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  1. Why everyone ignores financial 'quake' signs

    Posted Oct 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... nothing. If that sounds improbable, it is pretty much how policy-makers and investors respond to warning signals in financial markets. At the weekend, former US Federal Reserve boss Alan Greenspan ... or to evacuation points. There could be panic, stampedes, crushes. The financial costs would be severe. Shutting Tokyo's businesses for just a single day would cost Japan more than US$5 billion ...

  2. Wiping clean carbon footprints will mean financial gain to companies

    Posted Oct 26th 2007, 12:00am by Sabine Borgia

    ... trading schemes giving companies a financial incentive to cut the carbon footprints of these activities. All the major logistics software houses will add carbon calculators and decarbonisation ... company has set up two productions lines, one for producing high-quality vehicles for export to countries with tighter environmental standards and another for the cheaper domestic market. Avnet ...

  3. Cleaning up murky financial waters

    Posted Apr 12th 2006, 12:00am by Hu Shuli

    ... areas of business, still found its way back into the market in a disguised form. This is a clear indication of how vested interests are holding on, despite reforms. Obviously, a bigger economy ...

  4. When it comes to the crunch, it's just too complicated

    Posted Apr 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Haldane, executive director of financial stability at the Bank of England, says the calculation of such conversions should be manageable by 'a competent clerk and envelope'. In reality, ... with a full repayment of principal at an accepted date. The trust element built into these securities is why they are such a large and accepted part of the market. Even so, even the best issuers can ...

  5. Market calls

    Posted Jan 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... about the sector. He is also unsure of the ability of Germany - a major market for solar power - to keep subsidising the industry, given the way it has been pulled into the euro-zone sovereign ... are a few financially weak companies in the solar sector, some firms won't survive, but whoever does will be stronger,' Sarmah says. Profit margins are poor, but they are better ...

  6. Want a financial tip? Expect the unexpected

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... maintaining high investment rates until diminishing returns on capital trigger a financial crisis and a far harder landing- is even less attractive. Either way, China's growth rates will slow ...

  7. Nuclear giant wins approval for I.P.O.

    Posted Jun 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the Environmental Protection Ministry to launch an initial public offering on the domestic stock market. The green light for an IPO by the nation's largest developer of atomic energy came just one week ... a mega offering that could exacerbate the mainland's weak equity market. A flood of IPOs last year and in 2010 soaked up more than 700 billion yuan from the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock ...

  8. Stallholders want bird market reopened

    Posted Jun 21st 2007, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee Stallholders at Mong Kok's Bird Garden have called on the government to reopen the market as soon as possible since no further traces of bird flu have been found. The Yuen Po Street market has been closed since Sunday after the H5N1 virus was found on Saturday in a faecal swab taken from a Daurian starling. Vendors' convener Shek Kwok-keung said yesterday ...

  9. Poor need greater financial protection from disasters

    Posted Dec 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... good-quality infrastructure and emergency systems. Its death toll from such disasters would be much worse if that were not the case. In dollar terms, the financial cost is much higher than it would ...

  10. Fund bets on impact of climate change

    Posted Apr 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... shift in business caused by climate change. The DWS Invest Climate Change Fund buys shares of a wide range of companies that may not be solely focused on climate change but whose market ... to climate change. 'If a company has technology or services that can have an impact, this will also have some impact on their market valuations, and then we want to invest in them,' said ...




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