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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - MARKETS

    City's offshore yuan pool under threat from trade discount

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 04:10am by Jeanny Yu

    ... September 2011 and September 2012, when the city's deposits shrank by as much as 82 billion yuan. "We underestimated how much the offshore pool of CNH would be squeezed as we hoped ... Jeanny Yu jeanny.yu@scmp.com Weak inflows and expanding channels for renminbi outflows are adding to challenges faced by Hong Kong banks in keeping offshore yuan City's offshore yuan ...

  2. Talks bring new hope for survival of city's only permanent Cantonese opera venue

    Posted Jan 17th 2009, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... After weeks of uncertainty and gloom, a ray of hope has appeared on the horizon for the Sunbeam Theatre, Hong Kong Island's popular Cantonese opera venue. The landlord is said to have ... building - into a Cantonese opera training centre. But the 300-seat venue would be too small for staging performances. A bureau spokesman said last night a deal had not been finalised but: ...

  3. City's first interior design school looks to fill gaps in the job market

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 05:41pm by Kate Whitehead

    ... Kate Whitehead The city's first dedicated interior design school has been set up to meet growing demand, writes Kate Whitehead Hong Kong now has its first dedicated interior design ... architects and developers. "They were all telling me that there are massive projects happening in Hong Kong, but there are not enough properly trained interior designers to meet ...

  4. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Sha Tin district councillor seeks to launch city's first bicycle-share system

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 10:04am by Elaine Yau

    ... of the city's 218 kilometres of cycling paths. Another 104 kilometres under construction reinforces that suburban slant: the trail will traverse Tuen Mun, Sha Tin, Ma On Shan, Tsuen Wan and Tai Po ... Elaine Yau elaine.yau@scmp.com Although policymakers refuseto embrace cycling as a green mode of transport for the city, a district councillor is gearing up to launch a bike-sharing scheme ...

  5. News - Hong Kong

    City's technology sector needs a reset, panel participants say

    Posted May 24th 2014, 02:25am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... people in 2012, according to the city's Vocational Training Council. The city has historically spent little on research as a percentage of its gross domestic product, compared with other ... Squibb, CEO of Nest, an incubator firm that supports technology start-ups. Local technology start-ups are still bit players in the city's overall economy, which is heavily weighted to trade, ...

  6. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    City's first interior design school looks to fill gaps in the job market

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 10:55am by Kate Whitehead

    ... Kate Whitehead life@scmp.com The city's first dedicated interior design school has been set up to meet growing demand, writes Kate Whitehead Inner vision Hong Kong now has its first ... me that there are massive projects happening in Hong Kong, but there are not enough properly trained interior designers to meet the demand," says Mercier. It's taken just a year ...

  7. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Equestrian sports becoming more popular among city's youngsters

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 09:22am by Charley Lanyon

    ... if the decision was a concession to the city's intense lobbying. To be sure, it had a reputation as a centre of horse racing and the Hong Kong Jockey Club was willing to pour money ... and attendance at the city's two racecourses exceeded two million, the highest in a decade. Today, young people such as Tung who are drawn to racing seem to have a deeper connection to horses than ...

  8. Unison pins reform hope on city's next chief

    Posted Dec 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... chief executive. Unison, which demanded that the government provide Chinese-language training to minority students, said it would hold off legal action as it waited for the city's next ... in Hong Kong. Cheung Kwok-che, a social welfare-sector legislator, who has also expressed concerns over unequal educational opportunities for the city's ethnic minorities, admitted ...

  9. Lifestyle - Health

    The city's mediators help avoid lengthy and costly court battles

    Posted Oct 08th 2013, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... over losses on risky investment schemes that it sold, offers mortgages at special rates to their families to resolve the claims. In another dispute, a businessman agrees to accept unsold goods ... on the courts. But while the government initiative has spawned a cottage industry to provide mediation training as well as several mediators' groups, the process has yet to gain currency among many ...

  10. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Being on TV show inspires Hong Kong high fliers to help the city's poor

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 10:15am by Elaine Yau

    ... some of the city's less fortunate citizens will be able to enjoy a restaurant meal paid for by anonymous benefactors when an online platform is launched to link restaurateurs ... with anti-poverty proposals at the end of filming. Such a proactive approach is unusual in public affairs programmes, but it was certainly timely. After all, the city's wealth gap, using the Gini ...




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