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  1. The promise and pitfalls of FX trading

    Posted Feb 13th 2011, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... So, here we are again with personal investors dazzled by the blinding spotlight of uncertainty. Equity investments seem to be only for the brave, the freakish spurt in the gold market may have exhausted itself alongside the even more impressive price rise ...

  2. Schroeder's election call puts German reforms in firing line

    Posted May 24th 2005, 12:00am by Marc Young

    ... A resounding electoral defeat for German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder's Social Democrats in a key state election may have just brought Europe's largest country one step closer to its very own Margaret Thatcher. On Sunday, voters in Germany' ...

  3. There can be no franchise on patriotism

    Posted May 16th 2009, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... Stephen Vines Hong Kong people have observed the first anniversary of the Sichuan earthquake with solemnity and pledges to continue assistance for the rebuilding programme. And, on June 4, ... Or better still, there will be an open debate. Meanwhile, in an open society like Hong Kong, it is shameful to suggest that there is only one correct form of patriotism. Stephen Vines is a Hong ...

  4. Ready when disaster strikes

    Posted Jul 27th 2003, 12:00am by Stephen Seawright

    ... Hong Kong's typhoon season kicked off last week with Typhoon Imbudo reaching signal 8, sending people scurrying home to secure windows and balconies. But although seasonal storms sweep in at this time every year, few residents have home insurance tha ...

  5. Forced by quake to return home early, young travellers seek help on visas from consulate

    Posted Mar 27th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zuleika Sedgley A group of young Hongkongers are to ask the Japanese consulate to extend special visa arrangements to them after their working holiday was cut short by the earthquake and tsunami disaster. The 15 were in Japan under a special two-way scheme offering young Hongkongers and Japanese the chance to learn more about the two places by having an extended working holiday. ...

  6. NGOs get HK$87m for projects in Sichuan

    Posted Dec 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun Ten NGOs have received a total of HK$87 million in government funding to run 12 reconstruction projects in Sichuan, the first batch of groups to do so. And the government plans to apply to the development panel of the Legislative Council for more funds to help rebuild the quake-hit areas in the province, Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Stephen Lam ...

  7. Young hands do HK proud with victory

    Posted Nov 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Robby Nimmo

    ... knots and a 10 degree Celsius drop in temperature overnight,' he said. 'Yet the young crew held their nerve on board a substantially sized boat. What they achieved was quite ...

  8. Young credits mentors for stellar career

    Posted Oct 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Clara Mak Fifteen years ago Charlie Young Choi-nei, the star of the recently remade Bangkok Dangerous, was just another bubblegum pop singer. Now she's a star, and the face of the Biography Channel's debut in Hong Kong - and the channel is screening an interview with her in which she discusses her life and achievements. Young's career was transformed by just one ...

  9. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Quake survivors find extraordinary strength in life-or-death moments

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com The young, old and meek find powers they never thought possible to get themselves and their loved ones through a terrifying ordeal Strength and luck aid ... told of a young woman in Tianquan county who was asleep when the quake struck but escaped without injury as the room collapsed around her. Xiao Qin said the ceiling fell on her and her ...

  10. Disneyland visit eases the pain for young victims

    Posted Oct 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Five months ago Choi Chi-yuk watched as Zhang Chunmei was pulled from the rubble of her school, levelled by the Sichuan earthquake. Last week he caught up with her and two other young ... rescue. She visited Hong Kong last week with two other young quake survivors- Kan Ruoqi, who lost her left leg, and Xia Fengting, who lost her right arm when Xinjian Primary School in Dujiangyan ...




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