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  1. Demand returns for investment-linked life products

    Posted Jun 01st 2004, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... to $23.14 billion in the first three months of the year. Heading the charge were investment-linked life products, which took in $5.36 billion- an 85.1 per cent surge from a year ago. Term ... policies offering simple term risk cover. Now most insurers offer products with varying degrees of exposure to markets and interest rates. 'With interest rates so low, people are looking ...

  2. Stronger storms not a product of global warming, says scientist

    Posted Sep 19th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer Global warming does not lead to more powerful typhoons, a Hong Kong scientist has controversially concluded after an intensive study of centuries of records. Furthermore, City University of Hong Kong atmospheric scientist Johnny Chan Chung- ...

  3. Slimming 'health' product recalled because of anti-obesity ingredient

    Posted Dec 10th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez The Department of Health has ordered the recall of a slimming product after it was found to contain a drug that could raise blood pressure and heart rate. Trim Up Plus Bird's Nest is being sold as a health product but department tests showed it contains the western drug, sibutramine. Products containing the anti-obesity drug must be registered under the Poisons ...

  4. Sex pill illegally sold as health product recalled

    Posted Jun 04th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez About 50,000 capsules of a sex pill are being recalled after health authorities found it was being illegally sold as a health product. The product was sold by the Watson's and Health Plus pharmacy chains. The authorities issued the recall order yesterday after tests confirmed the mainland-produced herbal 'Super Power 72' pill contains sildenafil, ...


    Posted Oct 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Banking giant HSBC has launched yuan credit card services for clients who travel frequently to the mainland. The service will issue either gold or classic credit cards. The cards are accepted at 60,000 ATM banking machines throughout the mainland and the China UnionPay Company merchant network. The cards will offer free consumer insurance against loss, theft or damage for up ...

  6. Near-deadly allergic reaction prompts mission to warn others

    Posted May 09th 2004, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... p-Phenylenediamine, a blue-black dye most often found in hair dye and printing products. He said tests were needed to determine whether someone was allergic to the chemical. Looking back, Mrs Sallnow-Smith ... this substance'. It just got worse the second time,' she said. When she determined what chemical and product were responsible, she would write to the company to make them aware of the danger. 'I ...

  7. Watchdog has nose for trouble

    Posted May 24th 2004, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... tightly managed family-controlled banks and big firms have avoided catastrophic failure in recent years, but the issue of over-powerful chairmen remains a live topic. 'It is much better ...

  8. A walk on the wildlife side

    Posted Jun 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... Most mainland visitors to Hong Kong follow the shop until you drop philosophy. But some are taking a different path, writes Sherry Lee THINK OF MAINLAND tourists in Hong Kong and images of flag-wielding chaperones leading groups into gold shops and design ...


    Posted May 14th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Reports by Tsang Shuk-wa LONGINES' LONG ASSOCIATION with Hong Kong and the mainland has positioned it streets ahead in the race for China market share. Last year, China became its biggest market for the first time. The 172-year-old watchmaker's ...

  10. A land of wonders for the brave adventurer

    Posted Mar 23rd 2004, 12:00am by David Evans

    ... for business and leisure travel,' he says. 'Concerns on the security issue are generally exaggerated by the media, which habitually blows minor and isolated incidents out of proportion.' ...




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