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  1. Travellers' checks

    Posted Jan 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Sandakan revisited The town of Sandakan (above), in Sabah, Malaysia, was established as the capital of British North Borneo by Hong Kong business interests in the late 1870s and eventually became home to so many Cantonese residents that it was, for quite some time, known as Little Hong Kong. Thanks to its logging industry, it was, in the early 20th century, also said to have ...

  2. Hard bargains

    Posted Jan 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... and financial resources against the looming European threat from Nazi Germany and a desire not to further provoke the already very aggressive Japanese were the main deciding factors. In its place, ...

  3. Bad intentions

    Posted Jan 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... it was an exciting option. 'In the Hindi film industry, we're used to pigeon-holing the leads: the all-around good-guy hero, the virginal heroine, the skimpily dressed vamp, the pipe-smoking ... is not divided by a Hollywood option. A nation of a billion, if given an option, would patronise their local industry.' And will there be a Don 3? Akhtar laughs: 'Ring me back after you watch ...

  4. Briefs

    Posted Jan 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... hands and legs, but was in a stable condition. Yuan business promises big profits for Hong Kong Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury Chan Ka-keung said the development ...

  5. Christina Noble

    Posted Jan 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... I was the eldest girl, and I had to do everything I could to help my family. As things got worse financially, there were no textbooks, pens or pencils, therefore you took a lot of abuse at school. And you ...

  6. Witching hour

    Posted Jan 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Doretta Lau thereview@scmp.com On an unseasonably hot December morning, a group of journalists, art historians and curators gather on the terrace of an industrial building in Wong Chuk ... 'When we think about films it's either an industrial product, or some people see it as a type of video art. I wanted to explore the possibility that maybe I could make other ...

  7. Variations on a theme park

    Posted Jan 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... for Mexin Industry, the home-grown conglomerate that designed and built the park. 'Most parks out there are bound by our nation's deep-rooted cultural and mental habits going back ...

  8. Now for something completely different

    Posted Jan 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... the company is an industry thought experiment, in which celebrated watchmakers such as Daniel Roth and Roger Dubuis come together to create the ultimate timepiece. The Chapter One Round (top right) ...

  9. Going Out

    Posted Jan 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... CEO Jaspal Bindra discusses the year ahead for the banking industry, with a focus on Asian banking concerns. In English. Jan 5, 1.15pm (lunch, 12.45pm), Foreign Correspondents' Club, ... 7-8, Jan 14-15, 2pm-8pm, entry free. Information points: Fo Tan MTR station, exit B; and G/F Wah Luen Industrial Centre, 15-21, Wong Chuk Yeung St, Fo Tan. Inquiries: 6336 4120 The Idea ...

  10. China as a Leader of the World Economy

    Posted Jan 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... efficient in making decisions affecting the national economy [than the US government]... Chinese financial institutions are not allowed to take such high risks as US institutions. Chinese consumers ...




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