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  1. HK$567 billion floods into city

    Posted Nov 20th 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... are still many uncertainties,' he said. Chan attributed the flood of liquidity to measures introduced to help prop up the ailing economy but warned of ballooning asset prices as a result. ... prices. Interest rates could also rise if the flood of funds left Hong Kong, posing dangers to economic growth and hurting homebuyers who were enjoying record-low borrowing costs. The huge funds ...

  2. Personnel practise rescue skills in case Tai O faces another flood

    Posted Apr 29th 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip More than 200 people from 22 government bodies took part in a flood drill in Tai O yesterday following floods in the fishing village last year that were the worst in decades. Officials said warnings would be issued ahead of floods, but villagers said warnings were not much help. Police and firemen used new equipment to rescue trapped residents in simulated flooding ...

  3. Flood of public rage condemns Ma's crisis management

    Posted Aug 12th 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei The worst flooding to hit Taiwan in half a century has put the government of Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou to the test - and so far it is struggling badly. Television footage of complaints from bereaved families and an embarrassed Mr Ma trying to comfort the son of a flood victim were broadcast almost continuously yesterday, reflecting public ...

  4. China State Construction may see flood of orders

    Posted Jul 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai The initial public offering by China State Construction Engineering Corp, potentially the mainland's and the world's largest this year, is set to bring in a flood of orders amid strong buying interest while weighing down the A-share market, brokers and fund managers said. The country's largest homebuilder will start pricing consultations today. ...

  5. Flood of funds puts HKMA on the defensive

    Posted Oct 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maria Chan Speculative capital flows continue to pour into Hong Kong, forcing the banking and currency watchdog to keep on intervening to cap upward pressure on the Hong Kong dollar. The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) this month pumped more than HK$4 ...

  6. Designs flood in for Bruce Lee museum

    Posted Oct 17th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong A competition to design a Bruce Lee museum at the late kung fu star's former Kowloon Tong home has attracted more than 160 submissions from Hong Kong and overseas. The international competition kicked off on July 20, the 36th anniversary ...

  7. IPO flood may see sales top 100b yuan

    Posted Jun 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for share offerings this week after announcing the end of the listing ban imposed in September last year. A China Minzu Securities report predicted that a flood of initial share sales worth at least ...

  8. PLA reaps benefits as weak job market brings flood of recruits

    Posted Sep 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li After years struggling to recruit top talent, the People's Liberation Army stands to gain from a gloomy job market by welcoming a huge influx of university graduates to its ranks. Quoting statistics from the Ministry of Education and the P ...

  9. Unauthorised sites raise flooding risk

    Posted Apr 20th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Kong village said it was subjected to more serious flooding as container depots closed in. Pointing at what was supposed to be green land and a fish pond near his village, the 56-year-old said ... is legal and which one is not,' he said. 'But we don't welcome them as they raise the ground level and block discharges, causing flooding in our villages.' The Planning ...

  10. Sensors to give Tai O warning of flooding

    Posted Jan 10th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun Disaster mitigation system to include dyke to hold back sea and two evacuation shelters The government plans to set up a flood-warning system, open two shelters and build a dyke ... and Drainage Services Department on an early-warning system to go into use in the first quarter of this year. The system will send out warning signals to government departments when a flood exceeds ...




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