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  1. As clubs close, the lights are fading on a racy tradition

    Posted Aug 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung Deng Xiaoping famously promised Hongkongers that 'the dancing and horse racing will continue', as he sought to assure the city that its lifestyle would stay unchanged after the 1997 handover. But while the going remains good for t ...

  2. Construction industry tops survey of Q3 hiring plans

    Posted Jun 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Rick Gangwani Hiring intentions are on the rise, according to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey. At 14 per cent, the 'net employment outlook'- the percentage of employers anticipating an increase in employment at their location minus ...

  3. Inflation worries hit consumer sentiment in HK

    Posted Jul 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Celine Sun in Beijing celine.sun@scmp.com Consumer confidence in the economy and livelihoods dropped to a four-year low in Hong Kong in the second quarter, a survey by City University shows. The consumer confidence index fell to 77.5 in the quarter, the l ...

  4. Luxury goods sales surge forecast

    Posted May 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Sophie Yu sophie.yu@scmp.com The global luxury-goods market will grow 10 per cent annually over the next three years, thanks mainly to demand in emerging markets, according to estimates by CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets. The luxury market grew by a robust 14 p ...

  5. letters

    Posted Jun 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Better approach to learning biology I am writing to express my opinion on biology, an elective subject in the New Senior Secondary curriculum. Many students think the subject only requires them to memorise all the key terms and concepts. But I think this ...

  6. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, August 16, 2012

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and it will be a step forward in Pearl River Delta co-operation. Stephen Anderson, Macau Arrogance also reeks of racism Michael Chugani hit the nail on the head by saying that when a country rids itself ...

  7. Macau case raises rendition problem

    Posted May 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Two Hong Kong tycoons facing charges of bribery and money laundering in Macau after a preliminary hearing are entitled to the presumption of innocence, as they would be if the proceedings had been in Hong Kong. This principle calls for voluntary restraint ...

  8. Law's longer reach

    Posted May 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... With more and more foreign investors making a beeline for China, lawsuits involving non-mainland firms have also been rising, with 60 per cent of 2011 cases involving companies from Hong Kong and Macau, according to official figures. To continue improving ...

  9. Coach to bag China sales growth by expanding

    Posted Apr 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com United States luxury retailer Coach aims to ramp up sales on the mainland by steadily expanding its stores and other distribution channels in lower-tier cities. Lew Frankfort, chairman and chief executive, said the New York- ...

  10. HK tycoons named in latest Macau bribes case

    Posted Apr 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com Macau's top court has named two Hong Kong business tycoons for the first time in a high-profile corruption case involving jailed former secretary for transport and public works Ao Man-long, Macau media reported. ...




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