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  1. Money doesn't grow on trees

    Posted Jun 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chris Lau A HK$10 note may look like a thin, shiny piece of paper, but if you think carefully, it's worth more than it looks. If dollar notes were only colour-printed handouts, none of us would need to worry about the pain caused by the 2008 global f ...

  2. Market boss out to shake the trees

    Posted Mar 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... literally means 'clean tree', while Shang's full name was often the source of jokes by those who lost money in the Shanghai stock market, one of the world's worst performers last ... think of China's stock market currently as a messy overgrown tree, then Guo's job, most urgently, is to prune that messy tree first,' said an asset manager at an international ...

  3. MTR 'let off lightly' for tree-felling

    Posted Sep 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com A green group criticised as too lenient the HK$15,000 fine levied on the MTR Corporation yesterday for clearing 34 trees in a protected wildlife area near a high-speed-rail construction in the New Territories. The MTR Corp pleaded guilty to the charge in Fanling Court, saying it had cleared the trees on the Pat Heung conservation area 'by mistake'. ...

  4. Banyan Tree resorts offer investment and relaxation

    Posted Apr 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Banyan Tree is marketing Asian resort properties through consultancy Knight Frank. They include villas, town houses and apartments in Phuket, Bangkok, Bintan and Lijiang. Investors in the Banyan Tree Residences can choose to receive a 6 per cent fixed return for six years or opt for a share of the revenue. Owners can stay in their residence for up to 60 complimentary days every ...

  5. Trees take firm root

    Posted Dec 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... As a manufacturer and exporter of artificial Christmas trees and ornaments, it should be no surprise that Christmas is at the heart of the Holly Christmas Manufactory. Indeed, marketing director Kelvin Chik ... trees in all shapes and sizes are therefore all the rage. These included 'Christmas trees in different shapes, including upside-down trees, ceiling trees, corner trees and slim trees ...

  6. Proposed law change calls for online prospectus to save trees

    Posted Apr 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... used to print the books in 2006 was equivalent to more than 15,000 trees. A prospectus has 501 pages on average and the thickest one has 812 pages. Industrial and Commercial Bank of China ... by investors, the survey said. 'To save trees and to save money for the issuers, the law should be changed,' said legislator Sin Chung-kai, who represents the information technology sector. ...

  7. Firms use 864,000 trees a year for paper

    Posted Sep 05th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chester Yung Hong Kong's companies used 36,000 metric tonnes of copy paper last year, the equivalent of 864,000 trees, a Productivity Council survey reveals. From a random sampling of 221,000 establishments, researchers interviewed 501 office managers by telephone. The study revealed that the average company uses 160kg of copy paper a year, coming from 3.9 trees ...

  8. Growing group wants energetic tree sales staff

    Posted Apr 28th 2007, 12:00am by Elizabeth Horscroft

    ... Elizabeth Horscroft Growing with the business takes a literal turn when you investigate the potential of selling trees for a firm that is branching out in Hong Kong. Touchwood is a financial services company that sells plots of agarwood-producing trees from plantations in Thailand. Regional sales and marketing manager for Asia-Pacific, Brent Clegg, said: 'We purchase land ...

  9. Estate faces huge fine for hacking down trees

    Posted Dec 19th 2006, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... millions of dollars and be required to make costly restorations after more than 200 trees were savagely pruned without a permit. The managers say trees at the Leung King Estate were cut back ... says land lease conditions were breached by the pruning, which began on October 14 and stopped 12 days later because of the uproar. 'There is a tree protection clause in the lease ...

  10. Waste of 6,500 trees not to be sneezed at

    Posted Feb 27th 2006, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung Twenty million tissue packs given out by newspaper vendors account for 6,500 trees a month despite most people not needing them. Green Sense, an environmental protection ... 6,500 trees- are provided with dailies every month. About 27 million plastic bags a month- enough to cover an area 19 times the size of Victoria Park- are handed out at the same time, ...




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