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  1. Fugitive tycoon rolls out plans for Hefei venture

    Posted Aug 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Neil Gough What price rehabilitation for fugitive mainland auto tycoon Yang Rong? A hundred billion yuan, perhaps? The former chairman of Brilliance China Automotive, who fled ... arrest in 2002 for suspected economic crimes. Together, the three preliminary deals for far-flung car ventures call for investment in excess of 100 billion yuan. At last tally, Hybrid Kinetic had ...

  2. Local armchair tycoons join worldwide bid to set Guinness record in Monopoly

    Posted Aug 28th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man Thousands of Monopoly lovers across the world were expected to set a Guinness World Record last night by playing the game together. They included about 50 Hong Kong fans, who ... Wong Ka-chun, one of Peter's schoolmates, said: 'When you play, you get to interact with other people.' He has been playing for five years and attended last night's game. ...

  3. The last word in security for passwords

    Posted Feb 11th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Rick Gangwani Application: Strip Password Manager Platform: iPhone, iPad Price: US$9.99; free for Lite version Remembering a password is easy- when you only need one. But with all the ID-theft horror stories circulating, relying on a single PIN for all yo ...

  4. Profit fell 50 per cent last year, Unicom says

    Posted Jan 29th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez China Unicom (Hong Kong), the mainland's second-largest wireless network operator, will report a drop in net profit of more than 50 per cent for last year owing to rising depreciation and marketing costs. In a filing with the Hong Kong stock exchange yesterday, Unicom said there was 'high pressure on the company's earnings' last year, even as it claimed ...

  5. Secondary deals up 70pc last week despite talk of cooling

    Posted Oct 13th 2010, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li Investors and owner-occupiers rode the continuing rally in home prices last week, ignoring talk of further cooling measures in today's policy address by Chief Executive ... surpassed their pre-1997 peaks. Henderson Land Development last month sold a 5,636 sq ft duplex at 39 Conduit Road in Mid-Levels for HK$338.16 million, or HK$60,000 per square foot, making ...

  6. E-readers becoming last word in books

    Posted Apr 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the economic downturn and reduced spending on more expensive white goods. Mobread.com, the biggest retailer of handheld reading devices on the mainland, witnessed a sharp increase in sales last year, and its chief executive, Zhao Zeqing, is optimistic about the future. 'There are more than a million mainlanders who read habitually on e-readers today. Our sales figure last year grew 200 ...

  7. Lasting prints

    Posted Jun 07th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Compiled by Bien Perez Hewlett-Packard's new Designjet 90 printer is geared for small and medium-sized businesses that demand low-cost, high-quality office printing. Ideal for graphic designers and professional photographers, the Designjet 90 is pric ...

  8. Capelli enjoys the last laugh

    Posted Sep 27th 2004, 12:00am by Unus Alladin

    ... the Volkswagen Polo Celebrity race on the last corner to bring memories of racing at the highest level flooding back. Former McLaren and Ferrari racer Stefan Johansson of Sweden and Frenchmen Jacques ... waiting for the last lap for my move,' said Capelli. 'When I saw the opening as the cars came together, I knew it was the time for me to make my move. I knew it was going to be the one. ...

  9. The last words

    Posted Apr 28th 2004, 12:00am by Philip Leetch

    ... Philip Leetch 1. What would you like your last words to be? Usually, of course, we do not fully realise that we are about to die so our final message to the world tends to be accidental ... messages by grumpily telling his housekeeper: 'Go on, get out. Last words are for fools who haven't said enough.' Certainly, he had written plenty in his lifetime. Some find death ...

  10. Last in space

    Posted Dec 27th 2003, 12:00am by David Watkins

    ... the question: Why have we never returned? It's something Gene Cernan has asked himself repeatedly since December 1972, when he became the reluctant holder of a title he never wanted: the last man ... and journalists gathered in a small Italian restaurant in Old Town, Pasadena, California. 'I'm tired of being the last man.' Shaking the same hands that collected moon rocks, steered ...




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