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  1. Tough Hauraki is Samurai's new weapon

    Posted Mar 19th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay New Zealand rugby league star Iwi Hauraki, now at the Sydney Roosters. has accepted an invitation to play for the ULR Samurai at the GFI Hong Kong Football Club 10s next week. Hauraki, a tough and uncompromising winger who represented the New Zealand Junior Kiwis in 2005, will be part of a Samurai outfit whose coach, ex-All Black Blair Larson, feels can push the other ...

  2. Talking points

    Posted May 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The global banking giant will sign a multi-year, multimillion-dollar deal with the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union to join long-time supporter Cathay Pacific as co-title sponsors. When HSBC claimed ... out nearly HK$15 million on the Asian Five Nations (15-a-side) and the fledgling Asian Sevens Series as it uses rugby as a vehicle to open up new markets. Sport Hospital revises maternity ...

  3. The taxman cometh in Malaysia ... with a TV crew in tow

    Posted Sep 24th 2003, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Irate housewives, trade unions and consumer leaders decried the Malaysian Inland Revenue Department's move to shame tax dodgers into paying up by visiting their homes accompanied ... Trade Union Congress. 'They should give an extension and employ persuasive methods to get payment.' During the 'home visits' that started on Sunday, tax officers are handing ...

  4. HKRFU assets top HK$200m for first time

    Posted Jun 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com The money train just keeps rolling on and on with the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union laying claim to being one of the richest rugby governing bodies ... rugby still enjoyed a healthy year with a larger than expected surplus of HK$27.4 million, including a HK$7 million transfer from its affiliated Rugby Union Club. Even last October's ...

  5. Executive suites get a case of the blues

    Posted Mar 28th 2011, 12:00am by Robby Nimmo

    ... was blue at Goldman Sachs. Guests were metaphorically transported to New Zealand with a mural of a clear blue sky with snow-capped mountains. 'We had the New Zealand theme planned because ... to stick with it. Goldman's staff got behind fundraising and raised nearly US$1 million for the New Zealand Red Cross.' ...

  6. New Zealand premier sings the praises of a GST

    Posted Dec 16th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the ill-fated GST debate, he has one in New Zealand's veteran prime minister, Helen Clark. Ms Clark wrapped up a two-day visit to Hong Kong yesterday by outlining the virtues of a goods and services tax- across the board and without exemptions- even as she acknowledged its political costs. 'I think if you held a referendum [in New Zealand] it probably wouldn't pass,' Ms ...

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    Posted Mar 31st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Pacific and HSBC Bank had pulled out forcing the union to go hunting for sponsors for Hong Kong's biggest sporting event. At the time, the HKRFU was confident it could pick and choose. ... Hong Kong Sevens. Thankfully, the union found another sponsor- Credit Suisse First Boston- just weeks before kick-off. However, millions of dollars worth of merchandise had to be destroyed. ...

  8. Young HK trio set to link with Waratahs

    Posted Jun 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ka-to, who left for Sydney last night for a one-week training stint with the New South Wales Waratahs. Lee, 20, already has appeared for Hong Kong at both 15s and sevens on the international stage. The Kowloon scrumhalf, who has been identified as one of the future pillars of the game, will rub shoulders with players from the Super 15 side and the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union hope ...

  9. Art imitates corporate life as boxes go all out to add a splash of colour

    Posted Mar 31st 2008, 12:00am by Robby Nimmo

    ... in the box of Deutsche Bank as her famous portrait graced the walls. Only, in true rugby sevens irreverence, she was sporting a Maori tribal tattoo, as seen on many a female New Zealand supporter ... one of the largest corporate artwork collections globally.' The art of rugby was looked at in a unique way over at UBS. Their walls featured huge images by South China Morning Post ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance

    ANZ may sell stakes in Asian banks

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Reuters in Melbourne With interests in eight regional players, bank is being hit by Australia's strict capital rules ANZ may sell stakes in Asian lenders Australia and New Zealand ... due tomorrow. The strategic partnerships are one element in Smith's strategy for ANZ to earn 25 to 30 per cent of its profit from outside Australia and New Zealand by 2017. That goal ...




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