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  1. Business - Commodities - FUNDRAISING

    Russia's Gazprom seeks to raise financing in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:29pm by Eric Ng

    ... values after the Kremlin-backed firm's oil subsidiary was subjected to European Union and United States sanctions. The world's largest natural gas producer plans to issue Hong Kong ... Gazprom is seeking opportunities to issue bonds denominated in Hong Kong dollars, Singapore dollars or the yuan. It had previously issued yen bonds. But Kruglov noted the lack of a double taxation ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Creative Hong Kong must not sell itself short

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 04:49pm by Paul Yip

    ... In contrast, officials and legislators in Hong Kong are forever embroiled in political issues. Singapore is responding fast to challenges and is willing to commit resources to improve education ... Paul Yip Paul Yip says deep divisions in politics and society are eroding its edge Free-spirited Hong Kong must not sell itself short Singapore celebrated its 49th anniversary ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Land allocation must meet Hong Kong's long-term health needs

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 06:17pm by BIAN ZHAOXIANG

    ... that officials grappling with the problem of land shortages adhere to this principle. Another core issue that requires a long-term approach is Hong Kong's ageing population and how to organise ... be denied that housing is a pressing issue that arouses grave concerns in Hong Kong today, particularly with regard to low-income families. The university strongly supports a gradual increase ...

  4. Comment - Letters

    Hong Kong should focus on addressing social issues rather than democracy

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 04:13am by LETTERS

    ... the pressing livelihood issues affecting Hong Kong. There are things we can change here, and things we can't. Hong Kong will always be part of China and will have as much power as China allows. ... Addressing social issues more important than democracy There are claims that 510,000 people took to the streets on July 1, calling for universal suffrage and democracy. What we in Hong ...

  5. News - Asia - AVIATION

    Land search for Malaysia Airlines plane begins as firm reveals aircraft had no 'issues with health'

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 06:05am by STAFF AND WIRES

    ... Staff Reporters in Beijing and Agencies in Kuala Lumpur and Phu Quoc Island Crew of Cathay Pacific Hong Kong-Kuala Lumpur bound flight reports large amount of debris was spotted off the coast of southeast Vietnam, says Hong Kong’s Civil Aviation Department Investigators refusing to rule out foul play The hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 was widened in scope ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - LETTER OF THE LAW

    Clamping down on illegal guest houses in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 05:03am by DAVID MALLINSON AND EMILY WONG

    ... David Mallinson and Emily Wong Government is seeking public input on changes that would improve health and safety of guests Clamping down on illegal guest houses The government is seeking ... unlicensed guest houses more effective and better protect guests and the public. The consultation document focuses on addressing issues about guest houses in multi-storey buildings rather than ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - DINING

    'The rents here are terrifying!' Gordon Ramsay feels the heat as Hong Kong restaurant opens

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:16pm by Susan Jung

    ... Ramsay says he hopes his new restaurant in Hong Kong is a success – because the “terrifying” and “colossal” rents in the city mean his “ass is on the line”. Ramsay, whose Bread Street Kitchen ... In this business, we don’t like to see any restaurant go down, there’s nothing worse,” the British chef told reporters gathered in Hong Kong. “We’re not the only restaurateurs in the city faced ...

  8. Business - Money - BONDS

    City sukuk opens door to more Islamic finance in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:40am by Enoch Yiu

    ... from the US. The bonds will be listed in Hong Kong, Malaysia and Dubai. Amir Ahmad, a Dubai-based partner with international law firm Pinsent Masons, said the Hong Kong government-issued sukuk ... This is why the Hong Kong government issue is popular." He said the buyers from the Middle East are mainly institutional investors such as banks, fund managers and pension fund companies. ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHITE COLLAR

    Hong Kong faces challenges in goals for Islamic finance despite debut bond

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 11:09am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Seven years after Hong Kong floated plans to promote Islamic finance, the first Islamic bond has made its debut in the city. While the government's US$1 billion, five-year issue ... scant progress in the city. On the corporate front, only Hang Seng Bank has issued Islamic funds, but no company has launched a sukuk. Some blamed the old tax law in Hong Kong. The sukuk has ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - FOOD SAFETY

    Hong Kong plans tougher laws in response to 'gutter oil' scandal

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 02:46pm by Ernest Kao

    ... food and health minister Dr Ko Wing-man said yesterday. "We believe it is the right time to implement these measures." UPDATED: Hong Kong 'gutter oil' map v3.0- Is your ... is to be launched late this year or early next year. But industry insiders and lawmakers believe more can be done. More than 400 Hong Kong catering outlets have been identified as having possibly used ...




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