Cameron Dueck

Onshore accounts

Being a sailor isn't what it used to be, especially for the professional athletes in a Volvo Ocean Race.

Sunday, 18 March, 2012, 12:00am

Learning the ropes

Jim Skiera, executive director of the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), is craning his neck to see a climber high up in a tree. The climber scampers across the canopy, ringing small bells tied to the branches, all part of a tree-climbing competition that has brought together Hong Kong's small climbing and arborist community.

18 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Floating boats

It was love at first sight, even though she was decades older than her predecessor and her age was beginning to show. Her graceful, flowing lines and impeccable pedigree won him over and convinced him she was worth months of his time and the many thousands of dollars it would take to make her pretty again.

7 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

MPF equity fund investors suffer 6.3pc decline

Equity funds in the Hong Kong Mandatory Provident Fund scheme fell an average 6.32 per cent last month, with Hong Kong- and mainland-focused funds posting the worst losses.

'November was quite a bad month for MPF investors, especially those holding equity funds, said Eric Wong, Hong Kong head of research at Lipper, the fund research firm.

14 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Asian firms eager for climate rules

All Asian businesses polled in a recent survey felt that more government regulation is needed to push companies to react to climate change, sending a strong signal to lawmakers attending a key United Nations meeting next month.

28 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Cliff hideout of 'Spiderman' suspect

Police believe they have found the hideout where the 'Spiderman' stabbing suspect has clung to a remote cliff for weeks as he hid from the authorities.

Meanwhile, police are investigating whether a man's body found yesterday in the sea south of Tung Lung Chau, near Shek O, is connected to the belongings found on the ledge.

26 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

The report 'CLP under fire over choices for securing energy supply' published yesterday was written by Cameron Dueck.

18 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

CLP poised to invest US$10b on LNG imports in 20-year deal

CLP says it is close to signing an LNG supply deal worth about US$10 billion and will put pen to paper as soon as the government approves plans to build a receiving terminal.

The company says it expects to sign a 20-year deal for about 2.5 million tonnes of gas per year that could begin arriving by 2011.

17 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Small boats, big ambitions in long march

China Team are taking their pledge to create a yachting nation to the boatyard, designing and buying a fleet of small training yachts for their sailing academy.

Xavier De Lesquen, executive director of the team, said they had been working with New Zealand boat designer Steve Thompson to create a seven-metre sport boat that's fast but affordable.

22 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Chan makes the most of race delay

Ffree Fire 52 skipper Sam Chan took advantage of a delay to the start of the San Fernando Race yesterday to effect some last-minute repairs before setting off with the rest of the fleet from Shek O to the Philippines.

The start was switched from Victoria Harbour to Shek O and delayed from noon to 1.45pm to take advantage of a 10-knot breeze southeast of Hong Kong Island.

6 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Grand dame of the sea in dire straits as museum baulks at gift

She was built to haul silver bullion to and from ships at anchor in Victoria Harbour back in the days when most Asian currencies were based on the silver dollar.

16 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Quest has finish line on the horizon

We're nearly there. By last night Quest was less than 100 nautical miles from completing the China Sea Race, sailing about 20 miles west of the Philippine coast, and the talk on board had turned to cold beer and hot showers.

17 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Waiting for winds

We're sweating it out in the middle of the South China Sea, with nary a breath of wind in sight. Frustrating times indeed and, despite a round of sea water showers for the whole crew, below deck it feels, and smells, more unpleasant by the hour.

16 Apr 2006 - 12:00am