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Undercover customs agent catches hawker using scale that doubled the weight of food

An undercover customs agent has nabbed a hawker using a rigged scale that doubled the weight of food.

Wednesday, 27 August, 2008, 12:00am

About the Size of it

About the Size of it

by Warwick Cairns

Pan HK$112

Anyone who has ever been flummoxed by measuring systems will take pleasure in About the Size of it.

27 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Scots take a pounding on exchange rate

Five-star hotel gives HK$2.20 a pound less for notes issued by Scottish banks than those from the Bank of England

A five-star hotel that offers lower exchange rates for pounds issued by Scottish banks than for Bank of England notes has been accused of discriminating against Scots.

11 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Lai benefits from weight allowance

Top local rider Eddie Lai Wai-ming celebrated the return of his weight allowance in just over a month's time by landing Happy Winning victorious in the second at Sha Tin yesterday for Paul O'Sullivan and earning himself a compliment in the process.

25 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

50 years ago...

China reveals new rates list

Tokyo (Dec 6): Peking Radio to-night broadcast a new list of exchange rates between the Communist Chinese currency and a number of other currencies, including the Hongkong dollar, the British pound, the Australian pound and Indian, Pakistani and Burmese currencies.

8 Dec 2002 - 12:00am

25 years ago ...

Franc leads euro crash

Paris (March 15): The French franc today left the European Snake (joint float), dropped more than five per cent on the London market before improving to three per cent, and turned last November's Rambouillet monetary pact into a nostalgic memory.

18 Mar 2001 - 12:00am