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  1. Largest kidnap ring on mainland nailed

    Posted Nov 15th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Police in Yunnan and Shandong have smashed the mainland's biggest people-trafficking ring, responsible for kidnapping and selling 150 women and 27 children, state media ... and Jiangsu. The case is the largest on the mainland so far in terms of the number of suspects and victims, Xinhua reported on its website. Xinhua said the gang in Yunnan had been operating ...

  2. Crown of Asia's richest woman will now pass to India or the mainland

    Posted Apr 05th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... after the March 2006 listing of her Nine Dragons Paper (Holdings), the mainland's leading maker of containerboard. Forbes ranked her 20 places behind Ms Jain on the regional list and No390 ... the mainland's richest person. She also distinguishes herself as a self-made billionaire as opposed to Wang and Ms Jain, who both inherited their fortunes. Wang built on the Chinachem real estate empire ...

  3. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Mainland manufacturing contracts for first time in 9 months

    Posted Sep 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung paggie.leung@scmp.com Manufacturing declines for first time this year Mainland manufacturing contracted in August for the first time in nine months, a development that could prompt more policy easing by Beijing's economic planners. The official purchasing managers' index (PMI) dropped 0.9 points to 49.2 last month, from 50.1 in July, in the face of a drop ...

  4. Home prices rise across mainland in July

    Posted Aug 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... mainland cities for a second month. The increase in prices has not been officially welcomed, however. Premier Wen Jiabao said on Tuesday that the country would 'unswervingly' implement ... Jinsong said. 'We believe property prices will continue to rise.' The average price of new homes in the 100 mainland cities tracked by China Index Academy rose 0.33 per cent to 8,717 ...

  5. Airport worker held over people smuggling

    Posted Jan 10th 2011, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok Immigration officers yesterday arrested an airport worker, 34, linked with the smuggling of mainlanders from Hong Kong to Canada- including a young man disguised with a mask as an elderly Caucasian who boarded an Air Canada flight in October. Seven others, including two former airport staff, were arrested in raids at 10 locations on Friday and Saturday. The department said ...

  6. Mainland slowdown curbs HK growth

    Posted May 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing cary.huang@scmp.com Hong Kong registered its lowest rate of economic growth in more than two years in the first quarter, with a slowdown on the mainland having ... of the slowdown in Hong Kong can be traced to the mainland, where consumer inflation eased last month, with the consumer price index (CPI) rising 3.4 per cent year on year after gaining 3.6 per cent ...

  7. Mainland faces currency battle

    Posted May 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... with the currency seen as something of a safe haven. It would also help mainland companies save on hedging, reducing the incidental expenses of doing international trade. However, any move towards reserve ... the mainland. A third is to clarify intentions on whether the yuan would be fully convertible- like the Hong Kong dollar- or freely convertible, making it subject to certain approvals. 'Also, ...

  8. Mainland GDP growth slowest in three years

    Posted Apr 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing cary.huang@scmp.com The mainland economy grew 8.1 per cent in the first quarter, its slowest pace in nearly three years, amid weak demand in key export markets and sluggish construction activity at home. The figure was well below the 8.9 per cent year-on-year growth of the previous three months and marked the fifth consecutive quarterly slowdown, adding ...

  9. Mainland factory sector remains weak

    Posted Feb 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Denise Tsang denise.tsang@scmp.com Manufacturing activity on the mainland looks set to remain weak for the fourth straight month in February, piling fresh pressure on the central ... Capital, Citibank, Daiwa, Goldman Sachs, Mizuho Bank, Standard Chartered Bank and UBS all expect two to three more cuts in coming months. Qu said the mainland's consumer price inflation ...

  10. Mainland to loosen cash controls, HSBC predicts

    Posted Jan 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Neil Gough neil.gough@scmp.com HSBC's economists see the ongoing euro crisis creating strong headwinds for Hong Kong and the mainland in the year ahead, but believe Beijing's ... chief economist for greater China. 'This will include not just monetary but also fiscal easing.' Qu forecasts the mainland's gross domestic product growth will slow to 8.6 per ...




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