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Central bank eyes new agency for forex investment

The People's Bank of China (PBOC) is working on a plan to establish a new government agency to invest its US$3.5 trillion of foreign exchange reserves abroad more efficiently.

Wednesday, 7 August, 2013, 8:19am

New rules take many decisions out of SAFE hands

What are the important messages that Circular 59 brought to us?

13 Feb 2013 - 6:54am

No firm outlook for Safe forex funding scheme

With no details to go on, economists say it's tough to predict the impact of a special office set up by the country's foreign exchange regulator to help fund overseas expansion of Chinese firms.

16 Jan 2013 - 3:41am

Labourer held over series of restaurant burglaries

A labourer arrested during a break-in at one of the city's top restaurants on Monday was responsible for 10 other burglaries in the area, police say.

Officers seized three stolen safes and HK$49,000 during a raid on the man's Yuen Long home yesterday.

29 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Safe sex for pets? A night for the party animals to run wild

The animal welfare alliance STOP! certainly had a lot to celebrate at its third annual Safe Sex For Pets bash at the Fringe Club.

29 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Room and hoard

With banks and financial institutions collapsing and markets in a mess, it's not surprising that many people are returning to a traditional investment vehicle: that trusty old mattress.

Stashing cash and other valuables at home has never been viewed as a sound idea. But a growing number of savers think it's their best option given the uncertain financial climate.

20 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

64 new rules for city's pig farmers outlined

Sixty-four new rules for the dwindling ranks of city pig farmers will come into force from June.

Farmers who break them could lose their licences. One pig farmer said the rules would put farmers out of business.

The rules, outlined yesterday, cover hygiene, farm management, disease monitoring, waste handling and the conditions in which pigs are transported.

13 Feb 2007 - 12:00am