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  1. listening

    Posted Jan 18th 2008, 12:00am by John Millen, Kate Whitehead, Will Clem

    ... Exercises by John Millen. The voices on the clips are Kate Whitehead and Will Clem Question 1 Returning faulty items Two customers are returning faulty items to the electrical department in a department store. Listen to their conversations with the shop assistant and then answer the questions. Conversation 1 1. What product is the customer returning? 2. When was the product bought? Three ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ENERGY

    Huge refund to CLP Power, Hong Kong Electric sparks questions

    Posted Sep 29th 2012, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com HK$1.7b given to utilities brings calls to offset price increases, and demand for explanation Huge refund to power firms sparks questions The government quietly refunded nearly HK$1.7 billion to the two power companies for overcharged rent and rates on properties even before disputes over the money were finally settled. The disclosure ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Former RBS China chief financial officer questioned by police

    Posted Sep 21st 2012, 12:00am by Daniel Ren

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com Former RBS China official questioned by police A former chief financial officer with the Royal Bank of Scotland's China operations was recently questioned by police over suspected economic crimes. According to three sources with knowledge of the matter, Edgar Zhi, formerly also of ABN Amro China, was investigated by police for alleged ...

  4. To B or not to B? A question of reform

    Posted Aug 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com Speculation that Beijing will drastically overhaul the nation's slumbering hard-currency B-share market has reached fever pitch as the plummeting price of one of the companies on the board sends the firm to the ...

  5. Questionable accounting

    Posted Apr 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com A new storm is brewing in the accounting world, this time centred around mainland firms listed on the Hong Kong stock market. During the busy corporate earnings season that has just ended, several Hong Kong-listed firms su ...

  6. New questions over arts hub contest jury

    Posted Mar 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng and Gary Cheung Questions about the government's handling of controversy over a 2002 design contest for the West Kowloon arts hub have multiplied with the discovery ... and Rogers did not respond to questions by press time. According to Foster + Partners' website, the architecture firm was hired by Stanhope to design two office projects in London. One was Her ...

  7. HK finance firms question yuan scheme exclusion

    Posted Dec 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Hong Kong stockbrokers and insurers voiced their disappointment yesterday at reports that only mainland firms will be approved to make yuan investments in mainland markets. According to mainland media reports, the mainland ...

  8. Five key questions for firms to answer

    Posted Nov 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... that innovation is the primary force that can catapult a company to market leadership and keep it ahead of its rivals. There are five key questions for fast-growth companies, and firms that get these right will close in on market leadership. Governments that provide the support required will foster a vibrant, entrepreneurial business sector. The five key questions that firms must answer are: ...

  9. Tax added to 'mass incidents' question

    Posted Oct 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Wang Xiangwei These days, riots and protests, dubbed 'mass incidents' in a euphemism used by state media, have become increasingly widespread and violent on the mainland despite the leadership's heavy-handed efforts at maintaining social st ...

  10. A major question of to buy or sell

    Posted Sep 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Hong Kong investors who own rental properties are facing a dilemma after being hit by an array of bad news about the financial markets at home and abroad. Should they sell now or board the rental gravy train to ride out the downturn and sell at a higher price later? This question falls against the backdrop of another looming recession in the United States ...




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