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  1. Ugly Americans

    Posted Aug 08th 2004, 12:00am by David Robinson

    ... brought down one of London's oldest financial institutions. Malcolm's first really big play takes him to Hong Kong, which is described with the usual awe and wonder of an innocent ... The fact that his miraculous trade involves PCCW- a company Malcolm describes with reverence- might just bring a wry smile to the faces of Hong Kong readers. Ugly Americans plays heavily ...

  2. Government does itself no favours on lifeguards

    Posted Aug 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It is the peak outdoor swimming season, and not an ideal time for wondering whether there are enough lifeguards at our beaches and pools. But this is precisely the situation the Hong Kong ... the amount it spends on lifeguard salaries at Hong Kong's 68 public beaches and pools. Considering the pressure all government departments are under to cut costs and help close the city's ...

  3. Boys given time in centres for bullying attacks

    Posted Mar 12th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Siu-sin Two more school bullies who took part in savage attacks on a classmate, one of which was captured on video, have been sent to detention and rehabilitation centres. Fanling Court magistrate Anthony Kwok Kai-on said the pair got their thrills through violence. He sent Cheung Kai-hong, 16, to a rehabilitation centre yesterday while Ho Kai-tin, also 16, was sent ...

  4. Encouraging safer sex among city prostitutes

    Posted Dec 01st 2004, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... free, rapid HIV tests for sex workers. Ms Ho said this was necessary as the Department of Health's social hygiene clinics had restricted HIV testing to holders of a Hong Kong ID card, ...

  5. Peak price expected as bank puts guest house up for tender

    Posted Dec 01st 2004, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito BOC Hong Kong (Holdings) is selling its 33-room guest house at One Gough Hill Road by public tender, taking advantage of the red-hot luxury residential market. The Peak property, at the corner of Gough Hill Road and Peak Road, covers an area of about 41,980 sq ft and has a gross floor area of about 25,000 sq ft. Completed in 1996, the property was originally ...

  6. Bank seeks US$100m for mainland plays

    Posted Dec 01st 2004, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Investment bank Kingsway Group plans to raise US$100 million to split into two private equity funds to invest in mainland companies that have potential to list in Hong Kong and in mainland gold mines. Executive director Patrick Sun Ting-wah, who runs the private equity funds business for the group, said it would raise the money from institutional investors. 'We plan ...

  7. Property recovery boosts Wheelock

    Posted Dec 01st 2004, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... not reflected in the first half. In the property investment sector, Wheelock said the office leasing market in Hong Kong remained very competitive with rental revenue for the six-month period amounting ...

  8. Quality of staff key to success, poll finds

    Posted Dec 01st 2004, 12:00am by Winnie Yeung

    ... Winnie Yeung Hong Kong companies regard the quality of their staff as the key to success, according to a survey that indicates a shift in business sentiment. In a poll of 442 firms, 90.8 per cent said they were more concerned about the quality of employees than salary levels. 'This is an interesting finding,' said Michael Fung Ka-yiu, an associate professor ...

  9. Ex-principal denies stealing $130,000

    Posted Mar 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tai Tung Hong to supply stationery to the school between September 1, 1998 and September 30, 2002, when he retired. The employee obtained the items from the school's stationery supplier and marked up the prices, Mr Loftus said. So then arranged payment to Tai Tung Hong. So told four school janitors to make dresses for a school function, but the Tai Tung Hong employee issued 25 ...

  10. Perfect match

    Posted Feb 25th 2007, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... 4 The study is fitted with Poltrona Frau furniture available through www.poltronafrau.it and in Hong Kong at the Designer Workshop (room 5, 33/F, 60 Wyndham Street, The Centrium, Central, tel: 2868 ...




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