Parting can be an emotional time

It's near the end of term. The boarding house is in chaos; cardboard boxes, luggage, unwanted books and paperwork scattered everywhere. Yuni's room looks like it's been hit by a whirlwind so I decide to help with her last-minute packing.

Thursday, 9 July, 2009, 12:00am

Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai

What is it? An almighty US$1.5 billion project that opened recently in Dubai. With 1,539 rooms in a resort that sprawls over 46 hectares, Atlantis, The Palm, offers an open-air marine centre packed with dolphins, 17 restaurants, a host of luxury boutiques and Aquaventure - a water-themed amusement park. Can I really swim with sharks?

9 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Advancing crisis

A surge in elderly households is behind the more than twofold increase over the past decade in family units earning less than HK$4,000 a month. How can we meet the needs of the growing elderly population? Write to us

31 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

HSBC urges caution as bomb hoaxes surge

HSBC has suffered a surge in bomb hoaxes since the terrorist attacks on the United States, prompting a management warning that staff should 'err on the side of caution'.

General manager Raymond Or issued a circular to staff yesterday reminding them to be extra vigilant on matters of security.

17 Oct 2001 - 12:00am

Interest surge for Dataworks

Shipping software specialist Dataworks (UK) says there has been a surge in message-handling systems orders from shipping interests globally, particularly from Europe and Asia.

27 Mar 1998 - 12:00am

Cosco surges

COSCO Pacific saw net profit surge 63.2 per cent to $585.9 million for the year to December, also reporting that it had raised $1.19 billion to buy stakes in four ports in China.

30 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

Stocks surge

Shares in Lap Heng Co surged 44.2 per cent to close at $11.25 yesterday as trading in its shares resumed after a nine-month suspension.

The surge was widely expected after a general offer for the company from the Guoco Group at $10.189 per share.

17 Jan 1997 - 12:00am

Share surge

Glorious Sun Enterprises says it has noted the recent increases in its share price and that it is not aware of any reason.

7 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

Ngai Lik surges 80pc

Ngai Lik Industrial Holdings has reported an 80 per cent rise in attributable earnings for the year to March to $55.12 million from $30.57 million.

27 Jun 1996 - 12:00am

Kingboard Chemical surges

KINGBOARD Chemical Holdings, a manufacturer of laminates, says its net profit jumped 134 per cent to $50.08 million for the year ended March.

13 Aug 1994 - 12:00am

Wing Hung Kee surges

WING Hung Kee Holdings has reported an 812 per cent surge in interim net profits to $7.31 million in the six months to September 30, against $841,000 previously.

But turnover was down 30 per cent to $9.04 million, compared with $13.09 million of the same period in 1991.

8 Jan 1993 - 12:00am