The scarcity of Cobol software programmers in Hong Kong is threatening the competitiveness of local banks.
A financial sector emergency co-ordination centre will operate from tonight until Wednesday for possible Y2K crashes during the leap year roll-over.
Trains are to be halted before midnight on Monday because of fears they might be hit by a leap year variant of the millennium bug.
Experts fear some computers may fail to recognise...
The Marine Department has reminded ship masters, owners, agents and vessel operators to pay attention to port operations on February 29 and March 1, dates that could trigger Y2K problems.
TRAVEL agents are close to a sellout as holiday-makers put Y2K fears behind them and prepare for a Lunar New Year break in the sun.
The rush to get away comes despite the price of...
As fears over the Y2K bug subside, hundreds, if not more, computer technicians in Hong Kong who have laboured long and hard to fix it now face the sack, having completed their mission.
ON Friday, the letters I was typing on my laptop suddenly started coming up on the screen in red. Each had a line through the middle of it, as if everything I wrote was being crossed out.
The biggest security operation in US history will climax at 1pm today Hong Kong time as the first American cities enter the new millennium.
Hong Kong emerged Y2K glitch-free in the first hours of the new millennium, Deputy Secretary for Information Technology and Broadcasting Jessie Ting Yip Yin-mei said this morning.
Fearful of the Y2K bug, many Beijing people withdrew money from banks ahead of the New Year and planned to keep their computers switched off over the weekend.
Police across the mainland have been on 'first degree alert' since midnight on Wednesday to handle any disruption caused by the millennium bug, China News Service said yesterday.
The Bank of China Group has assigned more than 600 workers to 24 Y2K 'command centres' in a bid to ensure its computer systems negotiate the millennium transition.