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Mainland tourists' satisfaction with Hong Kong hits four-year record, study finds

Mainland tourists' satisfaction with Hong Kong hits four-year record, study finds Japanese and Korean tourists were used to good transport links and high-end shops and would expect the same in Hong Kong, he said. The language barrier could also be a problem. Mainlanders, meanwhile, were likely to stay in cheap hotels and spend … Full News […]

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Hong Kong-listed Lai Fung pays record price for Shanghai parcel

Hong Kong-listed Lai Fung pays record price for Shanghai parcel Shanghai sold a small residential parcel to Hong Kong-listed Lai Fung Holdings at a record price yesterday, bucking the nationwide trend of a cooling real estate market. The 6,885 square metre property, near the Huangpu River snaking through the city's … Full News here – Read […]

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Organisers of Hong Kong’s candlelight vigil for Tiananmen Square tragedy expect record turnout

As Beijing steps up efforts to silence dissenting voices ahead of the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown, organisers of the annual candlelight vigil in Victoria Park are expecting a record turnout. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Record high tax collected

The Inland Revenue Department received $ 243.5 billion in tax revenue in 2013-14, setting another record high after the 2012-13 collection year.   Announcing the figure at a press conference today, Commissioner of Inland Revenue Wong Kuen-fai said the duty collected represents an increase of $ 1.4 billion, or 1%, on 2012-13.   Revenue from […]

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Record year for tax intake – but stamp duty down

The government collected HK$ 243.5 billion in tax in the 2013-14 fiscal year, breaking the previous year’s record, but the revenue chief predicts intake will drop slightly in the current year. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Jadeite Necklace Sells for Record Price at Hong Kong Auction

A jadeite necklace once owned by Woolworth heiress Barbara Hutton sold for $ 27.6 million at a Hong Kong auction, a record price for jadeite jewellery. Full News here – Scene Asia » Hong Kong

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Jadeite Necklace Sells for Record Price at Hong Kong Auction

A jadeite necklace once owned by Woolworth heiress Barbara Hutton sold for $ 27.6 million at a Hong Kong auction, a record price for jadeite jewellery. Full News here – Scene Asia » Hong Kong

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HK sees record rainfall

The Hong Kong Observatory recorded 56mm of rain between 9pm and 10pm yesterday, the highest hourly rainfall on record for March.   A warm and humid airstream associated with a trough of low pressure over the Guangdong coast met a cooler easterly airstream near the Pearl River Estuary last night, bringing squally thunderstorms, heavy rain […]

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TB cases hit record low

Tuberculosis cases fell to a record low of 4,773 last year, dropping from 4,858 in 2012.   Speaking at a ceremony marking World Tuberculosis Day, Under Secretary for Food & Health Prof Sophia Chan said today the figure represented a new historical low.   However, she urged people to maintain vigilance against tuberculosis, which remains […]

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Mainland tourists push Hong Kong Disneyland to record profit

Hong Kong Disneyland on Monday reported a record profit last year buoyed by an increasing number of tourists from mainland China and said it would build a third hotel in the theme park to meet demand. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Dino expo breaks attendance record

The Legends of the Giant Dinosaurs exhibition at the Hong Kong Science Museum received its 500,000th visitor today, breaking the records for a thematic exhibition’s attendance and daily average visitor numbers to a public museum.   The exhibition has been a huge draw since its opening on November 8 last year, and has recorded a […]

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Hong Kong auction world record: A $628000 Scotch

Hong Kong auction world record: A 8000 Scotch Judge for a day: Tim Hanni hopes you know what you like in a wine. The Master of Wine is looking for a few good consumers — 100, actually — to be evaluators at the sixth annual Consumer Wine Awards. Judging takes place on March 22 at […]

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InvestHK-aided projects hit record high

Invest Hong Kong assisted a record high of 337 overseas and Mainland companies to set up or expand in Hong Kong in 2013, an almost 7% increase over a year earlier.     The positive results show the city’s enduring advantages and new business opportunities continue to attract investors, Director-General of Investment Promotion Simon Galpin […]

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Hong Kong's private home completions fell to second-lowest on record in 2013

Hong Kong's private home completions fell to second-lowest on record in 2013 The figure came just weeks after Hong Kong reported its property sales figures for 2013, which fell by more than a third last year to a 17-year low as a surge in sales tax, designed to burst a price bubble, turned off buyers. […]

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Operation Santa Claus raises record HK$21 million for charity

Operation Santa Claus has raised a record HK$ 21 million in its latest campaign, proof of Hong Kong’s generous spirit. Over the past 26 years, the media-led charity drive has channeled HK$ 209 million from individuals, groups and corporate donors to 194 projects that help disadvantaged children, the disabled, the elderly and others. Full News here […]

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