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  1. Mysterious Admiralty firms' Africa deals attract US interest

    Posted Nov 30th 2009, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Group were in Zimbabwe and Guinea, both subject to sanctions imposed by the US, European and other nations over alleged human rights abuses. China, which is making huge investments overseas, ... announcement appeared designed to deflect criticism over its human rights record. Guinea has been criticised by countries in the region, Europe and the US over its reluctance to return the country ...

  2. Parisian fashionista goes downtown to preview her latest designs

    Posted Jan 21st 2011, 12:00am by Vivian Chen

    ... 'The concept is interesting. It's a democratic way for fashion,' she said. Leaving for Paris last night to work on her new collection, Sitbon regretted that she could not visit ...

  3. The end draws near

    Posted Jul 12th 2009, 12:00am by Karly Cox

    ... Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, where the evil Lord Voldemort is threatening to destroy both the wizarding and Muggle, or human, worlds, and where teenage hormones are running rife. ...

  4. For clove and money: the biggest names in the cigarette market

    Posted Sep 25th 2008, 12:00am by Fabio Scarpello

    ... Fabio Scarpello The international arm of US tobacco giant Philip Morris entered the Indonesian market in 2005 when it bought Sampoerna, the country's oldest producer of kretek- clove-flavoured cigarettes. Sales have risen by some 35 per cent since th ...


    Posted Jan 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bereft of inspiration to write, Dave Gorman sets out in search of words and finds adventure, says Tim Bryan Dave Gorman cannot write. It is a strange affliction for a best-selling author, Bafta-winning scriptwriter and Perrier award-nominated comedian who ...

  6. Fung finds his director's wings

    Posted Oct 10th 2003, 12:00am by Tinnie Chow

    ... Stephen Fung Tak-lun (right), who has made a name for himself with his music videos for Eason Chan Yik-shun and Nicholas Tse Ting-fung, will make his film directing debut this month. The 20-something Fung has received the green light from newly formed JCE ...

  7. Columbarium land fight hinges on crematorium

    Posted Aug 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... containers for ashes left after human cremations. Lippo Star, which has vowed to challenge the government's resumption of the land which it bought for HK$8 million, said the site's use had ...

  8. Miriam's not too fussed about the details, she just wants some loving attention

    Posted Jun 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Vivian Chen

    ... with Vivian Chen Singer-actress Miriam Yeung Chin-wah knows what she wants from her public-relations-consultant husband Real Ting Chi-ko. 'I hope he'll love me even if I get fatter, indulge in cold drinks and champagne, and he lets me go to wher ...

  9. Leo Ku city's most eligible bachelor

    Posted Oct 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Clara Mak After two of the city's top-rated single men, Canto-pop stars Andy Lau Tak-wah and Leon Lai Ming were married, pop singer Leo Ku Kui-kei became Hong Kong's most eligible bachelor, with total assets in the millions. Ku (right) recently ...

  10. Interesting times

    Posted Mar 25th 2011, 12:00am by Prudence Lui

    ... Prudence Lui For the past two years, mortgage interest rates have remained at ultra-low levels, but some analysts anticipate an upward trend later this year. In fact, a few leading lenders have recently readjusted their mortgage rates, suggesting the interest rate cycle may have turned. Market leaders HSBC and Bank of China (BOC) recently raised their borrowing costs for the Hong ...




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