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Lai Sun

Finding new ways to stay afloat

Illustration: Sarene Chan

Some of the top investment bankers in Hong Kong have chosen to leave a high-flying career in the financial industry and return to more traditional businesses, such as real estate and trade, fuelling doubts about the attractiveness of investment banking jobs in the future.

Monday, 26 August, 2013, 6:58am

Lai Sun readies HK$18b land war chest

Lai Sun Development's deputy chairman, Chew Fook Aun, is confident about opportunities on the mainland. Photo: Jonathan Wong

The Lai Sun group of companies is touting a war chest of more than HK$18 billion in credit and cash to speed up its land acquisition in Hong Kong and on the mainland.

As of January, the group had undrawn credit of HK$13.64 billion, of which about HK$11 billion is for future expansion and HK$2 billion for refinancing of existing loans. It has total cash reserves of HK$6.5 billion.

13 May 2013 - 3:47am

HKFA furious at Velappan slur

'There's no evidence. There shouldn't be any suspicion. Any doubt on Hong Kong is ridiculous'

17 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

2 Minutes With... LAW CHUN-BONG

The 23-year-old Sun Hei midfielder is likely to fill Hong Kong's left flank in their World Cup qualifying showdown against China at Siu Sai Wan on Wednesday.

Are you excited about facing the mainland?

28 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

Poor build-up betrays teams' finals ambitions

Malaysia and HK ill-prepared for their World Cup qualifier

After a six-week training camp in Guangdong, Group Four favourites China will begin their bid tomorrow in Guangzhou to repeat 2002's historic first appearance in the World Cup finals.

17 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

HK need expert help, insists Lam

Hong Kong's half-hearted display against China in their last East Asian Championship match in Japan could have been avoided with minimal support from the government, says the general secretary of the Hong Kong Football Association (HKFA).

12 Dec 2003 - 12:00am

Reality check - what next for football in HK?

To quote Shakespeare, which admittedly is the last refuge of the sports-writing scoundrel, as glorious and unforgettable as Real Madrid's appearance in Hong Kong may have been, it was 'full of sound and fury, signifying nothing'.

10 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

Change of position on training

Hong Kong coach Sebastiao Araujo will not take charge of the SAR junior soccer squads but will act as an adviser, according to the Hong Kong Football Association (HKFA).

3 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Sponsor doubt puts Rangers future in top flight at risk

Uhlsport-Rangers, on the brink of being dumped by their main sponsor, will decide their future in the Hong Kong First Division at the end of this month.

The team, who have a budget of over $8 million provided mainly by sports equipment distributor Balingen, have failed to impress fans after winning the San Miguel FA Cup and Senior Shield last season.

22 Mar 1996 - 12:00am

Eastern's demise reflects ugly side of beautiful game

EASTERN have joined the sad roll-call of clubs whose enterprise and endeavour have been stifled and finally extinguished by the woeful administration of the Hong Kong Football Association (HKFA).

Unlike fallen giants Bulova and Seiko, Eastern will not disappear from the league, they will merely become also-rans in a sport that needs all the help it can possibly get.

25 Jun 1995 - 12:00am

New chief Lee to face FA inquiry

NEW Football Association chairman Stewart Lee Leung-nang is to be investigated by his own council over the Michelotti cash scandal.

A five-member sub-committee has been formed to conduct the investigation after last night's first FA council meeting of the 1993-94 season ended in confusion with Lee, who was appointed unopposed 10 days ago, leaving early.

28 Jul 1993 - 12:00am

Lai Sun sells floor for $112m

LAI Sun Group has sold an office floor in Tower A of the New Mandarin Plaza in Tsim Sha Tsui to a mainland group for $112.2 million.

The transaction signals continued investment interest in the office property market, especially from investors with mainland backgrounds.

7 Jul 1993 - 12:00am