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  1. Howard down, but not out

    Posted Oct 20th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... National boredom with Australia's PM aside, the 'man of steel' may forge a historic fifth term, writes Nick Squires John Howard is arguably the most successful conservative ... hailed by the most powerful man on the planet, US President George W. Bush, as a 'man of steel'. Unemployment is at its lowest level for 33 years and personal wealth is at an all-time ...

  2. Talking points

    Posted Feb 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... specialised steel products 'would undermine' efforts to combat the euro-zone debt crisis. A top State Council think tank also cautioned that the debt crisis would slow China's export ... brings Gillard-Rudd battle to climax Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard and the man she deposed in 2010, Kevin Rudd, face off in a party ballot for the leadership after months of tension ...

  3. Controversial budget approved without any fireworks

    Posted Apr 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... police vehicles were parked nearby and a double layer of steel-wire barriers was erected to prevent any protesters from disrupting senior officials arriving to attend the meeting at which ... for the handout and was still working out the details for distributing it. All 16 amendments tabled by the pan-democrats were voted down. They included one proposed by Wong Yuk-man, of People Power, ...

  4. A flash of steel and the velvet glove from Vietnam

    Posted Jul 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vietnam's five-man commission is headed by the chief of the Communist Party. ...

  5. Building materials given a bad rap in rail project inflation

    Posted Jan 11th 2011, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... understand the reasoning. When easy money is being scattered around, why make life difficult for yourself? Pick a nice round number, a big one, 60 per cent will do, blame it on concrete and steel ... saying that many Hong Kong people 'cannot find a party to truly represent them', this from a man whose most notable coup in public service was to set off a management rebellion against ...

  6. 'I'm back,' says Anwar in attacking Mahathir

    Posted May 31st 2005, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... complicity in the collapse of Perwaja Steel, a project initiated by the prime minister that incurred huge losses largely because of corruption. Mr Anwar ended his speech with the words: 'I am ... return to national politics. 'Those who wrote him off, watch your words,' said analyst Jeff Ooi. 'The man announced his comeback last night.' Mr Anwar also urged Mr Abdullah ...

  7. Government to splash out HK$7.2b on cruise terminal

    Posted Oct 01st 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Eng, Gary Cheung, Joyce Ng

    ... construction costs had surged significantly and it was difficult to predict future trends. The May material indices for galvanised mild steel, sand and steel reinforcement increased by 60 per cent, 104 ... of about HK$2.5 billion and up to an extra 9,000 jobs a year from 2023. Raymond So Wai-man, associate professor in finance at Chinese University, questioned how officials came up with the economic ...

  8. The catch, Mr Tsang, is that your Tamar reasons don't stand up

    Posted May 29th 2006, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... not entirely welcome. The first is an obsession with pouring concrete. Mr Tsang often conceives of social achievements in terms of buildings alone. Hence glass, steel and concrete for high-tech ... it show every sign of loathing each other. With these duds to his record, what makes Mr Tsang think that pouring yet more concrete is the solution to problems in government? The concrete, steel ...

  9. Admiral's new horizon

    Posted Jun 16th 2007, 12:00am by Richard Luscombe

    ... The US' next top military man, Michael Mullen, is admired for his switched-on vision, writes Richard Luscombe US Defence Secretary Robert Gates insisted he was looking to the future ... Mullen himself is a family man who has been married for 36 years, has two sons also in the US Navy. He enjoys travelling, golf, fly-fishing, swimming and weightlifting. Senate Democratic leader ...

  10. Cab Chat

    Posted Nov 10th 2008, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Like the falling lift at Tai Po's Fu Shin Estate. Seven out of eight steel cables were broken. The Electrical and Mechanical Services Department should bear the responsibility. They issue ... by the banks or not. As a taxi driver, I see many interesting passengers. Many of them start criticising someone when they hear the news on the radio. Some scolded legislator Raymond Wong Yuk-man ...




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