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  1. Gamblers roll in to Phnom Penh as guns go quiet

    Posted Sep 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Toh Han Shih in Phnom Penh, Cambodia hanshih.toh@scmp.com Fifteen years on, the guns are silent in Phnom Penh, the big Naga Floating Resorts Casino appears to be flourishing and developers ... and casino were controlled by Chen Lip Keong, who would go on to make a name for himself in Phnom Penh. It was a violent time. I was having dinner in Phnom Penh with an international aid worker, when ...

  2. Everbright Bank lines up big guns for HK listing

    Posted Jun 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... in controlling bad loans following a lending spree during the past two years. Standard & Poor's estimates the non-performing loan ratio will reach 8 to 10 per cent in the next three years, up ...

  3. Small guns deployed to fight air pollution

    Posted Apr 26th 2006, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Small- and medium-sized enterprises are being targeted in a voluntary scheme to control the amount of pollutants expelled by local businesses. The Clean Air Charter, initiated last year by the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, has, to date, attracted nearly 300 companies. Signatories and chambers of commerce are due to meet today to hammer out how best to put ...

  4. Mainland firms learn the cost in guns and death in search for oil

    Posted May 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cameron Dueck Resource-rich nations turn deadly for Chinese workers abroad Guns and death are as much a part of the oil business in some parts of the world as drilling and pipelines, ... in southern Nigeria. The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, which says it is fighting for more local control over the delta's oil wealth, said the attack should also serve ...

  5. Business - Banking & Finance - TAKEOVERS

    Fubon Financial to buy majority control of First Sino Bank

    Posted Dec 28th 2012, 12:00am by Daniel Ren

    ... Holding, the second-largest publicly traded financial group in Taiwan, will buy majority control of First Sino Bank, in what is the largest acquisition of a mainland business by a Taiwanese ... of Xiamen Bank in 2008. Last year, Fubon also won regulatory approval to set up a joint-venture mutual fund house with Founder Securities, a stock brokerage controlled by Peking University. ...

  6. Business - Economy - CHINA

    China unlikely to ease controls on interest rates soon

    Posted Sep 21st 2012, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com Concrete reforms needed before the central bank can further relax controls, say sources PBOC unlikely to move on interest rates soon Beijing took a small step towards liberalising its interest-rate regime in June, but the central bank is quietly signalling that further concrete steps will not be taken any time soon. According to people familiar ...

  7. Tang rolls out the big guns at campaign rally

    Posted Dec 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Gary Cheung, Colleen Lee, Paggie Leung and Tanna Chong If the reputations of supporters are any guide, Henry Tang Ying-yen will win hands down in the chief executive election. Unlike archrival Leung Chun-ying, the former chief secretary has the strong sup ...

  8. Business - China Business - REAL ESTATE

    Property players look abroad to avoid controls

    Posted Aug 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Sales agents and developers alike are shifting their focus to foreign markets while still targeting wealthy Chinese buyers Property players look abroad to avoid controls Shanghai property agent Fang Bei used to earn tens of thousands of yuan a month from commissions she was paid for selling luxury homes to wealthy businessmen. The money kept rolling in- ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Upstairs pubs warned over crowding and noise

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei and Jolie Ho Upstairs pubs warned over crowding and noise Upstairs pubs may face tighter rules on customer numbers to ensure fire safety and noise controls, the health minister has ... and Tsim Sha Tsui early yesterday. "We are studying controls on upstairs bars in special situations, such as limits on the number of people inside" to ensure building safety, he said, ...

  10. Beijing may ease controls to encourage investment

    Posted Jul 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jane Cai in Beijing xuejun.cai@scmp.com Premier Wen Jiabao's pledge to do something 'noticeable' and 'inspiring' soon to revive investor confidence in the mainland's economy has China watchers deliberating over exactly what t ...




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