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  1. Business - Money - MARKETS

    China bulls look to run on bargain shares strategy

    Posted Jan 01st 2014, 04:17am by JASPER M AND PEGGY SITO

    ... in February last year doubled the stamp duty on property transactions valued at more than HK$2 million. The mainland government, meanwhile, in March rolled out a series of tough measures, ...

  2. Business - China Business - ECONOMY

    Beijing vows to rein in local debt

    Posted Jan 01st 2014, 04:17am by Reuters

    ... a series of challenges, including weak demand for mainland-made goods overseas, industrial overcapacity, structural problems and the rise of debt at all government levels. The NDRC said that, ...

  3. News - World - ACHIEVEMENT

    Women beat men for first time in Queen's New Year Honours list

    Posted Jan 01st 2014, 03:26am by AFP

    ... led by Lansbury, 88, the British-born actress best known for her role as amateur sleuth Jessica Fletcher in the US television series Murder, She Wrote, who was made a Dame of the British ...

  4. Magazines - 48hrs - WANT

    Beauty fix: Detox and Revive at The Mandarin Spa in Central

    Posted Jan 01st 2014, 03:13am by Tessa Chan

    ... Tessa Chan Tessa Chan In anticipation of the inevitable overindulgence of the party season, The Mandarin Spa has launched a series of detox specials to ease you back to health in the new year. Options include private consultations with iridologist Jennifer Thompson, who will be in Hong Kong from February 22 to March 2 to assess your health by looking into your eyes. ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Police smash seven loan-shark syndicates

    Posted Jan 01st 2014, 02:36am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Police swoop on loan-shark syndicates Police have smashed seven illegal money-lending and money-laundering companies and agencies that were charging interest rates as high as 1,396 per cent- 23 times the legal limit. In a new trick to lure borrowers, some of the loan sharks were offering second mortgages, investigators said. In a series ...

  6. Sport - Hong Kong - TENNIS

    Zhang Ling bows out, but not without a fight

    Posted Jan 01st 2014, 12:43am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Gritty fight Hong Kong number one Zhang Ling bowed out to eighth seed Mayo Hibi of Japan, but not without a fight, in the first round of the Chevalier Hong Kong ITF Women's Circuit tennis tournament at Victoria Park on Tuesday. She lost 7-6, 1-6, 6-4. Zhang, who withdrew from the first three tournaments in the ITF series because of an Achilles injury, ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - NEW YEAR

    Happy New Year! Thousands line Victoria Harbour to welcome 2014

    Posted Dec 31st 2013, 07:43pm by DANNY LEE, Johnny Tam, Shirley Zhao and Ng Kang-chung

    ... in Causeway Bay, indicating8 a “serious” risk to health, and hovered around 9, indicating a “very high” risk, in Central. Fellow pilot Isaac Zhang said: “I hope for cheaper drinks … especially ...

  8. News - China Insider - DISSENT

    Prominent scholar He Weifang says 'goodbye' to online debate

    Posted Dec 31st 2013, 06:43pm by Patrick Boehler and Laura Zhou

    ... follows a trend of prominent opinion-leaders, known as “public intellectuals”, going silent amid a government crackdown against dissent. After a series of detentions in August, the Supreme ...

  9. News - Asia - NATURAL DISASTERS

    19,000 flee as eruptions of Indonesia’s Sinabung volcano intensify

    Posted Dec 31st 2013, 01:57pm by AP and AFP

    ... more than 350 people in a series of violent eruptions in 2010.   ...

  10. News - China - Anti-corruption

    China to enforce new rules tackling corruption and improving transparency

    Posted Dec 31st 2013, 01:27pm by Vanessa Piao

    ... Vanessa Piao vanessa.piao@scmp.com Chinese authorities will put into effect on Wednesday a series of new rules aiming to tackle corruption, boost railway safety, curb exaggerated television commercials, and generally improve quality of life for the public, state media reports. Individuals will be required to declare their overseas financial assets and liabilities to the state ...




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