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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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China tech giants lift Hong Kong shares, Tencent at record close

China tech giants lift Hong Kong shares, Tencent at record close The Hang Seng Index ended up 0.4 percent at 22,986.4 points, while the China Enterprises Index of the leading offshore Chinese listings in Hong Kong slipped 0.1 percent as turnover remained anemic. Tencent shares closed up 0.8 percent, paring gains … Full News here – […]

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New companies hit record high

A record high of 174,031 new local companies were registered with the Companies Registry last year.   By the end of 2013, the total number of live local companies registered under the Companies Ordinance stood at 1,162,931 – up by 118,287 on 2012.   There were 35,976 companies incorporated online using the e-Registry service, up 31.69% on […]

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Court slashes record divorce payout for property scion’s ex-wife

The Court of Appeal on Friday slashed a record HK$ 1.4 billion divorce settlement granted to a property tycoon’s ex-wife, saying she will only receive HK$ 524.5 million following a successful appeal by the husband and his father. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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RTHK presenters break record for visiting all MTR stations

Local radio presenters Tim Littlechild and Chantel Shafie could have been mistaken for first-time tourists, the way they religiously took photographs of all 83 station names along the 10 MTR lines. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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RTHK presenters aim to break MTR station record for Operation Santa

Two RTHK Radio 3 presenters will attempt to set a world record today by travelling through all 84 MTR stations in nine hours and at the same time raising funds for Operation Santa Claus. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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UBS bankers raise record HK$5 million for Operation Santa Claus

Global bank UBS has enlisted the help of its staff members, clients and even competitors to dig deep, raising a record sum of more than HK$ 5 million for Operation Santa Claus. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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