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  1. Tax cuts on cross-strait shipping should not hurt HK, experts say

    Posted Feb 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... to the Taiwan-China shipping trade, he estimated. After a freeze that started in 1949, cross-strait shipping revived in January 2001, when the Taiwan government authorised limited direct shipping links with the mainland. Since then, restrictions have been loosened and shipping volumes have grown. 'The global trade slowdown has a bigger impact than direct cross-strait links now. With the poor figures ...

  2. US law firm seeks 20pc cut over minibond suit

    Posted Jan 05th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... About 33,000 people in Hong Kong bought the high-risk, credit-linked derivatives called minibonds guaranteed by Lehman Brothers, which collapsed last September. The products were marketed ... of the product and provided directors for that issuer, Mr Chan says. The group could file their complaint as early as the end of this month using two to three of those leading plaintiffs, he said. ...

  3. HK's young riders win silver

    Posted May 04th 2009, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... faults, just five more than the winning team Japan, to claim the silver medal. Jasmine, the younger of the Lai sisters, gave an excellent performance. She was one of only three riders to achieve ...

  4. Banks eye role in bridge connecting three cities

    Posted Mar 13th 2009, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung Hong Kong and Macau banks will have the opportunity to take part in the financing of a bridge linking the two cities with Zhuhai under the financing framework scheduled ... in 2015-16. Representatives of the three sides in the bridge's advance work co-ordination group are to attend a contract-signing ceremony in Zhuhai today for the start of the preliminary design ...

  5. Nation builds its biggest wind farm

    Posted Jul 06th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... in the coming decades. Dubbed 'the Three Gorges Dam on the land', the planned wind power plants in Jiuquan will have an installed capacity by 2020 comparable to the world's biggest ... Development and Reform Commission, Xinhua said. 'It will become another landmark project in the development of the western provinces after the Qinghai -Tibet rail link and oil and gas pipelines ...

  6. Nuri Bilge Ceylan

    Posted Jul 05th 2009, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... Clarence Tsui Nuri Bilge Ceylan's latest film, Three Monkeys, is a major departure from his usual style: it has a discernable plot; the 50-year-old Turkish director's works ... to the dismay of the couple's son, Ismail (Ahmet Rifat Sungar). What makes Three Monkeys captivating is the way these schisms hardly ever evolve into melodrama. As in most of Ceylan's films, ...

  7. MTR announces charges for trips on new southern link

    Posted Jul 11th 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip A one-stop trip to Austin station on the MTR Corp's new Kowloon Southern Link will cost HK$4.40 if an Octopus card is used, or HK$5 if a single-journey ticket is bought, the corporation announced yesterday. It has also decided that a trip from anywhere on its network to Austin station will cost the same as a trip to Kowloon station. The 3.8km link extends the West Rail ...

  8. Three-point agenda for new HKMA chief

    Posted Oct 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... profess absolute faith in the link and insist there is no prospect of regime change in the foreseeable future. But with the American economy facing the risk of a protracted period of subdued ... to the US currency may not be as attractive for Hong Kong in the future as it was in the past. Meanwhile, with Hong Kong ever more closely linked to the mainland and with the yuan gaining in stature ...

  9. Three die in bomb attack at mine office

    Posted Mar 21st 2009, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam Three people were killed yesterday when a man tied a detonator to his body, ran into an office building at a Shanxi coal mine and ignited it, China News Service reported. Police refused to identify any of the three killed in the blast, which occurred at the Zhenxing Coal Mine in Yu county at about 4.30pm. Witnesses said the detonator was ignited in the ground-floor office ...

  10. Three renowned architects to vie for arts hub job

    Posted Sep 21st 2009, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Foster, who has impressed the world with his iconic structures, and Rocco Yim Sen-kee, who stresses his feel for the local pulse, are among three architects chosen to present ideas for the West Kowloon Cultural District in a three-month design consultation. Foster, designer of Chek Lap Kok airport, and Yim, designer of the new government headquarters at Tamar, were also rivals ...




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