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  1. Global oil drilling rebounds, but companies still cautious

    Posted Sep 24th 2010, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng Global oil drilling activities have staged a strong recovery since hitting a bottom in the middle of last year, but demand for equipment has been lagging as oil and gas producers ... of the industry is still suffering from the hangover of the boom two years ago, which left behind an oversupply that will take more time to correct. The situation was not helped by a deepwater drilling ...

  2. Global Flex puts listing on hold

    Posted Jul 09th 2005, 12:00am by Carmen Chan

    ... Carmen Chan Listing candidate Global Flex postponed its initial public offering yesterday just 24 hours after closing its institutional book, according to a source. The spin-off ... 4 per cent of the total offering from the original 10 per cent,' said a banking source, adding that the institutional tranche was 1.5 times covered. The company is set to list on Thursday. ...

  3. Steams like old times

    Posted Dec 09th 2010, 12:00am by Irene Jay Liu

    ... Irene Jay Liu Oh, how far the humble hotpot has come. More than three centuries ago, the Qing dynasty poet Yuan Mei, a renowned foodie of his time, didn't have much good to say about ... cappuccino topping, squid balls are stuffed with cheese and black truffles, and frozen tofu and beef are dunked in English oxtail soup. Even the hotpot staples of beef and lamb are now global ...

  4. Time to get serious on climate change

    Posted Sep 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that they may not be as concerned about global warming as they would have us believe. Reports and suggestions are in abundance as leaders meet in the US this week. President Hu Jintao and other national ... days, they will gather in Copenhagen to hammer out a successor pact on climate change to the Kyoto Protocol. Time is running out to resolve disagreements. The position of China and many other ...

  5. On the Rails

    Posted Oct 06th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... with Alan Aitken The beauty or otherwise of the Global Sprint Challenge does lie in the eye of the beholder and the angle from which that eye is looking, so the consideration of changes ... be waiting for overseas participation. In Britain, though, the Global Sprint Challenge (GSC) is regarded as a boon of the sliced bread category. Annually, a trail is worn from Australia to England ...

  6. We must prepare for tough times ahead

    Posted Aug 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of a percentage point to 3.2 per cent, the lowest for more than 10 years. That, however, paints a rosy picture that belies indications of tougher times ahead. While inflation is rising, falling commodity prices flag expectations of slowing global economic activity. Some economists have warned that the current upward price pressures will not necessarily prevent already inflated assets ...

  7. Scenic Blast flops as Guerreiro claims Sprinters Stakes and eyes HK return

    Posted Oct 05th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... globe-trotter Scenic Blast all but crash to the turf at the 500m mark. Scenic Blast, already the winner of two Global Sprint Challenge (GSC) races, was shooting for a US$1 million bonus in the Sprinters ... I think he showed a lot of pride as a Group One champion today,' he said. 'There was a time when he couldn't win, but now he's got two Group One titles and I couldn't ...

  8. Asia's floating time bombs

    Posted Dec 19th 2003, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... to a huge surge in oil imports. Some critics have likened old and badly maintained tankers to environmental time bombs. The Spanish government is still smarting from the public outcry when another ... the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), the United Nations agency responsible for setting global standards for shipping safety, to agree this month to bring forward by five years its deadline ...

  9. Classy line-up ensures locals face real battle

    Posted Nov 26th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... decider for the year's world champion turf sprinter. The Sprint will boast winners of four of the seven Global Sprint Challenge (GSC) legs in All Silent (Patinack Farm Classic), Scenic Blast ... and there is a distinctly world championship flavour to the 2009 renewal. The race has decided the world champion title every year in recent times until last year's upset by Inspiration and the strength ...

  10. Mainland brands toiling hard for global acclaim

    Posted Jul 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... would then become global household names. Winning the bid in 2001 to host the Olympics in Beijing further cemented the belief that this would be the China century and within a few years, articles, books and documentaries were predicting which Chinese company would be the first to become a global brand. Ten years into the new millennium, and not a single Chinese company is listed ...




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