Issue: July 08, 2015   (Archive)
Wednesday, July 8, 2015   



Joy and grief over school admissions
Tears of joy flooded the lobbies of several primary schools as students celebrated the historic high "First-three-choices" admission rate to secondary schools.

Top students show the way in IB exams
Some of Hong Kong's perfect International Baccalaureate scorers shared their joy at acing the international examinations and their future aspirations.

Off-color: events pulled after Taiwan tragedy
It is safety first for AsiaWorld-Expo on its hosting of two mega-color events.

Slippery operators to face new oil regime
The government has proposed tightening regulations over edible as well as waste cooking oil in wake of a "gutter oil" scare in Taiwan last year that swept hundreds of food products off Hong Kong store shelves.

Fury of cabbies at Uber `karma'
Taxi drivers pressed their case yesterday inside and outside the Legislative Council against ride-hailing apps.

3 campuses haunted by past in hacking
A number of websites of three local educational institutions have been hacked and the personal information of some students leaked.

Police run probe on hotel surgery for rich wives
Police are investigating a report that a mainland syndicate has been sending rich women to Hong Kong for plastic surgery in makeshift operating rooms at five-star hotels.

SHKP jacks up rents 25pc at renovated mall
A three-year HK$500 million renovation has been completed at MOKO, a shopping center in Mong Kok, with the developer Sun Hung Kai Properties (0016) boosting rents by an average of 25 percent.

New lease of life plan for spooky house
Hopewell Holdings (0054) said it will revitalize a "spooky' Grade I historic building at Nam Koo Terrace into a wedding venue.

Slow growth for luxury flat prices tipped
Price growth of luxury properties may fail to catch up with that of their mass-market peers this year, two real estate consultancies said in their outlooks, contrary to agents' arguments.



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