course, give any pro these days an opportunity to lift, clean ...

  2. PolyU woos gifted maths students with university courses at age 15

    Posted Mar 17th 2011, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... university. Gifted primary and secondary school pupils taking part in a series of programmes designed for the High Achievers Club will enjoy credit exemptions if they go on to study for their first degree at PolyU. Club members will be selected for their mathematical ability and can start taking university courses at 15. Courses in other subjects will also be offered. 'By the time ...

  3. Developers turn to private equity as Beijing tightens grip on credit

    Posted Apr 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... on the mainland property market before he turned his attention to private equity funds. That move came after he took up a lecturing job at Tsinghua University for an external course on the role ... fund, in November 2009. 'All the investors were members of the course,' he said. Zhang said Huafang Capital had just raised 500 million yuan (HK$597.43 million) to invest ...

  4. Mainland shipyards on course to consolidate

    Posted Oct 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Keith Wallis keith.wallis@scmp.com Mainland shipyards are set to consolidate as declining orders coupled with tighter credit controls make it harder for smaller shipyards to compete ... Industries. 'I can't see how smaller yards can survive,' Ong said, noting the higher labour and raw material costs, few orders and difficulty securing credit. This view was reinforced ...

  5. Credit history objectors could face property loan penalties

    Posted Apr 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Kang-chung Applicants for mortgages who refuse to let banks dig into their credit history may find banks lend them much less than they ask for or charge them a punitive interest rate, ... 'The move is, in effect, to punish those who refuse to surrender their privacy to the banks. Of course, the banks will be very happy. 'I only blame the privacy commissioner for not doing ...

  6. Credit where it's due

    Posted Sep 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... According to a report from the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, credit card debt among students has gone up over the past decade to a point that where nearly 30 per cent have debts of more than HK$10,000, prompting the authority to set a credit limit of HK$10,000 for all student cards. While the concept of youth finance camps may conjure images of trust fund babies preparing ...

  7. Three-course meal that's sure to please

    Posted Aug 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... but the famous US-based French chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten is credited with popularising it outside France. Try: Zoe, G/F, 7A-3 Shan Chuen Road, Happy Valley. Tel: 2892 1166 Greek-ish salad ...

  8. Learning in Luxury

    Posted Mar 12th 2011, 12:00am by Wong Yat-Hei

    ... Wong Yat-hei The marketing of luxury brands is fast-paced and challenging, requiring highly qualified individuals with sharp business acumen and a strong dose of creativity. Since 2007, ESSEC Business School in France and MasterCard Worldwide have offered the Luxury Brand Management Executive Programme, an annual, four-day course that provides up-to-date knowledge of luxury ...

  9. Helping others is par for the course for bankers

    Posted Dec 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chloe Lai chloe.lai@scmp.com One of the most exclusive clubs in the city kept its golf course out of bounds to its own members last Friday. Only participants of the Bank of America Merrill ... of what we should do to fulfil our pledge. 'Though members are not allowed to use the golf course when we are hosting charitable activities, no one complains. Everyone agrees we have to serve ...

  10. Courses updated to meet changing needs

    Posted Feb 17th 2011, 12:00am by Wilson Lau

    ... in the new curriculum. We plan to introduce a two-credit course in year one and combine it with some projects with not-for-profit organisations,' Cheng says. 'Another course at the planning ... analysis (MScFA) and master of science degree in investment management (MScIM) programmes to practising professionals. These intensive and comprehensive courses also cater to those who plan ...




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