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  1. Air-quality proposals 'bad for business'

    Posted Jul 24th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam, Olga Wong

    ... that buses with poor emission standards could be among the first vehicles to be banned in low emission zones, the consultant said all vehicles with Euro III emission levels and below should be banned from entering the three zones. Euro III vehicles were introduced in 2000. Clusters covered by the low emission zone in Central include the government complex, Legislative Council building, core ...

  2. Foreign investment up 32pc in November

    Posted Dec 17th 2009, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing Foreign direct investment on the mainland leapt 32 per cent year on year last month, the fourth consecutive monthly increase, suggesting the appetite for asset-buying in the world's third-largest economy is picking up, although ...

  3. Clean-air ideas abound but hard choices rare, green groups charge

    Posted Jul 15th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... with them. About a third of the franchised bus fleet on Hong Kong's roads still does not meet Euro IV emission standards, the second-highest of five sets of standards that have been introduced progressively in Europe since 1992 and adopted internationally. The last of the 1,800 pre-Euro and Euro I buses- which are more than twice as polluting as the newer models- will only be taken off ...

  4. Most people still spending freely, survey finds

    Posted Aug 11th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun The gloomy economy seems to have made little difference to Hongkongers' daily spending habits. Almost 80 per cent still spend the same amount on daily necessities as they did before the economic slowdown hit, and more than half continue to ...

  5. Record economic contraction on the cards

    Posted Jun 10th 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Hong Kong's economy will contract by a record 9.1 per cent this year, according to Fitch Ratings. The ratings agency yesterday revised down its previous forecast of a 6.4 per cent contraction. Although the downgrade can be attributed to th ...

  6. HSI gains 17pc for month as recovery hopes swell

    Posted May 30th 2009, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... Nick Westra The Hang Seng Index recorded its best month in 10 years by smashing through the 18,000-point level yesterday as investors continued to load up on stocks in hopes that the global economy was on the mend. Advancing for the third time in the past ...

  7. Euro Go Go

    Posted Dec 27th 2009, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... Rebecca Tsui Euro Go Go Shop 23, Level 9, Langham Place, Mong Kok 2626 0660 Other branches throughout Kowloon and NT www.eurogogo.com Grub: Fast food chain-store-style European food at low prices. Assuming you don't expect Michelin-starred quality, and you won't be disappointed. Vibe: Very casual, and most customers are young. But as fast food outlets go, ...

  8. Swiss firm's Euro70m solar plane takes off

    Posted Dec 28th 2009, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... a solar-powered plane in 2003. He says people told him it was an insane idea. He was unable to find any funding for this Euro70 million (HK$782.8 million) project during the first year he pitched it. ... [solar energy] in a car or a ship if an airplane can do it,' he said. 'It is because the technology required for using it in an aircraft is higher.' About Euro40 million ...

  9. Euro humbug on a grand scale

    Posted Oct 31st 2009, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... Kevin Rafferty Leaders of the 27 countries of the disunity known as the European Union are about to take an important step backwards on the tortuous road to give Europe a global relevance that matches the size of its combined economies. They will go into ...

  10. BASF plans to invest Euro1b in Greater China

    Posted Sep 30th 2009, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng German chemical giant BASF plans to invest more than Euro1 billion (HK$11.3 billion) in Greater China and hire thousands of employees by 2013, expecting mainland sales to grow ... of Euro2billion for the region by 2013. 'We want to invest close to our customers in the markets, [and] most of the budget is allocated for China,' he said. 'But there is still room ...




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