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Hong Kong Wins Best Asian City for Events, HKCEC Wins Top Venue

Hong Kong has been awarded Asia’s best city for events in the annual CEI Industry Awards organised by CEI Asia. The city’s two main convention and exhibition venues, namely the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) and AsiaWorld-Expo ...

4 Things Hong Kong can learn from Taipei

Elmer W. Cagape Asian Correspondent 12.01.2012
4 Things Hong Kong can learn from Taipei

Every time I visit a city, I happen to find a distinction between it and Hong Kong. So when I and my wife paid a visit to Taipei recently, I made a personal vow to follow what I did with my observations in Seoul and Tokyo.

Asia Society Hong Kong Center -- The Hong Kong Jockey Club Former Explosives Magazine Opens to Public in February 2012

February 9, 2012 will mark the transformation of four former British military buildings in Admiralty into a cultural and educational hub by Asia Society Hong Kong (ASHK) Center, the premier provider of educational and cultural programs for 20 year...

Reed Smith suffers exodus of 50 staff in Hong Kong

A total of 50 staff including 15 lawyers have left Reed Smith’s Hong Kong arm to join newly established Hong Kong firm Howse Williams Bowars (HWB).

Ex-Soros Trader Said to Return Outside Money in Hong Kong Hedge Fund Penta

Former Soros Fund Management LLC trader John Zwaanstra plans to return outside capital in Penta Investment Advisers Ltd., the Asia-focused hedge fund he set up in 1998, said two people with knowledge of the matter.

Triad gang smashed, 222 arrested in Hong Kong police operation

Hong Kong police have arrested 222 people and smashed a triad gang believed to be involved in illegal gambling, smuggling, drug trafficking and vice, police said Tuesday.

Hong Kong air pollution at worst levels ever

Air pollution levels in Hong Kong were the worst ever last year, the South China Morning Post reported on Monday, a finding that may further undermine the city's role as an Asian financial centre as business executives relocate because of health c...

Hong Kong Keeps Ban on Some Poultry Imports Due to Avian Flu Tie

Poultry imports from the part of southern China where a man died from the H5N1 virus remain banned in Hong Kong after genetic tests linked the man’s strain of the disease the version found in wild birds in the city.

Hong Kong government offices hit by deadly bug

The bacteria that cause Legionnaires' disease have been found at several sites in the new Hong Kong government complex after one minister fell ill, in a major embarrassment for the authorities.

HKEx finance chief quits

Futures and Options Intelligence 05.01.2012
HKEx finance chief quits

The chief financial officer at Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing is to step down in March.

Retail sales value up 23.5 pct in HK

雪萌 People's Daily 05.01.2012
Retail sales value up 23.5 pct in HK

The value of total retail sales in November was provisionally estimated at 33.4 billion HK dollars, a 23.5 percent increase over a year earlier, the Census & Statistics Department of the Hong Kong government said Tuesday.

HK ushers in 2012 with spectacular pyrotechnic show

On New Year’s Eve (31 December), multi-colored “shooting stars” glided across the sky above Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour, while a “golden dragon” spiralled up the iconic building Two ifc. These auspicious motifs created by pyrotechnics were part o...

HK shares to open down 1.3 pct, Chinese developers in focus

Hong Kong shares were set to start the week lower on Monday, dragged down by weakness in Chinese property developers after data over the weekend suggested November housing price growth was the slowest this year.

Hong Kong securities watchdog ends probe of Macau casino firm Sands China, won’t take action

A Macau casino operator controlled by billionaire Sheldon Adelson’s Las Vegas Sands Corp. says Hong Kong’s securities watchdog won’t take any action after ending a probe of possible breaches of finance regulations.

ABN Restarts Hong Kong Commercial Banking in Asia Expansion

ABN Amro Group NV, the Dutch lender nationalized in 2008, reopened a commercial banking unit in Hong Kong to win back some of the international presence lost after its takeover, breakup and government rescue.

Hong Kong Toy Manufacturers’ Sales May Fall in 2012, FHKI Says

Toy manufacturers in Hong Kong, who exported HK$54.9 million ($7.2 million) of toys in the first nine months of this year, may see their sales fall next year as demand from the U.S. and Europe stagnates, according to the Federation of Hong Kong In...

Hong Kong still most competitive in nation

Joseph Li China Daily 17.12.2011
Hong Kong still most competitive in nation

Hong Kong has a strong competitive edge over China's other cities, a study by the China Institute of City Competitiveness reveals.

Hong Kong athletes to join National Winter Games

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) will send a total of 27 athletes to participate in the 12th National Winter Games to be held in Jilin Province in January.

FS: Innovation and technology key to sustaining Hong Kong's competitiveness

Innovation and technology, one of Hong Kong's six industries for priority development being nurtured by the Government, is the most effective tool for sustaining the competitiveness of Hong Kong's companies and economy, the Financial Secretary, Mr...

Hong Kong school closed in bird flu scare

Sin Chew Jit Poh 17.12.2011
Hong Kong school closed in bird flu scare

A Hong Kong school was closed on Friday after a dead bird found in the southern Chinese city was tested positive for the deadly H5 strain of the bird flu virus, health officials said.

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