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  1. Last squawk?

    Posted Jun 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The government has proposed spending HK$1 billion to buy out the licences of chicken farmers and live-chicken traders to reduce the threat of bird flu. Do you agree with the offer? Tell us your views. Write to us ...

  2. The Cost of beating bird flu

    Posted Jul 14th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... One-off buy-out schemes: $709.1 million * $380.1 million to be paid to 194 poultry farmers, 86 poultry market wholesalers, 120 transporters. Sum includes one-off grant of $18,000 to each of the 1,200 industry workers $329 million to be paid to 806 wet mar ...

  3. Bird flu a sniffle to Thai stocks

    Posted Feb 15th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Oliver

    ... Chris Oliver Thailand's bird flu outbreak may have an upside: it provides investors an ideal entry point to one of Southeast Asia's hottest economies, according to research from brokerage Harris Fraser. Barring the disease morphing into a more d ...

  4. Sanofi-Aventis to invest 700m yuan in Shenzhen flu vaccine factory

    Posted Nov 27th 2007, 12:00am by Tom Miller

    ... Tom Miller in Beijing French pharmaceutical company Sanofi-Aventis Group announced yesterday that it will invest 700 million yuan in a new influenza vaccine factory in Shenzhen, one ... to pandemic vaccines in the event of a human influenza plague. 'This is important for China because it will help the country to address any influenza pandemic,' chief executive Gerard Le Fur ...

  5. Results diary

    Posted Feb 05th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Today, HK: Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce seminar: 'Update on avian influenza and business continuity planning on influenza pandemic'. Tomorrow, HK: Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce seminar: 'Servicing both Hong Kong and the country'. Island Shangri-La. British Chamber of Commerce luncheon: 'Balancing quality service and business ...

  6. In Brief

    Posted Mar 24th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Mortgage draw-downs in February fall 30pc The value of new home loans drawn down last month dropped by 30.5 per cent to HK$7.8 billion, the lowest since April, according to Monetary Authority figures. Market observers attributed the drop to the Lunar New ...

  7. Noodles and canned food added to shopping list

    Posted Feb 15th 2006, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Following warnings to stock up on surgical masks and thermometers to prepare for a possible influenza pandemic, people have now been urged to buy up food such as noodles and canned produce in case a pandemic hits worldwide supply chains The advice came at the American Chamber of Commerce's bird flu seminar series that discussed contingency planning to help ...

  8. Firms unprepared for outbreak

    Posted Mar 29th 2006, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Fewer than half of Hong Kong's private employers have contingency plans for a bird flu outbreak, workers say. In Taiwan and Singapore, only one in four are prepared. Market research company TNS called the results shocking. The company polle ...

  9. Chicken supplier DaChan Food to test investor appetite for IPOs

    Posted Sep 19th 2007, 12:00am by Kandy Wong

    ... are the birds susceptible to avian influenza but feed stock prices are extremely volatile. The company plans to spend 415 million yuan building six feed production facilities in the mainland, Vietnam ... earnings. They worry that a sudden outbreak of bird flu could seriously harm company sales and profits. 'Avian influenza could be a great risk factor for the company,' said a consumer ...

  10. Medicine firm hopes to raise $113m on GEM

    Posted Aug 30th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a factory in the Baoan district of Shenzhen as a production base for subunit vaccine of the influenza virus, rabies vaccine in vero cells and other new products,' Neptunus Interlong chairman ...




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