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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  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. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - INVESTMENT

    China bond sale suffers setback amid expected of rate rises

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 12:59am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Shanghai Expected rate rises amid tightening liquidity erode investor demand for government debt China bond sale suffers setback on rate outlook The Ministry of Finance failed to sell all the bonds offered at an auction yesterday for the first time in 10 months amid speculation that short-term interest rates will climb as corporate tax payments tie up funds. ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hongkongers should be able to have a family life and a good career

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 06:28pm by LINA VYAS

    ... along with the pressure from low fertility rates, can also drive the government to take immediate positive steps to address the issue. Dr Lina Vyas is an assistant professor in the Department ... the two. As a consequence, we tend to distance ourselves from family commitments. Hong Kong's birth rate is now one of the world's lowest. This has serious and far-reaching implications, ...

  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education - INSIGHT

    Insight: Fresh strategies needed to handle classroom diversity

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 09:55am by ROBIN CHEUNG

    ... in school-age populations because of low fertility rates locally. Schools not admitting enough students are phased out or operate under the threat of closure. This leads to upward movement ...

  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US fertility clinic worker may have replaced customer's sperm with own

    Posted Jan 14th 2014, 11:05pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Salt Lake City IVF clinic worker may have replaced sperm with own The University of Utah is investigating a complaint that a convicted felon working at a fertility ... mismatch in their daughter, and were able to trace her lineage with help from relatives of the now-deceased fertility clinic worker, Thomas Ray Lippert. "I don't think we're the only ...




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