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  1. Schools don't get minimum legal funding, report says

    Posted Jan 01st 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... for their children's education. Official data put the debts amassed by schools at 200 billion yuan, with a large proportion being back pay owed to teachers. Last month, Beijing said it would subsidise trial programmes in 14 regions to tackle the debts, but it did not set a time frame. ...

  2. Mainland looks to keep its lead in M&A deals

    Posted Dec 31st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tim LeeMaster The number of mergers and acquisitions as well as equity and debt capital market deals in Asia-Pacific excluding Japan are expected to hold up well next year, even ... to pay off debt and gear up for expansion. The mainland raised its presence overseas with several headline-grabbing buys including Industrial and Commercial Bank of China's US$5.6 billion ...

  3. The homesick autocrat

    Posted Dec 29th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as saying hospitals serving Thaksin's voter heartland in the north and northeast were suffering from massive debt and staff shortages. His crackdown on drug dealers may have earned outrage from ...

  4. Coastal Greenland bucks small developer trend

    Posted Dec 29th 2007, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... risks due to its high gearing ratio and limited land bank in the face of Beijing's credit squeeze measures. According to Mr Cheng, the company's net debt to total equity ratio was 97 ...

  5. Agricultural Bank ready for reform

    Posted Dec 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... started restructuring in 2004 but progress has been slow because of uncertainty about who the bank should serve and how to handle its massive bad debt. The bank had 3.44 trillion yuan ...

  6. New rules for insurers' ABS deals

    Posted Dec 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as of the end of the last financial year in asset-backed securities, which are bonds based on underlying debt such as company loans or mortgages. The guidelines will also urge insurers to limit ...

  7. A benign influence

    Posted Dec 26th 2007, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... has paid attention to debt sustainability and there is certainly a strong willingness to discuss that issue'. He said the World Bank was planning to develop one or more projects in Africa ...

  8. Changhong to bid for 29.9pc stake in Huayi

    Posted Dec 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... earlier this month to sell some Huayi shares to repay debts owed to the government of Jingdezhen in Jiangxi province. Shares in Sichuan Changhong, suspended from trading yesterday, closed at 8.45 ...

  9. Property big wheels to benefit from tighter credit

    Posted Dec 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Peggy Sito, Yvonne Liu

    ... and interest rate hikes were targeted at mainland developers, whose debts were yuan denominated. He said about 50 per cent of his firm's loans were yuan denominated, with the rest in Hong Kong ...

  10. Hollywood West

    Posted Dec 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Kavita Daswani

    ... repaying him a poker debt with sexual favours. And sure, he's the guy who made that naughty tape with Paris Hilton, but I've done the same with Tommy and really, what's a few sex ...




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