Hong Kong

Hong Kong post goes to Dutch conductor

Radio Netherlands 17.01.2012
Hong Kong post goes to Dutch conductor

Award-winning Dutch conductor Jaap van Zweden has been named chief conductor of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.

Hong Kong health department recalls Teva drug

Hong Kong's Department of Health today ordered a recall of a batch of Allopurinol tablets made by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., after black substances were found on some tablets in two blisters of the product. Allopurinol is used to treat h...

Mainlanders heading for Hong Kong in droves this New Year

Bigger and noisier groups of tourists from the mainland are expected to flock to Hong Kong during the long Spring Festival holiday, beginning on Chinese New Year's Day on January 23, according to a survey by China Tourism Institution.

Hong Kong Post to issue special stamps for Year of Dragon

Hong Kong Post will issue special stamps for the Year of Dragon on Jan. 14, 2012. It has issued special stamps to mark traditional Chinese Lunar New Year since 1967.

44 nabbed in HK anti-smuggling raid

Independent Online 15.01.2012
44 nabbed in HK anti-smuggling raid

Forty-four people have been arrested in an operation targeting smugglers moving goods between Hong Kong and China, a news report said on Friday.

Hong Kong's foreign assets rise over $1b in Dec

Hong Kong's foreign assets rose HK$8.1 billion ($1.0 billion) to HK$2.2 trillion at the end of December, the city's Exchange Fund said here on Friday.

Hong Kong Brokers Boo Exchanges' Li to Protest Shorter Lunch

Kana Nishizawa and Fox Hu San Francisco Chronicle 13.01.2012
Hong Kong Brokers Boo Exchanges' Li to Protest Shorter Lunch

Hong Kong securities traders and brokers, who last year lost the longest lunch break of the world's 20 biggest exchanges, marched to the city's bourse and booed at executives to protest a further reduction.

Hong Kong Resumes Live Poultry Imports

JEFFREY NG The Wall Street Journal 13.01.2012
Hong Kong Resumes Live Poultry Imports

Hong Kong authorities approved the resumption of imports and sales of live poultry Thursday, following a three-week ban imposed after a dead chicken tested positive for a lethal strain of bird flu.

Hong Kong Equipped to Host Corporate Headquarters, HSBC Says

Hong Kong, where China’s biggest banks are listed, has the infrastructure, services and legal system to host global headquarters for companies, according to HSBC Holdings Plc Chairman Douglas Flint.

Hong Kong market watchdog ups trading floor inspections

Hong Kong's financial watchdog has ramped up inspections of trading floors and asset management houses in the city as concerns grow that choppy market conditions could push some firms to the brink of failure.

Hong Kong Pollution Link to 7240 Premature Deaths, Group Says

Roadside pollution in Hong Kong, which benchmarks itself against a 25-year-old air standard, contributed to about 7,240 premature deaths from 2005 to 2011, a public think tank said, citing data from an environmental index.

Police puzzle over 250000 US dollars left in Hong Kong cab

Hong Kong police have been forced to seek legal advice over the ownership of more than 250,000 US dollars left in a taxi, a news report said Thursday.

Is Hong Kong's pollution driving expats away?

Leah Hyslop Telegraph 13.01.2012
Is Hong Kong's pollution driving expats away?

According to a report published in The South China Morning Post earlier this week, air quality in Hong Kong was 10 times worse last year than in 2005, with pollution levels recorded at three roadside monitor stations above the “very high” mark mor...

Hutchison Telecom Hong Kong and Vodafonelaunch a strategic partnership in Hong Kongas part of an agreement with the Conexus Mobile Alliance

Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings Limited (HTHKH, Stock Code: 215) today announced that its mobile arm, Hutchison Telecom Hong Kong (HTHK), has launched a strategic partnership with Vodafone in Hong Kong as part of a wider agreement ...

Hong Kong to Monitor Fine Air Pollutants at Stations by March

Hong Kong will measure pollutants smaller than 2.5 micrometers at all its monitoring stations by March, as roadside smog reached a record last year.

Hong Kong Securities Brokers Plan Lunch-Break Protest Today

Kana Nishizawa and Marco Lui BusinessWeek 13.01.2012
Hong Kong Securities Brokers Plan Lunch-Break Protest Today

Securities traders and restaurant staff will protest outside the Hong Kong stock exchange offices today over the bourse’s plan to reduce its lunchtime trading break.

Hong Kong wants to slap tax on garbage disposal

Environmentalists Wednesday welcomed plans for Hong Kong to introduce a "pay-as-you-throw" tax on rubbish disposal as the city moves to tackle a growing waste problem.

Record breaking visitors for Hong Kong

e-Travel Blackboard 12.01.2012
Record breaking visitors for Hong Kong

Breaking its 2010 record, visitor arrivals to Hong Kong in 2011 reached a staggering 41.92 million, a 16.4 percent increase from the previous year.

Hong Kong Airlines to increase fleet, expand regional presence

By adding more than 50 new aircraft over the next four years, Hong Kong Airlines (HKA) is taking yet another step toward unseating Hong Kong flagship carrier Cathay Pacific from its position of dominance in the region.

Hong Kong Disneyland considers further expansion

China Economic Review 12.01.2012
Hong Kong Disneyland considers further expansion

Hong Kong Disneyland said on Tuesday it is considering further expansion after reporting higher visitor numbers, and a lower than expected annual loss, The Wall Street Journal reported.

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