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  1. Negotiations to end double trouble continue

    Posted Nov 30th 2007, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... to have the DTA concluded soon. According to Pat Wong Lai-kit, tax director for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in Macau, such an agreement will simplify life for corporate and individual taxpayers. In the wider context, it will also help the two jurisdictions to attract further international investment. Ms Wong said a situation could easily arise where a Hong Kong-based company provided services ...

  2. New trade chief eyes lucrative opportunities

    Posted Jan 26th 2008, 12:00am by John Church

    ... John Church A lucrative window in financial services opportunities and a surge in demand in the eco-sector to help Hong Kong clean up its environmental act are areas that the Australian Trade Commission is flagging to its entrepreneurs here and at home. 'The new [Australian] government said publicly that it would ensure Australian exports of services are maximised, ...

  3. Blossoming relationships

    Posted Jan 26th 2008, 12:00am by John Church

    ... A new political era is expected to herald even stronger ties between Australia, Hong Kong and the mainland, writes John Church Change is the operative word for Australians this year as a new government heralds a new era back home and endeavours to set its political agenda on the regional and international stage. In Hong Kong, change is also in the air as Australian Consul ...

  4. Cafe Deco eyes revenue from MICE crowd

    Posted Sep 28th 2007, 12:00am by John Church

    ... John Church Martin Allies, president of Cafe Deco Group, is thinking big with his Cafe Deco Macau which opened on August 28. The restaurant's 32,000 sqft of floor space can cater for more than 2,000 people. Clearly he is not just targeting the weekend tables tourist, and his business, in the Venetian resort, is indicative of a gaming industry spin-off that is diversifying ...

  5. Buying property a whole new ball game in laid-back city

    Posted Sep 21st 2007, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... John Cremer Potential investors weighing up the Macau property market should first learn the rules, and step one is to realise that the sector is less tightly regulated than Hong Kong. Gregory Ku Ka-ho, managing director in Macau for Jones Lang LaSalle, said interested buyers should begin by looking at the background of the developer and scrutinising any claims made ...

  6. Oil price a cause for concern

    Posted Aug 25th 2006, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... AUGUST TO NOVEMBER is traditionally the busiest time of the year for the airfreight industry, but despite the full schedules, executives in the sector are already looking at the general prospects for next year. Kelvin Leung, chairman of the Hong Kong Asso ...

  7. Mainland ambulance in HK under scrutiny

    Posted Sep 18th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong An ambulance service that carries sick Hongkongers from the mainland is under government scrutiny after a complaint about its left-hand-drive emergency vehicle travelling through Mid-Levels with its siren blaring. The Transport Department said the service had a permit to operate but it was investigating whether it was allowed to sound sirens. Concern was raised ...

  8. Pork prices likely to remain high

    Posted Sep 06th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong The price of fresh pork will remain high until at least the end of the year, the parent company of Ng Fung Hong - the main supplier of live mainland pigs - said yesterday. A group of pig farmers and traders met officials in Guangdong yesterday in an attempt to become the third agent for live pigs. Mark Chen Shulin, managing director of China Resources Enterprise, ...

  9. 'Co-operative' media more muted than HK counterparts

    Posted May 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... The media in Macau was more muted than their Hong Kong counterparts yesterday in their coverage of the Labour Day march in which police fire on protesters. While Hong Kong papers ran reports questioning the police's handling of the protest, Macau ...

  10. Games bid estimates loss of HK$13.8b

    Posted Sep 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Martin Wong, Paggie Leung

    ... the government for not providing a detailed budget. 'You are pushing us to decide and the consultation only lasts for a few weeks,' unionist legislator Wong Kwok-hing said, adding that although ...




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