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  1. CNPC eyes Canadian oil firms' resources

    Posted Apr 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of their offshore assets in Libya and Syria valued at about US$5 billion, sources said. Beijing-based China National Petroleum, the parent of Hong Kong-listed PetroChina, could not be reached for comment. ... deal. Petro-Canada's international unit owns assets in Syria, Libya, Trinidad and Tobago, and the North Sea. The offshore unit will generate about one-third of its total 2009 profit based ...

  2. China Mobile wants junior role in bids to acquire MTN Group assets

    Posted Mar 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tim LeeMaster China Mobile Communications Corp, the largest mobile-telephone company on the mainland, is seeking a partner to buy the assets of South Africa's MTN Group in Iran, Syria ... Financing with US banks could also run into trouble with the committee and can limit a listed company's attractiveness to investors. The US has labelled Iran and Syria as state sponsors ...

  3. Travelling Heroes

    Posted Dec 13th 2009, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... and certain myths, indicate they once lived in north Syria, east Sicily and north Africa. Lane Fox, a professor of ancient history at Oxford University and gardening columnist for the Financial Times, ...

  4. The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy

    Posted May 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... and confrontations with Iran and Syria. They contended that these policies would hurt the interests of the US and Israel. The book that resulted from that essay, The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy, ...

  5. Untangling the threads of the new Silk Road

    Posted Apr 20th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Syria's bustling Adra free zone after a visit to its China City exhibition centre and wholesale market, he notices across the road a decaying training camp for Palestinian militants. 'That is the old Syria. The free zone is the new Syria,' says his guide. Western countries are focused on the old in Syria and other Arab countries. China sees the new. But as the G20 leaders' ...

  6. Dreams and Shadows

    Posted Feb 01st 2009, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... stage so formidable a display of people power it forced the government to resign and Syria to withdraw its forces from the country. Wright sets out to look at 'disparate experiments ...

  7. The Taj Mahal

    Posted Jul 15th 2009, 12:00am by Chris King

    ... artists and architects from all over northern India, Syria and Persia came to work on the massive project. They not only built the marble domes and minarets, or towers, of the mausoleum, but also ...

  8. Its time to let Iraq stand on its own

    Posted Jun 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Syria and Turkey have interests in seeing the downfall of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. There is no shortage of enemies of the Iraqi state. The people of Iraq know this well. But they also ...

  9. Sinopec reaches C$8.27b deal to acquire Addax Petroleum

    Posted Jun 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for Tanganyika Oil, a Canadian-based oil company with assets in Syria, in December last year. What's at stake The Canadian oil and gas exploration firm has assets in Africa and Iraq The premium ...

  10. Classy Bahrain see off spirited HK

    Posted Jan 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tiesheng, while Du Wei, Jiang Ning and Hao Junmin also scored. The win was sorely needed to restore morale after a 3-2 defeat in Syria last week. Change of form China may have been slipping ...




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