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  1. US car industry needs innovation, leadership

    Posted Dec 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The news that 533,000 Americans lost their jobs last month in the continuing fallout from the global financial crisis is likely to overcome opposition to a taxpayer bailout of the American car industry. Without it, General Motors or Chrysler are in danger of going bankrupt, with disastrous knock-on effects on the car-parts industry and the prospect of more than 2 million job ...

  2. Cinderella industries await their prince

    Posted Oct 27th 2008, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... in their complexity. 'As energy conservation virtually involves all industries, it is very difficult to find financial experts who also know the industries well,' he said. In other cases, state banks ... are being tipped to become the next wave of high-growth industries. China, the world's second-largest energy consumer and one of the most pollution-prone economies, has huge opportunities ...

  3. Strong textile industry can weather storm

    Posted Mar 10th 2009, 12:00am by Jacqueline Tsang

    ... Jacqueline Tsang The financial crisis hit the textile industry hard this year as scores of manufacturers in China and across Asia found themselves out of business due to a shortage of orders, particularly from the United States and Europe. However, attendance at the Interstoff Asia Essential fair will be high as those in the industry take the opportunity to form new ...

  4. Garment industry hopes to clean up its act

    Posted Jul 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Seth Yeung

    ... Seth Yeung Pat-Nie Woo is the head of an alliance of local garment manufacturers trying to reduce waste and promote sustainability in an industry that is rarely associated as a standard ... is a tremendous amount of post-industrial waste being generated by our industry,' Mr Woo said. 'The textile and apparel industry is generally not seen as run by people at the forefront ...

  5. Nomadic lifestyle gives way to an industrial boom in Inner Mongolia

    Posted Jul 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... sister-in-law said. Inner Mongolia is changing rapidly from a land of sheep and nomadic herders to a region where an industrial boom is creating new wealth. The livelihoods and culture based ... have a better chance of getting into university than their Han counterparts do and they have access to more financial aid. Many degrees can be obtained in the Mongolian language, and Mongolian ...

  6. Shipping industry turning the tide for clean air

    Posted Apr 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... awaiting ratification. Thirteen states have ratified so far, and we expect the annex to come into force sometime in 2005. Still, the industry has not, in the words of Bluewater Network's ... be introduced. The industry, actively promoting clean air, has been working on amendments- which must wait for the annex. It is also significant that the industry lobbied for a much lower fuel sulphur ...

  7. Spread the net wide to help trawler workers

    Posted Feb 28th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is incalculable. Trawling with large, weighted nets across the seabed is industrial fishing at its most effective and most destructive, akin to catching quail in a forest with a bulldozer driven by a blind ... and financial compensation for the ageing fishing community must be adequately addressed. This challenge must not be underestimated, as many of the people affected are in their 50s and 60s and have only ...

  8. Budget can power the city's green revolution

    Posted Feb 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... economy; we have to develop both low- and hi-tech green industries that can deal with pressing issues such as air pollution, climate change, energy and water conservation, and the ever growing problem of municipal solid waste. By developing serious green industries with the backing of our government, we can turn our environmental threats into opportunities and attract the kind ...

  9. Trawling ban is Tsang's greatest contribution to conservation

    Posted Nov 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... announced in the policy address which, in the end, never see the light of day. Let us hope that the government will press this one to its conclusion. What gives me hope is that, firstly, financial resources have been set aside for buyout schemes and livelihood support for affected fishermen; and secondly, the fishing industry itself seems now to acknowledge the need for effective fisheries ...

  10. letters

    Posted Dec 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... rely on their families to get them out of financial trouble. If we want to avoid falling into these traps, it helps to distinguish between what we want and what we really need. We have to remember that because human wants are unlimited- they cannot always be satisfied. It is also important to develop a sensible attitude towards money. We can create a monthly financial plan, watch ...




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