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  1. Politics and gold comfort at Lunar New Year fair

    Posted Jan 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Colleen Lee and Jennifer Cheng The race for chief executive has inspired many stallholders in search of the first pot of gold in the Year of the Dragon at the annual Lunar New Year fair, ... for the students' business administration course. 'Come over and take photos, don't be shy. We're not D&G,' yelled one man selling cushions in the shape of gold bars and coins ...

  2. Hopeless and hunting for Stephen Lam's gold

    Posted Jun 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com More than 100 groups and individuals had their day before a Legislative Council panel yesterday to give their views on the government's plan to scrap by-elections. But this was not just the usual crowd of politicians, youth g ...

  3. Comment - Blogs - MR. SHANGKONG

    The impact of politics on stock prices

    Posted Nov 07th 2012, 05:08pm by George Chen

    ... also explain why financial media outlets such as Bloomberg keep blaming the US elections and China’s national congress for falling mainland stock prices. Well, just a few days ago, I read some headlines that attributed rising stock prices to the two same events due to the fact that traders and analysts (quoted by some stock market reporters) believe investors should now buy stocks ahead ...

  4. Rents, food drive inflation to 6.3pc

    Posted Sep 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Martin Wong martin.wong@scmp.com Consumer prices in Hong Kong surged 6.3 per cent in real terms in August, up from the 5.8 per cent recorded in July. The nominal inflation rate was 5.7 per ... rate in August was 6.3 per cent, showing that inflationary pressure remained strong. An economist yesterday warned that higher rents and food prices would continue to drive up inflation, but he ...

  5. Central bank misses the message in commemorative coins

    Posted Apr 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... and predatory. That message might not sit too well with the leaders in Beijing today. But with gold and silver prices hitting the roof again after taking a dive last year during the financial crisis, ... The People's Bank of China, the country's central bank, is putting out a series of gold and silver coins to commemorate Outlaws of the Marsh, one of the four classical novels of ancient China ...

  6. House prices to be treated cautiously

    Posted Jun 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... government, such as the widening income gap and unaffordable property prices, the chief executive-elect has to take on the challenges, set new targets and deliver. The recent gestures to increase land ... Although some projects will not be completed until 2031, the determination shown by Leung will boost the confidence of many who are hoping for stronger measures to bring house prices back ...

  7. Results diary

    Posted Jan 04th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jan 4 Interim: Intcera High Tech Group. Jan 5 Final: Gold-Face Holdings. Jan 6 Final: Wing Lee Holdings. Jan 10 Interim: Warderly International Holdings. Jan 12 Interim: Netel Technology (Holdings). Jan 13 Final: Eco-Tek Holdings. Jan 17 Final: SNP Leefung Holdings. Jan 24 Interim: QPL International Holdings. Feb 28 Final: HSBC Holdings plc. ...

  8. US justice may come at a crazy price

    Posted Apr 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Bonny Schoonakker bonny.schoonakker@scmp.com Back in the day when Osama bin Laden was alive, you may have stumbled, if in the badlands between Afghanistan and Pakistan, upon an American hoping to capture the world's most wanted man. One of these boun ...

  9. Is there a price to pay for democracy?

    Posted Mar 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com 'Why are some societies democratic, prosperous and stable and others autocratic, poor and unstable? These are perhaps the most important questions in social science.' So writes Martin Wolf, the Financial Times' bril ...

  10. Legco members 'internet failures'

    Posted May 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com It may have been a powerful weapon that helped mobilise masses of protesters to topple tyrannical governments in the Middle East, but in Hong Kong politics, social media are more akin to notice boards, a local concern grou ...




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