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  1. Coface lowers risk outlook of Greece, Cyprus

    Posted Oct 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... on 'negative watch' and downgraded its risk assessments for Greece and Cyprus. Greece dropped by one notch to C, which means the business environment is difficult, and Cyprus to B, which rates ... 1 per cent next year and bases its projection for Chinese export growth on that forecast. Euro5b The estimated amount of Greek debt that Cyprus' banking sector holds this year ...

  2. Bank of cyprus near loan deal with cdb

    Posted Jun 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Keith Wallis keith.wallis@scmp.com The Bank of Cyprus is in final talks over a Euro300 million (HK$3.42 billion) term facility with the China Development Bank that was agreed as part ... and Bank of Cyprus, which will on-lend the proceeds. 'We will receive the China Development Bank loan and we will administer the relevant projects,' he said. Costa added that financing ...

  3. Uncertain future in HK for Iranian shipping line

    Posted Mar 30th 2011, 12:00am by Irene Jay Liu

    ... fleet though a web of shell firms around the world, including in Germany, Cyprus, Malta and Hong Kong. Nineteen of the Hong Kong companies operate as nominal owners of IRISL's ships, which ... our operations'. After the UN Security Council passed the fourth round of sanctions against Iran in June- including tighter curbs on IRISL- Germany, Cyprus and Malta, as part of the EU, ...

  4. Vladimir McTavish

    Posted Apr 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... celebrated comics. 'Sometimes those further afield just understand me more than an English audience.' The spiky, blond-haired funnyman with the scything wit has travelled from Cyprus ...

  5. Fair promotes study in Europe

    Posted Mar 05th 2011, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan Students looking to further their education in Europe will have three new countries to choose from at next week's European Higher Education Fair. Thirteen European countries will be represented at the event. Apart from established countries such as France and Germany, three new countries will make their debut this year- Cyprus, Ireland and Latvia. Language ...

  6. A tiger's tale burns bright for this talented Balkan novelist

    Posted Jun 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to discover why. For Obreht, who was just seven when her family left Belgrade for Cyprus at the start of the Bosnian war in 1992, the book was a way of reconnecting not just with her grandfather but with the Balkans itself. After 18 months in Cyprus, she then lived with her family in Cairo for 3? years before settling in the US, and didn't revisit the Balkans until 2003. 'I wanted to put ...

  7. European fears and Kim's death spook markets

    Posted Dec 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Slovenia, Italy, Ireland and Cyprus were all put on review for a ratings downgrade by Fitch on Friday. ...

  8. Mainland court may rehear ship crash case

    Posted Sep 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Keith Wallis keith.wallis@scmp.com A dispute over a ship collision that was the first of its kind to be heard in Hong Kong's Admiralty Court could be reheard on the mainland. This emerged after Hong Kong's admiralty judge Anselmo Reyes said the mainland-registered ship He Da 98 was 'held wholly responsible for the collision' with the Cyprus-flagged dry bulk ...

  9. The Gurkhas: Special Force

    Posted Aug 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Nick Walker The Gurkhas: Special Force by Chris Bellamy John Murray The list of books covering the Gurkhas published in recent decades is even longer than the list of places in which these soldiers have served. The latter includes: Gallipoli in the first world war; Burma in the second world war; Malaya (present-day Malaysia) during the 'Emergency'; Cyprus; our own Hong Kong ...

  10. Recalling Germany's long, dark night

    Posted Aug 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... other countries what have a wall. Look at Korea for example. Cyprus also still has a wall.' The exhibition, which opened in Berlin October 2009 finishes in Hong Kong on September 17 ...




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