123 Show Noreen Mir : The perfect companion for your lunchtime!
Join Saadia Usmani as she hosts the 123 Show today. With Hong Kong hosting a major jewellery exhibition for trade next week, Saadia's decided to give that a miss and chat with budding entrepreneur Sandra Chau, who runs a small Pearl and Jade stall in the ever- popular Jade Market in Jordan. She’ll be finding out more about the family business and getting some hot tips on finding perfect pearls that won't break the bank! (1:15pm-3pm, firstname.lastname@example.org, facebook: www.facebook.com/NoreenMirRTHKradio3)
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Shares in Greater Bay Area related stocks have surged after China’s State Council issued Monday its long-awaited plan for the development of the region, which aims to link Hong Kong and Macau with nine cities in Guangdong into a "world-class city-cluster". Shares of port operators and property developers jumped on Tuesday in reaction to the plan. Guangzhou Pearl River Industrial Development, Guangzhou Port and Shenzhen Yan Tian Port all climbed by the maximum 10% daily limit. The Shanghai Composite index was higher for a second day after making the biggest advance in three months on Monday. The Shenzhen Composite Index hit a five-month high.
Our panel of guests on Wednesday’s Money Talk consists of Stewart Aldcroft, Chairman of CitiTrust, Marc Franklin, Senior Portfolio Manager at Conning Asia Pacific and RTHK’s International Economics Correspondent, Barry Wood.
On Wednesday's Backchat, country parks. The AFCD has launched a consultation on enhancing the recreation and education potential of country parks and special areas. It covers enhancing existing facilities, including the visitors' centres; open museums; tree top adventures and 'glamping' or eco-lodges. What do you make of their enhancement proposals? What facilities do you want to see in the country parks? Should camp sites be booked in advanced as the AFCD suggets? What about developing the enclaves?
After 9.20, Thailand's political drama - how are plans for the general election in March?
Helping and serving others is the foundation of happiness. Themed as “Spread some Joy this Christmas”, Operation Santa Claus, the annual fundraising event jointly organised by Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) Radio 3 and the South China Morning Post (SCMP), has raised more than HK$17 million for 13 charity projects this year.
Guests at the closing ceremony, held at Crown Wine Cellars in Shouson Hill, were entertained by band leader Colin Aitchison and the China Coast Jazzmen. And 13-year-old award-winning local singer Elizabeth Stewart was also on stage to help fill the occasion with warmth. Officiating guests, Director of Broadcasting LEUNG Ka-wing and Chief Executive Officer of South China Morning Post Gary LIU then revealed the total raised -- HK$17,096,327 -- on a specially made extended scroll. They expressed heartfelt thanks for the generous support from individuals, schools, groups of workmates and corporate donors over the past two months.
Among the supporters who made this year such a success, several received special awards during the ceremony. Top School Fundraiser went to Discovery Mind School, while Shung Tak Catholic English College was awarded Most Creative School Fundraiser. This year’s Top Corporate Fundraiser was Morgan Stanley, and Swire Properties was recognized as Most Creative Corporate Fundraiser.
The Closing Ceremony of Operation Santa Claus 2018 was held at Crown Wine Cellars on January 15, 2019. Our great thanks to all our generous sponsors, donors and supporters. Join us now and take a look at the highlights of the ceremony.
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