The story headlined 'Good times roll again for the city's bankers' on A1 of yesterday's paper, incorrectly reported that bank staff received three to six months of their pay on top of their salaries as bonuses this year.Saturday, 26 February, 2011, 12:00am
Outbreak of war
Everybody knows Monopoly. It has been around for more than 70 years. But not many know the interesting story of how Monopoly was used during the second world war.3 May 2010 - 12:00am
Shen Xiaomo, 24, quit his well-paid job as an auditor in an international accounting firm in Shanghai last autumn and moved to Beijing, where he opened the Backyard, a popular board-game bar tucked in the quiet Dajiangfang Hutong.21 Mar 2010 - 12:00am
The government hopes to cool down the luxury property market, where prices have risen fast, by selling sites in the next two years on which developers can build 2,200 flats.
The number is roughly equal to the number of luxury flats sold in the past two years. Last year, 1,139 flats worth HK$20 million or more were sold.26 Feb 2010 - 12:00am
A group of designers has proposed turning the site of the former police quarters on Hollywood Road into retail shops to realise their dreams of selling their own brands.2 Mar 2009 - 12:00am
Fans have just one day left to prevent Hong Kong being excluded from the top 20 world cities to feature in the new international edition of Monopoly.28 Feb 2008 - 12:00am
Hongkongers are being urged to vote online to win the city a top spot in a new international version of the world's most popular board game.17 Feb 2008 - 12:00am
Changing economic and social factors have taken their toll on the once lucrative electronic amusement centres19 Jul 2005 - 12:00am
These days, there is precious little that is remarkable about the Applause amusement game centre in Woosung Street, Jordan. With its two rows of ageing game machines and its tacky looking sign outside, the centre seems a perfect metaphor for an industry well past its heyday.18 Jul 2005 - 12:00am
A pro-democracy legislator is consulting businessmen to create an anti-monopoly watchdog, saying the current advisory group lacks powers to investigate and sanction. How should Hong Kong achieve fair competition? Write to us.11 Nov 2004 - 12:00am
Fancy a super deluxe home on The Peak - then be prepared to shell out up to $170 million for the pleasure.
A 8,200 sq ft European-style house, fetching that price, has become the third luxury house in an exclusive complex to be snapped up in less than two months.28 Sep 2004 - 12:00am
Double Wins can get punters off to a winning start by taking the opening event on this afternoon's Happy Valley card.
The Lam Hung-fie-trained seven-year-old has been racing in rare form of late and should be able to dominate this 1,000-metre contest from barrier seven.21 Feb 1999 - 12:00am
Monopoly Senior can make his blistering early speed and his experience tell in the opening event on tonight's Happy Valley card.
So often to lead is to win in these dashes round the Valley's minimum sprint trip of 1,000 metres.23 Sep 1998 - 12:00am
Strong bidding is expected for a residential property on the Peak that is being sold by public tender for an estimated $600 million.
The Gough Hill Road property was formerly owned by the Federal Republic of Germany to house its consulate staff.16 May 1997 - 12:00am
There's a few dirt meetings coming up before now and the end of the season and there could be a few more if the Happy Valley sandmesh surface continues to cut up so quickly and so badly. With this in mind, the Gary Ng Ting-keung-trained Monopoly Senior is one to bear in mind. Monopoly Senior finds it virtually impossible to hit the line on the turf, but on dirt he is something else.4 Jan 1997 - 12:00am