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  1. Slice of Life

    Posted Jul 14th 2009, 12:00am by Sandra Lowe

    ... servants.' 'The Time Ball on Kowloon Signal Hill is dropped daily at 10am and 4pm, except on Saturdays when it is dropped at 10am only,' a notice said on July 13. The ball was hoisted half mast at the 55th minute and full mast at the 57th minute. Should it fail to drop at the correct time it would be lowered at 5 minutes past the hour. 'Should the Time Ball be out of order, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/686790/slice-life
  2. Taiwan orders flags lowered to half-mast as a sign of respect

    Posted Apr 04th 2005, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... Jacky Hsu in Taipei Taiwan yesterday lowered its official flags to half-mast to show respect to the late Pope John Paul II, whose Holy See is Taipei's only ally in Europe. In his condolence message to the Vatican, Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian praised the Pope as one of the greatest religious leaders in the world. 'The world has lost a great religious leader,' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/495362/taiwan-orders-flags-lowered-half-mast-sign-respect
  3. Flag flap

    Posted May 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Rick Boychuk

    ... quarrel has broken out over the simple matter of when the flag on the Peace Tower- over the Parliament buildings in Ottawa- should be flown at half-mast. The battle royale is being waged ... and flags would be flown at half-mast at National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa from the day of the death until sunset on the day of the funeral. In addition, flags at the soldiers' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/547236/flag-flap
  4. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan investigators raid offices of Kaohsiung gas blast companies

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 05:04am by AFP

    ... people as the island flew flags at half mast yesterday to mourn the blast victims and 48 killed in an earlier plane crash. The number killed in the explosions rose to 30 after the family of two ... the Taiwanese flag would be flown at half mast from public buildings for three days of mourning for "our compatriots who died unfortunately in the two accidents".   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1567150/taiwan-investigators-raid-offices-kaohsiung-gas-blast-companies
  5. News - World - FLIGHT MH17

    Russia can't wash its hands of blame for MH17 crash, Tony Abbott says

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:36am by AFP

    ... for the Malaysia Airlines crash in Ukraine as flags flew at half mast to honour the Australians killed. The airliner carrying 298 people, including 28 Australians, came down over rebel-held eastern Ukraine ... for a comprehensive international probe with access to the site, debris, black box and any possible witnesses. Abbott ordered flags flown at half-mast across the country in tribute to those who died, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1556692/russia-cant-wash-its-hands-blame-mh17-crash-tony-abbott-says
  6. Business - Companies - EARNINGS

    Li & Fung warns of tough second half after 9pc fall in core operating profit

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 01:21am by CHIM SAU-WAI AND TIFFANY AP

    ... Chim Sau-wai and Tiffany Ap Pressured Li & Fung warns of tough second half Li & Fung, the world's largest sourcing company, reported a 9 per cent decline in core operating profit to US$227 million in the first half of the year and the firm expects a tough second half in the United States, which is still its key export market. "Core operating profit margin ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1578732/li-fung-warns-tough-second-half-after-9pc-fall-core-operating
  7. Business - Banking & Finance

    Pace of profit growth at Bocom more than halves in first half

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 01:21am by DON WEINLAND AND REN WEI

    ... Don Weinland and Daniel Ren in Shanghai Gain of 5.6pc for first half reflects slowing loan growth, but bank talks up reform move Growth in Bocom net profit halves Growth in net profit at Bank of Communications, China's fifth-largest bank, more than halved in the first half of the year from the same period last year as the bank mulls major shareholding reforms. The bank ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1578743/pace-profit-growth-bocom-more-halves-first-half
  8. Property - Hong Kong & China - EARNINGS

    Kerry expects to hit sales target despite 56pc profit plunge in first half

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 01:48pm by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Property revenue goal of HK$12 billion still on radar even as first-half profit dives 56 per cent on lower gains from logistics and revaluation Kerry expects to hit sales target despite net fall Kerry Properties said net profit plunged 56 per cent in the first half but it is confident it will hit its sales target for the year of HK$12 billion. Net ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1578398/logistics-spin-trims-kerry-properties-first-half-profit
  9. Business - China Business - EARNINGS

    ZTE gears up for increase in 4G projects in second half

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 01:28am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com Leading telecoms equipment maker benefits from massive network construction as profit soars 264 per cent to 1.1 billion yuan in first half ZTE waits ... the second half of this year, when more 4G mobile networks are rolled out across the mainland and in overseas markets. "The group will strategically integrate and focus its resources during ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1577965/zte-gears-increase-4g-projects-second-half

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