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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Bid to cut strokes in a heartbeat

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 04:57am by Emily Tsang

    ... above 65 would be priority targets for screening, he added. The technology, developed in the United States, has a 99 per cent accuracy rate, Chu said. He added that should the programme prove ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557677/bid-cut-strokes-heartbeat
  2. Property - Hong Kong & China - MARKETS

    Hong Kong homebuyers warned 'don't rush into the market- it's heating up'

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 06:20am by Ernest Kao

    ... in the region of HK$4 million. He was worried about buyers rushing in without considering long-term affordability and a potential rise in interest rates. "I am particularly concerned about ... impact] is generally quite weak." Tsang urged homebuyers to keep an eye on prices and interest rates- and consider their own ability to buy- before they made the decision to enter the market. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1556868/homebuyers-warned-dont-rush-market
  3. Business - Economy

    Chan Ka-keung calms fears of higher rates after cut in Fed bond purchases

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 12:59am by Enoch Yiu

    ... fears of higher rates Homeowners do not have to worry about a sudden surge in interest rates, which would further hit an already ailing property market after the United States Federal Reserve's move to further reduce its bond-buying programme, a minister said yesterday. "The Federal Reserve has always indicated it would not increase interest rates in the near term. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1536511/chan-ka-keung-calms-fears-higher-rates-after-cut-fed-bond-purchases
  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    40pc of Hongkongers have considered retiring abroad for financial reasons

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:57am by Olga Wong

    ... Financial Group. Researchers polled 508 people aged 20 to 55 in April on their attitude to retirement. Respondents gave an average rating of 5.5 out of 10 to the question of whether they were confident their life would be satisfactory in retirement. That was down from a rating of 6.1 two years ago. And 40 per cent said they had considered retiring elsewhere. Of those, 27 per cent would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557039/40pc-hongkongers-would-consider-retiring-elsewhere-survey-finds
  5. Business - LAI SEE

    Solution found for US chicken and egg problem

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:55am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn They are cock-a-hoop at Reuters over their exclusive story about a problem in the chicken breeding industry in the US. Apparently a key breed of rooster has a genetic issue that is reducing its fertility leading to a shortage of chickens and rising prices. The breed, Aviagen Group's standard Ross male, is sire through its offspring to as much as 25 per cent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1550666/solution-found-us-chicken-and-egg-problem
  6. News - World

    Children who lose a parent more likely to die young, say Scandinavian researchers

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 10:57pm by NYT

    ... likely to die prematurely and those whose parents died for other reasons were 84 per cent more likely to die young. The overall mortality rate for boys and men was more than double that for girls ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557607/children-who-lose-parent-more-likely-die-young-say-scandinavian
  7. Business - Money - BONDS

    Yue Xiu Enterprises finalises US$200m equity-linked bond issue

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 01:33am by Jasper Moiseiwitsch

    ... Jasper Moiseiwitsch jasper.moiseiwitsch@scmp.com Take-up for US$200m deal highlights attraction of equity-linked offerings as interest rates rise Yue Xiu taps into appeal of issues backed ... equity-linked deals in the year to date, a threefold rise over the same period last year, according to Thomson Reuters. Issuers are moving towards equity-linked deals as interest rates slowly rise, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1557353/yue-xiu-enterprises-finalises-us200m-equity-linked
  8. Lifestyle - Technology

    China's Dragon King Bridge connects two architectural concepts

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 01:49am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... stretches across Hangzhou Bay), rate among the engineering marvels of the world. Apart from a purely utilitarian function, bridges can also play a role both in defining cities- consider the Sydney ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1558276/chinas-dragon-king-bridge-connects-two-architectural-concepts
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong and China must close the door on import of illegal timber

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 11:10am by Wilson Lau

    ... because of the staggering rate of decline of its different species, some of which are subject to trade restrictions under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1558038/hong-kong-and-china-must-close-door-import-illegal-timber
  10. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Nothing to see here: Cheung Kong stands by 'no viewing' policy for tiny Hong Kong flats

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 10:55pm by Sandy Li

    ... by Winchesto Finance Company on the condition that applicants seek consent from the first mortgagee bank. Cannot exceed 80 per cent of transaction price. Interest rate for second mortgage: Hibor plus 2.25 to 2.75 per cent, or 1.5 per cent below prime rate, now 5.25 per cent. Requirement to buy: prospective buyers must submit a HK$100,000 cheque and sign an agreement not to see an actual ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1558445/ins-and-outs-cheung-kongs-no-viewing-clause-mont-vert-flats

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