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  1. Chinese investors find a good fit in Italy

    Posted Jun 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com While most investors in Italy have made a hurried exit or are on the sidelines waiting for an end to the euro-zone crisis, Chinese and Hong Kong investment in Italy has taken a great leap forward this year- and Italian firms are pinning their hopes for growth on the mainland market. Mergermarket, a consultancy that focuses on mergers ...

  2. Lavish celebrations for 150 years of unity

    Posted Jun 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... continually seek out the best of what Italy has to offer, whether designer products, luxury cars or soccer teams. This year, Italians in Hong Kong have extra reason to be exuberant as they celebrate ... is doing its best to ensure the city enjoys the Italian spirit of unity through the 'Italy 2011: Quality & Lifestyle' programme. The annual event showcases some of the best in Italian ...

  3. Election result promises more instability for Italy

    Posted Apr 12th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... losers may be Italy and Europe. The result is a setback to structural change needed to keep pace with globalisation. The country was split down the middle. At best it seems Mr Prodi may be able ... will be its long-term viability. Without a decisive majority, it will have difficulty passing legislation. Italy faces a new period of political instability at a challenging time. Economic growth ...

  4. Italian dressing adds some style

    Posted Oct 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Clara Mak Retailer Harvey Nichols joined forces with the Italian Trade Commission for an 11-day celebration called A Total Italian Experience celebrating the dolce vita of Italy. The event began with a cocktail reception at the Central store on October 4. In addition to shopping, guests were invited to taste Italian food, wine and gelato ice cream. The event finished ...

  5. Mind your language

    Posted Jun 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Italy is famous for its cultural heritage, fashion, food and wine, and its national soccer team. Learning the language is a great way to connect with the heart and soul of what it means ... or by enjoying the many benefits that come from travelling to Italy. The University of Hong Kong's School of Professional and Continuing Education (HKUSPACE, www.hkuspace.hku.hk) also offers lessons ...

  6. Lucia in the Age of Napoleon

    Posted Oct 28th 2007, 12:00am by Desmond O'Grady

    ... Ruskin. Napoleon is seen as the 26-year-old general who burst into north Italy. Although 'skinny and dishevelled' he was socially charming except when there was the slightest hint ...

  7. Cool heads needed at critical time for EU

    Posted Dec 13th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Crafting a constitution for a grouping as complex and ever-changing as the European Union was bound to be a tough task. Going into this weekend's Brussels summit on the topic, a number of daunting and controversial matters remain. Germany, a country ...

  8. Suspect arrested with 140 credit cards

    Posted May 30th 2008, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A Hong Kong man, 39, was being questioned last night after 140 bogus credit cards were found in his luggage at the airport. Acting on a tip-off, officers from the Commercial Crime Bureau caught him at the departure hall at about 7.15pm on Wednesday as he was preparing to fly to Italy. Police said he was planning a shopping spree in Europe. He was arrested ...


    Posted Jun 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Glass from Europe Contemporary glass works from Italy, Denmark and the Czech Republic presented by Koru-hk.com Contemporary Art and M'sa Gallery. Opens Thu, 6.30pm-9pm. Then Mon-Sat, 11.30am-6pm, M'sMa Gallery, G/F 41-43 Graham St, Central. Inquiries: 2541 6126 or 6333 4098. Ends Jul 17 ...

  10. Euro-zone deal a turning point

    Posted Jul 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... come to be seen as a turning point. Markets soared after euro-zone leaders agreed to a surprise deal to help Spain and Italy, which have been forced to pay unaffordable interest rates to add ... to achieve a longer-term goal. That was to lock Spain, Italy and France into support for important political decisions after 30 months of crisis in the single currency. Initially the most important ...




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