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  1. Euro-crisis storm clouds still hanging over HK's economy

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... reckons that a Greek exit could suppress the euro zone's demand for imports by 6 per cent, while knock-on effects could push down American import demand by 2 per cent. In Hong Kong, highly ... imports sliding 8 per cent. That, Prior-Wandesforde believes, could knock 9.3 percentage points off Hong Kong's fourth-quarter growth rate, resulting in a 1.6 per cent economic contraction ...

  2. Comment - Blogs

    Hong Kong runner Andre Blumberg's Grand Slam quest

    Posted Jul 04th 2013, 12:12pm by Jeanette Wang

    ... then the Leadville 100 (Aug 17) in the Colorado Rockies, and finishing off with the Wasatch Front (Sept 6) in Utah’s Wasatch Mountains. Hong Kong is represented by Andre Blumberg, 43, a German IT director ... difficult part is getting through the lottery for the Western States 100,” says Blumberg, who returned to Hong Kong on Tuesday after the first Slam. The race, the world’s oldest 100-mile race ...

  3. Shallow impact- 2008 a blip in giant economy

    Posted Jun 10th 2007, 12:00am by Clifford Coonan

    ... Asia economist at UBS in Hong Kong. His bank put together a chart starting with the Munich Olympics in 1972 and including all the host cities through to London in 2012, and looks at the ratio ... paid to the follow-up. The mainland economy has been growing by nearly 10 per cent every year for many years now, and there is a widespread belief the Olympics will somehow send it flying ...

  4. Hong Kong the model for Russia

    Posted Sep 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... win pool for any race in Hong Kong. In 2006, it probably meant little to anyone in racing outside of Russia, but as a symbol of support at the highest levels of the nation's political ... 2001, there was none.' With Kremlin enthusiasm encouraged by world famous owner-breeder, Alec Wildenstein, horseracing can rise in just a few years- and Hong Kong may be along for the ride. ...

  5. Magazines - Style

    Lee Wai-sze: 'I am so proud to be a Hong Kong athlete'

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... Nora Tong Hong Kong's celebrated Olympic medallist knew she had the strength to go on, even when her coach suggested she quit after an injury, writes Nora Tong Lee Wai-SZE Lee Wai-sze says receiving the bronze medal for the women's keirin at the 2012 London Olympics was the proudest moment of her life. "I was touched and overwhelmed to see the Hong Kong flag ...

  6. News - Sport - ATHLETICS

    Hong Kong Marathon offers 2,000 more runners chance to compete

    Posted Sep 27th 2012, 12:00am by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com 2,000 more places available for 2013 HK Marathon Only 2,000 extra places will be available for next year's Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon, ... "They said if we close Hennessy Road, it will cause a big traffic jam on Hong Kong Island because all transport in the area will need to go through Percival Street and this will become ...

  7. Lifestyle - Health

    Blister sisters: Hong Kong's women ultramarathon runners

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 12:00am by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... Rachel Jacqueline healthpost@scmp.com Three Hong Kong runners earned the right to compete in oneof the toughest foot races on the planet, writes Rachel Jacqueline The ascentof women A marathon is usually the summit of a runner's achievements, but three Hong Kong women nearly quadrupled that distance on an unseasonably cold and wet day in June. Claire Price, Kami Semick ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLLUTION

    Athletics coach Paul Wright to quit Hong Kong for sake of son's health

    Posted Sep 09th 2012, 12:00am by Richard Castka

    ... Richard Castka and John Carney Pollution forces coach who transformed city's athletics to leave just four months into contract Wright quits to save son's health Hong Kong ... Since Wright took the job in May 2010, Hong Kong athletics has seen a significant improvement, notably qualifying for the men's 4x100 metres relay in the London Olympic Games. But Wright, ...

  9. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Hong Kong is in for a treat with theatrical ice dance version of The Nutcracker

    Posted Sep 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Sue Green

    ... Sue Green The Imperial Ice Stars is set to unleash a fun-filled version of The Nutcracker on Hong Kong, writesSue Green Blade runners It's a much-loved story: the nutcracker coming ... with world-class ice skaters? Tony Mercer, founder, producer and artistic director of Moscow-based The Imperial Ice Stars, says the theatrical interpretation coming to the Hong Kong Academy for Performing ...

  10. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY SEVENS

    Loss of fly-half Keith Robertson bad for Hong Kong Rugby Club's World Cup bid

    Posted Aug 19th 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... flight Hong Kong's World Cup qualification hopes have suffered a blow after playmaker Keith Robertson put his sporting career on hold to train as a pilot. The flyhalf, one of Hong ... be unavailable for the tournament proper in Moscow next year should Hong Kong qualify. "Replacing Keith will be tough but it isn't a make-or-break deal," coach Dai Rees insisted. ...




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