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  1. Designers transfer Hong Kong know-how to Dubai's new metro

    Posted Dec 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Martin Donovan

    ... Martin Donovan To outsiders, Dubai's past may too easily be overlooked, whether or not work on the city's impressive infrastructure and some of its eyebrow-raising architecture ... congestion and improving the lives of people working or visiting the UAE. Rather than simply embracing the futuristic designs for which Dubai has become renowned, the city's latest engineering ...

  2. Dutchman misses out on Dubai purse

    Posted Nov 16th 2009, 12:00am by Mathew Scott

    ... Mathew Scott Dutchman Derksen put on a brave face after a missed birdie on the last hole cost him a share of second place- and a spot in the rich Dubai World Championship field this week. ... much sweeter. 'I thought if I could make that one on the last I might just make the Dubai World Championship, but just missed out on that as well. If someone else plays better ...

  3. HK women bid for Asian crown

    Posted Jun 29th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay An upbeat and confident Hong Kong squad have set their sights on winning the inaugural Asian Cricket Council Women's Twenty20 Championships, which get underway in Kuala Lumpur on Friday. Captained by Neisha Pratt, the 14-strong team left ...

  4. Dubai success would top off good month

    Posted Nov 16th 2009, 12:00am by Mathew Scott

    ... the leaderboard yesterday with a 62 that took him to joint fifth on 14-under. Poulter returns for the Omega Mission Hills World Cup from November 26-29. But first, of course, there is Dubai. 'It's all good going into the next couple of weeks,' he said. 'I'll see if I can take a good run up that Race to Dubai list and then have some fun with Ross Fisher in the World ...

  5. Dubai debt scare shows fragility of global rally

    Posted Nov 30th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... generated by a huge virtual reality machine,' recalls one long-time resident of Dubai who moved to Hong Kong last year. 'I couldn't help feeling that one day someone would flick ... flicked. And it wasn't just the shining towers of Dubai that suddenly looked insubstantial, but the foundations of the whole rally in global asset markets. On Wednesday, government-owned ...

  6. Hangzhou learns tough lesson in market realities after chasing Dubai 'miracle'

    Posted Dec 19th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... east coast, famous for producing tea. On the face of it, Hangzhou and Dubai don't have much in common. But that didn't deter officials in Zhejiang's capital from attempting to mirror the growth machine in the desert. Local party secretary Wang Guoping saw 'shocking similarities' between the two cities and set out to use Dubai's breakneck pace of growth ...

  7. Dubai World's troubles rattle financial giants

    Posted Nov 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maria Chan Financial stocks fell sharply yesterday, led by HSBC Holdings and Standard Chartered, on concern that banks may be hurt by Dubai World's plan to delay its debt repayment. ... Other banks, including mainland lenders, lost between 3 per cent and 7 per cent. The Hong Kong Monetary Authority said Dubai World's financial problems should not pose any systemic risks ...

  8. Dubai debt scare clouds investment, finance push

    Posted Dec 07th 2009, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu The appeal by Dubai World for a freeze on repayment of at least US$26.5 billion in debt will likely prompt some Hong Kong brokerages to rethink the promotion of investments ... and services in the city amid the present climate of uncertainty. 'Hong Kong investors and brokers generally do not fancy Middle East investments. The Dubai World debt problem will further scare ...

  9. Asian markets shake off jitters over Dubai woes

    Posted Dec 01st 2009, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... Nick Westra Investors breathed a collective sigh of relief yesterday as Asian financial markets roared back to life on growing consensus that Dubai's financial woes were not enough ... to the norm again,' said Desmond Tjiang, the chief investment officer for Asia, excluding Japan, at Fortis Investments. 'In a couple of days, people will forget about Dubai and talk about ...

  10. Markets take a battering amid worries over Dubai's debts

    Posted Nov 28th 2009, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... Nick Westra and Daniel Ren in Shanghai Asian markets were rattled by the spectre of a second wave of the financial crisis yesterday after the former boom state of Dubai announced plans to delay its debt repayments, becoming the latest casualty of the global downturn. The emirate said on Wednesday that Dubai World, a state investment arm, would ask lenders to postpone ...




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