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  1. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Nine dead, 27 missing after second boat sinks off coast of Malaysia

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 03:19pm by Associated Press in Kuala Lumpur

    ... Thursday off Sepang town on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur. He said 18 people, including four women, were rescued by passing merchant ships but nine others are still missing. The boat was believed ... from poorer neighbours such as Indonesia, Bangladesh and Myanmar seeking low-paying plantation, construction, and factory work that is typically shunned by Malaysians. Around two million ...

  2. News - Asia - MARITIME DISPUTE

    ‘We were surrounded’: Vietnamese coastguard captain recounts escape after collision with Chinese ship

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 03:13pm by Keira Lu Huang

    ... damaged after clash at sea Chinese ships were locked in two separate confrontations with Vietnamese vessels near a controversial South China Sea oil rig on Sunday. The first incident happened at around 12.30pm, according to a report on China National Radio’s military channel, when a Chinese coastguard ship blasted water at a Vietnamese fishing inspection vessel. Five minutes later, ...

  3. News - China

    Wuhan showcases plans for Phoenix Towers, world’s tallest building

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 07:00pm

    ... Phoenix Towers, a showpiece twin-skyscraper project planned for construction in China’s Wuhan, will be the tallest pair of buildings in the world when completed in 2018. Designed ... world’s tallest garden”. The towers will be constructed on a 7-hectare island set in a lake, as part of a 47-hectare site at the end of a long avenue running into central Wuhan. ...

  4. Business - Companies - SHIPPING

    Time to buy dry bulk bargains, says chief

    Posted Mar 06th 2013, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... with the yard during design and construction of the ships and Berglund said they had delivered the highest returns of any ship in the firm's fleet. The firm made US$39.3 million in net profit from ... Keith Wallis keith.wallis@scmp.com Head of Pacific Basin Shipping says prices for secondhand cargo vessels have bottomed out, after falling up to 50pc over the past two years Time to buy ...

  5. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Then & now: ship shape

    Posted Jan 18th 2014, 10:41pm by Jason Wordie

    ... Jason Wordie Hong Kong's maritime industry has undergone sea changes in line with the city's ever-evolving economic landscape, writes Jason Wordie Ship shape As one of the world's major seaports, contemporary Hong Kong retains enduring connections with its maritime origins. The newly opened cruise-ship terminal on the old Kai Tak airport runway, designed to tap ...

  6. News - Asia - MARITIME DISPUTE

    Six Vietnamese fishermen arrested by Chinese navy near disputed islands

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 03:59pm by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg Crew of a boat taken back to China, according to Vietnamese report Six Vietnamese fishermen were arrested by Chinese naval ships in disputed waters yesterday, Vietnam’s state media reported, renewing tensions over a two-month territorial stand-off in the South China Sea. Chinese vessels captured a Vietnamese boat near the Paracel Islands on July 3, taking the ship ...

  7. News - China - Flight MH370

    Chinese ship on MH370 search mission returns to port after technical glitch

    Posted May 31st 2014, 12:46pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Chinese ship forced out of map task A Chinese ship mapping the ocean floor ahead of an intensive underwater search for missing Flight MH370 was returning ... of the Boeing 777. The Chinese survey ship, Zhu Kezhen, was conducting a bathymetric survey- or mapping of the ocean floor- to help experts determine how to carry out the next stage of the search ...

  8. Property - International - BRITAIN

    Lenders reject builders as land values rise sharply in London

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:02am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in London Developers also face squeeze from slowing home price gains and soaring construction costs Lenders reject builders as land values rise sharply Surging land prices are prompting lenders to reject more requests from developers faced with slowing home price gains and soaring construction costs. "The biggest reason we turn down deals is because land values ...

  9. HK's Anglo-Eastern picked to run first 'Chinamax' ship

    Posted Apr 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Anglo-Eastern is on course to manage all seven of the ships built by Daewoo Shipbuilding and some of the vessels constructed by China Rongsheng. This would continue a relationship that started almost ... Keith Wallis A Hong Kong ship management company is overseeing the day-to-day operation of the first in a series of 'Chinamax' ultra-large dry bulk cargo ships ...

  10. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    North Korea 'has built two large warships', think tank's satellite photos show

    Posted May 16th 2014, 11:33am by AFP and AP

    ... AFP and AP in Seoul Satellite images have picked out two new North Korean warships, the largest it has constructed in 25 years, a US think tank said today. Recent commercial satellite ... their introduction suggested an “evolutionary step” in the North’s naval strategy to include helicopter anti-submarine operations. The analysis notes that North Korea has been able to construct the vessels ...




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