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  1. Lifestyle - Food & Wine

    New whisky investment fund in Hong Kong looks to rare old times

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 05:39am by Robin Lynam

    ... Robin Lynam life@scmp.com If a new whisky fund is to be believed, the water of life may offer a great investment opportunity, writes Robin Lynam Rare old times Looking to diversify your investment portfolio? How about buying a few interesting bottles of whisky? Asking prices for the best-known, top-end single malts have risen steeply in recent years, both at auction and in other ...

  2. Lifestyle - Travel

    A wide berth: Will Kai Tak's little used cruise terminal catch on enough to justify HK$8 billion cost?

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 06:37pm by DARREN WEE

    ... the investment, writes Darren Wee When Queen Mary 2, the world's largest ocean liner, called at the newly operational Kai Tak Cruise Terminal in April, more than 2,000 passengers disembarked. ... and HK$1 billion more than the projected figure when it was given the green light in 2008. Officials deemed it a worthwhile investment, estimating that the cruise business would bring in about ...

  3. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    China invests in hi-definition opera movies

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 09:55am by XU DONGHUAN

    ... products requires considerable and long-term investment. Scofield cites the Met's videography budget, which excludes entirely the production expenses for what appears on stage, as an example. ...

  4. Lifestyle

    Beijing's Dashilar neighbourhood gets a sensitive makeover

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 12:09am by Christopher Dewolf

    ... that it is clear a Qianmen-style mass eviction is not in the works, "the next phase is getting them to really invest in the renewal, not so much monetarily but with their support", says Gaddes. ...

  5. Lifestyle - Family & Education - RELATIONSHIPS

    Parents can help their children embrace third-culture identity

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 07:17pm by LORA LEE

    ... Lora Lee life@scmp.com How global nomads can help their children find their identity At the 20th anniversary celebrations of my son's soccer club, the head coach delivered a touching farewell to two players he had trained. It was obviously difficult for him to say goodbye to the children in whom he invested not only time but emotion. If it is so hard for a grown man, how hard ...

  6. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - POSTCARD

    Postcard: Goerlitz

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:12pm by AFP

    ... residents who have invested in preserving its architectural beauty. Still, a lack of employment has led to many of its youth leaving. And while tourists stream into the town during the summer ...

  7. News - China - TECHNOLOGY

    China's world-beating supercomputer fails to impress some potential clients

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 04:25am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou mimi.lau@scmp.com The Tianhe-2 has again topped the global rankings, but a lack of investment on software limits its use, researchers say World's top computer ... remains a lack of software, they say. Tianhe-2 has been used for railway design, earthquake simulation, astrophysics and genetic studies. But so far investment has focused on hardware, forcing ...

  8. Business - China Business - ONLINE GAMING

    Chinese online games firm ChangYou to invest US$600m in mobile push

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 10:11am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... developer and operator of online games, will roll out a US$600 million mobile gaming development initiative that represents one of the largest investments in its industry. The Beijing-based ... arrangements with game developers over three years. Chief executive Wang Tao committed to an aggressive investment drive last month after the company announced its financial results for last year. ...

  9. Lifestyle - Books - POLITICS

    Book review: North Korea: State of Paranoia, by Paul French

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 03:43pm by GDN

    ... even though it occasionally talks of reform. Efforts to attract foreign investment have largely failed. Plans for special economic zones where foreign companies could operate as capitalists ...

  10. Lifestyle - Food & Wine

    Is wine still a good financial investment, and is it prudent to trade it online?

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 10:20am by Nan-Hie In

    ... Nan-Hie In life@scmp.com Is wine still a good financial investment, and is it prudent to trade it online, Nan-Hie In reports Broking glass The recent implosion of several British wine funds (Sanderson Forbes, The London Vines and Vinance) and the entry of Bordeaux Fine Wines into provisional liquidation is not promising news for anyone considering wine as an investment. Those ...




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