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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan finds rich rare earth deposits on seabed

    Posted Mar 21st 2013, 05:36pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Japanese researchers said on Thursday they have found a rich deposit of rare earths on the Pacific seabed, with reports suggesting it could be up to 30 times ... said they plan to continue their survey, which began in January, to further study rare earth resources and find out how extensive the deposits are. ...

  2. Beijing to tap into Spratly gas deposit

    Posted May 14th 2004, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... the 'combustible ice' has caught the imagination of the international scientific community. In the late 1990s, Beijing identified deposits in various areas in the South China Sea ...

  3. Beijing to tap into Spratlys gas deposit

    Posted May 14th 2004, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... The project could renew a row over disputed waters Beijing has launched an ambitious project to explore and develop natural gas hydrates in the South China Sea as part of its strategy to achieve energy security. The Chinese Academy of Sciences has set up ...

  4. Business - Companies

    Tax probe places Deutsche Bank’s ethics in spotlight

    Posted Dec 17th 2012, 11:58am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Frankfurt As Germany’s biggest lender, Deutsche Bank has for many people long symbolised everything that is wrong and immoral about the banking sector and its perceived culture of limitless greed. However, under the new dual leadership of Anshu Jain and Juergen Fitschen, who took over in June, the bank has been making every effort to clean up that image. ...

  5. Shanxi officials misuse 30m yuan

    Posted Dec 29th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Protection Bureau and its affiliate, the Shanxi Environmental Fund, used the money to rent and build office buildings, deposited some of it in local banks and even used it to invest in a brokerage ... administrators used the money to rent and decorate an office building. The bureau's affiliate, the Shanxi Environment Fund, meanwhile, deposited 7 million yuan taken from an environmental protection ...

  6. News - World - ENERGY

    World Bank urges end to polluting gas flaring

    Posted Oct 26th 2012, 12:00am by GDN

    ... The Guardian Practice among oil giants contributes as much to climate change as a major economy like Italy World Bank urges end to polluting gas flaring Gas flaring by oil and gas drillers contributes as much to climate change as the entire economy of Italy, according to data released by the World Bank, which called for an end to the practice. While flaring to burn off excess gas ...

  7. In Brief

    Posted May 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... reported. AFP Financial aid ordered The central bank ordered commercial institutes to provide financial support for the nation's quake-hit areas, including loan extensions. Commercial banks were ordered not to pursue debtors in the quake-hit regions, who fell behind in payments, the People's Bank of China said in a memorandum on its website. Banking institutes should also ...

  8. Facebook and Twitter are far from being revolutionary

    Posted Mar 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the interest rates on both deposits and bank loans artificially low. That would benefit the government and state sector, because in an environment of rising prices, holding deposit rates below the rate ...

  9. News - China

    Henan landfill threatens to pollute Beijing's drinking water

    Posted Mar 22nd 2013, 10:11pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com A giant mountain of rubbish in Henan province is threatening to pollute a reservoir that provides drinking water for more than 20 million Beijing residents, the Beijing News reported on Friday. Xinglong county began depositing rubbish in Qingsongling rubbish dump in 1989. Once a 50-metre deep valley, the rubbish dump was completely full when it was closed ...

  10. Titan banking on green dream

    Posted Mar 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com Genomic titan Dr J. Craig Venter told a Hong Kong audience last week that he had no intention to recreate extinct species, instead, he only wished to help protect the environment with synthetic genomics. Venter, whose creati ...




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