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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 26

    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. ...

  4. HSBC tied to fake Sevens tickets

    Posted Mar 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the sponsorship partnership, HSBC receives an allocation of tickets, which are used for customers and staff. All of these tickets come direct from the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union [HKRFU],' an HSBC ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com Police are investigating allegations that some fake tickets for the Hong Kong Sevens rugby tournament were given by HSBC to its official clients, ...

  5. 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. ... and hosts Hong Kong Football Club. 'Iwi is a fantastic addition to our squad and if he adjusts quickly to the union 10s code he could be a big success for the Samurai,' Larson said. ...

  6. Young HK trio set to link with Waratahs

    Posted Jun 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... 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 ... Lee said. 'It is going to be a huge experience for me training with the Waratahs and to get a feel of life as a professional player.' Lee, Hong Kong rugby's latest pin-up boy, ...

  7. Lai See

    Posted Mar 30th 2007, 12:00am by Ben Kwok

    ... the maximum city speed in his home state is only 65 kilometres per hour, or a bit less than half of the maximum Hong Kong city limit of 110km per hour. Cathay boss' rugby past Which blue-chip company chief executive used to play rugby for Hong Kong 25 years ago? The answer lies in one of the event's title sponsors- Cathay Pacific. Lai See understands that Cathay's soon-to-be ...

  8. UnionPay bank cards to get online go-ahead

    Posted Nov 25th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Mainland residents will be able to use their UnionPay bank cards to make online purchases of some goods and services in Hong Kong by the end of the year under a pilot scheme. ... and allowing advance bookings to various performances and popular concerts in Hong Kong with China UnionPay bank cards could help boost the city's tourism, she said. A source familiar ...

  9. Insurance union backs mandatory health plan

    Posted May 31st 2008, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee If the government introduces mandatory health insurance, it must ensure transparent medical charging and a 'competitive environment', the industry says. The Food and Health Bureau released a consultative document, 'Your Health, You ...

  10. Law firms' union driven by offshore listing fever

    Posted Jan 14th 2008, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu The rising tide of mainland companies listing offshore was the chief reason why one of Hong Kong's oldest homegrown law firms, Johnson Stokes & Master, agreed to surrender its 145-year-old independent practice and merge with internation ...




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