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  1. Portraits of Chinese cool on show at Louis Vuitton Maison

    Posted Jul 18th 2008, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Vivian Chen. It seems even Louis Vuitton needs the cachet of being associated with the fine arts. After a Chow Yun-fat photo exhibition last month, the Louis Vuitton Maison at Canton Road is hosting a ...

  2. Fixed-asset investment grows 26.8pc on state-led spending

    Posted Dec 17th 2008, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing Data raises hopes stimulus package will stabilise economy Fixed-asset investment growth on the mainland last month beat expectations, thanks to a pick-up in Beijing's spending, raising hopes that its stimulus plans would stabilise the economy next year. Urban fixed-asset investment was up 26.8 per cent year on year at 12.76 trillion yuan (HK$14.45 ...

  3. Foreign investors face new mining hurdles

    Posted Aug 05th 2008, 12:00am by Carol Chan

    ... Carol Chan Additional reporting requirements seen as part of efforts to protect country's resources Beijing is stepping up efforts to control foreign investment in the country's mineral resources by adding reporting requirements to mining firms ...

  4. Industrial sector profit growth hits record low

    Posted Dec 27th 2008, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing Tumbling commodity prices see earnings increase fall to 4.9pc Profit growth at mainland industrial companies fell to a record low of 4.9 per cent for the first 11 months of the year, dragged down by steep declines at oil producers, metal makers and power firms as commodity prices dropped and the world's fourth-largest economy slowed. Industrial ...

  5. Strong Petrochemical faces testing times

    Posted Dec 24th 2008, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng Strong Petrochemical Holdings, a mainland oil, petroleum and petrochemicals trader, aims to start the New Year with a bang by becoming the first listing in Hong Kong for 2009. But analysts warn the bang might turn into a whimper if the stock and o ...

  6. State revenue growth slows as profits drop

    Posted Jun 07th 2008, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing The mainland's fiscal revenue growth slowed sharply in April as weaker corporate profits reduced the amount of company income tax, the official China Securities Journal reported yesterday. Slowing growth in state revenue was exp ...

  7. Beijing invests in Iran oil project

    Posted Jan 07th 2008, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng A three-year courtship between the mainland, the world's second-biggest importer of crude oil, and Iran, the fourth-largest producer, led to an agreement last month in which ... included the export of 10 million tonnes of liquefied natural gas (LNG) annually from Iran to China for 25 years. Imports are key to realising Beijing's goal of raising the share of gas in its ...

  8. Can Israel attack Iran without US backing?

    Posted Jul 16th 2008, 12:00am by Abraham Rabinovich

    ... on the US and on the world economy of an Israeli strike. Iranian leaders have warned that they would attack American bases in the region if Israel hits its nuclear facilities. Iran has also warned ... Abraham Rabinovich in Jerusalem As the likelihood of an American attack on Iran recedes with the fading of the Bush presidency, Israel is coming to grips with the possibility of having ...

  9. Beijing set to revise real estate investment rules

    Posted Jun 20th 2008, 12:00am by Chloe Lai, Peggy Sito

    ... Chloe Lai in Shanghai and Peggy Sito Foreign firms may only need provincial nod The Ministry of Commerce is expected to make it easier for foreign companies and funds to access the mainland real estate market by allowing them to register investments at th ...

  10. Muslim countries to produce world's first 'Islamic' car

    Posted Feb 01st 2008, 12:00am by Richard Watt

    ... Richard Watt Iran Khodro, the nation's biggest carmaker, plans to produce the world's first 'Islamic' car, featuring a compass for finding Mecca and compartments ... to capture a unique niche of the Middle East's automobile market. The industry in Iran is now one of the nation's largest, employing more than 150,000 people and accounting for about 4 per ...




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