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  1. Tycoon's $1b gift lifts bar on donations

    Posted May 07th 2005, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... gift', saying it rivalled those made in the United States. The biggest previous donation to the University of Hong Kong was $500 million given by the Kadoorie family. Professor Cheng said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/499629/tycoons-1b-gift-lifts-bar-donations
  2. Intervention has so far done our economy proud

    Posted Oct 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... For authenticity, perhaps we can invite Disney to help with the design. CHRIS DILLON, Aberdeen Dinner or a decent wage? From developing nations such as the mainland to developed economies such as Britain, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/566249
  3. Mao's ill-conceived dam still a curse for villagers

    Posted Oct 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and half-ruined houses three years after the 2003 summer flood. In January, the National Development and Reform Commission sent a team to investigate and found local officials had spent only a fraction ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/566256
  4. CHOICES, CHOICES- Information Technology

    Posted Jun 17th 2006, 12:00am by Chris Smith

    ... years has been a big plus for students, as highlighted in a recent National Science Foundation report (see www.tinyurl.com/lew8h) which focused part of its research on 'IT Use at School ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/553014/choices-choices-information-technology
  5. Unlocking the next boom in retail spending

    Posted Apr 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... consumer market size as many still struggle to make ends meet. Chinese farmers, who make up 70 per cent of the nation's people, consumed less than 40 per cent of goods and services last year. ... of the national capital. While the government encourages foreign brands to open shops in China to boost the consumption of luxury goods for a small group of nouveau riche, it also urges them to explore ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/543312/unlocking-next-boom-retail-spending
  6. On the threshold of change

    Posted Sep 14th 2005, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... a general desire in the market to see a change in rules governing the compulsory sale of properties slated for redevelopment. The statutory threshold for compulsory sale is 90 per cent of units ... infrastructure or housing as a condition for getting planning permission. The government could insist developers supplied a significant proportion of the units back to the original residents, and instead ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/516124/threshold-change
  7. Court takes record 170m yuan suit

    Posted Aug 12th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... again since the National People's Congress amended the constitution earlier this year, according to his lawyer. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/466320/court-takes-record-170m-yuan-suit
  8. Bankers split on higher rates

    Posted Jan 31st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maria Chan Low interbank rates give lenders flexibility to shrug off an expected US Fed increase, say observers Hong Kong lenders have mixed views on whether they will match the United States Federal Reserve's expected interest-rate increase this week. Some observers say that due to the relatively low interbank rates now, the banks have enough room not to follow suit, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/534605/bankers-split-higher-rates
  9. WTO virtuous circle a bitter irony for Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 31st 2006, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... economy, any spread of these tendencies in the rest of the world could spell big trouble. Increasing protectionist sentiment, especially in the United States and Europe, would threaten to slow ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/534609/wto-virtuous-circle-bitter-irony-hong-kong
  10. The beginning of the end

    Posted Jan 31st 2006, 12:00am by Gwynne Dyer

    ... the United States or the emerging economies of China and India cutting back in time, and they are the main source of emissions. The worst will happen...' I don't know if he is right, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/534614/beginning-end

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