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  1. Holiday sales reap $4.7b- a 20pc rise

    Posted Feb 15th 2005, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... but the discounts are a notch below what they were last year.'; Jewellery retailer Chow Sang Sang reported a modest sales increase of about 5 per cent for the four days from Thursday to Sunday, compared ... Dennis Eng The Year of the Rooster began auspiciously for retailers, who are projected to have made $4.7 billion in sales in the first five days of the new year. The analysts' ...


    Posted Jan 13th 2005, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... Peta Tomlinson DON'T MAKE RESOLUTIONS I DON'T MAKE New Year's resolutions- why should I? If people think it's important, then they should. If it's not important, ... themselves a good start to the year by joining the New Year's march. And don't forget July 1. I'll see you on the streets. ...

  3. Ushering in a New Year

    Posted Jan 05th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to Shintoism, man has 108 sins and, by hearing the bells, he can be relieved of all of them. On the morning of New Year's Day, people drink three mouthfuls of spiced Japanese sake in traditional ... The cleaning is called susuharai or soot-sweeping. The stains, both physical and spiritual, of the past year are rubbed out to purify the home and make it fresh for the New Year. On New Year's ...

  4. What's your New Year's resolution?

    Posted Jan 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Pradeep Kumar Sharma, 15 I want to be more frank with others. Whenever I have to make decisions which affect my friends' feelings, I often don't speak my mind and put their feelings above mine, sometimes to my own disadvantage. Our ultimate Top ...

  5. New year's wishes

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

    ... Looking ahead, what are your wishes for Hong Kong, China and the international community as we prepare to depart the Year of the Monkey and enter the Year of the Rooster? Share your views: write to us. ...


    Posted Jan 13th 2005, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... Peta Tomlinson MAKE HONG KONG MORE OPTIMISTIC I always made New Year's resolutions when I was younger, but I make them only sparingly as I get older. Usually I cannot keep them, ... Year's Eve, 2005 I'd like to say: 'Gee, I've survived another year.'; ...

  7. What's your New Year's resolution?

    Posted Jan 01st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that as we get older, it's important to know what's going on in the world. I hardly ever stick to my New Year's resolutions, but I truly hope that 2006 will be different. Raj ... Year's to change or make a decision to do something. However, I'd like to do more exercise and play the highest level of football possible with a long-term goal of completing a marathon. My ...

  8. New toll 'will cost society $117m a year'

    Posted May 04th 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... and Technology. Francis Lui Ting-ming, director of the university's centre for economic development, said that while the tunnel owner would make more money from the new tolls, consumers and society as a whole would absorb the extra cost. The professor estimated that New Hong Kong Tunnel Company would make an additional $120 million a year from the higher tolls, even if the number of vehicles ...

  9. Wedding rush ahead of 'widow year'

    Posted Feb 05th 2005, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... year. 'We have been receiving some 20 couples a week. And it used to be only the days with lucky numbers and the weekend, but now it's like every day is a wedding day,' she said. ... is expected to peak on Monday, the last day many district offices are open before the Lunar New Year starts on Wednesday. Officials are disapproving but powerless. 'All we can do is to persuade ...

  10. Judges hail this year's task as the hardest yet

    Posted Nov 23rd 2005, 12:00am by James Moore

    ... James Moore THE CONSENSUS SEEMS to be that judging has never been as tough as in this year's Service & Courtesy Award. In the 20 years of the event, participation and interest has ... situations and they were very capable in handling complaints,' he said. Support for this year's Service & Courtesy Award once again came from American Express, which sponsored ...




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