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  1. The Mekong connection in illegal log trade

    Posted Mar 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Vaudine England

    ... Report reveals porous borders allow passage of wood for furniture, says Vaudine England An exercise in parallel realities will begin next week in Vientiane. Senior ministers from countries ... by various agreements on border and customs details and supported by the Asian Development Bank, are meant to lead to greater 'connectivity' between Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar, ...

  2. Indonesian migrant workers fight for fairness

    Posted Feb 17th 2008, 12:00am by Vaudine England

    ... Vaudine England explores the possibility that a consulate rule reinforces a job agency rip-off A fresh attempt to solve one of the biggest problems facing Indonesian migrant workers ... such abuses. The workers' groups - dozens of which are growing throughout the community of nearly 120,000 Indonesian workers here - say the problem often starts on the first visit to the bank ...

  3. Muslim mindset

    Posted Nov 25th 2007, 12:00am by Vaudine England

    ... Hong Kong entrepreneurs are keen to tap into Middle Eastern markets but we still have much to learn, writes Vaudine England Imagine strolling down a broad street beneath palm trees, ... spokesman said it always looks into the different needs of customers. It would also be useful, Imam Arshad says, if banks such as HSBC offered what they offer Muslim customers in Britain ...

  4. Who was this man Chater?

    Posted Dec 16th 2007, 12:00am by Vaudine England

    ... A bored new mum's internet surfing led her to the greatest life story never told, writes Vaudine England He's one of those men everyone in Hong Kong should know about, but almost ... and has taken on the mantle of lead fact-digger. 'We owe thanks to a lady in the south of England, Liz Chater, for much of the current interest in Sir Paul,' said Mr Bonsall. She has ...

  5. Schools of thought

    Posted Apr 27th 2008, 12:00am by Vaudine England

    ... Fate of historic Central site linked to Sun Yat-sen hangs in the balance, Vaudine England reports Less than one month is left for the public to submit their ideas and opinions about what ... of the Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China; Sin Tak-fan, a Eurasian who first studied then taught at the school before working for British legal firms and co-founding the law firm Lo & Lo; ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    Bank of England comes under fire for lax control over rigging

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 01:28am by Reuters

    ... rigging control The Bank of England will overhaul the way it works with banks and financial markets as it faces criticism of its response to signs of possible manipulation of foreign exchange ... of England said in October, shortly after Carney took over as governor, that it had hired consultants McKinsey to advise on a strategic review to reflect the bank's expanded powers to oversee ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - ECONOMY

    Bank of England survey finds 40pc of Britons expect rise in interest rate

    Posted Mar 08th 2014, 01:40am by Reuters

    ... forecasts have fallen, a quarterly poll commissioned by the Bank of England showed. The bank's inflation attitudes survey showed that 40 per cent of Britons expect a rate rise over the next 12 ... Inflation expectations over the next two and five years also fell to their lowest levels since August 2012. The inflation estimates are likely to support the Bank of England's message ...


    Arafat’s remains said to be exhumed on Tuesday

    Posted Nov 24th 2012, 08:39pm by Associated Press in Ramallah, West Bank

    ... Associated Press in Ramallah, West Bank The remains of former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat will be exhumed on Tuesday as part of a renewed investigation into his death, a Palestinian ... tomb in Arafat’s former government headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah. The Palestinian Authority, the self-rule government in the West Bank, had hesitated before agreeing to exhume ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance

    Britain to ease rules for branches of Chinese and other non-EU banks

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 03:07pm by Reuters

    ... of the Bank of England’s regulatory arm, the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA), said in October. Britain is hoping the City of London will become a major yuan hub outside China, and the two ... Reuters in London Britain’s central bank set lighter conditions on Wednesday for branches of Chinese and other non-European investment banks as part of efforts to bolster London’s role ...

  10. Sport - Soccer - SOCCER

    Sunderland take gamble and hire Poyet as manager

    Posted Oct 08th 2013, 11:16am by Associated Press in Sunderland, England

    ... Associated Press in Sunderland, England Gus Poyet was hired as Sunderland’s sixth permanent manager in less than five years on Tuesday with the task of reviving the English Premier League club’s fortunes. The 45-year-old Uruguayan was handed a two-year contract to replace Paolo Di Canio despite having no previous topflight managerial experience and being fired by second-tier team ...




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