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  1. Secret Love in Peach Blossom Land

    Posted Jul 29th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... HK Repertory Theatre presents Stan Lai Sheng-chuan's best-known play that is a modern tragedy and a costume comedy at the same time. Stars Huang Lei and Yuan Quan, in Putonghua and Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles: Today, 2.45pm, 7.45pm; HK version stars Louisa So Yuk-wa (right), and Poon Chan-leung (far right), in Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles: ...

  2. Secret of his success

    Posted Jul 24th 2007, 12:00am by Kevin Kwong

    ... Two decades later, director Stan Lai's play still resonates with Chinese audiences. Kevin Kwong finds out why For the past two decades, Stan Lai Sheng-chuan's 1986 stage hit, Secret Love in Peach Blossom Land, has been popular with theatre companies on the mainland. But the Taiwanese playwright/director didn't find out why until last year. The play's success ...

  3. StanChart buoyed by core business

    Posted Dec 06th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maria Chan US$300m write-down not enough to stop pre-tax profit from rising 24.6pc Standard Chartered said yesterday its pre-tax profit could rise at least 24.6 per cent this year despite a combined hit of about US$300 million from three items, including ...

  4. StanChart wants to keep note-issuer role as Temasek lifts stake

    Posted Oct 08th 2007, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu in London Standard Chartered Bank, which may be the first note-issuing bank to face the Hong Kong Monetary Authority's new rule restricting foreign government ownership, intends to preserve its status, according to group chief executive Pet ...

  5. StanChart targets 200 mainland units by 2012

    Posted Oct 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Natalie Chiu London-based lender Standard Chartered plans to accelerate its mainland expansion, targeting a network of 200 outlets within five years, up from 40. The lender said 'no internal constraints' would keep it from putting more capital i ...

  6. StanChart raises mortgage rate 25bp to keep pace with rivals

    Posted Oct 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Natalie Chiu Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) followed its rivals to raise its mortgage rate 25 basis points to 4.75 per cent yesterday in a move to ease pressure on its margins after a recent cut in prime lending rate. The lender cut the discount to i ...

  7. StanChart pays US$860m for American Express banking unit

    Posted Sep 19th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maria Chan London-based lender Standard Chartered has agreed to buy the banking unit of United States charge card firm American Express for about US$860 million. Group chief executive Peter Sands said the acquisition would double the size of the bank' ...

  8. Sound Bites

    Posted Dec 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... You'll be taking up the artistic directorship at the Hong Kong Repertory Theatre next May, with support from three advisers Li Kehuan, Chung King-fai and Stan Lai. What are their roles and how will you work together? Anthony Chan Kam-kuen, at present the head of directing and playwriting at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts: 'I am leaving quite a stable job ...

  9. Temasek stake may prohibit StanChart from issuing notes

    Posted Dec 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Natalie Chiu Singapore government investment vehicle lifts holdings to 18pc Temasek Holdings raised its stake in Standard Chartered from 17 per cent to 18 per cent, edging closer to the level that would disqualify the London-based lender as a banknote iss ...

  10. StanChart names Ben Hung new HK chief

    Posted Oct 11th 2007, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... Natalie Chiu and Andy Cheng Benjamin Hung Pi-cheng, the head of consumer banking at Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong), will succeed Peter Sullivan as chief executive of the bank's operations in the city when the latter retires at the end of the yea ...




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