Chief Executive CY Leung today expressed his sadness at the passing of former Chief Justice Sir Denys Roberts.Sir Denys was appointed Attorney General in 1966 and Colonial Secretary (later renamed as Chief Secretary) in 1973. He was Chief Justice from 1979 to 1988. He had also served as Non-Permanent Judge of the Court of Final Appeal between 1997 and 2003.Mr Leung said Sir Denys had made ...
The Public Order Ordinance has been effective in enabling Police to take reasonable and appropriate measures when discharging their duties, facilitating peaceful conduct at lawful assemblies, processions and demonstrations, and the Government has no plans to amend the law.This was the message from Secretary for Security TK Lai to lawmakers today, on the arrest of a woman who took part in a ...
An installation "Log Lady & Dirty Bunny" by US artist Marnie Weber is displayed during a preview of the first Art Basel in Hong Kong May 22, 2013. Founded by gallerists in 1970, the Art Basel is an international art show which has been held annually in Basel and Miami Beach. Its debut in Hong Kong features modern and contemporary artworks by more than 2,000 artists from Asia and ...
HONG Kong stocks have closed down 0.45 per cent despite a strong lead from Wall Street, as dealers wait for testimony from Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke on the US economic outlook. The benchmark Hang Seng Index on Wednesday lost 105.29 points to 23,261 on turnover of $HK52.41 billion ($A6.92 billion) after the morning session was cancelled because of a heavy rainfall warning. In the ...
The monthly average ovitrap index for April rose to 2.5% from 0.1% in March, the Food & Environmental Hygiene Department announced today.The ovitrap indices reflect the prevalence of Aedes albopictus, a mosquito vector for Dengue fever transmission.Among the 44 areas surveyed last month, positive ovitrap indices were recorded in 20 areas, ranging from 1.6% to 16.7%, with the highest in ...
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The Overall Comprehensive Social Security Assistance caseload stood at 267,206 in April, with a total of 412,889 recipients, the Social Welfare Department announced today.Compared to March, there was a reduction of 417 cases, or a drop of 0.2%.Low earnings and unemployment cases registered month-to-month decreases of 0.9% and 0.7% to 9,854 and 23,139 cases.Single parent and old age cases both ...
The Financial Services & the Treasury Bureau and the Monetary Authority are seeking views on a proposal to enhance the regulatory regime for stored value facilities and retail payment systems in Hong Kong.The Banking Ordinance currently contains a regulatory regime for multi-purpose stored value cards to regulate device-based stored value products.The authority's Deputy Chief Executive ...
The Securities and Futures Commission said late Tuesday a former trader at Deutsche Bank AG violated the regulator's code of conduct, which resulted in a sudden fall in the price of HSBC Holdings PLC's (0005.HK) Hong Kong-listed shares four years ago.The regulator's statement follows a multi-year investigation that aimed to uncover whether there was any market manipulation ...
Wed May 22, 2013 5:16am EDT * HSI -0.5 pct, H-shares -0.3 pct, CSI300 +0.1 pct * Rainstorm forces cancellation of morning HK trade * China power producers slump again, hit by Citi downgrade * China autos lifted by reported strong May sales, subsidies extension By Clement Tan HONG KONG, May 22 (Reuters) - Hong Kong shares fell further from 3-1/2-month highs on Wednesday and mainland China markets ...
HONG KONG | Wed May 22, 2013 4:40am EDT HONG KONG May 22 (Reuters) - Sinopec Engineering (Group) Co Ltd gained as much as 8.6 percent in gray market trading on Wednesday, underscoring expectations the stock will climb in its official debut on the Hong Kong stock exchange on Thursday. Shares of Sinopec Engineering traded as high as HK$11.40, up from the IPO price of HK$10.50, according ...
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Annie Au of Hong Kong won the 17th Women's Individual Asian Squash Championship by defeating Malaysian star Low Wee Wern here.
Top seed and World No.6 Wern was shocked by Annie, who is ranked No.10. It was Annie's first trip to Pakistan and she was very happy and excited by winning the title, reports Xinhua.
"I really enjoyed while staying here as the people are very hospitable and I am taking back many good memories. Before coming to Pakistan my family was very worried but now the event is over and nothing happened; all is safe," the 24-year-old said Sunday.
In the crowded Mashaf Squash Complex, Annie lost her first set at the hands of an aggressive Wern by a big margin of 5-11.
Annie's attacking and tricky shots were appreciated all-around the hall as she outclassed the Malaysian in consecutive three sets by 11-8, 11-7, 11-1 in 44 minutes to clinch the title.
Talking about the final match and difficulties she faced to reach the title, Annie said, "I concentrated a lot at the game today because we both knew the game plan and style of each other as we have faced each other many times before. It was really a tough match but after the first set I didn't give her any chance to attack me."
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