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  1. The Last Tycoons

    Posted Nov 30th 2008, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan by William Cohan Penguin, HK$170 'A group of important people, giving important people advice.' That was how Felix Rohatyn described Lazard Freres, the elite investment bank whose 'Great Men' dispensed advice to wealthy clients. Rohatyn, says William Cohan in his entertaining The Last Tycoons, was the architect of the most important mergers ...

  2. Diving princess' last big splash

    Posted May 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... province, on October 15, 1981. She took up diving when she was 6 years old at the Baoding Training Base. The Beijing Olympics marks her 20th year in competitive diving and will probably be her last ... of fellow Chinese diver Tian Liang. There have also been paparazzi shots of her dining with Kenneth Fok Kai-kong, the grandson of the Hong Kong business tycoon Henry Fok. Guo never denies nor admits ...

  3. Cheng breaks last season's tally to move into fifth in the jockeys' table

    Posted Jun 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Alan Aitken, Murray Bell

    ... from which he may add to the tally. Cheng racked up 40 wins last year and was delighted to do so, but didn't dare set the bar higher this term, despite the fact he felt he was kicking ... on the premiership, with only the world-class short list of Douglas Whyte, Brett Prebble, Felix Coetzee and Darren Beadman to answer to. Yesterday's winners for Cheng were Tycoon Taylor in the opener ...

  4. Top taxpayer handed in HK$65m last year

    Posted May 10th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... coffers last fiscal year, while one company paid a record HK$3.2 billion in profits tax. The government reported a record HK$200.7 billion in total tax collections in 2007-08. The top ... suspect Canning Fok Kin-ning, group managing director of tycoon Li Ka-shing's Hutchison Whampoa, do not appear to be high on the list of top taxpayers. According to Hutchison Whampoa's ...

  5. Tycoon pulled unconscious from sea

    Posted Sep 20th 2008, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok The founder of the Guangdong Barbecue Restaurant chain, Lau Yu-cheung, 61, was in critical condition last night after being pulled unconscious from the water at Clear Water Bay Second Beach in Sai Kung at 8am. Mr Lau, who came fourth in his division of last year's open-water swimming championships, got into difficulty after returning from a holiday in the United ...

  6. Property a good bet, says tycoon

    Posted Mar 28th 2008, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung Li Ka-shing has cast doubt on the Hong Kong stock market's outlook but is bullish about local property. 'Comparing today's Hang Seng Index and that of last year's, it is still higher by 15 per cent,' Mr Li said. 'Indices for H shares and A shares are also higher today than last year. [But] is today's economy better than last ...

  7. Kwok brothers in last-minute talks ahead of hearing

    Posted May 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung The feuding Kwok brothers at Sun Hung Kai Properties were locked in last-minute negotiations last night, with each side trying to prevent an all-out war ahead ... Ping-kwong and Raymond Kwok Ping-luen, who allegedly have tried to oust him as company chairman. The Court of First Instance will hold a hearing at 10am today on a writ filed by Walter Kwok last week ...

  8. Tycoon's widow quits as chair of 3D-Gold

    Posted Nov 07th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung Jane Lam Chan Yam-fai, widow of jewellery magnate Lam Sai-wing, has quit as chairwoman of 3D-Gold Jewellery Holdings amid mystery surrounding the alleged theft of gold bars worth about HK$179 million from the firm, which, as well as its subsidary Hang Fung Jewellery, was put into provisional liquidation last month. She remains an executive director. ...

  9. Hard labour for tycoon's daughter-in-law

    Posted Nov 24th 2008, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Vivian Chen. Amid the financial downturn, there's at least one bit of good news for Henderson Land tycoon Lee Shau-kee. It was confirmed last week that his son Martin Lee Ka-shing and daughter-in-law Cathy Chui Chi-kei are expecting again. The news was released after local reporters tailed Chui to the Lee-funded Union ...

  10. Tycoon's girlfriend issues statement on his assistant's baby

    Posted Nov 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter A media frenzy surrounding tycoon Joseph Lau Luen-hung heated up last night after his long-term girlfriend went public to condemn widespread speculation over the fatherhood ... No further comments could be obtained last night from Mr Lau, his company or Ms Lui. Dozens of reporters were waiting for the tycoon outside the company's headquarters in Central last night. ...




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