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  1. Jittery investors dump stocks amid nuclear fears in Japan

    Posted Mar 16th 2011, 12:00am by Amanda Lee, May Chan

    ... in London, the CAC 40 in Paris was off 3.40 per cent and the DAX in Frankfurt was off 3.96 per cent. In early trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 2.02 per cent. Tokyo Electric Power Co ... of the country's gross domestic product. Investment manager BlackRock expects sharp falls in industrial output in Japan and predicts that the economy may contract in the second quarter. Analysts said ...

  2. Local investors get index to track sustainable firms

    Posted Jul 22nd 2010, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... on ESG performance in the region. On the other hand, investors in Europe and North America can refer to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and the FTSE4Good Index. Martha Grossman, general ... the past 12 months also outperformed the average total return of its non-SRI peers. A second SRI fund was launched on the mainland in May. Sally Wong, executive director of the Hong Kong Investment ...

  3. Markets rally as world leaders turn on the taps

    Posted Oct 14th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... something.' The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 6.65 per cent by early afternoon trading, the FTSE 100 in London advanced 8.26 per cent, the German DAX climbed 11.4 per cent and France's CAC ...

  4. Big funds spark mainland sell-off

    Posted May 21st 2008, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... Taiwan lost 2.43 per cent, South Korea dropped 0.65 per cent and Malaysia slid 1.02 per cent. In New York, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 171.72 points or 1.32 per cent at midday after ...

  5. Thailand hopes to shrug off turmoil

    Posted Sep 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... project on Phuket on Tuesday, the day after the Dow Jones Industrial Average suffered its biggest one-day point drop in seven years. Mr Simister agreed. 'We have a significant pipeline ... stand at about 6 to 8 per cent for high-end developments. During the most recent tourist season- between last November and March- average house prices in western Phuket rose 5.8 per cent ...

  6. Coal prices tumble as market sees correction

    Posted Jul 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and steadily for the past few weeks, traders said. Prices stabilised about US$2 below physical levels at the close in London. The Dow Jones coal index was down 13.83 per cent in New York on Wednesday afternoon. 'We have been waiting for a correction for months,' Calyon Securities coal industry analyst Gordon Howald said, adding that some US coal firm stocks had risen between 40 per cent ...


    Posted Dec 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... not pretty. Wall Street tumbled as the fallout from the credit crisis triggered concerns about the economy and the blue-chip Dow Jones Industrial Average fell below 10,000 for the first time in four ... year. Activists covered in 'blood' (red paint) protest against the use of fur in the clothing industry, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in June. ...

  8. Hong Kong should begin to conserve water now

    Posted Nov 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Economic Review and a reader since 1965, I mourn the loss of this fine weekly periodical. It was a unique place for quality writing about Asia. I condemn Dow Jones and its management ... cent of its water, having fallen by 49 per cent compared to the average flow in recent years. The same week, Dr Bill Barron and Paul Zimmerman called for better evaluation of the environmental ...

  9. Wang is driving force behind firm's success

    Posted Nov 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... recognised by becoming the first company on the mainland to be listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Last week, Wang announced that China Mobile would cut its electricity consumption per user ... than 30 years' experience in the telecoms industry on the mainland, has had a career which rose with the growth of mobile phones, and he is now the company's chairman and chief ...

  10. Aviation industry's profit nosedives 23pc

    Posted Jul 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So The mainland aviation industry posted a 23 per cent decrease in net profit in the first half on a slowdown in passenger growth and high oil prices. Passenger volume growth slowed to 7.7 per cent, compared with more than 14 per cent growth in the same period last year. Revenue at airports, airlines and aviation-related industries amounted to 140.3 billion yuan ...




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