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  1. Shanghai to HK, via 11 hours in Macau

    Posted Jul 30th 2010, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dragonair paid cash to disgruntled passengers as compensation for being stuck on a plane for almost half a day longer than expected on what was scheduled as a two-and-a-half-hour flight from Shanghai to Hong Kong. More than 40 passengers, dissatisfied at ...

  2. HK$567 billion floods into city

    Posted Nov 20th 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng and Maria Chan A total of HK$567.5 billion flowed into Hong Kong from October 1 last year to last Friday in what Hong Kong Monetary Authority chief executive Norman Chan Tak-lam described as an unprecedented situation. The huge inflow, especially since the beginning of this year, targeted mainly stock and property investments, Chan said. A splurge on stocks has boosted ...

  3. Red pandas get plush Ocean Park welcome

    Posted Mar 24th 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Four red pandas have taken up residence at Ocean Park, in a plush new home they will share with giant pandas, Chinese giant salamanders and other species. The furry foursome, which resemble raccoons more than pandas, arrived on Sunday evening on loan from the Chengdu Research Base of Panda Breeding, where they were born. They were accompanied by a mainland expert ...

  4. Parties to push for more budget relief measures

    Posted Apr 01st 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Political parties have pushed the government to introduce additional relief measures to tackle unemployment and the economic downturn, ahead of the budget debate today. The policies unveiled in February's budget, particularly those on unemployment an ...

  5. Recovery could be two years away, government warns

    Posted Feb 26th 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Hong Kong could face at least two years of tough times before the economy begins to show signs of recovery, the government's financial projections show. The administration's forecast means real gross domestic product growth may reach 3.5 per cent in 2011 and continue to rise. The government estimates the economy will shrink by 2 per cent to 3 per cent ...

  6. Community Chest donations at 10-year low

    Posted Jan 12th 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Donations to the Community Chest, one of Hong Kong's biggest charities, have plunged to a 10-year low, its vice-patron Dennis Sun Tai-lun said yesterday. The organisation was expecting to collect HK$210 million this financial year but, so far, has raised only about HK$160 million. Dr Sun said it was the worst figure in the 10 years he had been vicepatron. 'This ...

  7. Worst of financial crisis still to pass

    Posted Oct 16th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Difficult and drawn-out recovery looms because of global downturn The chief executive warned of more and greater financial turmoil to hit Hong Kong with a difficult and drawn-out recovery. 'The financial tsunami we now face is a global crisis,' Donald Tsang Yam-kuen said. 'Its destructive force is much stronger and more widespread than the Asian ...

  8. HK officials rush to offer assistance to nightclub victims

    Posted Sep 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong Hong Kong authorities have rushed to offer help to victims of the Shenzhen nightclub fire. Families and friends of the victims also hurried there yesterday as mainland-based Hong Kong officials offered them assistance. By 7.30 last night, five Hong Kong people were confirmed dead in the blaze. The families of the five who died filed reports with the Immigration ...

  9. We were ignored in typhoon relief efforts, say Tuen Mun villagers

    Posted Oct 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong Villagers in Kar Wo Lei and So Kwun Tan, Tuen Mun, have accused the government of ignoring them in disaster relief efforts after Typhoon Hagupit hit Hong Kong last week. The typhoon, which lashed Hong Kong in the late hours of September 23, flooded some coastal villages. While residents of some other coastal communities were evacuated due to storm surge fears, the Tuen ...

  10. Still on a high

    Posted Sep 09th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Beijing is well placed to avoid the post-Olympics letdown experienced by most venue cities, writes Dennis Eng As an economic investment, the Olympic Games has a spotty record at best. Montreal, which hosted the publicly funded Summer Games in 1976, took three decades to pay off its US$1.5 billion Olympic debt and its main stadium was dubbed the Big Owe. Yet, eight years later, ...




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