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  1. Annual HK book fair attracts great interest

    Posted Jul 21st 2004, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... that sales of books on Hong Kong politics had fallen. The fair's organiser, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, estimated the event could attract 400,000 visitors. There were 427,681 ... OAKES LU and ANDY CHENG Updated at 6.00pm: The territory's largest book fair- The 15th Hong Kong Book Fair- began on Wednesday, attracting some 3,200 book lovers in its first hour, ...

  2. Apology for slight by AmCham chairman

    Posted Nov 05th 2003, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... been hired to film the musical event because Hong Kong did not have the talent or equipment. 'The Harbour Fest organisers would like to point out that Mr Thompson had mistakenly believed that the programme was entirely the work produced by an overseas company,' read the statement, issued by the organising committee of the Hong Kong Harbour Fest. 'In fact, both the crew ...

  3. The Peak

    Posted May 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The Peak is the summit of Hong Kong's property market. At the peak of The Peak, properties are more precious than anywhere else in the world. A house at Barker Road sold for HK$1.8 billion last year. At HK$68,228 per square foot, it is the most expensive location in the world. But for the connoisseur of luxury homes, it's more than worth it. ...

  4. Boat show stays afloat by attracting younger crowd

    Posted Dec 12th 2004, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry Hundreds of people yesterday demonstrated how buoyant Hong Kong's economy is by spending the day viewing luxury yachts with price tags of up to $10 million. The Hong Kong ... 1990s heyday. Winnie Ng Yuen May, the show's general manager, said because of the prolonged slump, a new market had emerged in Hong Kong led by younger first-time buyers. 'Our biggest ...

  5. Tuning back into Harbour Fest

    Posted May 04th 2004, 12:00am by Tinnie Chow

    ... thought out by imagineers James Thompson and Mike Rowse, was meant to lure crowds of tourists to Hong Kong when seen on MTV in the United States. The $6 million television special flopped when ... renamed simply Hong Kong Harbour Fest by Star World (this time they actually advertised). Who would not want to catch Craig David, Prince, Santana, Michelle Branch and the Rolling Stones again? ...

  6. Talkback

    Posted Oct 21st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of concerts, or it's a gigantic advert being made for Hong Kong. Surely, it would be best if it were one or the other, or, as I'd prefer, a true music festival, with a wonderful variety ... to be outside in the open air, surrounded by the water on one side and the Hong Kong skyline on the other, in the middle of thousands of people totally enjoying themselves. I would like to congratulate ...

  7. Hong Kong's report card makes for optimistic reading

    Posted Dec 24th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... largely to the continued influx of mainland tourists as well as visitors from around the region. Celebrations marking the 10th anniversary of Hong Kong's handover in July as well as the busy ... Dennis Eng Just four years into the post-Sars recovery, Hong Kong is already starting to resemble the 1997 bubble economy, say some economists. Fewer than 128,000 people are without jobs, ...

  8. Developers go upmarket to attract buyers

    Posted Jan 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... a drawcard to attract tenants who were willing to pay higher rents for our flats,' he said. Pang said developers in Hong Kong first adopted a luxury lifestyle concept to market their projects ... 900 flats in the project. Meanwhile, Cheung Kong adopted a more traditional marketing strategy to attract buyers. For the third phase of its Festival City development in Tai Wai, Christmas ...

  9. All eyes on Hong Kong for premier exhibition

    Posted Apr 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Popular event is now in its 23rd year and continues to attract thousands of buyers from all over the world. Reports by Susie Gyopos The annual Hong Kong Gifts and Premium Fair continues ... the fair, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) in co-operation with The Hong Kong Exporters' Association, is one of the most exciting events in their calendar. ...

  10. Mainland visitor surge little boost for equities

    Posted Sep 17th 2003, 12:00am by David Robinson

    ... Analysts say there is no evidence to suggest that rich Chinese tourists will benefit the property sector The easing of mainland restrictions for individual travellers has driven Hong Kong ... Speculation that mainlanders who are prepared to invest $6.5 million in Hong Kong will be granted residency has some pundits estimating luxury property prices will rise 10 per cent. Hopes ...




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