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  1. Frank Burbach

    Posted Jun 08th 2006, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... government has put a lot of effort and investment into this event. The publicity and economic windfalls will be important for Germany. I am sure there will be benefits for German companies operating ... Economically, Germany still has some problems, but we are still paying the price of reunification. For us, however, reunification is worth any sacrifice and any endeavour and our situation is truly ...

  2. TVB turns up heat in row over Olympics

    Posted Jul 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... public'. However, Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Gregory So Kam-leung said it was not the role of government to interfere with the decisions of the three broadcasters. ... with ATV. Earlier yesterday, TVB suggested that the government should provide better public transport arrangements and facilities if it were to open its stadiums and community halls for the public ...

  3. Media slams obsession with gold medals

    Posted Aug 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... were so anxious for gold they had no problem sacrificing deeper values. He drew a comparison with how the government pursued economic growth no matter the cost to public health ... to secure more favourable opponents in the later knockout rounds. Yu later announced she was quitting the sport, and head coach Li Yongbo made a public apology through Xinhua, saying the behaviour ...

  4. Political punter

    Posted Sep 17th 2005, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... young stars, Andrew To Kwan-hang- who has left and joined The Frontier- is writing a regular column for the Hong Kong Economic Times, offering his own betting insights (below). Mr To is not the first or only public figure to write a sport column. 'Long Hair' Leung Kwok-hung enjoys a cult following with his soccer commentaries. But the Wong Tai Sin district councillor ...

  5. Germany holds all euro-zone cards

    Posted May 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... through market volatility and knock-on economic effects, and the second through inhibiting growth in the world's second largest economy, China, given the EU is its biggest export market. ... and stimulate economic growth. Sadly, however, there is no sign of a softening of Germany's opposition to a sharing of the debt burden in this way, which could raise Germany's borrowing costs. ...

  6. Talking points

    Posted May 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... candidate Hamdeen Sabahi. Public forum opens on obscenity ordinance The first of two public forums to discuss the government's review of the Control of Obscene and Indecent Articles Ordinance takes place this evening in the Space Museum's lecture hall. The second will be held at Tsuen Wan Town Hall on June 6. The public consultation began in April, and will last until July 15, ...

  7. Switzerland by numbers

    Posted Feb 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... world war. Switzerland makes a secret defence agreement with France while maintaining a public policy of neutrality. 1948 Compulsory state pension and disability insurance is introduced. 1954 Switzerland hosts the soccer World Cup, which is also the first to be televised. 1992 Swiss voters and cantons narrowly turn down the EEA (the single-market European Economic Area). 2002 Switzerland ...

  8. Hard hitters

    Posted Jun 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... are not limited to the economic, political and military fields can be reassuring. As its athletes, performers, scientists, writers and businessmen make their mark on the international scene, including as Nobel Prize winners, the country is more likely to be accepted as a well-rounded major power than if it is seen primarily as a faceless juggernaut powering ahead economically and militarily. ...

  9. Sevens organisers stand on own feet

    Posted Nov 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... get their hands on tickets supposedly reserved for local public sale. Like the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union, they can expect to be insulated against resistance to their inflated prices, ... deliver worthwhile economic and social dividends. ...

  10. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Kai Tak Sports Hub

    Posted Apr 05th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... budget include a 50,000-seat stadium, a 5,000-seat public sports ground, a 4,000-seat indoor centre, office space of at least 10,000 square metres, commercial space of at least 31,500 square metres, and public recreational facilities in a park setting. The Home Affairs Bureau recently invited the private sector to submit non-binding Expressions of Interest (EOI) to obtain feedback ...




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