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  1. Resignation is not the first time for Tsang

    Posted Nov 25th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yesterday's resignation by Tsang Yok-sing is the second time the DAB chairman has offered to quit- the first time was shortly after the July 1 march. It is understood that Mr Tsang informally tendered his resignation to core members of the DAB after an estimated 500,000 people took to the streets to protest against the national security legislation. 'Mr Tsang said he ...

  2. First-time blinkers can get Beethoven back in tune

    Posted Nov 08th 2003, 12:00am by Clint Hutchison

    ... to display even more of his natural talent with the application of blinkers for the first time. Generally speaking, the progeny of Zabeel throughout the southern hemisphere have excelled when ... and has picked up the quality of his work. He could be a value chance to add to multiples. Super Goal Striker has the blinkers applied for the first time but that may be clutching at straws given ...

  3. First-time hopeful takes on an old hand

    Posted Nov 14th 2003, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung Broad appeal needed to lure HK's wealthiest and poorest Southern district had been shaping up as the most uneventful battleground in next month's election until a first-time hopeful stepped forward to pose a rare challenge to lawmaker Howard Young. In the south of Hong Kong island, the district has attracted 33 contestants for its 17 seats- six of which ...

  4. Tourist arrivals drop for the first time since Tiananmen

    Posted Jul 18th 2003, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... But the number of mainland residents holidaying abroad increased in first half Arrivals of foreign tourists on the mainland dropped by a quarter during the first half of this year as a result of the Sars outbreak, official figures show. It was the first time tourist arrivals had fallen since the aftermath of the Tiananmen Square crackdown in 1989. The Ministry of Public ...

  5. A rare first time for the Stones

    Posted Nov 07th 2003, 12:00am by Lee Wing-Sze

    ... LEE WING-SZE British band The Rolling Stones, who play at the Harbour Fest tonight and on Sunday, may be too old to be your favourite rockers, but if you are a true music fan this legendary outfit should not be missed. The foursome, formed back in the 196 ...

  6. Consumers, consulted for the first time, demand lower fares

    Posted Jul 16th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Regulators are told that more people could afford to fly if the airlines were granted flexibility in setting prices In a revolutionary step aimed at injecting competitiveness into mainland aviation, regulators held an unprecedented meeting with consumer g ...

  7. Buyers all set for northwest ride

    Posted Dec 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... in house prices after the opening of the West Rail.' Some units in Tuen Mun, a favourite hunting ground among potential first-time buyers, were asking as little as $800 per square foot, he ... last month from the previous month, according to Perry Fong, sales director for the districts for Centaline Property Agency. 'Interested home buyers from Kowloon and some even from Hong ...

  8. Maturing Shanghai secondary market attracts HK buyers

    Posted Nov 12th 2003, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Residential Services. 'Trading in the secondary market will overtake that in the primary market this year for the first time. We could not imagine this even two years ago. 'Hong Kong people ... Mark O'Neill in Shanghai Hong Kong property buyers in Shanghai are increasingly turning to the secondary market, whose growth is being encouraged by the government and state banks, ...

  9. Outlook rosy for Shanghai

    Posted Aug 27th 2003, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... housing prices in Shanghai. In the meantime, the city government has also introduced measures to boost demand for mass housing. The government said a new set of tax breaks targeted at first-time homebuyers would be implemented shortly. First-time buyers purchasing units below 3,500 yuan per square metre and of 90 square metres could be eligible for a tax deduction on a portion ...

  10. Housing loans eased for the poor

    Posted Aug 13th 2003, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Shanghai would also put a cap on the total purchase price and require buyers to live in the housing. Ms Jiao said the new policy did not conflict with moves by the central bank to cool the property market by tightening credit. Analysts say the People's Bank of China is seeking to crack down on speculation, not first-time home-buyers, at the luxury end of the market. A foreign property ...




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