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  1. Sport

    Agnieszka Radwanska stakes US Open claim by beating Venus Williams for Montreal title

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 11:20am by Reuters

    ... to beat Venus when she’s really on fire.” Williams, a twice US Open champion, will also be buoyed by her performance in Montreal with a projected return on Monday to the world rankings top 20 ... Reuters in Montreal Agnieszka Radwanska tamed Venus Williams 6-4, 6-2 to win the Rogers Cup in Montreal on Sunday, the third seeded Pole setting herself up as a player to watch at the US ...

  2. News - World - GERMANY

    Germany opens criminal probe over Merkel phone tapping

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 08:38pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Berlin German prosecutors probe NSA over Merkel calls Germany’s federal prosecutor said on Wednesday he had opened an investigation over alleged snooping by the US ... phone of the chancellor,” Harald Range said. The long-anticipated probe, which follows an explosive allegations last year that US spies had eavesdropped on Merkel’s mobile in the past, ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - RETAILING

    Sotheby's opens wine shop in Hong Kong, its second after New York

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 04:35am by Amy Nip

    ... into the sophisticated Asian market. The walk-in wine shop- which opened yesterday in Sotheby's Hong Kong Gallery in One Pacific Place, Admiralty- is only its second in the world. It opened the first at its New York headquarters in 2010. Asia, with Hong Kong as its hub, was driving the global wine business, said Sotheby's head of wine for Asia, Robert Sleigh. The US-listed company has been ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - DINING

    'The rents here are terrifying!' Gordon Ramsay feels the heat as Hong Kong restaurant opens

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:16pm by Susan Jung

    ... & Bar opened on Thursday on Wyndham Street in Central, said he was ready for the challenge despite higher rents than in London. “Let me tell you, rents are cheaper in London. ... is not going to slow down.” Ramsay, who also announced plans to open an eatery in Macau next year, said he chose the Lan Kwai Fong area of Central because it is modern yet traditional. “This area ...

  5. News - World - BRITAIN

    Fate of Britain in Scots' hands as polls open in independence referendum

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 04:32am by AP, Reuters, AFP

    ... over a vote watched closely by Britain's allies, investors and restive regions at home and abroad. As polls opened, the mood was electric, tinged by nervousness. In queues snaking outside ... the break-up would be a "painful divorce" full of economic risks. US President Barack Obama said he hoped Britain would remain "strong, robust, united". Associated Press, Reuters, ...

  6. Sport - Tennis

    Sluggish Maria Sharapova stumbles out of US Open warm-up event

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 11:34am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Montreal French Open champion Maria Sharapova’s preparations for the US Open suffered a setback on Thursday as she was ousted from the WTA hard-court tournament ... weeks to hone her hard-court game before the start of the year’s last grand slam event, the US Open at Flushing Meadows on August 25. “There’s quite a bit of time until then,” Sharapova said, ...

  7. Business - Money - BONDS

    City sukuk opens door to more Islamic finance in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:40am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Successful sale of Islamic bond last week may pave the way for city to sell more financial instruments compliant with sharia law Sukuk opens door to Islamic ... now a global business worth US$1.3 trillion and expected to double by 2017. The government's US$1 billion, five-year sukuk offered on Thursday was oversubscribed 3.7 times with US ...

  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Parents openly carry firearms in US pro-gun lobby children's book

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 12:00pm by GUARDIAN

    ... The Guardian 'My Parents Open Carry' aims to explain ‘the right to bear arms and the growing practice of the open carry of a handgun’ Children's book for gun-toting families ... and sometimes struggle with how to best explain the reasons” to their children. My Parents Open Carry, by Brian Jeffs and Nathan Nephew, co-founders of the pro-gun Michigan Open Carry, has been released ...

  9. Sport

    Serena Williams claims Stanford title in build-up to US Open

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 11:07am by AFP

    ... title to her resume at the US Open, which starts at Flushing Meadows on August 25. “That would definitely make [my year] better,” Williams said. “That would be a great thing. But I’m just ... the WTA Stanford crown. The top-seeded American, playing her first tournament since a disappointing Wimbledon campaign in which she was slowed by a virus, got her hard-court build-up to the US ...

  10. Business - Money - LISTINGS

    Biscuit maker Jiashili opens orders for HK$370m IPO

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 12:18pm by Benjamin Robertson

    ... Benjamin Robertson benjamin.robertson@scmp.com Hong Kong investors will soon have something new to bite into as one of China’s largest biscuit manufacturers opens its order book ahead ... London-based private equity group Actis invested US$50 million in preferred shares and convertible debt. The planned share offer comes as worrying economic data shows industrial output on the mainland ...




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