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  1. Relief at delay in interest rate rise may be short-lived

    Posted Dec 14th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang Investors may have heaved a sigh of relief after an expected weekend interest rate increase failed to materialise despite rising inflation. But economists warn that tightening ... the prospect that the government will have to roll out the heavy artillery to contain rising costs. Economists said an interest rate increase seemed to be the most likely prospect after President Hu ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/733366/relief-delay-interest-rate-rise-may-be-short-lived
  2. DBS says net interest margin will stabilise

    Posted Dec 15th 2010, 12:00am by Lulu Chen

    ... Lulu Chen DBS Group said its net interest margin would stabilise next year, but might remain below pre-crisis levels. 'Our net interest margin faced lots of pressure in 2010, but we foresee a tempering for next year,' said Sebastian Paredes, chief executive of DBS (Hong Kong). Paredes said that an overall rise in interest rates among Hong Kong's banks would help ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/733446/dbs-says-net-interest-margin-will-stabilise
  3. Two institutions interested in Fanling site for university

    Posted Dec 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau Two tertiary institutions say they are interested in applying for a piece of land in Fanling big enough to create the city's fifth-biggest university. Their responses came ... before deciding whether it was interested. A Chinese University spokeswoman said it would assess the potential of the site to house an institution for self-financing degree students. Reggie Kwan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/734093/two-institutions-interested-fanling-site-university
  4. Why China should keep raising interest rates

    Posted Nov 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Xu Sitao The recent decision by the People's Bank of China to raise interest rates comes as a surprise because, first, headline inflation is below the central bank's target ... the market remains buoyed by the perception that real interest rates in China will remain negative. Is such a scenario likely? In the short term, yes. The dominant thinking of policymakers in Beijing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/729845/why-china-should-keep-raising-interest-rates
  5. Contest will stir new interest in science

    Posted Dec 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I am writing in response to the article 'Looking for talent' (Young Post, December 8) about the Polytechnic University's Senior Secondary Mathematics and Science Competition. I am glad we have the new competition as it will be a chance for students to rediscover their interest in science. Hong Kong students are known for performing well in science subjects, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/733828/contest-will-stir-new-interest-science
  6. Politics trumps public interest in job fiasco

    Posted Dec 15th 2010, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... the democrats siding with her as they are supposed to represent the public interest. It's a well-known fact that Yue was a protege of former chief secretary Anson Chan Fang On-sang. That's why ... that the pan-democrats are more likely to be swayed by political preferences than stand by their principles to safeguard the public interest. This seems rather hypocritical considering the fact that they have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/733421/politics-trumps-public-interest-job-fiasco
  7. Rise in CPI may trigger new interest rate increase

    Posted Dec 12th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... and the central bank may further raise interest rates. The consumer price index (CPI), a major gauge of inflation, rose a faster-than-expected 5.1 per cent in November, picking up from 4.4 per cent ... as it left CPI inflation on track to shoot past 6 per cent year on year in the near future. As a result, Simpfendorfer expected another 25 basis point interest rate rise early in the first quarter ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/733185/rise-cpi-may-trigger-new-interest-rate-increase
  8. Hong Kong to thank after jersey collection triggers strong interest in Rwanda rugby

    Posted Aug 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... powers of persuasion led to 40 bin bags of kit being collected in March. 'That kit has sparked a huge interest in the game in Rwanda,' said Dave Hughes, who brought the Silverbacks ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/722783/hong-kong-thank-after-jersey-collection-triggers-strong-interest-rwanda-rugby
  9. Buyer interest props up mainland agency income

    Posted Dec 08th 2010, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu A change in investment patterns and continued enthusiasm from homebuyers have propped up commission revenue at some estate agents on the mainland. Despite ongoing policy measures aimed at curbing demand in the property market, commission income ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/732733/buyer-interest-props-mainland-agency-income
  10. Pale and interesting

    Posted Nov 28th 2010, 12:00am by Susan Jung

    ... Susan Jung Leeks, along with onions, garlic and shallots, belong to the allium family of vegetables. Rather than being squat and bulbous, though, they resemble spring onions on steroids. In Cantonese, they're called dai chong (big spring onion). Leek ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/731878/pale-and-interesting

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