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  1. Difficult outlook for Swire Pacific Offshore

    Posted Mar 12th 2011, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... of oversupply,' he said on board the Pacific Champion, an anchor-handling tug supply ship that became the first ship to be christened in Hong Kong by Swire Pacific Offshore. He added this flood of ships ... Korea's Sekwang Heavy Industries, was delivered last month and is the first of four sister vessels. It will be joined by the Pacific Commodore, Pacific Centurion and Pacific Crusader between ...

  2. First storm of season unlikely to harry HK

    Posted Jul 16th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung The outer bands of Severe Tropical Storm Conson are expected to bring showers and isolated squally thunderstorms to Hong Kong today, with more showers tomorrow. The first tropical storm of the season was last night on a track to Hainan Island. At 8pm, it was about 640 kilometres south of Hong Kong and forecast to move west-northwest at about 20km/h across ...

  3. Economy better than expected in first quarter

    Posted May 17th 2008, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung GDP grows 7.1pc; surging food costs see inflation hitting 4.9pc Hong Kong's economy performed better than expected in the first three months of the year, with gross domestic product growing 7.1 per cent year on year, the government announced yesterday. Despite inflation hitting 4.9 per cent in the first quarter, after discounting the effects ...

  4. Visitors flock to a recuperating Asia-Pacific

    Posted Jun 13th 2005, 12:00am by Murray Bailey

    ... Murray Bailey Visitor figures from Asia-Pacific's main destinations for the first quarter look good, with an average 14 per cent growth over the same period last year. That is even better than it appears because last year's results were actually boosted slightly by a one-off recovery after Sars and Iraq war fears the year before. In addition, first-quarter growth ...

  5. Safety first when it comes to typhoons

    Posted Aug 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the first No9 signal in five years. Sadly, however, a swimmer is missing. We hope he will be found alive. People engaging in water sports during typhoons have run into trouble in the past. ...

  6. NZ's first stop is tribute to quake victims

    Posted Mar 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay New Zealand began their bid to win the Cathay Pacific/Credit Suisse Hong Kong Sevens on a soul-searching note when they attended the Australian International School's ... in an intense 90-minute session at So Kon Po. New Zealand will be playing for the first time since the Christchurch earthquake on February 22, and Forbes said it would be hard not to be emotional, ...

  7. Post reporters awarded first prize

    Posted Oct 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter South China Morning Post reporters Fiona Tam and Choi Chi-yuk received first prize in the Asia-Pacific region in the Lorenzo Natali Journalism Prize competition for their article 'Deadly harvest' about the ban on burials in Guangdong. Professor Muhammad Yunus, the 2006 Nobel Peace laureate, awarded the prize at a ceremony in Stockholm on Thursday. ...

  8. Sino-US military chiefs to hold first talks in months

    Posted May 25th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Kristine Kwok in Beijing, Minnie Chan and Greg Torode China and the United States will hold their first high-level military talks in months today against the backdrop of a looming security crisis on the Korean Peninsula. US Pacific Command chief Admiral Robert Willard would meet General Ma Xiaotian, the deputy head of the People's Liberation Army general staff in Beijing, ...

  9. Traders book worst first half in 14 years

    Posted Jul 01st 2008, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu, Nick Westra

    ... earnings outlook, a flood of new share sales and tightening monetary policy. Regional markets have also dropped, with the MSCI Asia Pacific Index posting its worst first half in 16 years, according ... Nick Westra, Daniel Ren in Shanghai, Wong Ka-chun and Enoch Yiu Market capitalisation slashed to HK$16.36 trillion Hong Kong investors yesterday closed the books on the worst first half ...

  10. Needs of the tsunami victims come first, says volunteer professor

    Posted Jan 29th 2005, 12:00am by Winnie Yeung

    ... to the victims after getting an urgent request from an Indonesian friend. As head of the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation's Industrial Science and Technology Working Group, he bought the water ...




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