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  1. US calls on China to revive Doha talks

    Posted Aug 30th 2006, 12:00am by Paul Moon, Paul Mooney

    ... that it is in China's long-term self-interest to play an active role in ensuring the round's ultimate success.' The Doha round of World Trade Organisation trade talks was aimed at removing barriers ... the Doha round, but he said that to do this, developed members of the WTO should act first by making substantial contributions. Mr Bo said he regretted the breakdown in the Doha talks, and he added ...

  2. If Doha round fails, Apec should go it alone on free trade

    Posted Nov 20th 2006, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... and complete the talks. The gains from a successful conclusion to the Doha round would be enormous. In Delhi, Mr Mandelson spoke of 'hundreds of billions of euros annually in new goods ... Tom Holland When they called for a resumption of world trade talks this weekend, the 21 Pacific Rim leaders meeting in Hanoi knew full well that the chance of successfully reviving ...

  3. Global pain may be China's gain as Doha hopes dashed

    Posted Jul 28th 2006, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... the talks appear finally to have broken down without any outside interference, scuppered by the refusal of European and US negotiators to scrap their own agricultural subsidies and import tariffs. That is a shame. But although the failure of the Doha round of trade talks is a lost opportunity for both Europe and the United States and a grave setback for the development prospects of many ...

  4. Mitchell targets medal in Doha

    Posted Nov 24th 2006, 12:00am by Mathew Scott

    ... Mathew Scott Hong Kong's equestrian team can win a medal at the Asian Games in Doha, trainer Stuart Mitchell said yesterday. Mitchell made the prediction at a ceremony at the Happy ... with the Asian Games in mind. If they all do their personal best on the day, we can bring home a medal.' Hong Kong will send two teams to the equestrian events of the December 1-15 Doha Games- ...

  5. Money talks?

    Posted Nov 01st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Climate change will cost the world up to 20 per cent of its GDP, according to a new report. Will the focus on the economic, rather than the environmental, impact make world leaders finally stand up and take notice? Write to us ...

  6. Sino-British group to tackle climate change

    Posted Sep 14th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The two leaders agreed to form a working group to tackle climate change, along with nine other agreements, mostly on trade and economic co-operation, signed yesterday. 'Today, we decided that we should take climate change, energy conservation and environmental protection as an important part of our bilateral co-operation,' Mr Wen said after the summit in London. Also ...

  7. A dream of climate sanity

    Posted Nov 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Nicholas' findings and conclusions begins, conveniently, on Monday, when UN climate talks convene in Nairobi. They will begin the search for a successor to Kyoto, which expires in 2012. Whether ... But that's the way I feel this week, seeing the reaction to Sir Nicholas Stern's landmark review of global warming by the nations that rebuffed the Kyoto Protocol on climate change. Sir Nicholas ...

  8. Seeds sown for commodities futures, climate exchange

    Posted Dec 05th 2006, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... for commodities trading? We expect that Paul Chow Man-yiu, the chief executive of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, will deal with that question, among others, when he talks about HKEx's three-year ... a 'climate exchange' for the trading of products related to environmental preservation. Of course, it will continue to pursue mainland listing candidates and seek ways to improve corporate ...

  9. Cultural difference? I'd put it down to music and climate, Patrick

    Posted Nov 14th 2006, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... be done, but if I had to try, I would say that cultural difference has mostly to do with the relative stage of economic development and, to a lesser degree, with climate and with preferences ... is that traditional dress, foodstuffs and dwellings differ between warmer and colder climates. So do music and dancing. Long live the difference. Unfortunately, the difference is vanishing. Dr Ho chose ...

  10. Arif keen to help HK in qualifiers

    Posted Apr 15th 2006, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... stint with the Vodafone Territory Stingers, to return home to help Hong Kong qualify for the Doha Asian Games. Arif, the youngest of the four Ali brothers and one of Hong Kong's leading ... to Doha in December. Midfielder Arif left Kowloon Cricket Club and joined the Stingers in January in a move that is expected to help develop his all-round game. The AHL runs from April 8 to May ...




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