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Hanseatic League

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Berlin (September 16): East German Communists, envious of the bustling Western port of Hamburg, are building up a rival shipping centre on the Baltic coast.

Sunday, 17 September, 2000, 12:00am

Kvaerner rejects need to repay aid amid EC inquiry

Anglo-Norwegian engineering and shipbuilding group Kvaerner has rejected suggestions it repay subsidies awarded by the German authorities over the privatisation of the Warnow Werft shipyard in Rostock, eastern Germany.

4 Feb 2000 - 12:00am

Wismar key to takeover move

Norwegian ship engineering group Ulltveit-Moe plans to make eastern Germany's Wismar port the hub of its shipbuilding if it takes over Wismar's MTW shipyard. The firm is competing against a German consortium involving Conti Reederei, Schoeller Holdings and Norddeutsche Vermoegen Holding which is also interested in the MTW yard.

5 Dec 1997 - 12:00am

Bremer's assets taken over

Bremer Vulkan's eastern German shipyards will return to government control with the federal government taking more than two-thirds of the cost of reorganisation, with the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern covering the rest, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reports.

12 Apr 1996 - 12:00am

Please do not use the bag in the seat pocket

RECORDS for the 100 metres sprint collapsed on Sunday - not at an athletics track but at Kai Tak airport.

Anyone waiting at the airport to greet passengers from United Airlines flight 835 from San Francisco would have seen an unusual arrival.

15 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

Same question but changing answers

JUST two years ago, if visitors asked the question (and they all did), ' What will Hong Kong be like in 1997', they were treated to a fairly stock reply of: 'Look around. What you see now, you will see then, but more of it.' That's not the answer that comes so readily today. As the countdown becomes shorter, so the doubts begin to creep in. The 'what if. .

16 Jun 1995 - 12:00am

Warning as affordability ratio hits high

THE affordability ratio for residential flats in the New Territories has reached its record high, suggesting the market is more vulnerable than ever to unforeseen surprises, according to a report by S. G. Warburg.

3 Apr 1994 - 12:00am

Police probe

ROSTOCK: German authorities ordered an investigation of four police officers for possible violation of service rules after they failed to move in to quell racist unrest in the north-east city of Rostock.

24 Nov 1993 - 12:00am

The timetable of terror in London

9am: A lorry driver makes a delivery to the Hongkong and Shanghai Bank, near the junction of Bishopsgate and Wormwood Street. He moves to allow a blue Scammell tipper lorry to park. It is left with emergency lights flashing.

9.03am: Suspicious workers in the bank inform the police, who put the Scammell under surveillance.

2 May 1993 - 12:00am