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  1. Two sides to 2009

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

    ... PROS Cheaper electricity for 560,000 Hong Kong Island residents, after Hongkong Electric cuts tariff by 5.9 per cent. Old Age Allowance increased to HK$1,000. More benefits go to banking, tourism, accounting and 14 more service industries when they enter ...

  2. HKMA chief warns of possible capital outflow

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

    ... at Bank of Communications' Hong Kong branch. 'If there happens to be another financial crisis in Asia, Hong Kong cannot escape even though it has much stronger fundamentals than ...

  3. Lenovo hopes to ride out global downturn

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

    ... noted the strong outlook for sales in Asia and the emerging economies. The rosy prospects emboldened Lenovo to discuss another attempt at acquisition and more aggressive expansion. In February, ... share price tumbled on September 1 to a five-month low of HK$4.96 over concerns that a slowdown in technology spending has spread to Asia and its principal mainland market. 'Lenovo's ...

  4. Lai See

    Posted Jan 01st 2009, 12:00am by Ben Kwok

    ... consistently high dividends, announces a rights issue. Likewise, Bank of East Asia, which is to celebrate its 90th anniversary this year, could look for more fresh capital, as might all highly ... and probably next year. 5) Change of control at either TVB or Asia Television- or both. Which local tycoon will foot the bill? 6) Forget through-train. Watch out for through-plane or through-ship ...

  5. Worst slump in 34 years wipes 48pc off HK stocks

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

    ... of the financial tsunami, global equities will continue to experience quite a rough ride in the first half of 2009,' KGI Asia chief operating officer Ben Kwong Man-bun said. Despite experiencing ... not enough to stem a slide amid a crisis of confidence. The central government is hesitant about launching a mammoth stabilisation fund amid fears of another boom-to-bust cycle. Markets across Asia ...

  6. Food

    Posted Jan 01st 2009, 12:00am by Susan Jung

    ... noisette, chocolate cappuccino cup, hot apple and blueberry crumble. $$$ Jimmy's Kitchen G/F South China Building, 1 Wyndham Street, Central Tel: 2526 5293 Open: noon-3pm, 6pm-11pm (Branch ...

  7. Arts

    Posted Jan 01st 2009, 12:00am by Kevin Kwong

    ... (and public holidays), 10am-7pm, closed Tue, HK Museum of History, 100 Chatham Rd South, TST, HK$20, HK$10 (Wed). Inquiries: 2724 9042. Ends Mar 16 No Frontiers: The Art of Ding Yanyong Works ... Golden Classics and Soundtracks The Pan Asia Symphony Orchestra and violinist Joyce Chen play Hollywood movie soundtracks including John Williams' Star Wars and John Barry's Out ...

  8. Gigs

    Posted Jan 01st 2009, 12:00am by Adam Wright

    ... AsiaWorld-Arena, HK International Airport, Lantau, HK$490-HK$1,290 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: info@cnlivegroup.com Mogwai Live in Hong Kong 2009 The post-rock Scottish band perform in Hong Kong as part ...

  9. A gripe old age

    Posted Jan 01st 2009, 12:00am by Alan Warboys

    ... Edge team at London's Comedy Store, he's an increasingly popular figure abroad, from Europe to the Middle East, South Africa and Asia. More than six million Britons now live overseas ... to the post-imperial diaspora,' he says, deadpan. Ironically, crowds in Asia can be among the most homogenous he plays. 'London is still the best because the audience is so cosmopolitan ...

  10. Mix and match

    Posted Jan 01st 2009, 12:00am by Mathew Scott

    ... in to see how I can get out of it.' After playing in clubs and pubs around the south London suburbs, where he grew up, Peterson made his mark in the mid-1980s by dropping the likes of jazz ...




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