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  1. City boosted by visitors' spending over rugby weekend

    Posted Mar 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com It isn't just rugby fans who have reason to cheer the Sevens: the annual sporting extravaganza is also a boon to the hospitality and tourism industries at a time of the year that is otherwise normally quiet. With thousands of free-spending rugby fans crowding bars and restaurants, the throng of visitors has been bolstered by those in town ...

  2. 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, since it is likely to translate into more demand for single-day tickets. The rugby union has given back by halving the cost of a child ticket to HK$150, prompting chairman Trevor Gregory to say ...

  3. The serious business of having fun

    Posted Apr 01st 2007, 12:00am by Robby Nimmo

    ... and community rugby role. Host Peter Sullivan was not out of place among the 'famous five' as he captained Australia in the early 1970s. 'We believe in rugby on many levels, from sponsoring a box in events such as this to donating to Operation Breakthrough, and growing rugby from the ground up in Hong Kong in collaboration with the HKRFU,' he said. UBS is another ...

  4. New general manager joins HKRFU

    Posted Apr 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay Ian McMahon, a former chief executive of rugby and soccer clubs in England and the US, has been appointed as the new general manager of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union. HKRFU chairman Trevor Gregory said McMahon would bring a wealth of experience. McMahon will head the union's administration and run the day-to-day affairs, taking over from Robert Knight, ...

  5. Sevens tickets go up to HK$1,500

    Posted Nov 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... at the 40,000-capacity Hong Kong Stadium being sold in the city, Gregory said fans were investing in the future of the game. 'At the end of the day, the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union is a non-profit ... Alvin Sallay and John Carney Hong Kong Rugby Sevens fans will have to fork out HK$1,500 for a ticket to next year's event - an increase of HK$250 or 20 per cent. The Hong Kong Rugby ...

  6. Business - China Business - CREDIT CARDS

    UnionPay card joins pack of top players

    Posted Dec 13th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg Since its founding in Shanghai 10 years ago, the firm has 2.9 billion cards in use, widened its reach to 135 countries and is challenging Visa UnionPay card joins pack of top players Among the designer brands from Prada to Chanel at the Harrods flagship store in London, Li Yafang spotted a logo she knows from back home: the red, blue and green of UnionPay cards. ...

  7. Time to mix business with pleasure

    Posted Mar 30th 2007, 12:00am by Diana Danyi

    ... and American Express. Credit Suisse, which maintains a corporate suite on pitch level right next to the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union box, and two more at the executive level, will decorate its boxes ... Sevens 2007, which kicks off today and ends on Sunday, is known for being three days of unadulterated drinking, eating and partying, with a little bit of rugby on the side. But it is no secret ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - LONDON

    Europe bank union threatens London

    Posted Nov 02nd 2012, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in London Britain's decision to stay out of European moves to banking union poses a serious threat to the future and long-term status of its financial hub Is London the lost city? London's attempt to maintain its financial muscle while boycotting Europe's move towards a banking union threatens to isolate the city from its major trading partners ...

  9. Why rugby is worth a try for troubled youngsters

    Posted Dec 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com 'That kid over there didn't get along with anyone on the team,' said Tank Lam Hip-hau. The part-time coach for the Breakthrough rugby team ... grant from the Partnership Fund for the Disadvantaged to increase its rugby training programme to 100 students for the year, expanding to include schools with a higher percentage of minority ...

  10. A GOOD WEEK FOR ...

    Posted May 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... for the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union. The two partners promised to expand the game in Hong Kong and abroad. 'The Sevens will be the flagship of our rugby sponsorship portfolio in Asia,' ...




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