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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.

18 May 2015 - 2:29AM
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.

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.

12 Sep 2015 - 11:49PM
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.

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.

17 May 2015 - 2:38AM
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.

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.

14 Jun 2018 - 12:15PM
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.

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.

20 Jun 2018 - 4:40PM
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.

Hong Kong's exports fall amid sluggish trade
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. 

13 May 2015 - 12:36PM
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. 

Reviving the tradition of Cantonese opera in teahouses

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

10 May 2015 - 6:17AM
Reviving the tradition of Cantonese opera in teahouses

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

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.

11 May 2015 - 11:43AM
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.

Shop owner and beautician held over allegedly phoney ultrasound machine
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.

8 May 2015 - 10:10PM
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.

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.

8 May 2015 - 2:57AM
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.

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.

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.

Prudent Hong Kong shoppers drive 2.9pc retail sales slump for March
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.

4 May 2015 - 2:38AM
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.

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.

3 May 2015 - 4:40AM
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.

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.

2 May 2015 - 1:57AM
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.

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.

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.

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.

5 May 2015 - 1:15PM
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.

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.

30 May 2016 - 5:09PM
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.

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