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  1. New plan for Bohai Sea unlikely to end crisis

    Posted Nov 24th 2007, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing A national plan will soon be unveiled to tackle the appalling pollution in the Bohai Sea, which seriously threatens the Bohai region's economic rise. The plan, to be released by year's end, involves the most comprehensive ...

  2. Euro gains on dollar doldrums

    Posted Nov 27th 2007, 12:00am by Louis Beckerling

    ... raising exposure to the euro zone from 15.6 per cent to 17.1 per cent and to Asia ex-Japan from 7.7 per cent to 9.5 per cent. In Britain, where a spending binge on property has driven yields ... by the United States for almost a decade are beginning to flow out of US dollar investments and into the euro. Depending on how far and how fast that flow goes, the tide could have far-reaching ...

  3. Mainland hot zone for M&A deals

    Posted Jun 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... firms have made it one of the most exciting arenas for investment banking in Asia. The mainland is also a hot zone for share sales, coming second only to the United States in global equity ... Asian debt issuance in US dollars, euros and yen hit US$30.2 billion, up 53 per cent from last year. Domestic currency issuance rose a lesser 38.7 per cent to US$53.7 billion, with deal size ...

  4. Top dog will have to settle for the low zone

    Posted Aug 11th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng, Olga Wong

    ... middle and high zones. The low zone- the podium- contains the main entrance lobbies, conference rooms and lift lobbies, mostly for the public. The middle zone- the east and west wings- houses the government bureaus. The arch of the government office, 92 metres above the ground, is the high zone. It overlooks the harbour and has three office levels. Among the offices will be those of the chief ...

  5. Qinghai to ward off looming lake crisis

    Posted Aug 29th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen Qinghai plans to halt infrastructure development and remove most permanent buildings around Qinghai Lake to ward off a looming ecological crisis caused by human activity. ... buggies would be the only permissible transport. Walking paths would be built for tourists. The lake area would gradually be turned into a closed, protected zone that met the standards ...

  6. Li & Fung unscathed by subprime crisis

    Posted Dec 08th 2007, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... States takes measures to limit the fallout from the subprime lending crisis, according to executive director Bruce Rockowitz. He described the Bush administration's decision to bail out ... acquisitions in terms of operational scale would be comparable to those in 2005 and last year. For example, the group spent Euro60 million (HK$684.06 million) for the global sourcing arm ...

  7. Calle Sierpes, Seville

    Posted Jul 15th 2007, 12:00am by Michael Mackey

    ... Michael Mackey Seville's main shopping zone comprises plazas Nueva, Magdalena, Encarnacion and San Francisco, with Calle Sierpes at its heart. The narrow, pedest-rianised street ... Bizet's classic opera of the same name was based in the city- flock to Molina at No 11 Calle Sierpes, where prices for frilly flamenco dresses start at Euro99 (HK$1,000) and exceed Euro200. Like ...

  8. Power play ignores North's power crisis

    Posted Nov 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... going to come from? Industrial zones need and railways soak up electricity, and shipbuilding - a core South Korean industry - requires massive amounts of energy. Significantly, however, ...

  9. Power price pressure calls for balancing act

    Posted Jul 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the all-important party congress in the autumn. The second-quarter consumer price index increase of 4.4 per cent, driven by rising food prices, was well outside the 3 per cent policy comfort zone. Mainland ...

  10. Crude close to peak on supply concerns

    Posted Aug 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that as refiners crank up, oil stocks will fall and tighten supplies. US Energy Secretary Sam Bodman warned that oil prices had placed the world's largest economy in a 'danger zone'. He ...




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