Rockefeller Family

Talking points

Egg McMuffins will be given away free to early birds up to 11am at about 230 McDonald's restaurants.

Egg McMuffins will be given away free to early birds up to 11am at about 230 McDonald's restaurants as part of the chain's National Breakfast Day regional initiative.

Monday, 18 March, 2013, 1:41am

David Rockefeller Jnr

DAYS OF WAR I have a child's impression of the second world war as I was only four when it ended, in 1945. Luckily, I didn't have the fear someone in London or Hiroshima would have had. But I did miss my father because he was a captain in the United States army in North Africa. He was in the intelligence division and after the war he played an important role in the reinvigoration of France.

11 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Beijing pressure intense in South China Sea row

China's protests against international oil firms signing exploration deals with Vietnam in the disputed South China Sea were more extensive - and successful - than previously thought, according to leaked US diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks.

23 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Drivers' boycott targets Exxon Mobil

A drivers' group is launching a three-month boycott of Exxon Mobil service stations. It lacks a particular gripe with the firm, which was picked in a random draw, but hopes that hurting one fuel supplier will force the other three to cut prices.

8 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

'Tis always the season for giving

I've changed my mind. I was once cynical about philanthropy and charity: I saw people cutting corners and taking shortcuts all week, then dropping a few coins in the plate on Sunday to appease their gods and consciences. I was wrong. Well, mainly wrong.

26 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Missing Semtech chief sued

The former chairman of Semtech International Holdings, sentenced to jail in his absence over bribery charges, has been sued in the District Court for a credit-card repayment of more than HK$400,000. Citibank (Hong Kong) filed a writ on Wednesday to seek outstanding balances of three credit cards held by Derek Wong Chong-kwong, 37.

30 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Jail for HK$2.3 million swindle

A man was sentenced to 25 months in jail yesterday after admitting swindling his business partner out of HK$2.3 million. The District Court heard that Ricky Ka Hikiwa Kazuya, 30, persuaded his business partner that a Citibank branch in Tokyo offered higher interest rates for fixed deposits and HK$2.3 million was deposited.

5 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Oil companies warned over petrol-pump irregularities

Oil companies have been warned of more surprise checks of fuel stations amid growing complaints over the accuracy of petrol pumps.

12 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

class notes

conduct council sticks with pun

20 May 2006 - 12:00am

Great Fortune: The Epic of Rockefeller Centre

Great Fortune: The Epic of Rockefeller Centre

by Daniel Okrent

Penguin $160

30 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

Recommended must-reads for the super-rich this summer

JP Morgan has whet the reading appetite of its 3,200 employees (and who knows how many clients) with the annual summer 'must-reads', a list of 10 books for the super-rich to delve into while sipping coconut drinks by the pool on holiday.

2 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

A ray of hope for jobseekers

The jobless rate may be near an all-time high, but that doesn't concern Tammy Ng. She has just landed a job as a loyalty and marketing manager at Shell.

Ms Ng, 28, who starts her new job on November 10, is sure her three years as a management trainee at Citibank helped her land the position.

20 Oct 2003 - 12:00am

Fuel price rise

Fuel prices at all Esso and Mobil service stations have been raised by 15 cents a litre from today. The rise is due to increased product costs, according to ExxonMobil Hong Kong.

4 Apr 2002 - 12:00am

Oil companies cut prices

Caltex, Shell, Esso and Mobil Oil cut their petrol and diesel prices by up to 20 cents a litre from midnight. Caltex said the cuts were in response to global fluctuations due to the terror attacks on the United States and the competitive local market.

3 Nov 2001 - 12:00am

Today in history

In Hong Kong

1963: Taiwan's S M Chan won the Colony Hard Court Ladies' Singles Tennis Championship in straight sets over compatriot Y L Liu at the Ladies Recreation Club.

1965: Advertisement: A leading quarry company requires an energetic man, preferably with a degree in engineering, to be a sales manager. Initial salary $1,400 per month.

2 Oct 2001 - 12:00am