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  1. Fertility rights

    Posted Jan 07th 2004, 12:00am by Andrew Dembina

    ... comes from personal experience holds true, then Crystal Kwok Kam-yan's Fertility Goddess could be a winner. 'I recently had my second kid but had trouble conceiving,' writer-director Kwok says after rehearsals for her show. 'After the baby was born, I thought the issues around fertility in Hong Kong would make a great story. Especially as Hong Kong was recently ...

  2. Fertility clinics see doubling of client load

    Posted May 14th 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... To meet the demand, the association opened a new clinic in Tsuen Wan in March. Fertility problems can be caused by a number of factors. For example, a husband may have a low sperm count ... that the increasing demand for fertility services was linked to people marrying later in life. 'We respect people's choice on whether to have babies or not. We don't blindly encourage people ...

  3. Fertile imagination

    Posted Aug 26th 2003, 12:00am by Sonia Kolesnikov

    ... will not help), couples can learn over a weekend to 'manage' their fertility, as well as get an introduction to touch-therapy techniques and 'hormonal wellness'. (The seminar ... below 40 wanted sex more than six times a month. The result is a sharply falling birth rate, threatening to plummet this year to a 26-year low. But, critics of Dr Wei's schemes point out, ...

  4. News - World - SCIENCE

    Britain’s fertility regulator says creating embryos from three people’s DNA ‘not unsafe’

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 09:27pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in London Panel backs 'and three make baby' technique Britain's fertility regulator says controversial techniques to create embryos from the DNA of three people "do not appear to be unsafe", even though no one has ever received the treatment. The conclusion is largely based on lab tests and some animal experiments and the regulator wants ...

  5. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    NZ dollar's continued fall boosts expectations for rate rise

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 03:34am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Wellington Kiwi fall boosts rate rise expectations The New Zealand dollar has tumbled to six-month lows against the US dollar and may fall further, giving the Reserve Bank of New Zealand room to raise interest rates again before the end of the year. The kiwi has dropped about 5 per cent over the past month to 84 US cents, taking it to levels last seen before ...

  6. Fertile times for black market finance

    Posted Oct 26th 2004, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... with the returns offered by banks. The annual rate of growth in individual deposits in the banks has been falling every month this year, from 20.5 per cent in January to 15.3 per cent in August, ... lent 12 billion yuan less in the first seven months than in the same period last year. As a result, interest rates on the black market have doubled from the levels of last year, to 20 to 25 per ...

  7. Fertility pills blamed for increase in twin births

    Posted Jan 28th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... raising concerns that couples might be resorting to fertility pills to exploit a loophole in the one-child policy. A neonatal clinic director at Guangzhou's Gynaecological and Paediatric ... the figure made up 2 to 3 per cent of all deliveries at the hospital. The normal rate for twins is one in 89 births, or 1.12 per cent. The higher incidence of twins was probably due to women taking ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - LOANS

    Fears raised over rented debt ratings

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 01:06am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg Mainland firms spark concerns while fundraising in US as global bond sales by issuers carrying bank guarantees soar Paid debt ratings cause for concern Mainland companies renting debt ratings from state-owned banks when raising funds in US money markets are fuelling credit concerns as bad loans mount. Including the first programme guaranteed by Bank of China in New York ...

  9. Barren rock's fertile economy has no need of Donald's baby-booster

    Posted Feb 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp I UNDERSTAND CHIEF Secretary Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's concerns about population trends. Hong Kong now has the world's lowest fertility rate and, as the chart shows, natural increase (births over deaths) now adds only about 10,000 people a year to our population. This is very low. I also think it very much the government's job to take account ...

  10. Fertile captive pandas deliver in record-breaking year

    Posted Dec 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of successful births has risen steadily since scientists first started, back in the 1960s. The survival rate reached 100 per cent in Sichuan consecutively from 2000 to 2005. Scientists here ...




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