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  1. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    High security to protect Java's garlic fields of gold

    Posted Apr 15th 2013, 12:00am by CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR

    ... The Christian Science Monitor Corruption and import restrictions in the name of food safety send prices of staple crops skyrocketing, hurting consumers High security to protect Java's garlic fields of gold Central Java's farming villages are tight-knit and communal. But trust in one's neighbours has wavered over the past month as food prices have soared, turning ...

  2. News - World - FRANCE

    Gold-shop robber in Paris caught after shoot-out with police at Metro station

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 04:51am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Armed robber caught after Metro shoot-out A robber smashed into a rare-coin dealership in central Paris, made off with two trays of gold pieces ... left with two trays of gold pieces worth about €100,000 [HK$1.05 million]," Burgan said outside the boutique. The thief then fled into the nearby Grands Boulevards Metro station ...

  3. News - World - MINING

    Chinese gold miners face many obstacles to doing business in Ghana

    Posted May 18th 2014, 06:26am by Amy Nip

    ... of jail, Su added. Two top deputies in the Immigration Department have been fired for receiving bribes from the Chinese. Watch: China's miners digging for gold in Ghana, pay a high price ... for the precious metal Ghana gold losing lustre A pickup sped through dense layers of tropical vegetation in Obuasi, a gold-mining region two hours from Ghana's second-largest city, Kumasi. Suddenly ...

  4. Property - Hong Kong & China - AWARDS

    Post property team wins consumer reporting award

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 02:39pm by Sandy Li

    ... powder, and luxury gold ornaments. “And, furthermore, multifarious consumer issues abounded: runaway property prices, food adulteration, questionable practices in telecom services, dubious medical ... with the new regulations on the sale of new flats that brought an end to the questionable practice of using gross floor area to inflate selling prices, and how they affected the livelihood of property ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - AUCTION

    Hong Kong buyer snaps up white truffles for three times the price of gold at Italy auction

    Posted Nov 12th 2013, 10:48am by Agence France-Presse in Grinzane Cavour

    ... Hong Kong fiercely outbid competitors for a 950-gram pair of truffles, organisers said, paying three times the price of gold for the white delicacy. Video: White truffles sold to Hong Kong buyer fetch three times price of gold at auction The auction, which took place on Sunday in the Grinzane Cavour castle in the Piedmont region of northern Italy, also saw an unnamed buyer snap up ...

  6. Business - Commodities - GOLD

    Quantitative easing does little to boost gold prices

    Posted Jan 28th 2013, 12:00am by DILIP PARAMESWARAN

    ... Dilip Parameswaran moneypost@scmp.com QE3 provides no boost for bullion prices Gold is at a strange juncture. In sharp contrast to the previous two rounds of quantitative easing by the US Federal Reserve, gold prices are trending down, not up (see graph). Quantitative easing is inflationary. Gold offers protection on inflation. Investors should be buying gold now to guard against ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Yacht model gift to Rafael Hui was not made of real gold, graft trial hears

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 04:15am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com Presentthat former chief secretary Rafael Hui received from a top mainland official was only gold in colour, his ex-assistant tells graft trial 'Yacht model gift not made of real gold' A "golden yacht model" that former chief secretary Rafael Hui Si-yan received from a top Guangdong official wasn't real gold, Hui's ...

  8. Sport - Other Sport - OBITUARY: Athletics

    Alice Coachman, first black woman to win Olympic gold, dies aged 90

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 10:30pm by Reuters

    ... barefoot on dirt roads First black woman to win Olympic gold dies Track and field star Alice Coachman, who overcame segregation to become the first black woman to win a gold medal in the Olympics, died in Georgia on Monday at the age of 90. Coachman, who won her gold medal in the high jump at the 1948 Olympics in London, died at a hospital near her home in Albany, Georgia, according ...

  9. Business - Commodities - PRECIOUS METALS

    Silver expected to outshine gold

    Posted Jan 11th 2013, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... keen to trade silver would need to bear in mind that this metal was thinly traded compared with gold, which made it susceptible to big price movements, he said. Schroders' figures show ... to outperform gold Silver is expected to appreciate more than gold this year but traders warn investors may risk getting burned because of the high volatility in the thinly traded metal. "Silver ...

  10. Business - Commodities - PRECIOUS METALS

    China opens Beijing to gold imports, cutting into Hong Kong's transit role

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 01:59pm by Reuters

    ... from US Treasuries. The central bank rarely reveals the numbers. The 28 per cent plunge in gold price last year and the mainland's record bullion imports sparked speculation that the PBOC had added huge amounts of gold to its reserves and could make an announcement this year. Central banks tend to be very secretive about their gold purchases and sales because prices ...




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