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
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
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 us31 Jan 2007 - 12:00am
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
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 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
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
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 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 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 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