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Chinese mothers beat Wall Street to force gold price rebound

Taking advantage of the steepest drop in three decades, Chinese mothers have shored up prices by splashing out on gold for their daughters' weddings in the past couple of weeks, foiling the plan of finance gurus who have been short selling the precious metal in the hope of pushing it lower.

Friday, 3 May, 2013, 8:48am 4 comments

Shenzhen man's groveling public apology after he forgets to attend his own wedding

A Shenzhen man was so pre-occupied with work that he missed his own wedding.  Realising his mistake, he posted an apology in a newspaper asking this fiancee to forgive him.

22 Mar 2013 - 4:03pm

Letters to the Editor, March 9, 2013

My father is a dementia patient who cannot recognise people or his surroundings. As we never let him hold any cash or an Octopus card, we have discovered a disturbing fact; Hong Kong's public transport system allows people without the ability to care for themselves to travel long distances without paying fares.

9 Mar 2013 - 2:31am 1 comment

Talking points

Japanese, Chinese markets react to US deal

4 Jan 2013 - 3:26am

Wedding joy for 12 happy couples on auspicious date

With marriage registries booked to capacity, property managers were not slow to jump on the bandwagon on this week's auspicious triple-12 date.

14 Dec 2012 - 3:14am

On 12/12/12, thousands of couples say all you need is love, love, love

A looming doomsday prophecy did not deter thousands of couples across Asia from getting married yesterday, when the triple-12 date appeared for the last time in a century. In Putonghua, 12-12-2012 resonates with amour. The number 12, pronounced yao ai, sounds the same as "to love".

13 Dec 2012 - 5:07pm

Mayan doomsday prophecy fails to deter wedding couples

The looming doomsday prophecy – the end of the Mayan calendar on December 21 – did not deter almost 700 couples in the city from tying the knot on Wednesday, when the special “triple 12” date appears for the last time in a century.

14 Dec 2012 - 5:40pm

Gay marriage kicks off in Washington state

Hundreds of same-sex couples have flocked to get married in the northwest state of Washington on the first day possible after the state approved gay marriage in a referendum last month.

At the Seattle city hall on Sunday, couples streamed through - to the cheers and music of a crowd that had gathered on the rainy day to celebrate the advance for gay rights.

11 Dec 2012 - 3:36am

Marriage on 12.12.12 fails to draw Hong Kong couples

The number of Hong Kong couples planning to marry on 12.12.12 – seen as a fairly fortunate date by feng shui masters – has shrunk compared to the more auspicious 11.11.11 last year, reports said on Monday.

13 Dec 2012 - 5:06pm

Guests attend weddings because of who they are, not their money

How much money a couple wants to splash out on their wedding is a matter of personal choice. But, increasingly, it has become the occasion as much to impress as to celebrate. It is not uncommon to see well-to-do love birds going upscale, with their ceremony and reception being turned into a show comprising a mix of standard rituals, games and performances.

2 Dec 2012 - 8:08am 1 comment