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  1. City Brief

    Posted Dec 31st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to comply with tougher emissions standards from tomorrow. The rules also cover trucks under 2.5 tonnes, in line with Euro IV emissions standards that will see about 50 per cent fewer pollutants being emitted than Euro III standards. Driver injured after car hits divider and flips over A 21-year-old man suffered an arm injury when his car hit the central road divider near the old Kai ...

  2. Rifts at home and abroad put Europe over a barrel

    Posted Dec 30th 2005, 12:00am by Sean Munday

    ... was burgeoning at Euro64.9 billion ($598.06 billion) for the six months to August, up from Euro47.3 billion over the same period last year. Meanwhile, an unseemly spat over the EU's budget ... Despite protests at home, Prime Minister Tony Blair relinquished Euro10.5 billion of Britain's closely guarded rebate- a drop of 20 per cent- and France agreed to a budget review in 2008-2009 ...

  3. Merry Christmas

    Posted Dec 29th 2005, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... sympathy from audiences. The film is not entirely a piece of saccharine Euro-pudding: there are fine touches that speak volumes about the absurd hatred being forced into national psyches, ...

  4. Mousekeeping

    Posted Dec 28th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Disneyland, park and government officials in Hong Kong can also take some consolation, of a different kind, from comparisons with Paris' EuroDisney venture. Local press lauded Disneyland, in comparison with the US$4.4 billion EuroDisney's opening in 1992. A year before its opening, EuroDisney's then chairman, Robert Fitzpatrick, said: 'My biggest fear is that we ...

  5. War and order

    Posted Dec 25th 2005, 12:00am by Helen Barlow

    ... and coffee, to exchange gifts, play football and to bury their dead. A rare European co-production that truly works, Joyeux Noel, made for Euro18 million ($163 million), represents a mammoth ...

  6. Japanese equities set to star in 2006

    Posted Dec 25th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... pressure and US interest rates peaking in 2006. 'We favour equities as bonds look expensive,' Ms Cheung said. US equities look more attractive than the euro zone because they are trading ...

  7. Madrid

    Posted Dec 21st 2005, 12:00am by Christina Pfeiffer

    ... Wednesday of every month. A guided visit costs Euro9 ($85). For more information, go to www.patrimonionacional.es. 3 Flamenco Soak up the passionate rhythms of flamenco at one of Madrid's many ... and Italian painters and sculptors. Admission is Euro3. For details go to www.museoprado.es. 5 Bullfighting While bullfighting is a controversial sport in Spain today, it remains an important part ...

  8. Sketches

    Posted Dec 20th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... water infiltration had weakened the walls and roof of the historic villa (above). 'We need a minimum of two years' work and Euro5 million [$46.5 million] to make the site secure.' ...

  9. Prices rise as Chinese join world gold rush

    Posted Dec 19th 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... with the low returns. Our investors have achieved a return of more than 20 per cent this year. 'The trade and budget deficits will hold down the US dollar and the outlook for the euro zone ...

  10. Endnotes

    Posted Dec 19th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... announces it will lift trade-related assistance by Euro600 million to Euro2 billion per year by 2010. 'Europe did not come to Hong Kong empty-handed on Aid for Trade,' EU Trade ...




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