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Material from food and travel and other miscellaneous areas

Satay night fever

Satay night fever

Food and Travel magazine There it was: the great Chinese shuffle. The Chinese waddle, as it is known in some quarters, can be found in markets all over the world, though is limited to females from 15 years old and upwards. The upper body swings from side-to-side, waist static and feet set at an...

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Chobe safari – take your own transport

Chobe safari – take your own transport

It wasn’t a sound. It might have been the heat. Both Hilton and I awoke at the same time. Straightening up from the slumped sleeping position in the front seat of the vehicle, we could see animals appearing from ridges around the muddy watering hole. Our quiet hour’s wait had seen the inevitable thirst...

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Senegal elections: Opposition take up battle stations

African Business February 2000 Senegal goes to the polls later this month (February) to elect the next President. The incumbent, Abdou Diouf who has been in power for 19 years will stand for his last term but the opposition has been gathering strength to deny him victory this time around. Gerry O’Kane delves into...

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All quiet on the western front

All quiet on the western front

Wine & Spirit International October 1999 For all the sabre rattling, intra-EU duty free has ended not with a bang, but a whimper. Gerard O’Kane reports on the uneasy silence in travel retail lounges The EU can hardly have been unaware of the possible effects of the end of European duty free. Some of...

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More than the peg

Benchmark – Fourth quarter 1998 The bad news for Hong Kong is that George Soros gets his currency bets right most of the time, just ask John Major, President Suharto, Mahathir Mohamed or Boris Yeltsin. Ask Hong Kong’s financial secretary, Donald Tsang, and he would reluctantly have to agree also. Now, apparently, Soros is...

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The international war against AIDS

The Middle East March 1988 Lack of knowledge about the Acquired Immune DeficiencySyndrome (AIDS) has led to a multitude of misunderstandings about the virus. However, one definite fact is that every country in the world is concerned by the rapid spread of the disease. In January, health ministers from 140 countries met in London...

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Busy Signals

Window, JUNE 28,1996 Hong Kong grapples with telecommunications upheaval HONGKONG Telecom has just had one of its worst years, according to NEW T&T president Leslie Harris, one of those who have helped to make it so. Over the past year, Telecom’s international growth rate has slowed down, three local telephone service competitors have appeared,...

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Lion City walks on the wild side

South China Morning Post (Hong Kong), July 11, 1993 IT IS hard to imagine Singapore going wild, no less promoting itself as a “nightlife” destination, with its manicured edges and collective sense of order. But in June next year the world-renowned shopping mecca will be able to add this slant to its tourism blurb,...

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The future is foreseeable

South China Morning Post, Jan 1993 By Gerry O’Kane In 2010 your systems will offer the world The computer on the desk was the size of a laptop. The only reason for that was that the Professor liked to type. The dormant screen flickered and a video window appeared. The face said “Excuse me...

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Now executives can make a killing

Asian Business: November 1992 Dateline By Gerry O’Kane Not too long ago in Hong Kong’s New Territories, representatives of the local press and executives of the local branch of ICL, the British subsidiary of Japanese computer giant Fujitsu, spent the day shooting at each other. Nothing too unusual about that perhaps — relations between...

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China’s battle with water pollution is up-hill all the way

As the debate over revisions to China’s Environmental Law rumbles on, new incidents of groundwater and river pollution pour out of the Chinese media...

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China’s energy strategy will make waves for years to come

Follow the money, CleanBiz.Asia The economic turmoil of the financial crash saw China being feted as a white knight with drawbridges being lowered to...

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Currency Management: Minding the pennies and cents

Investment and Pensions Europe (IPE): 1 Nov 2012 01 Nov 2012 Pension funds are learning that currency costs need to be managed, writes Gerry...

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Forget the world as we knew it

Follow the Money, CleanBiz.Asia It was like an elephant in the corner of the room. Hurricane Sandy came roaring through the Northeast United States,...

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Hong Kong-listed logging company continues global rape

CleanBiz.Asia Malaysian logging group Samling, has been accused of using illegal logging permits to give it access to pristine forests in Liberia. The case...

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