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  1. Director hits his targets

    Posted Apr 18th 2010, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... and the beautiful visuals and daring camera-work also make this satire on the arms trade a treat on all levels. Woven around the humour are some touching moments, but for the most part this is a light, ... Micmacs tells the story of oddball Bazil (Dany Boon) who, after being injured in a shoot-out, is adopted by a band of fellow misfits. Together, they exact revenge on two arms manufacturers whose ...

  2. Firm may pull out of AsiaWorld-Expo if Wan Chai expands

    Posted Apr 15th 2010, 12:00am by Dennis Eng, Paggie Leung

    ... opposition to any plans to increase the size of the Wan Chai venue, and in criticising the dual role of the Trade Development Council- as the government's trade promotion arm and as a competing trade show organiser. 'We were shown a letter of guarantee from the Hong Kong government to AsiaWorld-Expo stating that no further exhibition space would be built in Hong Kong until phase ...

  3. Arms dealer pleads guilty

    Posted Jan 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong A businessman yesterday pleaded guilty in District Court to two counts of arms dealing without a licence for shipping 2,493 stun guns via Hong Kong to Andorra. He Honglu, 42, who owns a trading firm, admitted he shipped the guns in July 2008 from Shenzhen to Hong Kong, then had FedEx ship them to the small country between Spain and France. FedEx returned the cargo ...

  4. Rio Tinto duo appeal against bribery and theft convictions

    Posted Apr 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Group, Rizhao Steel Group, Tianjin Rongcheng Steel Group and a trading arm of Sinochem Group. Rizhao Steel chairman Du Shuanghua, also implicated in the case, was instructed to remain in Shandong ...

  5. Mainland brokerages see windfall in margin trading, short-selling

    Posted Jan 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai Mainland brokerages have received a shot in the arm with newly approved margin trading and short-selling expected to boost their commission income and expand revenue sources. Large securities firms such as Citic Securities and Haitong Securities will be the top beneficiaries of the liberalisation as the new trading mechanism could help them improve ...

  6. TDC to consider holding more fairs at AsiaWorld-Expo

    Posted Apr 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... over the dual role of the council- a government promotion arm and a competing trade show organiser. While many small- and medium-sized enterprises hailed the council's efforts to promote ... Joshua But The Trade Development Council will consider hosting more trade fairs at AsiaWorld-Expo at Chek Lap Kok and enhance its co-operation with organisers in the private sector amid ...

  7. US plans to squeeze N Korean bank deals

    Posted Jul 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... funds linked to illegal arms trades and a range of suspected criminal activity, including drug dealing and counterfeiting. Levey and other US Treasury officials have visited the region's ... under recent US pressure. Hong Kong, which hosts one of North Korea's few overseas diplomatic missions, was also a potential bolt-hole, with several North Korea-linked trading firms ...

  8. Flexible yuan will 'benefit exporters'

    Posted Jun 26th 2010, 12:00am by Sophie Yu

    ... as a result of yuan appreciation. Jiang said Beijing would introduce measures to ensure the healthy development of foreign trade, but he gave no details on what measures would be adopted. Chen, the exporter, is pessimistic about that promise. 'Will the government invest in us? Impossible,' he said. Zhang Yansheng, chief of the foreign trade research arm under the National Development ...

  9. A banking tale of tortoise and hare

    Posted Mar 04th 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Then in 1994 its Hong Kong securities arm was banned from participating in new stock offerings by the Securities and Futures Commission following a series of price manipulation and rat-trading scandals. Meanwhile its bullion trading arm was accused of bribing government officials in Malaysia and the Philippines. Not surprisingly, with its share price hammered by the string of disasters, ...

  10. PLA hawks seek curbs on US over Taiwan arms

    Posted Jan 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... increasingly assertive on bilateral and international matters, thanks to growing economic clout. Niu said trade frictions could be a bigger issue in bilateral ties this year than the arms sale. Under ... to Taiwan. Beijing immediately hit back at the arms sale with its standard rhetoric. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu said yesterday the mainland had lodged a formal complaint with the United ...




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