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  1. News - China

    Tianjin markets sold migratory birds captured illegally to restaurants

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 06:23pm by WU NAN

    ... Wu Nan wu.nan@scmp.com Owners paid HK$76.6 per kilo after creatures had been fattened up for smothering, CCTV investigation found Several bird markets in Tianjin were found to have sold migratory birds captured illegally, and on a daily basis hundreds of thousands of them, some endangered, are sold to restaurants, China Central Television reported today. Traders kept the birds ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Jobless rate could rise if retail sales keep declining, financial secretary warns

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:03am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Poor April figures and troubling external business factors worry financial secretary Fall in retail sales could cost jobs, Tsang says Hong Kong's unemployment rate of 3.1 per cent may go up if retail sales continue to shrink and the external business environment does not improve, Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah warned yesterday. He ...

  3. Business - Commodities - PRECIOUS METALS

    Silver market sets scene for new benchmarking in electronic era

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 10:33am by Reuters

    ... the increased scrutiny of precious metals "fixes" by European and United States watchdogs in the wake of benchmark manipulation in other financial markets. The new price mechanism is not only ... Reuters in London Market replaces century-old 'fix' with auction-based and auditable mechanism that is also tradeable with more direct participants Silver benchmark reboots ...

  4. Business - Money - BONDS

    SSA bond market attractive choice for issuers

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 04:28am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Bank treasuries taking advantage of demand to meet liquidity coverage ratios and regulations SSA bond market attractive choice for issuers The insatiable bid ... and central banks looking to park cash at the short end. The African Development Bank, Municipality Finance and NRW.Bank took advantage of the demand while locking in attractive funding, and market ...

  5. Business - Money - THE INSIDER

    Company directors lead way in stock market purchases

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 04:28am by Robert Halili

    ... Robert Halili Henderson Land's Lee Shau-kee and Ju Teng's Cheng Li-yu were enthusiastic insider buyers Company directors lead way in stock market purchases Directors were enthusiastic buyers in the market last week, with 38 companies recording 187 purchases worth HK$589 million. The numbers far exceeded the prior week's four-day total of HK$497 million in purchases ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    Chief of Galaxy Securities unit questioned in illegal bond probe

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 10:20am by Daniel Ren

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com Head of fixed-income business and two of his employees are the latest to fall foul of financial regulator's probe into illegal bond trading ... Securities' fixed-income division adding to the unsavoury reputation of the mainland's debt market. Dai Xu, the top manager of Galaxy's fixed-income businesses, and two employees in his ...

  7. Business - Money - WEALTH MANAGEMENT

    Industry waiting for first trust company to default in China

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 06:19am by DON WEINLAND

    ... "It's not exactly clear where the risk lies. It's not clear if it's in the trust companies, the financial institutions or the investors." The trust market is a small part of the mainland's overall financial system. Assets under management in the market were estimated at US$1.8 trillion at the end of last year. But the products fitted into the much-bigger picture of how ...

  8. Business - Companies - EARNINGS

    Lenovo in 'attack' mode after record market share gains

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 10:28am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com Technology major primed for second-half offensive after record market share gains Lenovo readies market 'attack' on smart devices Chinese technology giant Lenovo is gearing up to launch its new generation of smart devices, after posting strong earnings in the quarter to June on record global market share gains in personal computers, ...

  9. Magazines - Post Magazine - FOOD

    Spice market: chicory root

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 09:09am by Susan Jung

    ... Susan Jung Susan Jung Cheap thrills Chicory root- as opposed to the leaves of some varieties, which are eaten as a bitter green- has long been used as a coffee substitute, albeit one without the stimulating effect of the bean; chicory contains no caffeine ...

  10. Business - Money - ALIBABA IPO

    Alibaba shares surge on New York stock market debut

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 10:10am by Ray Chan, AFP, Bloomberg, Reuters

    ... Alibaba surges on N.Y. stock market debut Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba's shares surged on its long-awaited Wall Street debut yesterday following a record stock offering that opens ... listing success stories such as Alibaba, Baidu, Tencent, JD and Sina. It said about a third of the 20 internet companies with the highest market value were now based in China, with many of them ...




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