Issue: June 07, 2011   (Archive)
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BYD collapse puzzles market as rumors fly
Shares of BYD (1211), the electric carmaker backed by Warren Buffett, tumbled by as much as 47 percent in less than an hour yesterday amid record trading volume.

3 days for paternity leave
The three-day paternity leave with 80 percent pay will likely take effect in March, the labor chief said after the Employment Amendment Bill was passed yesterday by the Legislative Council.

Fearful Sony stops `killer laughs' film
Sony Pictures has cancelled the release of a madcap comedy about North Korea that triggered threats from hackers as US investigators blamed Pyongyang for a damaging cyber raid on the movie giant.

National Geographic glow for park shot
Hong Kong-based photographer Brian Yen won the grand prize of US$10,000 (HK$78,000) at the prestigious 2014 National Geographic Photo Contest. His photo, "A Node Glows in the Dark", also won the People Winner award.

Havana ball over US Cuba move
World leaders welcomed the groundbreaking news that the United States and Cuba are moving to restore diplomatic relations and bury one of the last vestiges of the Cold War after more than 50 years of hostility.

Hui jury hits bottleneck
The jury in the corruption trial of former chief secretary Rafael Hui Si-yan and the Sun Hung Kai Properties co-chairmen returned to the High Court with a question yesterday after more than 40 hours of deliberation.

$27b fund to boost housing
A HK$27 billion reserve is being set aside to help meet a 10-year public housing supply target of 290,000 units.

Pro-democracy site to return as Best Pencil
The pro-democracy news website House News will finally be launched by the end of this month or early next year but under the new name Best Pencil.

Brit pact 'swept into history'
Constitutional affairs chief Raymond Tam Chi-yuen strongly rejected Britain's claim of "moral obligation," saying the "historical mission" of the Sino-British Joint Declaration has already been completed.

Heart boy in dire need of donor
A 14-year-old boy with an artificial heart is in critical condition at Queen Mary Hospital and may die at any time if a donor is not found.

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