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  1. Comment - Letters

    Blame for Gaza import restrictions lies with Hamas, not Israel

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 04:46am by LETTERS

    ... Blame for import restrictions lies with Hamas, not Israel I refer to the letter by Dr Mego Terzian, president of Doctors Without Borders ("Lift blockade on Gaza to facilitate urgently ... was misappropriated by Hamas to attack Israel. Hamas' incessant attacks have necessitated Israeli and Egyptian monitoring of goods brought into Gaza. There is no Israeli blockade and all blame for import ...

  2. Business - Commodities

    Mainland coal port to see surging imports as urbanisation accelerates

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 01:28am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Beijing Urbanisation drive on mainland expected to push up the fuel’s imports at Qinhuangdao port, which is seen as a barometer of economic health Mainland coal port to see surging imports Qinhuangdao, home to the mainland’s largest coal port that has been called an indicator of Asia’s biggest economy, is set for record commodity deliveries over the next three years ...

  3. Business - Commodities - METALS

    Three more banks gain approval to import gold into China

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 01:34am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Singapore and Shanghai StanChart, Shanghai Pudong and China Merchants join list, sources say Gold imports nod for 3 more banks on mainland The mainland has allowed three more banks, including a foreign lender, to import gold, sources with direct knowledge of the matter said, as the world's top gold buyer gears up for its strongest effort yet to gain pricing power ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The importance of being moderate

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 03:36pm by Andrew Sheng

    ... Andrew Sheng Andrew Sheng says despite polarisation's pull, democracy requires us to consider others' views In this Age of Uncertainty, moderates must resist the tide of extremist views Oscar Wilde, who wrote The Importance of Being Earnest, made his name by playing with words with a double meaning. Earnest was not just the name of a principal character in the play, ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Online security more important ever as hackers run amok

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 04:08am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial The importance of online security A break-in at a home is quickly noticed. We do not so easily, if at all, realise that our online identity or internet banking password has ... The most important sites we visit should have two-factor authentication and transaction records should be frequently checked and suspicious activity reported. Computers should be protected ...

  7. News - World

    Russia retaliates against sanctions with ban on Western food imports

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 04:23am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Moscow Russia retaliates with ban on Western food imports Russia banned most food imports from the West yesterday in retaliation for sanctions over Ukraine, ... Dmitry Medvedev, covers all imports of meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, milk and milk products from the US, the European Union, Australia, Canada and Norway. It will last for one year. "Until ...

  8. Business - Commodities - METALS

    Small Chinese importers delay term copper shipments amid lending cuts

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 03:10pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters Small buyers delay term shipments after probe Small importers of refined copper in China are likely to delay term shipments, at least in the coming two months, as local banks cut ... trading firms in the province after the alleged fraud came to light in early June, the sources said. Banks have also tightened lending for metal importers in Shanghai, preventing smaller trading ...

  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education - CLASS ACTION

    Class Action: the importance of teaching children good social skills

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 09:44am by JESSICA OGILVY STUART

    ... but there is no question that children with good manners gain positive reactions from the people they meet. Initial greetings are very important. Your son can develop the habit of making good eye contact when he ... always start with a smile. As the saying goes, "you catch more flies with honey than with vinegar". Conveying friendliness and warmth is important and will make people more likely ...

  10. Business - Commodities

    Shipping rates fall as China hydropower hits coal imports

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 03:40am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in London and Beijing Mainland hydropower cuts coal imports Record production of hydropower from the Three Gorges and newer dams is displacing so much coal that rates ... or about 370 cargoes. The extra power means fewer imports and weaker freight rates, Morgan Stanley estimates. While global shipments of iron ore and grain are rising, the mainland's decreasing ...




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