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  1. Target set for end to negative equity

    Posted Aug 06th 2005, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Bankers and property analysts expect to see an end to negative equity by the end of the year at the earliest, after records showed cases plunging by 38 per cent in the second quarter. The Hong Kong Monetary Authority said yesterday that homeowners in negative equity reached a record low of 8,700 by the end of June. The figure dropped by 5,340 from 14,040 cases ...

  2. Harbour groups fail to sway city planners

    Posted Aug 06th 2005, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... stations, reduce the number of stations needed and also reduce reclamation. But officials stressed that fresh water was scarce in Hong Kong and the entire Pearl River Delta and its use for cooling ...

  3. KMT leader pushes new peace concept

    Posted Feb 14th 2006, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... to the negotiating table, but a new concept to help resolve the cross-strait impasse. The 'consensus' was an understanding reached in Hong Kong in 1992 by mainland and officials from the KMT when ...

  4. Databank will store organ donors' names

    Posted Feb 14th 2006, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... said it was 'unacceptable' that patients had been waiting an average of 20 years for a new lease of life. He added the Hong Kong Medical Association had long been pressing ...

  5. Nine Dragons wins tycoons' backing

    Posted Feb 14th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Charis Yau Paper products maker signs up three prominent businessmen as substantial shareholders in flotation Listing candidate Nine Dragons Paper (Holdings) has introduced Cheng Yu-tung, Robert Kuok and Lee Shau-kee as its substantial shareholders to back Hong Kong's largest initial public offering so far this year. According to the company's preliminary offering ...

  6. 'China's Bill Gates' who revolutionised character printing dies

    Posted Feb 14th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Founder Corp (Hong Kong) went public with Wang as its chairman. He stood down in 1998 to make room for younger people. Born in Shanghai in February, 1937, Wang was admitted to Peking University, ...

  7. Expand your vocabulary

    Posted Feb 14th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that are ideal to live in underground banking- illegal banking activity Complete the sentences using the above words 1._____________ services have been active across the border in recent years. 2. Hong Kong is one of the___________________ in Asia. 3. Peter is making______________ to improve his relationship with Jenny. 4. Fanny Law Fan Chiu-fun's remarks on the suicides of two ...

  8. Massive red tide tipped to return

    Posted Sep 11th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Environmentalist warns of major marine damage in two or three years Hong Kong faces the prospect of a red tide that could devastate marine life within the next few years, ... travelling from foreign shores. About 70 species of algae have been found to cause red tides in Hong Kong, most of them non-toxic. A total of 27 red tides have occurred this year, compared to 20 ...

  9. A founding father of fusion keeps setting the pace

    Posted Nov 30th 2003, 12:00am by Robin Lynam

    ... Nevertheless the founding fathers are fairly easy to identify. There was Miles Davis, of course, but even before him there was saxophonist Charles Lloyd, who appears tonight at Hong Kong City Hall, ...

  10. A dirty business

    Posted Feb 11th 2005, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... to a member of the family- father, mother and adult son. When they want clothes they just take them from their own pile,' Wong tells a weekly gathering of her cleaner friends at the Hong Kong ... Kong homes because the occupants are unable, or unwilling, to clean. Employing a cleaner in Hong Kong was rare in the 1960s and 70s, except for rich families who hired a ma se or amah. ...




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