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  1. Racing against the hot money tide

    Posted Dec 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as everyone wondered how long the tide of money would keep on flowing in and how to deal with it. Hong Kong had the feel of boom times, but there was also concern that the real estate market ... to cut the loan-to-value ratio for lending against real estate and increase taxes on property, which is what Hong Kong has opted for. The fifth is to impose capital controls, something several ...

  2. A pedigree sailing tour that still has eyes on Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Unus Alladin

    ... with pride and enthusiasm about the possibility of Hong Kong hosting a round of the World Match Racing Tour (WMRT), which is looking to expand in Asia and the Middle East in the near future, ... of 26:1, on media value. Hong Kong could also reap such rewards from the series. Gilmour thinks that match racing would cost significantly less than the Louis Vuitton Trophy. 'With the World ...

  3. HK harbour perfect venue for racing

    Posted Sep 20th 2009, 12:00am by Robby Nimmo

    ... Russell Coutts, Dean Barker and Gavin Brady are just part of what the world series could bring to Hong Kong as the city becomes the backdrop for the match-racing spectacular. Match racing ... It's an open race track that will take the boats out as far as Lei Yei Mun.' Gavin Brady, who has sailed in Hong Kong during the past 15 years, said the harbour venue provided one ...

  4. Wind in China's sails for clean energy race

    Posted Oct 01st 2010, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Goldwind, the mainland's second-largest wind-turbine-generator maker, is reviving an aborted attempt to raise funds by issuing shares in Hong Kong, and planned to use some of the money ... familiarity and 'bankability'- the confidence of international banks in their equipment's effectiveness and quality- in overseas markets. Protectionism is another challenge. Governments ...

  5. Old photo is a window into very origins of Hong Kong's cinema

    Posted Apr 11th 2010, 12:00am by Mathew Scott

    ... to the Forbidden City and even a 'slow strangulation' execution. 'It screened all over the country for the next three years and was Hong Kong's first international box office hit,' Law says. 'And it was a co-production between Hong Kong and international filmmakers- something that is now once again all the rage.' Sadly, no traces have yet been found of Hong ...

  6. Aids orphans take 10km race in their stride

    Posted Feb 09th 2009, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... impressed with the cleanliness of Hong Kong and its high-rise buildings. Ah Da, 24, an engineering student from Henan province, described the race as 'cool'. 'There were so many ... and described their run as 'easy'. The five, invited by the Hong Kong-based charity Chi Heng Foundation, said they had done no special training, but all took part in sports activities ...

  7. Hong Kong's barren spell doesn't look like ending

    Posted Aug 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... medallist, who for a while last week looked like a potential winner for Hong Kong, finally finished in a top-10 position yesterday, after a lull of several days. He finished seventh in race nine ... spots. Hong Kong competitors hardly enjoyed any more success elsewhere. In cycling, Wong Wan-yiu, making her Olympic debut, finished 15th in the women's points race. Coach Shen Jinkang ...

  8. Hong Kong shipowners voice concerns over rise in piracy

    Posted Oct 30th 2003, 12:00am by Russell Barling

    ... Russell Barling Hong Kong shipowners have voiced concern over a record number of piracy attacks plaguing the world's sea lanes this year. Their fears have been raised as Southeast ... in the first nine months of the year. The Hong Kong Shipowners Association said none of the vessels attacked were locally owned or registered. But with the number of vessels flagged and owned in Hong ...

  9. Grey-power paddlers getting into the rhythm for race day

    Posted Jun 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... an excellent idea because older people can take part in this healthy and exciting sport.' The team represents the Hong Kong Society for the Aged, the main organiser of the race. Team member Lau ... of an eight-strong team with an average age of 70 that will take part in the first dragon boat race for the elderly. Mr Lau, who practises tai chi every day, said the race had given him the chance ...

  10. Charity unveils this year's adventure race

    Posted Aug 25th 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Vivian Chen. The Salvation Army's Hong Kong and Macau O! Day is inviting people to enlist for the day-long trek, which starts in Hong Kong and ends in Macau. Along the way, teams try to decipher wordless clues to find the checkpoints. This year, the race will begin at Golden Bauhinia Square and end at Fisherman's ...




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