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  1. Diversify to survive the dollar slide, say experts

    Posted May 14th 2006, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... owned subsidiary of the Bank Of East Asia Group, said the most noticeable threat from the weakening US dollar is the depreciation in spending power when those holding Hong Kong dollars travel ...

  2. Taking out the thrash

    Posted Sep 11th 2005, 12:00am by Ilan Carmel

    ... there's a group of diehard fans gathering in a dingy bar to listen to their favourite tunes being thrashed out by a motley crew of hard-core musicians. The university district of Haidan is home to the 13 Bar. It's not the most fashionable establishment in the capital, but tonight it's a haven for this small group of thrash metal lovers. The surroundings do not matter; where ...

  3. A new approach to harbour protection

    Posted Jul 27th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to be no 'overriding public need' for reclamation- a principle established by the Court of Final Appeal. The reaction of the Hong Kong Regional Heliport Working Group was predictable. A pontoon should ...

  4. For the sake of art or profit?

    Posted Nov 17th 2004, 12:00am by Yeung Sum

    ... of no confidence in the government process. Architects, town planners, cultural groups and land developers alike have taken great pains to voice serious concerns about the procedures surrounding ... it should be built. And if the government never meant to seriously consult arts and cultural groups about how it should be built, consulting Hongkongers for six weeks at this stage is, at best, ...

  5. Lifting of nationwide ban fails to change the landscape

    Posted Nov 17th 2004, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... to see any changes. Legal plots of industrial land are scarce, and acquiring them is expensive- and fraught with bureaucratic and political complications. Tak Shun Technology Group, a Hong ... approved a land purchase for the firm several months ago, but the central government blocked the sale. Hong Kong garment company TAL Group, too, has failed to build a planned second factory ...

  6. Kashmir poll winners made to quit by militants

    Posted Feb 11th 2005, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... people who can deliver on civic amenities like schools and roads and that's why they've come out to vote,' Kashmir analyst Surinder Oberoi said. For the militant groups, most ...

  7. Tamar decision disappointing

    Posted Aug 07th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Working Group is making an absurd claim when she says that noise from helicopters at the proposed Wan Chai heliport 'will be hardly noticeable' (August 3). She should try relaxing ... pollution, especially along the waterfront. Perhaps the working group has not yet noticed that the people of Hong Kong are trying desperately to claim back the waterfront for their own use ...

  8. A silver lining lightens Brazil's gloom

    Posted May 20th 2006, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... in the 12-nation South American community, Mercosur, despite taking office with the promise that regionalism would be his foremost foreign policy objective. The group, formed in 1994, is on the brink ... groups. But that, coupled with the array of difficulties in Brazilian and foreign relations, does not seem to have affected his prospects. The latest opinion polls give him a 10-point lead over Mr ...

  9. No cheer for asylum seeker living rough

    Posted Dec 25th 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... leftovers from a nearby wet market and meals provided by Christian groups. Dan claims the government is breaching its legal obligations by refusing to support him. He has fought back by engaging ...

  10. From a distance: homing in on what it means to be a migrant

    Posted Feb 12th 2006, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... A group of Chinese artists reveal culture clashes plus signs of integration in an English coastal town, finds Kelvin Chan For his latest project, Hong Kong artist Warren Leung Chi-wo ... Space Project, a group founded by Li in September that aims to promote artists of Asian origin in Britain. Also on display are Cheung's take on antique ceramics, Chan's time-lapse film ...




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