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  1. News - World - COLLECTIBLES

    Patek Philippe 'Supercomplication' watch sells for record US$21m

    Posted Nov 12th 2014, 09:44pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Geneva Handcrafted gold timepiece by Patek Philippe, reputed to be the most complicated ever made, fetches huge price at Sotheby's Swiss auction 900 parts, 536g, U$21m: watch a history maker A Patek Philippe gold watch billed as the most complicated in the world fetched a record US$21.3 million when it went under the hammer at an auction ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1638296/patek-philippe-supercomplication-watch-sells-record-us21m
  2. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    South Africa mulls legal trade in rhino horns in bid to defeat poaching

    Posted Nov 13th 2014, 10:44pm by AFP

    ... in Asia- a kilogram of rhino horn recently sold for US$100,000 in Vietnam, double the price of gold, he says- and believes the demand for rhino horn would far outstrip any legal supply. "The ... and government hands. He argues that flooding the market would pull the rug out from under crime syndicates by forcing down the price of rhino horn and removing the incentive to poach- all while ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1639066/south-africa-mulls-legal-trade-rhino-horns-bid-defeat-poaching
  3. News - China - COMMERCE

    The bigwigs of Taihe: Chinese county makes a fortune selling hair to Africa and America

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 02:59pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Taihe, China Locals say the new 'black gold' is not coal, but human hair- generating up to US$88 million in exports Sacks bulging with human hair spill ... head was also shaved, opened a knapsack containing dozens of bunches of hair onto the ground and declared: “It comes from the heads of ordinary Chinese folks.” Prices can go as high as 5,400 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1573507/bigwigs-taihe-chinese-county-makes-fortune-selling-hair-africa-and
  4. Business - Economy

    IMF to use unexpected profits from gold sales to fund loans to poorest countries

    Posted Oct 11th 2013, 11:00am by AFP

    ... financing of its day-to-day operations through the creation of an endowment, using anticipated profits of some US$6.8 billion. But with world gold prices high at the time as the global economy ... Agence France-Presse in Washington The International Monetary Fund announced on Thursday it has harnessed windfall gold profits from member countries to fund loans to the world’s poorest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1329251/imf-use-unexpected-profits-gold-sales-fund-loans-poorest-countries
  5. Business - Companies - JEWELLERY

    Diamond demand to rise 4.5pc this year, De Beers says

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 02:32pm by AFP

    ... potentially large source of diamond demand”. The country “has for a long time been a market for gold jewellery, often sold by weight, but for a few years now, diamonds have been making inroads ... shares, while the government of Botswana retains 15 per cent. Rough diamond prices have stabilised since last year after frenzied post-financial-crisis buying drove them to a peak in 2011.       ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1530668/diamond-demand-rise-45pc-year-de-beers-says
  6. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian researchers find money doesn’t grow on trees but gold leaf does

    Posted Oct 23rd 2013, 04:01pm by AFP

    ... exploration,” they said. New discoveries of gold have fallen by 45 per cent in the past decade, while prices have skyrocketed as reserves steadily dwindle – the cost of the yellow metal shot up by 482 ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Australian researchers have found minuscule nuggets of gold hidden inside the leaves of eucalyptus trees, in a discovery they say could help prospectors ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1337996/australian-researchers-find-money-doesnt-grow-trees-gold-leaf-does
  7. News - Hong Kong - AUCTIONS

    Record sales boost Hong Kong's name as premier auction hub

    Posted Nov 24th 2013, 06:12am by AFP, Bloomberg

    ... a rare Leica camera, one of only four of its kind, for HK$4.84 million, auctioneers Bonhams disclosed yesterday. But the selling price of the 1932 Leica Luxus II failed to set a new world record ... 0-Series- sold for €2.16 million (HK$22.6 million). Only four Luxus II cameras were ever made, Bonhams said. The whereabouts of the other three are unknown. The gold-plated camera, which comes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1364050/record-sales-boost-hong-kongs-name-premier-auction-hub
  8. Business - Banking & Finance - INVESTMENT

    Investors look to mine Bitcoin volatility

    Posted Dec 11th 2013, 05:05am by AFP

    ... platform, slumped more than 35 per cent from a recent high of 7,050 yuan (HK$8,942), almost as much as an ounce of gold. They then climbed back above 6,000 yuan, until one of mainland internet giant ... "Prices are certainly volatile when it's in the teeth of the storm, but such volatility will create short-term arbitrage opportunities," said Wei Zhicheng, a Shanghai-based investor. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1377872/investors-look-mine-bitcoin-volatility
  9. Business - Companies

    Will Apple go for 'kill' with iPad Mini?

    Posted Oct 22nd 2012, 10:56am by AFP

    ... Reports have been swirling for months about the “iPad Mini,” but Apple has made no comment. But blogs which closely monitor Apple say the new tablet could be priced from US$249 to US$399, which ... the larger-format iPads. With Kindles selling from US$199, Apple will be forced to keep its price low for its new model and “will not have its normal profit margin,” said Kay. And some blogs say Google may ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1067064/will-apple-go-kill-ipad-mini
  10. Business - Companies

    Swiss watches tick to Chinese heartbeat

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 03:48pm by AFP

    ... watch conceived specially for the Chinese market. As they carefully place the dainty hands on the titanium face, Hublot spokeswoman Anais Treand insists that the watch, priced at 14,300 Swiss ... on a 12-year cycle beginning with the Year of the Snake. Crafted in pink gold or platinum, two models have so far been issued in separate, limited 12-piece series: one with a blue water snake ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1080724/swiss-watches-tick-chinese-heartbeat

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