Sinopec fuels expansion of UAE port

Sinopec is betting on continuing demand for Persian Gulf oil.

China Petroleum & Chemical Corp (Sinopec) is leading fuel producers and traders borrowing more than US$500 million to build storage at the biggest oil port in the Persian Gulf region outside the Strait of Hormuz.

Friday, 15 March, 2013, 4:38am

New rules cap mortgages for expats in UAE at 50pc

New rules cap mortgages for expats in UAE at 50pc

The central bank has issued guidelines that restrict mortgages to expatriates at 50 per cent of the value of the property, according to banking sources.

2 Jan 2013 - 6:42am

Links bring parties closer

Despite being separated by time, distance, language and culture, Hong Kong and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) share a great deal, with the principal focus falling on economic and social ties.

13 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Heavyweight Nolan set for return after injury

Front-row strongman Steve Nolan is expected to make his HSBC Asian Five Nations debut on Saturday against South Korea as Hong Kong look to build on their opening match victory over the United Arab Emirates in the Top Five competition.

1 May 2012 - 12:00am

Varty, Maclay punch holes in UAE

It was a flashy opening presentation, but Hong Kong will want more than just flamboyance from their deadly backline if they are to strip Japan of their crown and claim Asian supremacy for the first time.

29 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

HK too strong for outclassed UAE

Hong Kong ran in 11 tries as they breezed to a comfortable 72-14 victory over the United Arab Emirates to get their campaign at the inaugural Emirates Airlines Cup of Nations off to a sound start in Dubai yesterday.

11 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

UAE encounter gives HK chance to blood new talent

Hong Kong are expected to blood all seven new faces in the squad against hosts the United Arab Emirates in the opening game of the inaugural Emirates Airlines Cup of Nations today.

10 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Symbol of economic success

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) celebrates its 40th anniversary this year - and can look back over four decades in which it has rocketed from near obscurity to becoming one of the most prosperous states.

2 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Glittering towers of a desert oasis

Not so long ago, it was just a barren desert divided by a saltwater creek, dotted with a few fishing, pearling and trading communities.

Fast-forward 30 years and skyscrapers have sprung up everywhere, in every shape and size imaginable. Lush green trees line the 10-lane boulevards, and the streets are spotlessly clean.

20 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Brilliant Hong Kong maul hapless UAE

Style and substance were plentiful as Hong Kong clinched the runner-up spot for the first time at the HSBC Asian Five Nations Top Five tournament yesterday, laying claim to being the best 'amateur' side in the region.

Coach Dai Rees had always insisted 'performing' was what mattered and that results would follow like night chases day.

22 May 2011 - 12:00am

Plenty at stake for new boys UAE

Wingers Cyrus Homayoun and Ali Mohammed represent the face of rugby in the oval world's newest member, the United Arab Emirates, who play Hong Kong in the final round of the HSBC Asian Five Nations Top Five contest at Hong Kong Football Club today.

21 May 2011 - 12:00am

Win sets UAE up for Top Five next year

The United Arab Emirates celebrated their maiden win at the HSBC Asian Five Nations when the newly formed union scored a 24-10 upset win over Kazakhstan in Abu Dhabi.

1 May 2011 - 12:00am

Visa glitch in Dubai robs HK of star player

Angry Hong Kong officials have queried if Dubai is capable of hosting an international event after Munir Dar was refused a visa to play in the Pepsi ICC World Cricket League Division Two tournament on the grounds that he is on an immigration blacklist.

12 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Forget UAE, Donald should embark on Space Station visit

Speaking at a luncheon co-organised with the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce & Industry today, Mr Tsang said the UAE [United Arab Emirates] is Hong Kong's largest trading partner in the Middle East with bilateral trade worth US$3.4 billion in 2006.

Government news release, January 30

1 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Favoured Daiwa Major 'in great condition', his trainer says

Hiroyuki Uehara scoffed at media talk all is not well with Yasuda Kinen favourite Daiwa Major, promising the six-year-old stallion will do the host nation proud.

2 Jun 2007 - 12:00am