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  1. HSBC eyes second exceptional gain

    Posted May 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maria Chan HSBC Holdings, the world's fourth-largest bank, could book a second exceptional gain in the second quarter from the Bank of Communications' recent sale of A shares ... source. The bank last week said that it booked an exceptional gain of US$600 million from a strategic investment in Ping An Insurance (Group) and an indirect stake in Industrial Bank following ...

  2. Handover a success except for democracy: Lord Howe

    Posted Jun 20th 2007, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... in the Sino-British negotiations, said the agreement that finalised Hong Kong's handover had been implemented except for progress towards universal suffrage. 'One of the last pieces we put in place ...

  3. Everything's in place in Qingdao... except the wind

    Posted Aug 26th 2007, 12:00am by Noel Prentice

    ... Mother Nature mars an otherwise excellent Olympic venue, writes Noel Prentice The flags of the competing countries flutter in the breeze by the boatyard at the Olympic marina, suggesting there will be plenty of wind to fill the sails out at sea. Thermal w ...

  4. Flexible smoking rule

    Posted Jan 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vendors and customers at Hong Kong's biggest tobacco expo find themselves hamstrung by the new anti-smoking laws, unable to sample their products. Should there be exceptions in smoke-free buildings? Write to us. Give us your view. ...

  5. Big deal

    Posted Apr 18th 2007, 12:00am by Peter Walbrook

    ... will be available until the end of October, except at the Four Seasons (until September 30). Prices include flights with Thai International, via Bangkok, breakfast at all properties except the Four Seasons ...

  6. Swan Lake on Ice

    Posted Dec 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Imperial Ice Stars present an ice-skating theatre version (below) of the Tchaikovsky classic. Stars Vadim Yarkov and Olga Sharutenko- former members of the Russian national skating team. Today-Dec 9 (except tomorrow), 8pm (Sat and Sun also at 2.30pm), HK Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, HK$250-HK$645 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 3128 8288 ...

  7. Nigel Luk

    Posted Nov 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cartier managing director Greater China What is your favourite complication? The 'mysterious' mechanical movement, because of the exceptional craftsmanship; its beauty befits the genius of a concealed manufacture movement. What is your favourite material in a watch? Platinum, because it is majestic and powerful. What do you think is the best innovation this year? ...

  8. In Brief

    Posted Sep 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hospitals told to open up The Ministry of Health plans to require hospitals to disclose how they spend large sums of money as well as their procedures for receiving donations. In a draft regulation posted on the ministry's website, it says hospitals should follow the principle that except for information relating to national and commercial secrets and personal privacy, all ...

  9. Mid-autumn holiday period set for lunar treat

    Posted Sep 12th 2007, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok Moon watchers will have to get up early or stay up late for the only chance in eight years to see a full moon during a Mid-Autumn Festival period. The moon can be seen at its fullest at 3.45am on September 27, two days after the festival. Except for this year, all mid-autumn full moons between 2005 and 2012 would fall during daylight hours. It will also appear larger ...

  10. Little Donkey

    Posted Jul 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The puppet musical tells the tale of a troubled Little Donkey, who loses a sock that belongs to a giant. An International Arts Carnival event. In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles, (except Sat, 3pm, in English). Fri-Sun, 7.30pm, (Sat-Sun also at 3pm), Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd, Kwai Chung, HK$100-HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2370 1044 ...




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