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  1. Business - Commodities - IRON ORE

    Iron ore extends losses as global surplus builds

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 05:40am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Singapore Iron ore extends losses as global surplus builds Iron ore completed a third quarterly decline in the longest losing streak on record as a slowdown in China's economy curbed demand growth in the largest buyer and worsened a global surplus. Ore with 62 per cent content delivered to Qingdao dropped 17 per cent this quarter to US$78.05 a dry tonne, ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance - FUNDRAISING

    Building services provider Nga Chun taps the market

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 09:52am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Building services provider Nga Chun Holdings is set to raise up to HK$93.4 million through a share offering. It plans to sell 100 million shares at an indicative range of 70 HK cents to HK$1.10 apiece. About 60 per cent, or HK$44.2 million, of the net proceeds will be used to operate prospective projects while about 20 per cent will be used for hiring ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Above all, we must build a sustainable pension scheme for Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 05:12pm by SHIRLEY YUEN

    ... Shirley Yuen Shirley Yuen says it must be affordable over long term, and target those who need help Above all, we must build a sustainable retirement scheme for Hong Kong Hong Kong faces ... population over the age of 20, including retired people and homemakers, only 40 per cent are covered by the MPF scheme. The programme is designed to build assets that will help these people later ...

  4. News - China Insider - CHINA DIGEST

    Guangzhou villagers want Asian Games walls torn down; inquiry over new homes in Jiangxi tourism zone; Nanchang to build eight night markets

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 04:46am by Staff Reporter

    ... Beijing Ageing population More than one-fifth of the capital's population are aged 60 or above, the China News Service reports. Figures from the city's civil affairs bureau said about 2.8 million permanent residents in the capital fell into that ...

  5. Magazines - Post Magazine - TV

    Channel hop: Richard Hammond Builds a Universe

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 09:14am by Mark Peters

    ... bigoted buddy Jeremy Clarkson to build himself a whole planet. This week, he ups the ante by attempting to create a whole damn universe (Richard Hammond Builds a Universe, right; TVB Pearl, ... isn't a supreme being with a cosmic toolbox, and he can't pluck stars out of the sky to build a "real" universe. Instead, the programme is a mixture of stunning CGI and hands-on, ...


    Thirst for challenge drove Zhang Xinxin to quit Cisco and build travel app

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 05:13am by Adrian Wan

    ... desire. The problem with the job was that as a software developer in a big company I didn't get to learn other things, apart from building software for the Windows operating system. ... We're running on our investment now.   How do you plan to make money? We can't be too specific but, broadly, we want to build it into a community, where other users can see how and where ...

  7. Sport - Rugby

    An ‘All Black’ cloud is building over the future of Asian Games

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 08:44pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... New Zealand and Fiji battle it out for the gold medal at the 2023 Asian Games while Australia and Samoa go for bronze. This is a very real possibility following this week’s announcement by Asia’s Olympic chief Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, who said Ocea ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong's buildings should be generating electricity, not using it

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 04:17am by Ian Brownlee

    ... Ian Brownlee Ian Brownlee says tried and tested technology is available to enable Hong Kong buildings to tap our abundant solar energy for use; what's lacking is the leadership to push for change Bright idea This week is World Green Building Week, and it is observed in Hong Kong. The past approach to sustainable building design has largely focused on making buildings ...

  9. News - China - DEVELOPMENT

    As China's economy matures, it trades speed for build quality on big projects

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 05:29am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com China is more willing to accept delays in building equipment and infrastructure to ensure quality Speed no longer of the essence for key projects ... to "around 2022". Such delays used to be greatly frowned upon when it came to major building projects in China. A speed-at-all-costs attitude led to the completion of the Three Gorges Dam, ...

  10. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Art collective's pink tears draw attention to Johannesburg's run down buildings

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 11:07am by GDN

    ... Enjoli Liston Pink tears for fears of life in a dangerous city In downtown Johannesburg, building after building began to cry tears of hot pink paint. Over the summer the striking colour ... for an assignment at the beginning of summer, but was struck by the number of large buildings "with broken windows, totally dilapidated, filled with debris". Some areas of Johannesburg that were ...




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