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Rare whiskies seen as 'liquid gold' for collectors, investors

In his five decades in the spirits industry, James Espey has helped launch some of the most loved brands - Johnnie Walker Blue Label, Chivas Regal 18-Year-Old and The Classic Malts, as well as Malibu and Bailey's Irish Cream.

In his five decades in the spirits industry, James Espey has helped launch some of the most loved brands - Johnnie Walker Blue Label, Chivas Regal 18-Year-Old and The Classic Malts, as well as Malibu and Bailey's Irish Cream.

18 May 2015 - 2:29AM
Pressure on new police chief Stephen Lo as crime rate creeps up

Crime is rising in Hong Kong, according to the latest figures, as the city's new police chief arrives in Beijing today for talks with top security officials.

Crime is rising in Hong Kong, according to the latest figures, as the city's new police chief arrives in Beijing today for talks with top security officials.

12 Sep 2015 - 11:49PM
A lesson in providing affordable housing

As disgruntled voices about the city's "unlivability" rise along with the property prices, Hongkongers can only envy residents of Vienna - the Austrian capital that has been named the world's most liveable place for six years in a row.

As disgruntled voices about the city's "unlivability" rise along with the property prices, Hongkongers can only envy residents of Vienna - the Austrian capital that has been named the world's most liveable place for six years in a row.

17 May 2015 - 2:38AM
Hong Kong economy slows further amid global gloom

Hong Kong's economic growth slowed further to 2.1 per cent in the first quarter in the face of a sluggish global economy.

Hong Kong's economic growth slowed further to 2.1 per cent in the first quarter in the face of a sluggish global economy.

14 Jun 2018 - 12:15PM
Shenzhen knocks down Hong Kong to take top spot in China’s ranking of most competitive cities

For the first time in a decade, Hong Kong has been unseated as the most competitive city in China, according to the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, which placed Shenzhen in the top spot.

For the first time in a decade, Hong Kong has been unseated as the most competitive city in China, according to the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, which placed Shenzhen in the top spot.

20 Jun 2018 - 4:40PM
15 May 2015 - 2:14AM
No apology as Hong Kong police express 'regret' over mistaken arrest of autistic man

Police last night expressed regret over the treatment of an autistic man wrongly charged with manslaughter, but stopped short of a formal apology. 

Police last night expressed regret over the treatment of an autistic man wrongly charged with manslaughter, but stopped short of a formal apology. 

13 May 2015 - 12:36PM
Reviving the tradition of Cantonese opera in teahouses

Theatre recreates post-war restaurant ambience in trial run for planned revival of intimate shows.

Theatre recreates post-war restaurant ambience in trial run for planned revival of intimate shows.

10 May 2015 - 6:17AM
Family blast police over handling of autistic man's arrest, detention

Family claim that after wrongly holding him for murder amid media glare, officers denied medication to intellectually disabled detainee.

Family claim that after wrongly holding him for murder amid media glare, officers denied medication to intellectually disabled detainee.

11 May 2015 - 11:43AM
9 May 2015 - 3:00AM
CY Leung says Guangdong Free Trade Zone won’t hurt Hong Kong’s economy

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying on Friday tried to assuage fears about the Guangdong Free Trade Zone’s impact on Hong Kong’s economy, saying that even though tax-free shopping would be available there, the impact on Hong Kong’s tourism and retail sectors would be minimal.

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying on Friday tried to assuage fears about the Guangdong Free Trade Zone’s impact on Hong Kong’s economy, saying that even though tax-free shopping would be available there, the impact on Hong Kong’s tourism and retail sectors would be minimal.

8 May 2015 - 10:10PM
Hong Kong seller confident of getting HK$4.8 million for rare Bordeaux wine lot

The economic slowdown on the mainland and Beijing's anti-corruption campaign have not stopped a Hong Kong wine dealer from putting 150 bottles of Chateau Mouton Rothschild worth HK$4.8 million up for sale.

The economic slowdown on the mainland and Beijing's anti-corruption campaign have not stopped a Hong Kong wine dealer from putting 150 bottles of Chateau Mouton Rothschild worth HK$4.8 million up for sale.

8 May 2015 - 2:57AM
Expats in Hong Kong on lower packages than counterparts in mainland China, study finds

Hong Kong's expatriates have the fifth most-generous employment packages in the Asia-Pacific region, an annual study has shown, putting the city one place behind the mainland.

Hong Kong's expatriates have the fifth most-generous employment packages in the Asia-Pacific region, an annual study has shown, putting the city one place behind the mainland.

8 May 2015 - 2:57AM
6 May 2015 - 4:57PM
Tiny sensors developed by HKUST team aim to keep an eye on the air in your office

A research team at the University of Science and Technology is looking to address workplace air quality problems with the development of a multifunctional sensor that can be fitted in offices to detect temperature, humidity and harmful gases.

A research team at the University of Science and Technology is looking to address workplace air quality problems with the development of a multifunctional sensor that can be fitted in offices to detect temperature, humidity and harmful gases.

4 May 2015 - 2:38AM
May Day visitor surge gives Hong Kong tourism boost

Tourist numbers soar by 22 per cent on first day of holiday but figures suggest many only use city as transit point and don't stay long.

Tourist numbers soar by 22 per cent on first day of holiday but figures suggest many only use city as transit point and don't stay long.

3 May 2015 - 4:40AM
Tourists unconvinced by promise of mainland tariff cuts as they flock to HK for Labour Day weekend

There was good news for the tourism industry as large numbers of visitors flocked to Hong Kong for the Labour Day weekend. Mainland tourists also said it could be another few years before the city loses its lure as a shopping centre.

There was good news for the tourism industry as large numbers of visitors flocked to Hong Kong for the Labour Day weekend. Mainland tourists also said it could be another few years before the city loses its lure as a shopping centre.

2 May 2015 - 1:57AM
Luxury yachts pander to Chinese taste for high life at sea

Sellers of luxury yachts are banking on a falling euro and design styles with a Chinese twist to keep sales afloat at the city's most prestigious annual boat show, which got under way yesterday.

Sellers of luxury yachts are banking on a falling euro and design styles with a Chinese twist to keep sales afloat at the city's most prestigious annual boat show, which got under way yesterday.

2 May 2015 - 1:57AM
Hong Kong tourism figures pick up after grim March, but there's little to cheer

Things have picked up since a grim March, but arrivals are down on last year, hotel room rates are sliding and retailers say the outlook is bleak.

Things have picked up since a grim March, but arrivals are down on last year, hotel room rates are sliding and retailers say the outlook is bleak.

5 May 2015 - 1:15PM
China's Premier Li Keqiang lets fly at officials over delays in implementing tariff cuts for consumer goods

Premier Li Keqiang has again shown impatience over bureaucratic delays, ordering officials to speed up trials on cutting tariffs for consumer products.

Premier Li Keqiang has again shown impatience over bureaucratic delays, ordering officials to speed up trials on cutting tariffs for consumer products.

30 May 2016 - 5:09PM
China to cut tariffs on popular imports in bid to boost spending

The mainland will reduce tariffs on popular imported consumer goods to boost spending amid the economic slowdown, the State Council announced.

The mainland will reduce tariffs on popular imported consumer goods to boost spending amid the economic slowdown, the State Council announced.

30 May 2016 - 5:09PM
17 climbers killed in Everest's deadliest avalanche triggered by Nepal earthquake

Rescuers rush to save mountaineers after avalanche, with one Hongkonger escaping disaster on the peak for second year in row.

Rescuers rush to save mountaineers after avalanche, with one Hongkonger escaping disaster on the peak for second year in row.

27 Apr 2015 - 4:17PM
Setback for campaigners trying to end Chinese University link to student federation

Campaigners seeking to end the affiliation of Chinese University students' union with the Federation of Students, the leading player in the Occupy democracy protests last year, suffered a setback.

Campaigners seeking to end the affiliation of Chinese University students' union with the Federation of Students, the leading player in the Occupy democracy protests last year, suffered a setback.

26 Apr 2015 - 5:12AM
Buildings collapse, more than 2,300 killed as 7.9 magnitude quake strikes Nepal

As the death toll passes 2,300, fears grow of a humanitarian disaster as rescue workers struggle to reach survivors buried under rubble.

As the death toll passes 2,300, fears grow of a humanitarian disaster as rescue workers struggle to reach survivors buried under rubble.

27 Apr 2015 - 1:09PM
Apple Watch arrives in Hong Kong without the sales frenzy

Hong Kong's first Apple Watch owners strapped on their new gadgets for the first time - but launch day proved a low-key affair, in stark contrast to the frenzy of queueing, buying and reselling every time a new iPhone comes out.

Hong Kong's first Apple Watch owners strapped on their new gadgets for the first time - but launch day proved a low-key affair, in stark contrast to the frenzy of queueing, buying and reselling every time a new iPhone comes out.

25 Apr 2015 - 11:47AM
High Court judge rules HKTV licence refusal by government is unlawful

In a stunning reversal of fortune for Ricky Wong Wai-kay, the High Court ruled that it was unlawful of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying and his cabinet to deny a free-to-air licence to the maverick businessman's Hong Kong Television Network.

In a stunning reversal of fortune for Ricky Wong Wai-kay, the High Court ruled that it was unlawful of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying and his cabinet to deny a free-to-air licence to the maverick businessman's Hong Kong Television Network.

25 Apr 2015 - 10:40AM
Hong Kong competition law could force prices down, says commission head

Hong Kong's new competition law will bring tangible benefits to consumers by tackling price fixing and lowering prices in distorted markets, the head of Competition Commission says.

Hong Kong's new competition law will bring tangible benefits to consumers by tackling price fixing and lowering prices in distorted markets, the head of Competition Commission says.

24 Apr 2015 - 5:27PM
Travellers passing through Hong Kong expected to rise 15pc but mainland China visitors may decline

The Immigration Department is expecting a jump of almost 15 per cent in the number of people - including Hongkongers - passing through the territory's control points during the upcoming Labour Day holiday.

The Immigration Department is expecting a jump of almost 15 per cent in the number of people - including Hongkongers - passing through the territory's control points during the upcoming Labour Day holiday.

24 Apr 2015 - 3:51AM
Small businesses should not fear competition law, says watchdog chief Dr Stanley Wong

Small businesses have little to fear from the new competition law, according to the city watchdog chief who has advised governments around the world.

Small businesses have little to fear from the new competition law, according to the city watchdog chief who has advised governments around the world.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM
Hong Kong Sports Institute comes under fire over lack of audit mechanism

A public agency providing sports training and support to elite athletes has been upbraided by the government's audit watchdog for lacking an internal mechanism of checks and balances.

A public agency providing sports training and support to elite athletes has been upbraided by the government's audit watchdog for lacking an internal mechanism of checks and balances.

23 Apr 2015 - 2:51AM