Issue: May 10, 2006   (Archive)
Sunday, March 1, 2015   




Make all the right connections in data flow
Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah said in his budget speech on Wednesday that the government will open up weather and traffic data to software developers looking to make their own applications.

Farewell to arms, hello tourists
Japan was a hot destination for Hong Kong travelers during the Lunar New Year holiday, while those who love sunny beaches considered the Maldives.

Japanese atrocities not lost in translation
Former top news anchor Lavender Cheung Wan-yim is now corporate communication senior manager at the Hospital Authority. But her outstanding media work was not the reason I invited her to a face-to-face session.

Tycoons pay price for anonymity
The HK$5.1 billion sale of the historic Ho Tung Gardens on The Peak generated more than HK$1 billion in stamp duties.

Good wines could cost less than corkage
"Give me books, French wine, fruit, fine weather, and a little music played out of doors by somebody I do not know." English Romantic poet John Keats, famous for sensual imagery in his series of timeless odes, once said this in the early 1800s.

Winning stocks hard to pick
My stock veteran friend who has been giving investment tips at the start of every year said he will probably have to quit doing this because the financial climate is now becoming too unpredictable.

Villagers put end to vice den with blast
In the 1960s, more than 70 percent of the women in Lantau Island's General Obscene Stone village (a direct translation from the Chinese name), were prostitutes.

Currency war on horizon
My friends and I talked about investment recently, and a stock veteran summed up last year's market performance with the word "steady."



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