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  1. Q&A: RubberBand

    Posted Feb 19th 2011, 12:00am by Lee Wing-Sze

    ... is RubberBand, which comprises bassist Lee Siu-wai, drummer Lai Man-wang, vocalist Mau Hou-cheong and guitarist Clement Fung Ting-ching. Their songs describe Hong Kong life and issues ... named this concert series the RubberBand Caravan Tour because it will be like being in a touring van for the audience, experiencing what we've been through over the past few years. ...

  2. Speculators develop taste for rubber futures trade

    Posted Mar 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Wild price swings and a bloated turnover of rubber futures trading in Shanghai have sounded yet another warning to the mainland's securities regulator about massive speculative funds sparking runaway investments in China's fast-growing financial markets. On Thursday, 2.1 million lots, or 21 million tonnes of rubber for September delivery changed hands on the Shanghai ...

  3. Double whammy of price rises and job losses

    Posted Jan 21st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... philosophy, there is very little else the government can do, and we cannot reasonably ask a lame-duck government to lead a paradigm shift. During periods of inflation, it is the underdogs who ... of a tiny bit of help from the government. Our lame-duck leaders, apart from playing the good guys and appeasing protesters, have very little up their sleeves. There is one thing it can definitely ...

  4. Table talk

    Posted Jul 08th 2010, 12:00am by Susan Jung

    ... 2376 1001. Sha Tin 18 at the Hyatt Regency Sha Tin has started Sunday brunch. The six-course menu is HK$250 plus 10 per cent and includes roast pork belly and barbecued pork; pan-fried duck ...

  5. Cause of death at sea a mystery after coroner gives open verdict

    Posted Jun 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... out that the rubber tyres attached to the rear of the boat had traces of paint matching that on the buoys at Aberdeen Typhoon Shelter. The boat might have come into contact with the buoy, ...

  6. Smaller hairy crabs command higher prices

    Posted Sep 29th 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... option because the crabs could only grow that big when they were kept in clean water, Lin said. After they were cooked, the colour of the oil would look like a cooked duck egg yolk, but oil from ...

  7. The new class struggle in China and why it threatens economic progress

    Posted Mar 13th 2011, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... for the millions laid off from state firms. In one of them, in Menglian county in Yunnan province on July 19, 2008, hundreds of rubber farmers fought a pitched battle with armed police and staff of a rubber company. The clash left two villagers dead, 51 people wounded including 41 police officers, nine official vehicles destroyed and 102 police weapons lost or destroyed. Yang said the story ...

  8. Wen should be targeting a tiger of a different stripe

    Posted Mar 15th 2011, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... that Beijing is going to take a hard line on rising prices after February's consumer inflation rate remained stuck at 4.9 per cent. But then the premier went on to duck the problem, insisting ...

  9. Regional wine lovers enjoy rare taste of the world

    Posted Dec 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Robin Lynam

    ... with dim sum and Judas Malbec 2006 complements Peking duck. Asia's best wines, in their view, are China's Helan Mountain Special Reserve Chardonnay 2008, Japan's Grace Chardonnay ... a strong platform and how many great cuisines there are in this extremely diverse region,' Tam said. 'The winner of the best wine pairing for Peking duck is an Argentinian Malbec. ...

  10. Wine street to pep up proceedings

    Posted Nov 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... There will be four traditional European carnival games including duck fishing, lucky wheel, can throwing and hoopla. This is the first time we have set up these games. ...




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