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  1. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian parliament repeals carbon tax, emissions trading scheme

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 11:18am by Reuters in Sydney

    ... Reuters in Sydney Australia on Thursday became the first country in the world to scrap a carbon tax as the upper house of the legislature also discarded plans for a trading scheme based on emissions The Australian Senate voted on Thursday to scrap the country’s carbon tax and plans for emissions trading, a major victory for conservative Prime Minister Tony Abbott that leaves ...

  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    EU urges China to roll out carbon trading nationwide ahead of 2020 target

    Posted May 28th 2014, 05:01am by Li Jing

    ... more energy-efficient and reduces its carbon footprint can sell carbon credits to help finance investment. Senior officials have previously said a nationwide roll-out of the carbon market would ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Top European climate official says a carbon cap would not expose Beijing to greater pressure to agree to a new international climate treaty EU presses ...

  3. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    UN climate chief urges ‘bold’ steps to curb carbon emissions

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 07:02pm by Agence France-Presse in Berlin

    ... on Sunday called on governments to take bold steps to tame carbon emissions after a landmark report said the worldwide aim to limit global warming was still attainable. “The world can still combat climate change but only if nations raise their collective ambition to achieve a carbon-neutral world in the second half of the century,” said Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the UN ...

  4. News - China

    Hubei plans province’s first carbon auction next month

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 09:42pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing Government to hand out 90 per cent, or 270 million, permits to emitters for free Hubei province will auction up to two million carbon permits at a government-set minimum price next month to kick-start the nation’s sixth pilot emissions trading scheme (ETS). Hubei’s carbon market will be only the second to sell a share of the permits. In most of the other trial ...

  5. Magazines - 48hrs - FOOD & WINE

    First Served: Carbone

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 01:12am by FIRST SERVED

    ... We visited the eagerly anticipated Carbone (tel: 2593 2593) in LKF Tower the second day after it opened and were transported to an old-school New York fine dining restaurant, with a 1960s ... Some of the items, such as Mario's meatballs and the chocolate blackout cake, were not available, but what makes an evening here memorable is the wise-cracking New Yorker, Louie Carbone ...

  6. News - World - TERRORISM

    Islamic State's self-financing model poses additional challenges for anti-terror operations

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 08:59pm by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg Islamic State's self-financing model poses extra challenges for those trying to stop the militant group's expansion in Iraq, Syria and maybe beyond Oil that helps ... and smuggling, according to American intelligence officials and anti-terrorism finance experts. Unlike other extremist groups that rely on foreign donations that can be squeezed by sanctions, diplomacy ...

  7. Business - Companies - ENERGY

    Cathay Pacific invests in biofuel developer to meet carbon-neutral growth targets

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 04:51pm by SIJIA JIANG

    ... Sijia Jiang sijia.jiang@scmp.com Cathay invests in US biofuel supplier Cathay Pacific Group is investing in a US biofuel developer to provide the airline with low-carbon fuel that will amount to an annualised 2 per cent of its fuel consumption for 10 years. Cathay, which is aiming for carbon-neutral growth from 2020, said it was the first airline to invest in Fulcrum, ...

  8. News - China Digest

    The Post's daily China news round-up- August 27, 2016

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 07:24am

    ... China 'victory' over Japan |Source: Kyodo News The memorial was cancelled shortly following Hong Kong's return to Chinese rule in 1997. China agrees to finance five petrochemical ... funding |Source: NewsDzeZimbabwe Zimbabwe's Finance Minister says the country sets aside income from taxing Chinese mining to service Chinese loans. China’s recipe for higher consumption ...

  9. FIF Group builds better future through financing services

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:43pm by Reports by Krystin Chu and Khay Inn Poh

    ... Reports by Krystin Chu and Khay Inn Poh Leading financial services provider Federal International Finance (FIF) Group celebrated its 25th anniversary last May on the back ... cars in the country and an expanding middle class have propelled the company towards car financing, a service that augments its reputation as one of Indonesia's largest motorcycle ...

  10. Buana Finance boosts SMEs amid global downturns

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 11:52am by Reports by Krystin Chu and Khay Inn Poh

    ... enterprises (SMEs) in sustaining local economies. Home-grown Buana Finance attests to the resilience of SMEs amid downturns, and their part in the recovery. The financial services company benefits ... Finance's customer-focused approach has helped the firm maintain an edge in the competitive financing segment. "The key is to be able to respond quickly, while being able to understand ...




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