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Angry Birds maker eyes 2013 Hong Kong IPO: report

Finnish gaming firm Rovio, creator of "Angry Birds," the world's most popular computer game, is planning an initial public offering on the Hong Kong stock exchange in 2013, Finnish weekly Tekniikka&Talous reported on Friday.

Hong Kong Starts Building Its Part Of World's Longest Cross-sea Bridge Linking Macao-Zhuhai

Hong Kong finally began on Wednesday construction of its part of the world's longest cross-sea bridge linking the city with Macao and Zhuhai, after the project was delayed for a year by a legal challenge over its environmental impact.


Former Leung neighbor tells of rooftop rumpus

Hong Kong Standard 15.12.2011
Former Leung neighbor tells of rooftop rumpus

A former neighbor of chief executive candidate Leung Chun-ying claims he and his family were bullied when they lived in Stanley.

Guodian Technology Said to Cut Size of Hong Kong IPO in Half

Guodian Technology & Environment Group Corp., a Chinese maker of wind power equipment, plans to cut the size of its Hong Kong initial public offering in half to about $300 million, said two people with knowledge of the matter.


Homes with high power use face 20pc bigger bills

South China Morning Post 15.12.2011
Homes with high power use face 20pc bigger bills

Households in Kowloon, the New Territories and Lantau Island may pay up to 20 per cent more for electricity, though businesses face a tariff increase of less than half that.

Hong Kong people reject scrapping of by-elections in public poll

Hong Kong people have rejected a government proposal to scrap by-elections in a public consultation exercise, a senior official confirmed Wednesday.


Cathay Pacific November load factor off at 78.5%

Joanne Chiu MarketWatch 15.12.2011
Cathay Pacific November load factor off at 78.5%

Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. carried 4.2% more passengers in November than it did in the same month a year earlier, the Hong Kong-based carrier said Wednesday, but cargo volume continued to fall for the eighth consecutive month because of a slowdow...

Hong Kong Global Geopark of China opens

HKSAR Government 15.12.2011
Hong Kong Global Geopark of China opens

The Chief Executive, Mr Donald Tsang, officiated at the opening ceremony of the Hong Kong Global Geopark of China this evening (December 14).


Hong Kong's Chow Tai Fook raises less than hoped in IPO

Hong Kong jewellers Chow Tai Fook says it has raised $2bn (£1.3bn) by selling shares to investors.

Standard Chartered Says Hong Kong Yuan Loans May Surge Fivefold

Yuan-denominated lending in Hong Kong may jump fivefold to 100 billion yuan ($16 billion) next year because of tighter funding in other currencies, Standard Chartered Plc said.


Don't count on our help for election, unionist warns Leung

A pro-Beijing union grouping says it will not help chief executive hopeful Leung Chun-ying enter the race for the top job just for the sake of encouraging competition.

IMF China Chief Says Worsening Crisis May Force Hong Kong to Back Banks

Sophie Leung and Kevin Hamlin Bloomberg.com 10.12.2011
IMF China Chief Says Worsening Crisis May Force Hong Kong to Back Banks

Hong Kong may need to stand behind some banks and deposits should Europe’s sovereign debt crisis worsen and cause the global economy to slump, said Nigel Chalk, the International Monetary Fund’s China mission chief.


Hong Kong’s TMA to Invite Banks to Publish Dim Sum Loan Rates

Hong Kong’s Treasury Markets Association will invite banks to post their own lending rates for yuan in the city on its website as part of the efforts to develop an offshore loan market in the Chinese currency.

Best Hong Kong bands to rock out with

Samantha Leese and Dwight Maar CNNGo.com 10.12.2011
Best Hong Kong bands to rock out with

Folk rock, psychedelic stoner metal and political bubblegum pop - it's the soundtrack of our Hong Kong lives


Hong Kong Air Pollution ‘Very High’ in Central, Government Says

Hong Kong’s Air Pollution Index was “very high” at the city’s Central roadside-monitoring station, the Environmental Protection Department said on its website today.

Birmingham City owner Carson Yeung in Hong Kong court

Birmingham City owner Carson Yeung has appeared in court in Hong Kong accused of money laundering.


Hong Kong unit to evade Citi job cuts

Hong Kong Standard 09.12.2011
Hong Kong unit to evade Citi job cuts

Hong Kong will remain mostly unscathed as Citigroup, the third-biggest US lender by assets, embarks on cutting 4,500 jobs worldwide over the next few quarters.

Hong Kong girl dies after 10-storey fall

Monsters and Critics.com 09.12.2011
Hong Kong girl dies after 10-storey fall

A 4-year-old girl fell 10 storeys to her death after being left home alone in a Hong Kong flat while her mother went shopping, police said Thursday.


HK science park plans HK$5bn green-tech hub

Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks, which caters mostly to local technology start-ups and global companies, is investing HK$5 billion (S$827 million) on a green-technology hub as it looks to attract more mainland Chinese companies with global am...

Hong Kong babies keep taking Japan's milk

Australia Network News 08.12.2011
Hong Kong babies keep taking Japan's milk

Food safety authorities in Hong Kong will not stop the sale of baby formula milk power from Japan, although the Japanese maker has withdrawn the product.



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