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  1. Pauline Ngan tempers setbacks with optimism

    Posted Apr 27th 2009, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... It was also a tough year for her public duties. Soon after becoming chairman of the Hong Kong charity Po Leung Kuk, the Sichuan earthquake struck. The charity channelled HK$10 million in donations ... tough and optimistic nature had something to do with her bold decision to leave her Fujian hometown for Hong Kong in 1980. In 1984, the 24-year-old Ms Ngan and her husband Ngan Hei-keung, who ...

  2. Life on the waterfront gets more expensive

    Posted Sep 09th 2005, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... said. 'It also reflects the strength of Hong Kong's economy and a larger number of companies establishing or expanding their offices here.' He said 99 per cent of the residents ... suites on higher floors with better sea views saw a jump of 11 per cent. Justifying the high rentals, Mr Sit said the 519-unit property was equipped with unique facilities such as an all-seasons ...

  3. Toy master prescribes fun to survive the crisis

    Posted Jan 19th 2009, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... The chairman and chief executive of Toys 'R' Us, the world's largest toy retailer, was optimistic while in Hong Kong last week, after seeing his company's yuletide sales beat ... things parents cut back on is holiday presents for their children because they put their children first,' he said during his annual visit to Hong Kong to meet suppliers of new products. ...

  4. Elements cinema relives era of Palace

    Posted Sep 06th 2006, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... 'Hong Kong's first' tenants in the complex included Southeast Asian specialty bookstore Powerbooks, a US top-end supermarket, jewellery stores and fashion brands and a number ... underscoring intense competition for unique tenants. The multiplex cinema is among a string of first-time tenants in the city. Elements, an 800,000 sqft two-storey shopping and entertainment complex, ...

  5. Output slows but inflation still No 1 worry

    Posted Dec 31st 2010, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... the sector was facing, according to some Hong Kong exporters and manufacturers. Eddie Lam Kwong-tak of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries, said rising labour costs and yuan appreciation against the US dollar would hurt Hong Kong exporters further next year. 'If the yuan appreciates sharply within a short period of time, it'll be very damaging for the mainland's economy ...

  6. Airlines frustrated over flight delays owing to heavy air traffic

    Posted Oct 25th 2010, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... routes. Air traffic congestion blemished the punctuality record of Cathay's subsidiary, Hong Kong Dragon Airlines or Dragonair, a mainland-focused carrier that had 25 per cent of flights- one ... delays, he said. Some frequent travellers said flights between Hong Kong and Shanghai and Beijing were well behind schedule even after an additional air route was opened last year. Resolving ...

  7. Hong Kong to receive timely visit by US Treasury undersecretary

    Posted Oct 17th 2008, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang The US Treasury Department's undersecretary for international affairs, David McCormick, is to visit Hong Kong next week at a time when Washington and European governments ... on Wednesday. The Better Hong Kong Foundation and the Asia Society are jointly organising the event with media partners the South China Morning Post, The Economist and Caijing magazine. ...

  8. MTR chief guides rail firm on global track

    Posted Apr 18th 2005, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... native shores to pursue an international managerial career, Hong Kong's urban rail operator was but a twinkle in the eye of local planners. Funds were tight in the mid-1970s and it was hard to imagine that from such modest network beginnings a global best-practice operator would emerge. In December 2003, Mr Chow returned to Hong Kong to run a company that had put in the miles but faced ...

  9. HK products a tough sell in Chongqing

    Posted Nov 16th 2009, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang Fuzzy slippers and soup, but not much else, sold well in the past few days in chilly Chongqing, where about 300 Hong Kong manufacturers had come to test the market for the city's goods. As the nation's cold spell marched south, the manufacturers were exhibiting in a Hong Kong Trade Development Council-led exhibition dubbed Style Hong Kong Show. 'The ...

  10. Decline in key index points to fragile recovery

    Posted Oct 06th 2009, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang Hong Kong's economic recovery remains fragile, with a key measure showing manufacturing expanding at a slower rate last month and exporters reporting sluggish Christmas ... in the early stages of recovery from recession but unemployment was continuing to bite and raw material prices were rising sharply. 'Business activities in Hong Kong continue to improve, ...




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