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  1. News - World

    Happy New Year! Sparkling Sydney kicks off global 2014 party

    Posted Jan 01st 2014, 05:04am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Sydney kicked off New Year celebrations with a dazzling fireworks display, the first in a wave of pyrotechnics to usher in 2014 from Hong Kong to world record-chasing ... on YouTube, the Australasian Antarctic Expedition sang of ”having fun doing science in Antarctica”, only to lament in the chorus the ”bloody great shame we are still stuck here”. In Hong Kong ...

  2. Property - Hong Kong & China - ECONOMY

    Property to take less of the GDP load

    Posted Jan 01st 2014, 04:20am by Langi Chiang

    ... chain. "The peak of China's property investment growth has passed," said Hao Hong, managing director of research at BOCOM International in Hong Kong, pointing out ... demand- a move that economists say is likely to be in vain. "The supply-demand imbalance will extend to more cities," said Wei Yao, China economist with Societe Generale in Hong Kong ...

  3. Property - International

    Singapore developers end year on poor note

    Posted Jan 01st 2014, 04:20am by BLOOM

    ... stocks in Singapore, ranked the most expensive city to buy a luxury home in Asia after Hong Kong, may further languish this year after the government took measures to cool prices. Home sales may ...

  4. Business - Money - MARKETS

    China bulls look to run on bargain shares strategy

    Posted Jan 01st 2014, 04:17am by JASPER M AND PEGGY SITO

    ... rate spikes this year. "What we saw in December was not pretty, and if we saw a lot of these episodes, growth prospects would be harmed," Kuijs said. With much of the Hong Kong equities market weighted towards real estate stocks, government cooling measures aimed at the property markets both in Hong Kong and on the mainland also hurt share prices. The Hong Kong government ...

  5. Business - China Business - Consumption

    Consumer spending faces slowdown stress

    Posted Jan 01st 2014, 04:17am by Denise Tsang

    ... Meanwhile, online sales are expected to soar this year. A recent eBay survey found that although 80 per cent of Hong Kong-based retailers felt that local consumer demand would be sluggish, owners ... 14.3 per cent in 2012. China International Capital Corp economist Liang Hong said domestic consumption would slow down as the mainland pursues policies aimed at rebalancing income and wealth ...

  6. Business - Comment - WHITE COLLAR

    The good, the bad and the ugly in 2013 business scene

    Posted Jan 01st 2014, 03:39am by Enoch Yiu

    ... for the city's business scene, the collapse of the Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange provides us with the top scandal of the year. The home-grown exchange, which traded gold and silver contracts, was founded ... of people in connection with the matter. But it was not all bad news on commodities. The London Metal Exchange, a subsidiary of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, held its first LME Week in the city ...

  7. Magazines - 48hrs - SEE/HEAR

    Artist Fang Lijun says painting animals is a kind of artistic freedom

    Posted Jan 01st 2014, 03:13am by EDMUND LEE

    ... Edmund Lee As Fang Lijun unveils an exhibition of his works, Edmund Lee visits the prominent Chinese artist at his spacious Hong Kong studio to get a glimpse into his creative methods Painted faces AT SEVERAL THOUSAND square feet with a 4.5-metre high ceiling, ample lighting, and gleaming white walls, Fang Lijun's conspicuously empty Hong Kong studio looks like a major ...

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    Balance in the scales: Aristo Sham Ching-tao on school and music

    Posted Jan 01st 2014, 03:13am by Kevin Kwong

    ... and in London." The teenager says he loves performing in front of an audience. "I always play better when someone is in the room... I like communicating with an audience." Born in Hong Kong, Sham started playing the piano when he was three. He joined the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts as a junior piano student in 2002 and studied with Shirley Ip and Professor Eleanor Wong. ...

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    Arthouse: Blackmail

    Posted Jan 01st 2014, 03:13am by Paul Fonoroff

    ... It lasts nearly 20 seconds, the longest of any Hitchcock picture, and is an early example of his ability to sneak humour into an emphatically non-comedic work. January 5, 2pm, Hong Kong Film Archive. Part of the Restored Treasures programme. Also January 12, 7.30pm, Hong Kong Film Archive. Part of the HKIFF Cine Fan programme ...

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    Out-there Unknown Mortal Orchestra mesh myth, legend and psychedelia

    Posted Jan 01st 2014, 03:13am by GDN

    ... of a lengthy tour- dropping into Hong Kong on January 21- that has seen their precise psych-pop stretch into something looser and more hypnotic. There's a change in Nielson, too: wide-eyed ...




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