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  1. Arts hub chief vows to put HK on map

    Posted Mar 25th 2010, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... The head of the largest performing-arts centre in Europe has been chosen to guide the HK$21 billion West Kowloon Cultural District in its formative years. Graham Sheffield, artistic director of the Barbican Centre in London since 1995, promised to put Hon ...

  2. Kingdom recovers from chaos

    Posted Dec 05th 2010, 12:00am by Martin Donovan

    ... 12,000 units of its hi-tech Prius hybrid vehicle each year in Thailand. Rice only comes after precious stones and jewels on Thailand's league of export products, accounting for 3.56 per cent ... ties remain strong. He says Hong Kong is the kingdom's fourth most important export market. 'The role of co-ordinating bodies, such as the Hong Kong-Thailand Business Council in Hong ...

  3. Kingdom hopes to forge closer ties with the city

    Posted Sep 21st 2010, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... Chris Davis As trade and investment links between the mainland and the dynamic oil economy of Saudi Arabia continue to blossom, commerce between Hong Kong and the kingdom is also enjoying ... to the United States,' Al-Ajmi says. He says the company's international joint ventures office in Hong Kong also plays an important role in developing and administering Saudi Aramco's ...

  4. The inside story

    Posted Apr 14th 2010, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan Upcoming thriller The Ghost Writer is written by a former journalist who had inside information on British politics. In the film, a successful British writer is offered the job of ghost-writing the memoirs of former British prime minister Adam ...

  5. Stock tax too useful to dump, Chan says

    Posted Dec 13th 2010, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... of the value of the transactions. While the United States and Japan do not charge stamp duty, Britain, Singapore and mainland China do. Institutional investors complain the duty increases trading costs ...

  6. Party secretaries face audits in pilot project

    Posted Dec 16th 2010, 12:00am by Priscilla Jiao

    ... Priscilla Jiao Beijing is planning to launch a pilot project to audit the performance of provincial Communist Party secretaries in managing public finances and economic policy, an official of the audit authority said. Sun Baohou, chief auditor of the Nati ...

  7. Property speculators slapped with up to 15pc extra stamp duty

    Posted Nov 20th 2010, 12:00am by Charlotte So, Dennis Eng, Yvonne Liu

    ... after the announcement said. He said the number of potential buyers showing up at the sales office was 70 per cent less than for previous sales there. About 20 per cent of the 200 units sold ... 10 per cent of the transaction price if they pull out of a sale. More sites to be made available for building flats. Maximum loan-to-value ratio for residential units over HK$12 million ...

  8. Moore spells injured Happy Zero in lush UK paddock

    Posted Jul 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... recuperation time in his box, then six to eight weeks at the farm we use in the United Kingdom, Hilltop Farm. 'He should enjoy the chance to spell in a nice green paddock rather than inside ...

  9. Eye on style

    Posted Sep 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Divia Harilela

    ... with Divia Harilela Not content with opening a regular e-store, fashion retailers are raising the bar by designing websites based on new concepts as a way to lure in shoppers. One noteworthy site which will go live at the end of the month is shouke.com. T ...

  10. Pompey takeover bid hits snag

    Posted Jul 18th 2010, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney Not only has Portsmouth been prevented from exiting administration this week, but also potential buyer Balram Chainrai has been stopped from buying the club outright and selling it on for a tidy sum. Hong Kong businessman Chainrai had two Chin ...




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