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  1. Twice Over's wide draw should open up Dubai World Cup

    Posted Mar 25th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff reporter The US$10 million Dubai World Cup has been opened up by what appears to be a dismal gate position for warm favourite Twice Over. The six-year-old, trained by legendary Henry Cecil, has been allocated gate 12 of 14, and those who saw last year's Dubai World Cup will recall most of the wide-drawn horses- including Twice Over- struggling in vain to overcome ...

  2. Club must open up international trial races to lure foreign champs

    Posted Sep 24th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ...'s equal-richest race, the US$6 million Dubai World Cup last March. Curlin went to Dubai early, created enormous interest from around the world in doing so, won the lead-up as you might expect and then fulfilled the dream by landing the big one by a record 73/4 lengths. In fact, for each of the feature Group Ones on Dubai World Cup night, there is a corresponding lead-up race on the 'super ...

  3. South African star Greys Inn holds special interest

    Posted Mar 25th 2005, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... will offer a telecast and betting on two events- the Dubai Sheema Classic and Dubai Duty Free (1,777m)- and a World Cup telecast, without betting, early on Sunday morning. With runner-up Bullish Luck ... tackles the world in the Dubai Sheema Classic (2,400 metres). Hong Kong Derby-winning jockey Anthony Delpech recently described the Hong Kong-bound Greys Inn as the best horse he had ever ridden ...

  4. World Cup free for all is Tsang's pledge for 2014

    Posted Jul 14th 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip, Vivienne Chow

    ... the World Cup for free in 2014. At a Legislative Council meeting, Tsang said arrangements should be made to ensure everyone would be able to watch the final and the semi-finals of the next World Cup. 'We will consider how to make the next World Cup better so as to ensure every family and every household can watch the final and semi-finals,' he said. 'It can be achieved ...

  5. Agricultural Bank IPO faces tough run amid World Cup

    Posted Jun 30th 2010, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu If Agricultural Bank of China's initial public offering fails to become the world's biggest listing, the World Cup may be partly to blame. The giant lender's share ... billion in October 2006. Brokers, however, said the lender might fail to beat that record if its offering was priced in the middle or low end because of the World Cup and poor market sentiment. ...

  6. 3-D World Cup prices a fraction of the real thing

    Posted May 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow One round-trip Cathay Pacific economy-class air ticket to Johnannesburg during the soccer World Cup can cost as much as HK$31,240. But a ticket to view one World Cup game ... of between HK$200 and HK$300 for World Cup games broadcast live in 3-D have been proposed, but the parties involved in bringing the ground-breaking sports-viewing experience to Hong Kong are still ...

  7. Dubai firm to boost stake in ACT

    Posted Jan 04th 2005, 12:00am by Russell Barling

    ... the Singapore port operator's dream of gaining its first foothold in the world's busiest container port. By the end of next month, Dubai Ports will at least match the $1.58 billion CSX paid ... Russell Barling Mideast operator's US$200m buy-in will more than double its holding The international investment arm of state-owned Dubai Ports Authority will spend US$200 million ...

  8. Dubai firm trumps the majors for CSX ports

    Posted Dec 08th 2004, 12:00am by Russell Barling

    ... Russell Barling Gulf operator comes out of nowhere in bold US$1.4 billion bid for assets Dubai Ports International (DPI) yesterday tendered an audacious US$1.4 billion bid for CSX Corp's global port assets, snatching them from under the noses of the world's most powerful container terminal owners, including Li Ka-shing's Hutchison Whampoa. The international port ...

  9. Banks' due diligence built on sand

    Posted Dec 08th 2009, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... with Emirates, a splendid modern airline, but Dubai Ports World, which bought P&O, the grand old lady of British shipping companies, along with its very modern ports. It is fast becoming a financial ... ambitions. The project over which Dubai World ran into trouble is appositely called the World, an archipelago of 300 man-made islands in the shape of the world. The bankers got a direct warning, ...

  10. Coffee with ice cream is broker's cup of tea

    Posted Jul 12th 2010, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... brand. A normal cup of coffee will cost about HK$38, more expensive than a cuppa at HK$15 to HK$25 in a mass-market coffee shop or fast-food restaurant. To compete with existing chains, Tsui has ... in a law firm as he wanted to satisfy his parents' dream for him to be a lawyer. It did not take long for him to know being a legal eagle was not his cup of tea so he opted to be a stockbroker ...




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