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  1. The ultimate sacrifice

    Posted May 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... and responsible firefighter. 'Wong was hard-working and willing to learn and offer himself to help others. We are saddened.' The department's flag flew at half mast over its Hung Hom ...

  2. The ultimate sacrifice

    Posted May 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... are saddened,' he said. The department's flag flew at half mast over its headquarters in Hung Hom and three regional command offices in memory of Wong's death. Wong is the only fireman to have ...

  3. Money and power talk - more than ever today

    Posted Nov 27th 2007, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... This occupied at least half the narrow pavement. And, on an adjacent road, ignoring large 'No Parking' signs and a bus stop, several expensive vehicles had been parked. On one occasion, ... But it seems to be getting worse. Last week also saw what was supposed to be a high-profile sail through Hong Kong harbour of a replica of the three-masted sailing ship The Bounty. Made for the 1984 ...

  4. Bosideng sees first-half profit jump 50.6pc

    Posted Dec 19th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jasmine Wang Bosideng International Holdings, the mainland down-coat maker, delivered a 50.6 per cent growth in first half net profit on the back of a lower tax bill and better sales. ... in the first half account for only 25 per cent of the whole year's turnover as the second half is the peak season in the industry,' Ms Lo said, adding that summer is usually the season ...

  5. Half of Anton Oilfield's US$200m IPO fund going to capacity growth

    Posted Nov 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Wong Ka-chun Anton Oilfield Services Group, which sells equipment to the top three mainland oil producers, plans to spend more than half of the US$200 million it targets to raise from its Hong Kong initial public offering next month to boost capacity, it says in a pre-marketing document. The listing candidate will start the international roadshow for the offering in the week ...

  6. Mainland banks earn 268.9b yuan in first half

    Posted Oct 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li Mainland banks earned 268.9 billion yuan in net profit in the first half, fuelled by fast growth in the three biggest commercial lenders, Industrial and Commercial Bank ... into joint-stock lenders for a listing, analysts said. ICBC, the largest in the country, reported 41.4 billion yuan in first-half profit, up 64 per cent from a year earlier. China Construction Bank's ...

  7. Marine expert calls for fishing ban in half of HK waters

    Posted Sep 20th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chester Yung Fishing should be banned entirely in half of Hong Kong waters to restore the city's marine ecosystem, which a renowned marine biologist has described as the 'worst in the world'. Allowing fishing in marine parks was 'not just wrong but pathetically silly', said Bill Ballantine, who has spent more than 40 years working in marine protection. 'You [the ...

  8. Regal group posts jump in first-half profit

    Posted Aug 28th 2007, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu Regal Hotels International Holdings, Paliburg Holdings and Century City International Holdings yesterday posted significant growth in first-half net profit, driven by the spin-off of Regal Real Estate Investment Trust. The group generated a gain of HK$2.32 billion from spinning off its five hotels through the Regal Reit in March. Regal Hotels said its first-half net ...

  9. Haeco records 38pc rise in first-half profit

    Posted Aug 08th 2007, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Co (Haeco), the Swire Group's aircraft maintenance subsidiary, said first-half net profit rose 38 per cent on higher demand at its hangars in Hong Kong ... last year, had been fully utilised. The company is building its third Hong Kong hangar, which will begin operation in the first half of 2009. In Xiamen, the company opened its fifth hangar ...

  10. Slice of Life

    Posted Aug 28th 2007, 12:00am by Bonny Schoonakker

    ... deep interest and support for the Hongkong Life Guard Club.' All flags were flown at half mast in Hong Kong, and a book of condolence was opened at Government House. 'Two thugs stole ...




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