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  1. Small shops in malls present a bargain for niche retailers

    Posted Apr 06th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Foster Wong and Ernest Kong The trend is to subdivide large arcades in prime locations and sell the space for about $1m Opening a retail shop in Hong Kong's glitzy shopping districts ... of commercial and industrial division Pierre Wong Tsz-wa said: 'The renewed investment appetite for shops recently is due largely to booming retail sales in Hong Kong. This trend is likely ...

  2. Foreign interest grows as A shares fall into line

    Posted Apr 06th 2005, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... the valuations of A shares and their counterparts trading in Hong Kong or New York, interest in the mainland market is rising. 'Valuations are okay, and earnings are growing quite a lot. You can ... H shares were quoted in Hong Kong at just $3.50, or a price-earnings ratio of about 14. Since then, the prices of the two share classes have sharply converged to trade in lockstep during much ...

  3. Airport woos mainlanders with fares

    Posted Aug 20th 2004, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... Carrie Chan The Airport Authority is offering low air fares from Hong Kong to destinations in Asia and Australasia to tempt mainlanders in the Pearl River Delta region to travel overseas ... www.flyviahk.com. Hong Thai Travel Agency's deputy general manager, Daniel Chan Kin-pang, said the packages would benefit only a small group of mainlanders because not many could easily obtain visas ...

  4. Thousands pop out and help to set a world record

    Posted Aug 20th 2004, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... event... as this helps promote crime-fighting to all Hong Kong people.' Guinness World Records officials have agreed to have the event recognised as a world record, and JPC will submit documents for verification. Mr Lee said 37 of the participants were new JPC members recruited from Hong Kong's ethnic minorities since April. The scheme now has more than 480 ethnic minority ...

  5. Who looks out for the down and out?

    Posted Aug 20th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... With one-sixth of Hong Kong people living in poverty, the major political parties have launched social welfare proposals that also reveal their different ideologies, writes C.K. Lau Citing the sobering figure that about 1.12 million people, or 16.5 per cent of our population, are living below the poverty line, the Hong Kong Council of Social Service (HKCSS) has challenged candidates ...

  6. Starving mum risks premature birth

    Posted Oct 11th 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... revealed his shock at finding a pregnant Hong Kong woman who is likely to give birth prematurely due to malnutrition. He said it was the worst case he had seen since a food bank was established ... sons, aged seven and nine. She and her husband, 41, are both Hong Kong residents but he has an unsteady income as a construction worker, earning just a few thousand dollars for several months ...

  7. Diabetics and GPs accused of not taking illness seriously

    Posted Oct 11th 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... an average of three people a day in Hong Kong, Professor Chan said. But of an estimated 600,000 people with diabetes in Hong Kong, only half were aware they had the chronic disease, she said. ... that Hong Kong had one of the highest diabetes rates in the region. People with the disease died an average 10 to 12 years earlier than healthy people, she said. 'Some patients are diagnosed ...

  8. Ocean Park seeks same breaks as Disney

    Posted Oct 11th 2004, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... of the individual travel scheme last year, which allows residents of Guangdong and selected cities in other provinces to visit Hong Kong without joining tour groups, about 60 per cent of the park's ... local people, the park has poured in $6 million for its annual, month-long Halloween Bash. This drew 89,000 last weekend and is expected to attract 400,000 in total. 'The Hong Kong market ...

  9. Democrats vow more room at top for young blood

    Posted Oct 11th 2004, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... commitment to engage Beijing and generate more focused policy initiatives. But it did not rule that members should sever ties with the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements ... is to preserve the core values of Hong Kong, such as democracy, freedom, liberty and fair competition,' he said. He added that members recognised the importance of communicating with Beijing, ...

  10. World music

    Posted Oct 11th 2004, 12:00am by Lee Wing-Sze

    ... LEE WING-SZE In TODAY'S chaotic and materialistic world, people tend to keep their distance from one another. Hong Kong is no exception. To spread the message of love and caring, ... campuses and even in the street beginning today. Organised by Now.com and Cathay Pacific to create opportunities in the Canto-pop scene, the campaign followed a successful concert in Hong Kong ...




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