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  1. World markets seen as biggest threat to growth

    Posted Dec 18th 2010, 12:00am by Ed Zhang

    ... Ed Zhang in Beijing The biggest challenge to China's economic growth next year will be shaky world markets, rather than domestic factors, say economists. The external threats to the nation's economy are already evident in the collapse in the val ...

  2. Solid assets draw the dollars

    Posted Nov 28th 2010, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... Nick Westra The market has not lacked winners this year as risk assets and safe havens alike have taken turns racking up gains while the global economy see-sawed between signs of recovery and fears of relapse. The one constant this year has been that cash ...

  3. The lessons of a volatile yen

    Posted Oct 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Andrew Sheng I was in New Delhi last month when news broke that the Bank of Japan had intervened to reverse the appreciation of the yen. Fifteen years ago, in 1995, the yen also reached a peak, which also coincided with the cut in interest rates to zero, ...

  4. Bayer to spend extra Euro5b in China to boost output

    Posted Dec 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai German pharmaceutical and chemical company Bayer plans to invest an additional Euro1 billion (HK$10.28 billion) in China to expand its production of polymer, ... Caojing-based project will top Euro3 billion. 'China's economy is growing ahead of the rest of the world,' said Bayer MaterialScience chief executive Patrick Thomas. 'Our business ...

  5. Powerful Tauti in line-up of fresh HK faces for Euro tour

    Posted Nov 30th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Powerhouse No 8 Pale Tauti will win his first cap for Hong Kong after being named in a 26-strong squad for their European tour next month. The squad comprises a good mix of newly qualified players and young talent emerging from the development ranks. DeA ...

  6. EuroSibEnergo offering is delayed

    Posted Nov 30th 2010, 12:00am by Eric Ng, Sophie Yu

    ... Eric Ng, Sophie Yu EuroSibEnergo, Russia's largest private power producer, has delayed its planned US$1.5 billion Hong Kong initial public offering to next year. It is holding on as it awaits Beijing's approval on the investment in its shares by a business partner and a proposed joint venture, a person familiar with the deal said. EuroSibEnergo, the energy unit of Oleg ...

  7. EuroSibEnergo to put US$2.85b into expansion

    Posted Nov 29th 2010, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng EuroSibEnergo, the energy unit of Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska's business empire, plans to spend US$2.85 billion to upgrade and expand its generation capacity by 12 per ... EuroSibEnergo plans to use US$1.1 billion to retire a bank loan to lower finance costs, only a minor portion of the listing proceeds may go towards the projects, most of which are scheduled to come ...

  8. EuroSibEnergo to use listing funds to repay U$1.1b in debt

    Posted Nov 20th 2010, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng EuroSibEnergo, the energy arm of Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska's business empire, plans to use the bulk of the proceeds from its planned Hong Kong listing to repay a loan ... to 8 per cent in the following year and 19 per cent the year after. 'By paying off the loan and refinancing it in the future, EuroSibEnergo can cut its finance costs,' one of the people ...

  9. Debt crisis threatens the whole euro zone

    Posted Dec 01st 2010, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... Kevin Rafferty Pigs, of course, can't fly. Nor can the PIGS (Portugal, Ireland, Greece and Spain), the ailing euro-zone economies, fly away from their problems of heavy debts. ... creating a new order on its own will pose problems for Asia. Even now, with Ireland having sealed a combined European Union-International Monetary Fund Euro85 billion (HK$869 billion) bailout ...

  10. Weaker euro and inflation push up HK's global cost-of-living ranking

    Posted Dec 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung Hong Kong leapt 20 places in a global cost-of-living index for expatriates this year, to 32nd place, because of the weaker euro and the city's relatively high rate ... but the fall of the euro has pushed Hong Kong up on the list,' Lee Quane, the Asian regional director for ECA, said. 'Also, the price of items in Hong Kong is increasing at a faster rate than ...




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