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  1. Falling oil prices drive HSI to one-month high

    Posted Nov 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to the benchmark. HSBC gained $1.50 to $128, only 50 cents below the record closing high of $128.50 it reached on February 18. One broker said numerous long-term funds started snapping up banking stocks, ... into the Hong Kong dollar market, as investors and speculators hope the Hong Kong dollar would follow the yuan and appreciate against the US dollar,' one fund manager said. 'The result ...

  2. Let's not be hypocrites

    Posted Dec 08th 2004, 12:00am by Emily Lau

    ... their funding. In most countries, the conference was told, political finance legislation has emerged as a response to corruption scandals. Legislation is one way of limiting the abuse of money ... policy development is an area that is badly neglected by many parties, a substantial percentage of the funding could be earmarked for that purpose. In the current sensitive political climate, ...

  3. Saddling up brings the gift of a silent night

    Posted Dec 08th 2004, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... Louie. Funds were raised for 19-year-old Louie to be retired to Australia after years of service. Jamie now rides William, a smaller and- without wishing to offend William- distinctly wider pony, ... annually to disabled children in Pokfulam and Tuen Mun. Through Operation Santa Claus, the RDA is looking for funds to train more assistants. If you would like to be a volunteer, call Nick Rodgers: ...

  4. A shining example

    Posted Nov 26th 2003, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... civil-service administrative officer in five years to be appointed to head an independent watchdog against government malpractice and abuse of funds. Ombudsman Alice Tai Yuen-ying and Raymond Wong ...

  5. Not much to 'enjoy' in many helpers' lot

    Posted Dec 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... services is suffering, and many prenatal services are no longer offered as frequently or at all as growing numbers of mainlanders compete for the same resources- funded by taxpayers' money. ...

  6. HK centre to boost cancer research

    Posted Dec 07th 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... and process the applications to borrow those specimens,' Dr Tsao said. No firm opening date has been set but he said the tissue bank would open as soon as it received official funding approval from the university. He added the facility would be mostly run by existing medical professors and teaching staff, so it was difficult to estimate costs. He declined to reveal how much funding ...

  7. Skyworth clarification sought

    Posted Dec 07th 2004, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu, Joseph Lo

    ... last Wednesday. Skyworth Digital's stock was suspended the same day, while on Thursday, the brothers were charged with misappropriating more than $48 million in corporate funds ... declined to comment on whether the syndicate would try to call in the loan, or if it would move to prevent Skyworth from accessing the remaining funds available in the facility. Another source ...

  8. Annan must respond quickly to scandal

    Posted Dec 07th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... secretary-general in 1997, Mr Annan led the first negotiations with Iraq for the sale of oil to fund the purchase of humanitarian goods. As the head of the UN, he staunchly defended efforts by the US ... for oil. Analysts say such schemes were used by Hussein to win sympathy, support and ill-gotten funds. Only a few voices are defending the UN; they claim layers of transparency in the programme ...

  9. Green groups not anti-development, but oppose waste

    Posted Nov 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... their personal political and economic aspirations for a higher moral cause, so that wealth and power could be concentrated at the top. They were rallied with cheers that their ideology was on the march ...

  10. Talkback

    Posted Jun 30th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... has 38 to 42 students, how can teachers look after everyone? We need more funding for quality teachers, teaching equipment, and an interesting curriculum. The government has a huge deficit, ...




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