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  1. Graft-fighters target dodgy property deals

    Posted Jan 12th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... the overheated market, as rising housing prices have increasingly caused discontent among citizens. In a circular released on Sunday, the State Council said it was taking steps to cool the property ...

  2. State firms in global hunt for executive talent

    Posted Aug 31st 2010, 12:00am by Sophie Yu

    ... Sophie Yu A stint at Honda, BHP Billiton or General Electric will be more valuable than Marxist-Leninist credentials on the resumes of those being head-hunted to fill senior positions at 12 top state-owned enterprises. Derided as inefficient and unresponsive, large state-owned companies have been making a big effort to catch up with overseas rivals as they seek to build ...

  3. State to close 31 GW at small power plants

    Posted Feb 05th 2009, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... the current decline in power demand to speed up the closure of small power plants and their replacement with large ones,' the commission's head Zhang Guobao was quoted by the Shanghai ...

  4. State leaders size up economic challenges

    Posted Jul 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... facing mainland enterprises as the rate of economic growth appears to have slowed. Headed by key figures such as Premier Wen Jiabao and Vice-President Xi Jinping, the visits to economic ... Wang Qishan in Shandong, the China Times reported yesterday. Zhang Wenkui, vice-director of enterprise research at the Development Research Centre of the State Council, said the scale ...

  5. HK strategist puts head on InBev deal

    Posted Nov 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... States brewer Anheuser-Busch by Belgium's InBev will affect the minority positions the world's biggest brewer will hold in major mainland beer brands including Tsing Tao, Harbin and Zhu ...

  6. Bailout plan for big four state lenders likely soon

    Posted Sep 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Christine Chan

    ... Plans to recapitalise China's technically insolvent big four state banks may be finalised by the central government soon, with analysts predicting massive injections to clean up ... banking issue head-on, despite 10 years of trying in vain to turn the four banks - the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, the Bank of China, China Construction Bank and the Agricultural Bank ...

  7. Graft worsens at state-owned firms

    Posted Dec 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... and August this year, the vast majority were senior company managers or department heads in charge of restructuring. Official statistics showed a worsening picture of corruption in state firms, ... officials from state-owned enterprises (SOEs), the Supreme People's Procuratorate says. And the number of such crimes has risen in recent years, as SOE bosses took advantage of ambiguous ...

  8. Li Peng's son heads one of the biggest-polluting firms in Beijing

    Posted Jun 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... sensitive zones. All companies on the list not involved in power generation had been told to reduce emissions by the end of the year or face punishment, officials said, without stating what ...

  9. Reality check for PCCW over state of public phone booths

    Posted Jan 31st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In response to my observation that few public telephones take coins ('Public phones have vital role in emergencies', January 13), Lindsay Servian of PCCW has advised that 98 per cent of the PCCW public phones do take them ('Most payphones a ...

  10. China Southern gets 1.5b yuan in state aid

    Posted Feb 24th 2010, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So China Southern Airlines, the region's largest airline by fleet size, will issue 1.5 billion yuan (HK$1.71 billion) worth of new shares to its parent China Southern Air Holdings to fund new aircraft purchases and to top up working capital ...




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