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  1. Reign of the dark horse

    Posted Aug 06th 2005, 12:00am by Andrew Burke

    ... Eyed with suspicion by the west, Iran's new President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad needs to assert his negligible powers to fulfil his election manifesto, writes Andrew Burke Wearing ... very 'presidential'. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad looks like one of the countless small people of Iran who would invite you to sit on the carpets of their living room floor, suck tea through ...

  2. At last, the secret of our 'booming' economy revealed

    Posted Nov 19th 2005, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... on the mainland and the way he has reacted to nuclear development in Iran, I hope he won't point his six-shooters at our tiny peace-loving city after this revelation: nuclear reactors, made in Hong Kong. While researching local exports and the economy, a Post colleague called the Trade and Industry Department to ask for a top 10 list of Hong Kong's chief exports and stumbled ...

  3. Industrial sector deals surge past the 1997 peak

    Posted Sep 21st 2005, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... recorded. Last year, total transactions of industrial units climbed to 4,603, helped by a rebound in the global economy that fuelled the growth in re-export volume. Alvan Chan Wai-chi, sales ...

  4. Private firms almost double in three years

    Posted Feb 04th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Shi Ting A third are owned by members of Communist Party The size of the mainland's private sector has ballooned nearly 50 per cent in less than three years and a growing number of Communist Party members are now private entrepreneurs, a new survey s ...

  5. Single minds and double standards

    Posted Sep 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... contracts for other Russian nuclear power plants in Iran. China and India- both hungry for energy to keep their economies growing rapidly- see Iran as a key source of supply. Iran has ... Michael Richardson The United States and leading European powers tried this week to get the United Nations nuclear watchdog to refer Iran to the UN Security Council for a reprimand ...

  6. Do not ape mainland in economy and law

    Posted Apr 08th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are unoccupied. Comparing these income streams to values added by manufacturers in Hong Kong alone is not only mixing apples with oranges, it sheds no light on what drives the economy. Professor Ho claims ... it does Hong Kong should seize it. Given the controversy over the way Iran's football team was treated when it played in Pyongyang, why not offer Hong Kong as a neutral venue to host the game ...

  7. Topping up the land bank

    Posted Oct 07th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sino Land says it will continue to acquire land to maximise its future earnings potential after achieving a record high full-year profit of $5.22 billion. In view of an optimistic outlook for the property market, chairman Robert Ng Chee Siong said the com ...

  8. Midland eyes $398m placement

    Posted Mar 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Anette Jonsson Property agent Midland Realty (Holdings) aims to raise up to $398.5 million via a placement of 80 million shares at a 6 per cent to 8 per cent discount to yesterday's closing price, fund managers say. The sale, which included 64 millio ...

  9. From a nuclear threat to an oil crisis?

    Posted Mar 11th 2005, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... Michael Richardson Despite intense diplomatic efforts by leading European nations to defuse nuclear tensions with Iran, a resolution looks increasingly unlikely. This is something that Asia, which is increasingly dependent on Persian Gulf energy supplies, must worry about. Iran's chief nuclear negotiator said recently that his country would never do what the United States ...

  10. What 'world forum' without Asia?

    Posted Feb 07th 2005, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... Philip Bowring The world is supposed to be getting smaller and more integrated as trade, capital flows and migration all grow a lot faster than populations and economies. But when it comes ... by reference to the Arab world in general, and Saudi Arabia in particular. Likewise, it is easier to define Iran as a major 'global threat' if you ignore the fact that the threat is from ...




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