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  1. Despite fears for the future, Hong Kong is in rude health

    Posted Oct 25th 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... that advantage. So despite persistent fears for Hong Kong's future, the city's financial centre is in rude health. No doubt Singapore- and even Sydney- would like to muscle in and capture some ... with Tom Holland Apparently Hong Kong's livelihood as a financial centre is under threat. According to last Saturday's South China Morning Post, a proposed merger between ...

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    Singapore's new air quality standards much tougher than Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 25th 2012, 12:00am by Kristie Wong

    ... Kristie Wong kristie.wong@scmp.com Island state raises the bar for public health, and battle for competitiveness Singapore outflanks HK on air quality Hong Kong is set to lose more of its ... threatened its position. Professor Wong Tze-wai, from Chinese University's school of public health, said it would be difficult for Hong Kong to adopt similar guidelines to Singapore's ...

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    Asia's health care boom is here to stay

    Posted Jan 14th 2013, 12:00am by Carl Berrisford

    ... with better facilities. For example, many of Singapore's medical tourism receipts (US$765 million in 2011) are the result of Indonesian and Malaysian travellers. Hong Kong also benefits from ... Kong hospitals pay up to 20 times the cost of giving birth in a mainland hospital, a testament to their rising wealth, and their willingness to spend it on premium health care. Driven ...

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    Factbox: history of the case against Hong Kong tycoons

    Posted Sep 23rd 2012, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... Investment, as being linked to the Ao corruption case. May 9: Ao denies receiving HK$20 million in bribes from Lau and Lo in 2005. May 24: Chinese Estates Holdings issues statement saying "Mr Lau ...

  5. Dollar peg fits nicely with Hong Kong's way of life

    Posted Jun 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kong dollar peg from the US dollar to the yuan, mainly because of potential stock market problems. Many mainland companies come to Hong Kong for initial public offerings and issue Hong Kong-listed shares, so-called H shares, while they issue yuan-denominated A shares when listing on the stock exchanges in Shanghai or Shenzhen. 'If the Hong Kong dollar is pegged to the yuan, ...

  6. Unleash Hong Kong's healing power

    Posted Nov 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is among the highest in the world- second only to Japan- and our infant mortality is among the lowest. Hong Kong's ability to provide high-quality health care has to be a main reason for such success. And the success of the profession is not surprising, because those who join have always been the city's most talented. Hong Kong has evolved into a dual public and private health ...

  7. Hong Kong doesn't want government's bond plan

    Posted Jun 08th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... the theory. Yet it is far from clear that Hong Kong either needs or wants a bigger local currency bond market. Certainly, retail investors do not appear very interested. Issues of new exchange fund ... issue in a matter of days, safe in the knowledge that Hong Kong's pegged exchange rate insulates them from currency risk. In contrast, issuing a HK$1 billion bond in the local market takes ...

  8. BOC to issue special banknote for HK

    Posted Jul 11th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Hong Kong will get its very own commemorative banknote for next month's Olympic Games because it is hosting the equestrian events, Bank of China (Hong Kong) said yesterday. ... Olympic banknote with an image of the iconic 'Bird's Nest' stadium on one side, instead of Mao Zedong , and it quickly became a collector's item. Demand for the Hong Kong note ...

  9. Investors wary about CCC plan to issue 3.5 billion A shares

    Posted Jan 01st 2011, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... H-share price, the analyst said. CCC is one of the few large state-owned enterprises controlled by the central government that does not have a dual listing in Hong Kong and Shanghai. 'The ... to issue up to 3.5 billion A shares on the Shanghai Stock Exchange, representing 19.1 per cent of its enlarged share capital, by merging with Shanghai-listed Road & Bridge International. CCC ...

  10. Family of shot Nepali issue new call for inquiry

    Posted Jun 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was raised as about 400 relatives and members of the Nepali community in Hong Kong attended Dil Bahadur Limbu's funeral at the Universal Funeral Parlour in Hung Hom yesterday. Lawyer Michael Vidler, who represents the Limbu family, said an inquiry could address the wider social issues that might affect police attitudes towards ethnic minorities in Hong Kong. 'We want a neutral ...




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