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  1. News - Asia - BHUTAN

    Mobile phones bring 'last Shangri-La' Bhutan into the modern world

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 11:09pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Thimphu Mobiles send strong signal in last Shangri-La Sitting in his office in Bhutan's sleepy capital, newspaper editor Tenzing Lamsang muses on the dramatic impact of cell-phone technology on a remote Himalayan kingdom known as the last Shangri-La. "Bhutan is jumping from the feudal age to the modern age," said Lamsang, editor ...

  2. News - World - HISTORY

    Napoleon’s death-bed nightshirt saved from auction at last minute

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 09:10pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Paris Napoleon's last nightshirt saved from auction sale A sweat-stained nightshirt worn by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1821 as he lay dying on St Helena- cursing the British who had sent him into exile on the remote South Atlantic volcanic island- was withdrawn from an auction at the last moment. The item used by the French emperor as he fell into a coma, plus ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - CHARITY

    Legendary Wan Chai pub offers last chance to go Bananas at the Hong Kong Sevens

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 05:26am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Luard Road landmark returns for Hong Kong Sevens week to help raise money for charity Wan Chai pub offers last chance to go Bananas Legendary Wan Chai ... will arrive today to head a few fundraising events. Smith, who himself suffers from epilepsy, has donated two playing strips worn by the Lions on their winning tour of Australia last year. ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Dictionary listing of 'Hongkonger' is far from being last word on subject

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 03:47am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Not the last word by any definition The inclusion of new words in dictionaries invariably generates talking points. The sensation triggered by the social media buzzword "selfie" last year is an example. Even though the word was not yet officially accepted, it did not stop the Oxford English Dictionary from naming it word of the year. So when Hong Kong has ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Business - Companies - FINANCE

    Jailed tycoon Wong Kwong-yu and wife agree to pay HK$420m to Gome in misconduct case

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 10:17pm by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Jailed company founder Wong Kwong-yu and wife settle with the SFC over misconduct case involving a share repurchase deal in 2008 Tycoon and wife agree to pay Gome HK$420m Jailed mainland billionaire Wong Kwong-yu, founder and former chairman of Gome Electrical Appliances, and his wife Du Juan will pay HK$420.6 million to the company as compensation ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Parents stage sit-in to save ousted Tin Shui Wai kindergarten

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 05:12am by Johnny Tam

    ... quiet fury at closure Hundreds of parents of pupils at a Tin Shui Wai kindergarten that has been priced out of its premises by a rival chain stood in silence for five minutes last night ... might take to the streets if the government ignored their demands. Topkids failed to renew its lease with Fortune Real Estate Trust, a subsidiary of tycoon Li Ka-shing's Cheung Kong ...

  8. Business - Companies

    Chairmen of Chevalier, ENM may face penalties for helping late tycoon Nina Wang

    Posted Nov 20th 2013, 08:50pm by Enoch Yiu

    ... April last year from the joint administrators of Wang’s estate asking about the ENM shareholdings, which Chow kept for Wang for more than a decade. Wang passed away in 2007. The panel could ...

  9. Magazines - Style - INSIDE SCOOP

    It's an honour

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 10:58pm by Vivian Chen

    ... It's an honour A round of applause for Dickson Poon. The philanthropist and owner of Harvey Nichols was recently awarded an honorary fellowship of King's College London for his passionate contribution to charity work. The tycoon donated £20 million (HK$258 million) in 2012 to King's School of Law- one of the biggest donations from an individual in the college's ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Five held over alleged luxury car import fraud

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 08:03pm by Clifford Lo

    ... is known for his long experience in the sector and high-profile deals with tycoons and celebrities in the city. The five were arrested on suspicion of using forged documents to avoid paying about ...




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