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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 - Banking & Finance - EARNINGS

    China Construction Bank posts slower 9pc gain in first-half profit

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 01:29am by DON WEINLAND

    ... Don Weinland don.weinland@scmp.com Net profit reaches 130.7 billion yuan to meet market target while bad loans expand 12pc Construction Bank posts slower 9pc gain in first half China Construction Bank Corp, the mainland's second-largest lender by assets, raised net profit 9 per cent in the first half, a period marked by decelerating growth in the state banking sector. The bank ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1581924/china-construction-bank-posts-slower-9pc-gain-first-half
  7. Business - Companies - EARNINGS

    Shun Tak boosts first-half core profit 225.6pc on strong property sales

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 02:25pm by Yvonne Liu

    ... in the first half of the year, driven mainly by strong property sales. Net profit, including property revaluation gains, grew 63.99 per cent to HK$1.1 billion from HK$672 million in the first half ... last year. The contribution of property sales to operating profit was HK$563 million in the first half, compared with just HK$34 million a year earlier. Most of the sales were generated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1581679/shun-tak-boosts-first-half-core-profit-2256pc-strong-property
  8. Business - Commodities - EARNINGS

    Oil and gas producer PetroChina posts 4pc first-half profit rise

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 01:14am by Eric Ng

    ... largest oil and gas producer, reported yesterday a 4 per cent rise in net profit for the first half to 68.1 billion yuan (HK$85.6 billion) while it unveiled a project to give operational autonomy ... and was mostly due to its oil refining operation's booking of an operating profit of 4.4 billion yuan from a loss of 7.8 billion yuan in last year's first-half. The profit was due mainly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1581588/oil-and-gas-producer-petrochina-posts-4pc-first-half-profit

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