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  1. Oil warning lights on as price surges

    Posted Nov 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... higher than are warranted by global economic growth and the balance of supply and demand, because oil prices are vulnerable to a multiple whammy effect: extreme market nervousness; pricing ... is the increasing financialisation of oil. Mohsin Khan, in a paper for the Peterson Institute for International Economics, noted that in 2002, the average daily trading volume of oil futures was four times ...

  2. Resources firms advised to tread softly when buying abroad

    Posted Apr 17th 2010, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... on the relationship between the resources and the public good. 'Gone are the days when the mining companies can create social and economic damage all in the name of an economic profit. And quite rightly ...

  3. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    400 plants and animals added to ‘threatened’ list

    Posted Oct 17th 2012, 09:41pm by Agence France-Presse in Hyderabad

    ... of funding and the Hyderabad talks are being closely watched for new financial commitments. Environmental economist Pavan Sukhdev said on Wednesday that an expert panel had concluded that between ... stuck on the question of financing in a time of economic austerity. The convention, to which 193 countries are signatories, marks its 20th anniversary this year. It has already missed one key ...

  4. Little impact seen from Japan, Mideast crises

    Posted Mar 31st 2011, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... said. The council predicted earlier that export growth in Hong Kong would slow to 8 per cent this year from 22.8 per cent in 2010 as a result of a faltering global economic recovery. The impact ...

  5. Department rejects wetland recommendation

    Posted Nov 10th 2009, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... after part of the site is developed for houses by Cheung Kong unit Mutual Luck Investment. But the Environmental Protection Department expressed doubts about the requirement- proposed when the council endorsed the project's environmental impact assessment a year ago- and sought legal advice. The Justice Department told the council yesterday it had found the requirement ...

  6. Quiz time

    Posted Oct 20th 2008, 12:00am by Sophie Paine

    ... Money is written by Sophie Paine, who teaches students financial literacy at www.aandbmake3.com 1 sustainability 2 resources 3 ecotax 4 supply 5 allocate 6 externalities a) tax to make polluters pay b) the amount of goods or services available for purchas ...

  7. Asia faces natural barriers as West's fortunes dim

    Posted Dec 29th 2009, 12:00am by Gwynne Dyer

    ... are growing economically three to four times as fast as the West, it's only a matter of time until they catch up with the older industrial economies. In 2003, however, researchers at Goldman ... That sort of thing could abort even the Chinese and Indian economic miracles. So we're back in the old world where the future is uncertain. But, what else did you expect? We can only observe ...

  8. Higher oil prices not a forgone conclusion

    Posted May 19th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... and India combined, while the developed countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) as a whole burnt twice as much. With the OECD's composite leading ... become ever more scarce, some pundits foresee economic collapse and war. Although they are right to argue that oil production must peak one day, that day may not come as soon as they think ...

  9. Uncertainty clouds price trend

    Posted Aug 16th 2004, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... will be the only two years in the past decade in which oil demand growth exceeds economic growth in the mainland, as a shortage of coal-fired power generating capacity drove up the use of oil-driven ...

  10. Complacency won't control impact of oil

    Posted Jul 28th 2008, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp 'The Sub-Committee noted an analysis which concluded that the oil intensity of the Hong Kong economy had remained stable at a relatively low level in the past decade. The analysis suggested that the direct impact of rising oil ...




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