Issue: May 10, 2006   (Archive)
Saturday, November 29, 2014   

Put TV license on block and just watch it go
Gone are the days when people formed their opinions on public issues by reading a newspaper. Today the internet bombards us every day with a torrent of factoids.

May the best man win
Eddy Li Sau-hung was recently elected president of the Chinese Manufacturers' Association of Hong Kong.

Sunny, natural smile comes from inner joy
Cheng Pei-pei was already there when I arrived at the coffee shop. From a corner table, the famed actress greeted me with a big smile.

Leasing changes with the times
Shop rents in Hong Kong have peaked after surging for many years, with Causeway Bay now overtaken by New York's Upper Fifth Avenue as the world's most expensive retail leasing area.

Be prepared for the Black Friday frenzy
Judging from the way my e-mail inbox has been heaping up with frantic alerts on mega sales, Black Friday is just round the corner. For most Americans, this coming Friday is the best time of the year to stock up with electronic gadgets, apparel, skin-care products and gifts for loved ones.

Music twinkles under stars
This year's Symphony Under The Stars was held on Friday at the New Central Harbourfront.

Property market faces bumpy ride in 2015
The property and stock markets for 2015 are two of the main concerns of Hong Kong people, and in particular readers of The Standard. The many e-mails that I receive ask for my predictions in these areas.

Canada tops for loonie prices
Sing Tao's newspaper business in Canada has been performing well despite challenges from the new media, thanks to the shrewd management of colleagues there.

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