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  1. Russia comes close second to United States in skilled labour

    Posted Nov 27th 2007, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... are actively at work. Unsurprisingly, the United States is at the top of the league table with 35 million skilled people out of a population of about 300 million. Surprisingly, Russia is close behind, ... More on Russia. The general election for Russia's parliament- the State Duma of the Federal Assembly- will be held on Sunday. Russian citizens residing or visiting Hong Kong can vote ...

  2. Interest rates will have to catch up with United states

    Posted Mar 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Dikky Sinn Hong Kong's interest rates will eventually have to catch up with those of the United States, but any rise should be gradual, Hong Kong Monetary Authority chief executive Joseph Yam Chi-kwong said yesterday. He said the local currency peg to the US dollar meant local rates should really be around the same level as those in the US. But there was still a significant ...

  3. No room for dual identity in one-party state's embrace

    Posted Jan 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The Internationale is sung at state events. Few people pay attention to the song's words about 'uniting the human race'. But they were sung with equal vigour in the old Soviet Union, ... a double-barrelled national identity, which makes them Chinese Americans or Irish Americans and so on. Anyone who turned on these people and tried to question their loyalty to the United States would ...

  4. HK exporters unite to tackle mainland market

    Posted Aug 31st 2009, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... are specialists in designing and manufacturing products and meeting requirements of consumers in Europe and the United States,' he said. 'But retailing in the mainland market could present them ... the European Union imposed a 16.5 per cent anti-dumping duty on Chinese shoes. The deepening recession in the United States, higher costs, and tightened labour legislation served to make the challenge ...

  5. Expressway firm seeks HK listing for logistics unit

    Posted Aug 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... not strict when compared with other places such as the United States. ... Andy Cheng in Guangzhou Guangdong Nan Yue Logistics hopes to issue H shares but reveals no target date Guangdong's dominant state-backed expressway operator wants to secure a Hong ...

  6. Vice-president tells Macau to stay united and see opportunity in crisis

    Posted Jan 12th 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Vice-President Xi Jinping yesterday encouraged Macau's people to remain staunch in the face of the global economic crisis, as he concluded his two-day visit. But the state ... development and people's livelihoods. 'But the SAR government has taken a series of forceful, orderly and effective measures.' He urged the community to stay united and people to see ...

  7. Guangzhou buyers snap up 125 units at luxury W Residences

    Posted Apr 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... the project comprises 337 units with sizes of 40, 80 and 120 square metres. Sales started last Saturday, two days after the project was launched in a glamorous event that included a fashion show featuring top Hong Kong models. The event caught the attention of buyers, and 125 units were sold at the weekend at an average price of 25,000 yuan (HK$28,399) per square metre, generating revenue ...

  8. Citic unit pulls plug on online betting

    Posted Mar 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... controlled by the Hong Kong-listed arm of the state-owned Citic Group, owns and operates the site. Dublin-based Global Betting Exchange, or Betdaq, was a minority investor with a 45 per cent stake but the partnership appears to have dissolved. CPCNet Macau is believed to be the first unit of a state-owned company to enter the murky but massive market for offshore gambling. The China Center for Lottery ...

  9. Let's give the United Nations an Asian home

    Posted Jul 12th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In 1945, when the location for the United Nations head office was being decided, the initial choice was between a site in Europe and one in the United States. Europe lost by two votes, ... at the edge of the present Manhattan site. A significant part of the problem is the United States' growing lack of interest in hosting the UN. The then New York mayor, Rudolph Giuliani, ...

  10. United, and thriving, they stand

    Posted Oct 28th 2003, 12:00am by Winston Raj

    ... The European Community was transformed into the European Union (EU).The treaty created the largest single market in the world. There are no borders between member states, and many regulations ... important for the mainland, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan- what is referred to as the Greater Chinese Economic Area. 'The area has remained the second-largest trading partner after the United ...




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