Pacific Century Group

Metro Broadcast links up mainland listeners

Metro Broadcast, the only privately owned radio station that Beijing does not ban from providing free internet access on the mainland, has big plans across the border.

Wednesday, 27 February, 2008, 12:00am


Bemused by TV censor's misty blur

25 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Now TV ad refusal irks PCCW competitor

At least one mobile phone operator has cried foul after being denied advertising time on Now Broadband TV - an offshoot of telecommunications giant PCCW, which insists rivals are not allowed to buy coverage on the network.

25 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Lai See

Chinalco's ore inspiring Rio move is blessed by the stars

Will Chinalco and Alcoa succeed in blocking BHP Billiton's attempt to acquire Rio Tinto?

16 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

PCCW offers HK$2.64b to buy out PCPD

PCCW, which owns 61.53 per cent of Pacific Century Premium Developments (PCPD), plans to pay HK$2.64 billion for the remaining shares of the developer of the Bel-Air luxury residential development at Cyberport in Pok Fu Lam.

15 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Year of Rat starts badly for stocks after G7 review

On the first trading day of the Year of the Rat, Hong Kong stocks hit the trap but not the cheese, as the benchmark fell to its lowest level in three weeks after the world's largest economies acknowledged looming threats to global markets.

12 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Take Action!

The column for anyone fed up with bureaucracy, frustrated with delays or furious with poor service. Tell us your complaint and we'll try to fix it ...

Christine Pang of Ho Man Tin complained about poor PCCW mobile service and bad customer service.

4 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Pay-TV operators use free channels to promote set-top box

Although only half of Hong Kong's households are able to enjoy the newly launched digital terrestrial television broadcasting service, two pay-television operators are taking advantage of the free channels to promote their own service.

23 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

In Brief

Internet performance pledge

21 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Lai See

Three Richards among top 40 billionaires of Hong Kong

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the richest of them all?

For fun, we shortlisted three Richards - Richard Li Tzar-kai (below), Richard Lee Yun-shee and Richard Elman.

You may think it's a no-brainer, but you may be surprised to see how close they were in the race.

18 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Lai See

Phone giant's executives keep mobile as shake-up continues

A major earthquake has rumbled through the management of CSL New World Mobility, the city's largest mobile operator. Since the appointment of Tarek Robbiati as chief executive in July last year, almost all senior management positions have seen a change of guard.

15 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Number shortage could give HK a ring moan

Hong Kong may be just seven years away from having to add a ninth digit to phone numbers - even though, in theory, 99,999,999 eight-digit numbers are available for a population of less than 7 million men, women and children.

To put off the advent of nine-digit numbers, the telecoms watchdog is considering charging for numbers.

15 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Quotes of The Week

It's natural for everyone to have wrinkles. In fact, it's impossible not to have any lines when you are 60 years old. I feel good about myself. But now that programmes are shot in high definition, I suggest [TVB] give the actors plenty of time to rest, otherwise all their fine lines and wrinkles will start to show.

5 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Only time will loosen the tycoons' grip

Democratic critics have blasted Beijing and its rubber-stamp parliament's decision to delay full democracy for the city for at least another decade.

3 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Lai See

With numbers like this, you can count on a lucky year

Who doesn't like 2008? It is widely expected to be a lucky year, not just because 'eight' spells prosperity in Chinese and 'two' makes it easy to come by, but also because it is the year Beijing hosts the Olympics - so nothing will be allowed to go wrong.

1 Jan 2008 - 12:00am