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  1. Steel firms seen weathering poor results

    Posted Jul 27th 2009, 12:00am by Carol Chan

    ... that demand will stay buoyant and the recent economic recovery is sustainable. Benchmark Chinese steel prices have gained 21 per cent since April 1, and the industry turned a profit in May after seven months of losses. Hebei Iron & Steel Group, the mainland's second-biggest steelmaker, maintained this year's profit target at 2.5 billion yuan (HK$2.84 billion), despite posting ...

  2. General Steel targets top 10 spot through expansion, acquisitions

    Posted Feb 16th 2009, 12:00am by Carol Chan

    ... Carol Chan General Steel Holdings, a New York-listed mainland steelmaker, aims to become one of the top 10 players on the mainland by expanding existing operations and acquisitions, said ... and consolidation of the mainland steel industry,' Mr Yu said. The company agreed in September last year to buy 80 per cent of Yantai Steel Pipe from Shandong-based Laiwu Iron & Steel Group. ...

  3. Wuhan Steel in deal for stake in Riversdale

    Posted Jun 25th 2010, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn China's aggressive search for raw materials continued yesterday when steel giant Wuhan Iron & Steel Corp signed a non-binding agreement with Australia's ... in excess of 10 million tonnes of steel a year and need very large quantities of hard coking coal,' Mallyon said. Riversdale Mining has been working on the Zambeze project for the past 18 ...

  4. Top magazine's fate hangs on woman of steel

    Posted Oct 17th 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li In a country where tough censorship discourages flair in the media, few journalists have made as much impact and garnered as much acclaim as Hu Shuli, managing editor of Caijing magazine. The same can be said about the magazine Hu helped create ...

  5. Firemen test hose that can slice steel

    Posted Jan 29th 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... Stella Lee Firefighters yesterday tested a high-powered water jet so strong that it is capable of cutting through steel or walls up to 10cm thick. The Fire Services Department ... to generate enough force to cut steel, concrete, wood, glass and other construction materials. It can be used in areas containing flammable material and explosives, where other cutting devices which ...

  6. Spirit of Spanish Mary

    Posted Sep 19th 2009, 12:00am by Wong How Man

    ... Wong How Man I was in a hotel room in Carmel, California, when my phone rang; it was RTHK and I was to participate in a live panel discussion about the tenuous political situation ... arrive in droves. The sound of Putonghua-speaking groups is now commonplace. The Chinese are finally coming back: this time, not to make money, but to spend it. Wong How Man is founder ...

  7. Of tribes and queens

    Posted Oct 31st 2010, 12:00am by Richard James Havis

    ... are showing in an exhibition at the Museum at the FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology). Japan Fashion Now, curated by Dr Valerie Steele, examines the development of designers such as Issey Miyake ... and the newer Forest Girl ensemble. 'I began by wondering what happened in the 30 or so years since the Japanese fashion explosion of the 1980s,' says Steele. 'There have been a few shows ...

  8. Risk China's resources deals may scale imperial heights

    Posted Sep 24th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... modern blast furnaces Chinese steel firms are building. If China wants to make steel efficiently at competitive costs and with minimal pollution, it has no choice but to buy foreign ores. As a result, imports have soared over the past few years as the proportion of domestic ores used by Chinese steel mills has dropped from almost 80 per cent in the early 1990s to less than 50 per cent ...

  9. Hundreds mourn victim of 'murder' by hired thugs

    Posted Dec 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alice Yan Hundreds of Shanghai citizens gathered on Wednesday to mourn a man who was allegedly beaten to death by a demolition firm's hired thugs. Though smaller compared ... company is the murderer'. The 49-year-old victim- Zhou Daming, a former security guard at a state-owned steel factory- was attacked by dozens of people who claimed to work for a demolition ...

  10. Houses damaged in crane drama

    Posted Jun 05th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo and Agnes Lam A bundle of about 20 steel rods flew down a slope in Sai Kung yesterday when a crane truck lifting the load flipped over. The crane was lifting the rods at 10.30am at a construction site on top of a Nam Wai slope when it toppled onto a pump room that was being built. Firemen said the pump room stopped the truck sliding down the slope. But the arm ...




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