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  1. Stocks retreat on fears Fed may push for higher rates

    Posted Sep 09th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Anette Jonsson Hong Kong stocks fell yesterday as an earlier belief that the United States Federal Reserve may take a break in its rate rise campaign was starting to fade and some concerns ... 20. New World dropped 1.92 per cent to $10.20, Henderson Land fell 0.88 per cent to $39.35 and Cheung Kong gave up 0.41 per cent to $84.75. Sun Hung Kai Properties closed unchanged at $82.30. ...

  2. PCCW surges on reports of fixed-line assets sale to CNC

    Posted Aug 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with a further loss of market share expected. 'We remain concerned about competitive pressure in the Hong Kong fixed-line market. Although PCCW successfully introduced aggressive customer retention ... that [PCCW's fixed-line assets] can achieve $60 billion in valuation with CNC willing to pay $30 billion in cash for half of it,' said Stephen Leung Siu-hong, an analyst at Kingsway Securities. ...

  3. Accounts staff blamed for travel claims leak

    Posted Mar 06th 2008, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... Sherry Lee Privacy Commission accounting staff are believed to have leaked to the press and government details of alleged inflated travel-allowance claims made by the former deputy privacy commissioner, a top bureaucrat claimed yesterday. Former privacy commissioner Tony Lam Wing-hong, 59, has been accused of overclaiming expenses for six trips to Australia between 2001 and 2005. He has ...

  4. Nurse jailed for HK$7m investment swindle

    Posted Jan 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... She had taken some of the victims to a bogus office at Cheung Kong Centre to con them into believing that she was a stock broker making investments for them. The court was told Wong had ...

  5. Impact set to make his mark on world stage

    Posted Jun 04th 2006, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell in Tokyo Japan has been taking on the world for a number of years now and Hong Kong was the scene of their daring international play in 2001 when they cleaned up three of the four December international races at Sha Tin. But an even more audacious raid on the most prestigious prize in European racing is being planned for later this year. Deep Impact, the best horse ...

  6. Terror in Taiwan reveals the meaning of life

    Posted Jun 04th 2006, 12:00am by Yenni Kwok

    ... and a man,' says Lan, 46, while visiting Hong Kong. 'It also reflects how the past and present, history and politics are adjoined, just like a vine entwines a tree.' In Taiwan, Lan ...

  7. Schools state their case for smaller class sizes

    Posted Nov 06th 2004, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan School representatives from 12 districts will put their case for smaller classes to Fanny Law Fan Chiu-fun, Permanent Secretary for Education and Manpower, during an education panel meeting on Monday. The Hong Kong Aided Primary School Heads Association, Subsidised Primary Schools Council and Professional Teachers' Union will also join the meeting. Currently, ...

  8. Reform 'will cause new class divide'

    Posted Nov 06th 2004, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... However, Bernard Luk Hung-kay, vice-president (academic) of the Hong Kong Institute of Education, said the reform could bring about a vicious cycle of poverty as the government lacked a holistic ... for students, all people in Hong Kong society spoke in the same language, and they had similar learning experience and opportunities. This is a kind of social coherence. 'However, when arts, music, ...

  9. Stand and deliver

    Posted Nov 06th 2004, 12:00am by David Watkins

    ... Kong Toastmasters Club- the original and first of what has now grown to about 30 branches here. And like its counterparts overseas, the Hong Kong group, consisting of doctors, lawyers, ... formed the first club 80 years ago in California, and the organisation has flourished ever since, materialising in Hong Kong in November 1954. The oldest club in the Asia Pacific region, Hong ...

  10. DVD recorders set to boom as prices fall

    Posted Aug 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Tim Culpan

    ... as good as we expected,' said Chiu Hong, export manager for Taiwan's Tatung, which assembles DVD recorders in Taiwan and Hong Kong. In addition to price, Mr Chiu cited customer education ...




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