Issue: November 08, 2010   (Archive)
Thursday, July 30, 2015   

Tests show Japanese delicacies in the raw
Four samples of sushi and sashimi have two to three times the acceptable bacterial count that may lead to food poisoning, according to the Centre for Food Safety.

Luxury brands shop around for lower rents
Top global luxury brands intend to negotiate lower store rents as business in Hong Kong, Macau and the mainland continues to drop.

Fund gains plunge on forex losses
The Exchange Fund, managed by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, saw its first-half net income dive 63.8 percent to HK$20.4 billion amid foreign exchange losses and shrinking bond gains.

Middleman urged Chan to quit post
The former law dean of Hong Kong University, Johannes Chan Man-mun - selected to become HKU's new pro vice chancellor - revealed a middleman approached him urging him to resign if appointed to the job.

I'm not like some diving footballer, says 'insulted' surgeon
A University of Hong Kong Council member who fell to the ground clutching his right knee during chaotic scenes at a council meeting hit out at "insulting" suggestions he had faked his injury like a cheating footballer.

Airport brawlers land in jail
Four mainland tourists have been jailed for between nine and 11 days for assaulting local airport ground staff, in the first such prison term for air-rage passengers. Another tourist was fined for causing a nuisance after a flight delay.

Residents to test waters on law front
Residents of five estates affected by lead in water will seek compensation from the government.

Freedom for stand-up guy
A retiree who had been charged with illegal hawking and causing an obstruction after offering free bicycle repairs for neighbors has been allowed to go scot-free.

Pregnant woman in lead alert as fear grows
Excessive lead has been found in the blood of a pregnant woman for the first time as another 22 residents' blood was found to contain too much of the metal that could cause birth defects and developmental delays.

Countdown to Seoul tours relaunch
Hong Kong tours to South Korea are expected to resume this weekend after Seoul declared an "effective end" to the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome outbreak.

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