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  1. Want a financial tip? Expect the unexpected

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... that demographics are destiny, they are not everything. Hong Kong's growth prospects also depend on the city's role as a service centre for China's rapidly expanding economy. If you believe ... maintaining high investment rates until diminishing returns on capital trigger a financial crisis and a far harder landing- is even less attractive. Either way, China's growth rates will slow ...

  2. Why everyone ignores financial 'quake' signs

    Posted Oct 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... on your watch. It is the head of the Japan Meteorological Agency and he has bad news. He tells you that the arrays of precision sensors operated by the agency's Earthquake Prediction Centre ... or to evacuation points. There could be panic, stampedes, crushes. The financial costs would be severe. Shutting Tokyo's businesses for just a single day would cost Japan more than US$5 billion ...

  3. Wiping clean carbon footprints will mean financial gain to companies

    Posted Oct 26th 2007, 12:00am by Sabine Borgia

    ... trading schemes giving companies a financial incentive to cut the carbon footprints of these activities. All the major logistics software houses will add carbon calculators and decarbonisation ... of the Logistics Research Centre at Britain's Heriot-Watt University, told last month's Green Logistics Conference, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council. According to Professor ...

  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Cradle of Communist Party at centre of dead pig fiasco

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 12:00am by MANDY ZUO

    ... auspicious distinction: the origin of some 20,000 pig carcasses retrieved from Shanghai's Huangpu River and other waterways stretching to the coast. Jiaxing is the leading hog-raising centre ...

  5. News - World - CLIMATE CHANGE

    Arctic sea ice at lowest recorded level, US centre says

    Posted Sep 21st 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... record-keeping began in 1979, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Centre. "We are now in uncharted territory," the centre's director Dr Mark Serreze said. "While we've ... said Dr Walt Meier, a scientist with the centre. "Ice has to be quite thin to continue melting away as the sun goes down and autumn approaches." Scientists use Arctic sea ice extent ...

  6. Events

    Posted Nov 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Canadian Chamber of Commerce luncheon: 'Trade watch: Impact of the current global financial crisis on world trade structure'. Kinwick Centre, Central. Ricoh Solutions Day 2009. Conrad ... Today: American Chamber of Commerce luncheon: 'Post-crisis imperatives for the next Asia'. Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Climate Change Business Forum event: ...

  7. ICC sets benchmark with its initiatives

    Posted Nov 28th 2007, 12:00am by Kenneth Ko

    ... at the International Commerce Centre (ICC) to make the skyscraper more energy efficient and environmentally friendly, and to make it a better place to work in. At 490 metres above sea level, the 118-storey ... and financial institutions, as tenants. Morgan Stanley has already committed to leasing 10 floors and will move its Hong Kong-based Asia-Pacific headquarters to the ICC next year. However, the extra ...

  8. Poor need greater financial protection from disasters

    Posted Dec 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... good-quality infrastructure and emergency systems. Its death toll from such disasters would be much worse if that were not the case. In dollar terms, the financial cost is much higher than it would ...

  9. Cleaner cars take centre stage at fair

    Posted Apr 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Anita Lam in Beijing anita.lam@scmp.com Undeterred by a slowing economy and car sales, the Beijing auto show, which opened yesterday, has drawn more than 2,000 participants, with many of the companies showing new-energy vehicles and SUVs. Of the 1,125 vehicles featured in the 230,000 square metre exhibition centre in Beijing, 120 were making their global debut. Of those, 88 offered more ...

  10. Data centres urged to use renewable energy

    Posted Apr 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com Energy-guzzling technology companies should start using renewable power to drive their data centres, and the government can help by setting up the infrastructure, a green group says. The city is striving to become a regional data-centre hub, with demand for space to build such centres tipped to grow at about 10 per cent a year. What was less ...




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