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  1. Conservation work pays off as black-winged stilts nest and breed in park for first time

    Posted May 06th 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Black-winged stilts are nesting and breeding at Hong Kong Wetland Park for the first time, thanks to the park's conservation efforts. Photos released yesterday by the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department show a nest on a mudflat at the park, built by a pair of black-winged stilts. The nest was discovered by volunteers stationed at the mudflat hide ...

  2. Business - Economy - REGULATION

    Australia’s RBA mulling more steps to curb housing investment lending

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 01:13pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Sydney Regulators examine bringing in new measures to target 'imbalances' in investment loans Australia mulls steps to tighten home lending Australia's central bank said regulators were considering new steps to rein in lending for housing investment and an initial announcement was likely by the end of the year. Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) ...

  3. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Australia worries about two housing markets: its own and China's

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 04:18am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Sydney Economy at risk as Chinese property slowdown hurts demand for biggest export earner iron ore Australia faces hot and cold housing markets Australian policymakers have two ... headache the authorities are just starting to wrestle with. How they unfold will have lasting ramifications for Australia's economy and interest rates. "There are two prices that matter ...

  4. Business - Money

    Chart of the day: Alarm in Australia

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 04:18am by Nicole Elliott

    ... Nicole Elliott Chart of the day: Alarm in Australia The neat broadening top pattern- also known as a megaphone- that has built since February in the Australian All Ordinaries index is sounding a clear alarm. The index ended last week below both horizontal support at 5,350 and the 200-day moving average. In one mere month it has slumped 7 per cent from a six-year high. ...

  5. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Unesco criticises Australia’s decision to allow dredging of Great Barrier Reef

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 09:07pm by GDN

    ... Leck, a reef campaigner for the WWF-Australia, the global conservation body, said the criticism by the world heritage organisation was shared by it and all the other leading environmental ... Barrier Reef world heritage area prior to the world heritage committee meeting in June," he said. The Australian Marine Conservation Society's Great Barrier Reef campaign director, ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Prime minister at a time of tumult, Gough Whitlam made a difference

    Posted Oct 26th 2014, 05:19am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Gough Whitlam made a difference Few political leaders have polarised their nation as much as Australia's Gough Whitlam, sacked as prime minister by the head ... it was the difference he made during three tumultuous years in office, socially, culturally and to Australia's image, that was remembered. For an Asian audience, his legacy is best illustrated by the story ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Villagers fighting conservation have made millions selling land

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 06:02am by CHI FAI CHEUNG, Ernest Kao

    ... millions on land Property owners in Lantau's Tai Ho villages, where a conflict over conservation recently erupted, have sold up to 70 per cent of their land to developers for at least tens of million dollars, including sites zoned for conservation, property records show. Amid criticism from an environmental activist who questioned whether villagers really wanted to restore farming ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Sydney expected to get yuan clearing bank soon

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 03:41am by Jeanny Yu

    ... trading partners Australia and Singapore. Sydney was on track to become the next offshore city to obtain a yuan clearing bank- as early as December- Elmer Funke Kupper, the chief executive of Australian's securities exchange, told the South China Morning Post. The central banks of the two countries were engaged in talks on ways to boost yuan liquidity in Australia, Funke Kupper said, adding ...

  9. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia's ex-PM Howard ‘embarrassed’ by Iraq war dossier on weapons of mass destruction

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 02:00pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... is a false reading of history,” he said. But lawmaker Andrew Wilkie, a former intelligence officer, accused Howard of rewriting history, saying Australia’s own intelligence organisations had provided secret briefings to him that had explained US and British motives for war. Australia’s intelligence had also cast doubt on whether Baghdad had the weapons, he said, making instead a compelling ...




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