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  1. Business - Commodities

    Hong Kong gold exports to China slump 44pc in April on quota backlog

    Posted Jun 06th 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... dumped holdings in exchange-traded products backed by the metal. Quotas were in short supply after imports reached a record in March. Only qualified banks that secure quotas from the People's Bank of China may import gold into the mainland. "Some qualified banks used up their gold import quota in the first three months and weren't able to get the paperwork done fast ...

  2. Business - Commodities

    ANZ shrugs off metals financing exposure

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 01:58am by BLOOM

    ... Australia & New Zealand Banking Group has tightened its commodity financing processes in China "a little bit" amid a probe into metals stockpiles at Qingdao port, chief executive Michael Smith said. Financing using commodities as collateral was an "important business" for ANZ, Smith said yesterday, adding he was not worried by any exposure the bank had ...

  3. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Tilda Swinton plays a vampire in Jim Jarmusch's Only Lovers Left Alive

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 11:10pm by STEPHEN APPLEBAUM

    ... that" she means sitting at a kitchen table with someone for years, creating work from a shared sensibility. This is still important to her. She has done big "industrial films" where ... I recognise that. You're a brother.' So it was only a matter of time before we met." The same is true of David Bowie. As a 12-year-old, and feeling, she has said, like "a square ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - BOOK FAIR

    Publishers look beyond paper to entice readers

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 04:23am by Staff Reporters

    ... primary school children, who said: "You can always borrow fiction books at the library, and studying is more important. My child will take exams soon- I'm quite nervous." She planned to spend "a few thousand dollars" at the fair. "This year's Chinese exam was apparently quite hard, so I expect more students will be interested in buying [Chinese ...

  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 - Asia - WILDLIFE

    Thailand warned it faces international sanctions over illegal ivory trade

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 06:06am by AFP

    ... pressure to report back by January on steps to bolster laws on registering ivory importers, traders and legal stockpiles, which CITES claims are insufficient. "Without that, Thailand will face ... the illegal trade but the quantities of ivory on sale rose sharply. "A suspension of trade in all CITES goods from Thailand would have been justified," said WWF analyst Colman ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong families need more help to cope with the trauma of divorce

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:59am by Paul Yip, MELISSA CHAN

    ... by providing additional education or assistance in the application procedure, covering important topics such as the divorce process, the legal rights of both parties, criteria for custodial ... as being more acceptable an option for unsatisfactory marital relationships and has become more common than before. Thus, it is important to conduct more research to enhance our understanding. More ...

  8. News - World - MEDIA: ANALYSIS

    China and India the key to massive Murdoch bid for Time Warner

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 09:57pm by Reuters

    ... foreign companies can import annually. Cinema ticket sales there last year grew 27 per cent, to US$3.6 billion, second only to the US$10.9 billion US market. Transformers: Age of Extinction, ... Time Warner's Warner Brothers studio gets frequent quota approval. "China is a great market and we've all wanted to be there for years," said former Viacom president Frank ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Deals put Switzerland on path to becoming a yuan hub

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 12:29am by Jeanny Yu

    ... with the People's Bank of China and obtained a quota to invest in China's interbank bond market. The swap agreement enables yuan and Swiss francs to be directly purchased and repurchased between the Swiss National Bank and the PBOC, up to a limit of 150 billion yuan (HK$187.2 billion). The SNB also obtained a yuan investment quota, with which it could invest a part of its foreign exchange ...

  10. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Shijaiyah district bears full impact of Israel's deadly bombardment of Gaza

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 10:02pm by WASHPOST

    ... officials said that Shijaiyah was an important and legitimate target- a stronghold for militants and a launchpad for constant rocket fire at Israel. They said its dense urban population lived on top ... of Hamas' tunnels were that long. He added that the militants were fighting back fiercely. Sami Abu Zohri, a Hamas spokesman, called the Israeli offensive in Shijaiyah "a massacre against ...




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