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Gold Investments

US easing a worry but gold profits help, CIC chief says

Gao Xiqing

America's indebtedness and repeated monetary easing is a matter of grave concern but gold offers a glimmer of hope in these times, according to China Investment Corp (CIC) president Gao Xiqing.

Thursday, 29 November, 2012, 3:46am

The Valentine's Day treasure hunt is on

Cheers to the city's singletons on this special day. Today, you can finally and openly taunt your not-so-single friends pulling strings to book a fancy candlelit dinner and hunt down a much-anticipated Valentine's Day gift because if they still haven't got those sorted out by now, they are most likely in trouble.

14 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Gold shops already meet stricter purity levels, says retailer

Most pure gold sold in shops in the city already meets the higher standards that will take effect on Monday, according to a leading gold and jewellery store.

Under an amendment to the Trade Descriptions Ordinance, for pure gold, or chuk kam in Cantonese, the standard of fineness will be raised from 990 to 999 parts by weight of gold in 1,000 parts by weight of gold alloy.

24 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Spend crazy

OCTOBER 9 will be forever etched in the minds of Wall Street traders. In 2007, it marked a record high for the US stock market, and last year the date entered the history books again when the market ended trading below 8,600, reaching a five-year low. The financial crisis seemed halfway toward terminal velocity.

2 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Rock and roll

Hong Kong-based jewellery emporium Carat is planning to open on London's Kings Road in the upcoming months. Back at home, it has released collections for its Carat and Carat Emporium lines. The younger and funkier Emporium range features statement pieces that are perfect for the new season, including anklets in citrine, peridot and white shells.

16 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Gold stuff

Beading gives a seriously chic look which has infiltrated the homefront this season. Clever glass-beaded, lamp-style candlestick ($275, holds tea-lights) and matching frame ($175), both from Tequila Kola, United Centre, Admiralty.

1 Mar 1998 - 12:00am

Wide choice makes life easy

CHOOSING a gift for the man in your life on Valentine's Day has never been easier.

Inventive manufacturers have come up with a range of unusual, amusing, practical and traditional gifts this year.

From Lane Crawford stores, a crystal and polished black writing set by Mont Blanc and Lalique is $21,000.

7 Feb 1993 - 12:00am