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  1. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD ALVIN SALLAY

    Left Field: Why Hong Kong rugby faces a tricky balancing act on player import rules

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 01:24am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com The right mix of foreign imports and locally born players has to be struck to achieve goals on and off the pitch HK rugby's tricky balancing act They say a prophet is never recognised until he is no more. I don't want to label George Simpkin as a prophet, even though he was always full of fire and brimstone, but the former technical ...

  2. Business - Economy

    Stalling economy highlights tricky Swiss balancing act

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 01:33am by BLOOM

    ... Catherine Bosley Surprise slowdown points to need to boost exports, but EU-Russia tensions have also boosted the franc amid grim outlook for region Stalling economy highlights tricky Swiss balancing act The Swiss economy unexpectedly stalled in the second quarter of this year as stagnating growth in the euro zone hurt exports. Swiss gross domestic product was unchanged in the three ...

  3. Business - Money

    Chart of the day: Tricky Nikkei

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 12:13am by Nicole Elliott

    ... Nicole Elliott Chart of the day: Tricky Nikkei Japan's Nikkei-225 Index has been in a secular downtrend since 1990. There have been big rallies since- its doubling from 8,200 points triggered by the start of Abenomics in 2012 is the latest example. It is also the latest example of a false dawn. The Nikkei has again run into the twin obstacles of long-term channel resistance ...

  4. Eastern Empire can strike again

    Posted Mar 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Phillip Woo

    ... a standout. He won't be too disadvantaged from gate 11 with his sustained running style and can topple his opposition late. Magnanimous has a tricky gate, but has been racing in great heart and must be considered, while Nordic Star, Perfect Ten, Ho Wongchoy, Win A Dozen, Redoute's Fortune and Ottimo are all capable of a placing. It's a tricky second leg, but it's hard ...

  5. With a run under his belt, Jewellery can sparkle

    Posted Nov 14th 2008, 12:00am by John Bell

    ... at Sha Tin. With the TT failing to go off after a tricky set of results last weekend, the prize on offer is expected to reach HK$13 million, and Unique Jewellery looks a standout banker in a race ... interest at their debuts. The opening leg looks tricky, but Crush On You fits the banker bill at his first attempt at 2,000m. The five-year-old seems to have come solid this time in, with his last ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT THE MAINLAND MEDIA SAY

    To give or not to give- that is the tricky New Year question

    Posted Feb 09th 2014, 02:56am by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng Lai see requires coming up with some ingenious ways to get around the ban on greasing officials' palms To give or not to give- that is the tricky New Year question The Lunar ... commented drily that the move did appear to breach the anti-corruption laws as it clearly involves a "transfer of interest", but removing the loophole could prove tricky ...

  7. Business - Comment - IN BUSINESS

    Why bonus time is a tricky business for employers

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 12:19am by Stephen Vines

    ... Stephen Vines Many employees will be more interested in relative nature of their payment and draw conclusions not intended by their bosses Why bonus time is a tricky business for employers The period running up to the Lunar New Year can be very tricky for employers and employees, probably more for the former, because this is when decisions have to be made about bonuses. Some companies ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Tricky choice for would-be tourists

    Posted Jan 09th 2014, 04:59am by Hari Kumar

    ... Hari Kumar Tricky choice for would-be tourists It is getting tricky choosing a holiday destination for this coming Lunar New Year. The top destinations that Hongkongers flock to are all ... claimed by different groups, your safest option might be to go shirtless, even if getting onto the flight may be slighty tricky. The Hong Kong government is generally on the ball about situations ...

  9. News - Asia

    Indian space head braced for tricky Mars challenge

    Posted Nov 01st 2013, 01:57pm by Agence France-Presse in Delhi

    ... Agence France-Presse in Delhi Launching a probe to Mars is no easy matter, says chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation The head of India’s space agency warned on Thursday of the immense complexity of launching a mission to Mars as the country ...

  10. Talent exposed for all the world to see

    Posted Jan 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... called Tricky Kid by British musician Tricky. But Tricky probably never imagined that his line 'Everybody wants to be naked and famous' would spread from the Northern hemisphere ... to be honest. The lyrical idea is what people understand it as,' Powers says. 'It was never tricky, or meant to be a secret song with hidden meaning. It's a coming-of-age song.' ...




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