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  1. Business - Economy - TRADE

    How trade really adds up

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 11:00am by PATRICK LOW

    ... Not least because a country taking action to curb imports could easily damage its own exports. That is why breaking down where the value is created in a US$425 export matters. The Fung Global ... import statistics as a wholly Chinese product. That could hardly be further from the truth. The jacket was put together in China from parts (fabric, lining, trimming, stitching, buttons, labels ...

  2. Business - Commodities - PRECIOUS METALS

    Chinese gold imports tipped to drop in loan deals fallout

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 01:41am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Gold imports expected to drop on financing curbs Chinese gold imports could fall by up to 400 tonnes this year as the central government tightens controls on gold ... authorities were once again moving to rein in abuse of gold lending, after a crackdown on commodity financing last year. He said weaker import volumes in recent months- the mainland's gold ...

  3. Business - Commodities

    Commodity financing probe extends to petrochemical imports

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 01:41am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing Investigation at Tianjin port highlights extentof the use of industrial materials in financing Petrochemical imports fallunder spotlight Mainland petrochemical imports have become the latest commodity financing tool to come under investigation for possible fraud, highlighting the risks from the widespread use of raw materials as collateral to raise loans ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ELECTRICITY

    Free-market concerns over mainland power imports

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 04:49am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Option could be a step back for city's liberalised economy, argues Chamber of Commerce Free-market concerns over mainland power imports A government proposal to import a third of power from the mainland grid could prove a step backwards for Hong Kong's free-market economy, the city's business sector has warned. In its final ...

  5. Business - Commodities - COMMODITIES

    Palm oil imports seen falling as economy slows

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 02:37am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Beijing Palm oil imports seen falling as economy slows Palm oil purchases by China, the second-biggest buyer, may decline by about 11 per cent this year as economic expansion slows and banks tighten lending to commodity importers, a survey shows. Imports may fall to 5.9 million tonnes in the 12 months to September 30 from a year earlier, according to the median ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ENERGY

    Hong Kong business groups give thumbs down to electricity imports from mainland

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 11:38pm by Cheung Chi Fai

    ... Thumbs down for power imports Elite business groups have come out against a government proposal to import 30 per cent of Hong Kong's electricity from the mainland, favouring the present high ... kilowatt-hours, or half, of the city's electricity, cited concerns over the reliability of power sourced from the mainland grid. "The import option should only be considered when we ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ENERGY

    Hong Kong split over whether to import more power from mainland China

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 02:54am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Hong Kong is split over whether to import more electricity from an overburdened mainland grid or generate more at home Getting energised over power ... equipment for quartz crystals. Lee was one of the few to voice support for a controversial proposal for Hong Kong to import more electricity from the mainland's power grid to meet ...

  8. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Import workers to solve rising costs, says K Wah chairman Lui Che-woo

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 05:43am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu yvonne.liu@scmp.com K Wah chairman Lui Che-woo urges government to import labour to lower construction expenses Import workers to solve rising costs, says tycoon The government should import workers to cope with the problem of increasing construction costs, K Wah International chairman Lui Che-woo says of a problem brought on in part by an ageing population in Hong ...

  9. News - World - EDWARD SNOWDEN

    Former United States vice-president Al Gore says Snowden performed an important service

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 04:13am by GDN

    ... yet in the US when former vice-president Al Gore described the leaking of top secret intelligence documents as "an important service". Asked if he regarded Snowden as a traitor ... a traitor, saying: "What he revealed in the course of violating important laws included violations of the US constitution that were way more serious than the crimes he committed." Snowden ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Stop teaching children that exams are more important than moral values

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 01:50pm by Kelly Yang

    ... like, "Why on earth is gaokao more important than everything else?" Indeed, why on earth has education completely taken over our lives, to the extent that our very values and moral ... up assault is pushing it even for China. One of the worst things we can do for students is to prioritise academic education over character education, which teaches important moral qualities. ...




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