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Elaine Chan

Mainland brokerage earnings take a dive

The mainland's biggest brokerages earned 58.3 per cent less in revenue in the first quarter of the year than in the corresponding period last year, becoming victims of a continuous decline in domestic stock markets.

Tuesday, 19 April, 2005, 12:00am

Mainland brokerage earnings take a dive

The mainland's biggest brokerages earned 58.3 per cent less in revenue in the first quarter of the year than in the corresponding period last year, becoming victims of a continuous decline in domestic stock markets.

The brokerages earned 4.46 billion yuan compared with 10.71 billion yuan in the year-earlier period, according to the Shanghai Securities News yesterday.

19 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Expo manager eyes HK listing

While the central government will foot most of the bill for World Expo 2010 in Shanghai, the city-owned company managing the event plans to tap Hong Kong's equity market for private capital.

Event manager Shanghai World Expo (Group) is planning a Hong Kong stock-market listing by 2006, according to company chairman Dai Liu.

20 May 2004 - 12:00am

Where do you see yourself in 15 years?

Vote out your least favourite teen this week and you could win one of 10 pairs of tickets to a preview of 20 30 40 staring Sylvia Chang, courtesy of Edko Films. The screening takes place at Broadway Olympian City on February 25 at 9.40pm.

Elaine Chan, 18

15 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

Green policy good news for environment

I refer to the letter headlined 'Dark journey' (South China Morning Post, July 10) regarding the provision of lights inside buses during daytime.

Being a responsible corporate citizen, New World First Bus aims at providing high quality services and at the same time bringing a greener environment to the community.

25 Jul 2000 - 12:00am

Exorbitant prices of flats must be cut, official says

Prices of flats in China, which can be as much as 18 times the annual income of an average family, are exorbitantly high and should be reduced substantially, a construction official says.

21 May 1996 - 12:00am

Property deals fall 13.8pc

PROPERTY activity slowed last month, with the number of transactions for flats dipping about 13.8 per cent, according to the Land Registry.

The registry said the number of sale and purchase agreements was 9,153, against the strong comeback in December, when it recorded 10,613 agreements.

6 Feb 1996 - 12:00am

Mainland visitors lead jump in spending

SPENDING by visitors to Hong Kong in the first nine months of the year jumped 16.9 per cent compared to the same period last year, with the biggest increase from China, the Hong Kong Tourist Association (HKTA), says.

Mainland visitors spent $10 billion, a 41 per cent increase over the year-ago period.

18 Dec 1995 - 12:00am

Builder sticks to low-cost housing

LOW-COST housing for the domestic market will continue to dominate profits for state-owned Guangzhou City Construction and Development, despite its participation in the luxury market.

Demand for luxury accommodation remained strong, it said.

17 Feb 1995 - 12:00am

No respite for first women fire-fighters

THERE is no excuse when duty calls, even if it is the holiday weekend.

So for Hong Kong's first two women fire-fighters, Christmas Day was spent at the Fire Services Training School in Sheung Shui.

26 Dec 1993 - 12:00am

Kwong-hei falls 19 floors and lives to tell the tale

A BOY of three, left alone at home by his parents, plunged 19 floors from their Sha Tin flat yesterday while trying to retrieve his socks from a clothes-line - and miraculously lived to tell the tale.

5 Dec 1993 - 12:00am

'Windows were locked with grilles'

TWO months ago, when 17-year-old Miss Ho came to work at Zhili Handicrafts, she was full of optimism for earning some money.

But now, her hopes of better days for her family in Hubei are dashed. Not only is she jobless, but her workplace was destroyed by the fire and she said yesterday she would carry with her the constant memory of watching 81 of her colleagues die.

21 Nov 1993 - 12:00am

Blast widow tells of pain and suffering

THE widow of one of the engineers killed in the Castle Peak Power Station explosion last year has spoken for the first time of the misery and suffering she has endured since her husband's death.

8 Aug 1993 - 12:00am

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