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  1. China Taiping pays price for BP disaster and earthquake

    Posted Aug 18th 2010, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... worldwide are still full of uncertainties. As such, we will continue to adopt a cautious and prudent investment strategy for the second half.' Policies pay off Disaster payouts were offset ...

  2. Odd-job man perishes in Mong Kok fire

    Posted Jan 06th 2011, 12:00am by Clifford Lo, Joyce Ng

    ... man. The man's charred body was found in the toilet of a groundfloor hardware shop in the Mong Kok building, 90 per cent of which has been bought up by an agency acting for Henderson Land ... in the centre of the shop and blocked his escape route, and the shop had no rear exit,' a police officer said. The man, an odd-job worker, had been living alone in the shop. 'At this stage, ...

  3. Residents refusing to sell complain of harassment

    Posted Feb 14th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung Residents of a Tai Kok Tsui building targeted by a company acquiring development rights in the area claim they have been living in terror after refusing to sell their properties. Many said they had experienced various forms of harassment, in ...

  4. CNOOC and the curious case of Cuddle's combustible cliff

    Posted Oct 21st 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... its long-term commercial viability. Development costs are punishing - Chesapeake, for example, made a US$5.8 billion loss last year - and although the initial yields from newly drilled shale ...

  5. Global oil drilling rebounds, but companies still cautious

    Posted Sep 24th 2010, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng Global oil drilling activities have staged a strong recovery since hitting a bottom in the middle of last year, but demand for equipment has been lagging as oil and gas producers do not yet want to splash out on new purchases. The drilling service ...

  6. Spotlight too bright for rags-to-riches tycoon

    Posted Jul 31st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Mining made Chen Fashu the richest man in Fujian province in: 2007 Ecological nightmare follows copper mine's waste-water spill into Ting River July 3, 2010: Leak of 9,100 cubic metres ... Mandy Zuo Chen Fashu is the richest man in the southeastern province of Fujian. He ranks third on Hurun's 2010 Philanthropy List. His is an inspiring story of a poor country boy ...

  7. Bankers' magic: why we hold all the aces

    Posted May 09th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Alanson

    ... And we of course concluded that the value of the business was at a level now that made perfect sense to sell, and that, given the complexity of the market and the business, it was necessary ...

  8. Pent-up demand revives market

    Posted Sep 30th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Frew Mcmillan

    ... That more than made up for the decline after Lehman's went bust. Average luxury-home rents, which had fallen 13.8 per cent in the first quarter of this year, edged up 0.9 per cent from March ...

  9. Risk China's resources deals may scale imperial heights

    Posted Sep 24th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland A 19th-century historian once commented that Britain had acquired its empire 'in a fit of absence of mind'. There is a risk that China may be acquiring its overseas commodity empire in a similar state of inattention. On the surf ...

  10. Pilot opts for some plane sailing

    Posted Apr 09th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... always had a love for water and been around boats. Some people say owning a yacht today is like standing in a shower and tearing up $100 bills.' With a crew made up of mates from his former ...




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