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  1. China offers real opportunity to Africa

    Posted May 29th 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... China in Africa is automatically suspect in the west. Worse, this deal, estimated to be worth US$9.25 billion, involves valuable natural resources and will entrench China, for years, ... fewer than 5,000km of tarred roads. The ambitious project, if it succeeds, will link its mineral-rich south to its ports in the west and join the north to the south. It will integrate, ...

  2. Mideast, N Africa ripe for investment

    Posted Jul 27th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... Nick Westra Oil-rich region shrugs off global downturn While vicious headwinds originating from developed markets have cooled global equities this year, one of the world's hottest locations has withstood the storm. 'It seems as if it's the appropriate time to be looking at the Middle Eastern and North African [Mena] region,' said Rizal Wijono, managing director ...

  3. US vies with China in the new scramble for Africa

    Posted Mar 12th 2008, 12:00am by Hagai Segal

    ... Hagai Segal Many people are likely to assume that the current tensions between the US and China are firmly centred in Asia- with Taiwan, North Korea or Central Asia as the likely area for any future conflict. But another less-headline-grabbing continent is starting to dominate Sino-American rivalries: Africa. Echoing the struggle between European colonial powers over African ...

  4. Out of Africa on a mission

    Posted May 25th 2008, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... up last year at Cannes by Martin Scorsese and an army of international auteurs, to restore past classics from outside Europe and North America. However, it's been two years since ...

  5. Sinoma suspends African projects over conflict

    Posted Dec 13th 2008, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... in plant projects in Africa. Putting the contracts on hold would lower the profits of China National Materials (Sinoma) next year since the Hong Kong-listed firm owns 53.3 per cent of Sinoma ... a London risk consultancy specialising in Africa. 'Investments that made sense a while ago are harder to commercially justify now in the current global economic environment,' said Mr ...

  6. For earth's sake

    Posted Sep 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Victoria Burrows

    ... Victoria Burrows A decade ago, the term eco-tourism may have conjured up images of dreadlocked backpackers or muddy-booted, shower-evading nature militants living in mosquito-infested jungle huts. But now hotels the world over, from the big resort chains ...

  7. Narwhals: the unicorns of the sea

    Posted Oct 08th 2008, 12:00am by Ellen Whyte

    ... the Inuit say, is how the first narwhal was made. Narwhals live in the cold seas of the North Pole. Although scientists have studied them, they still have no idea what the narwhal's tusk ...

  8. A glutton at the table

    Posted May 25th 2008, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... the interests of the US grain industry and the US strategic interest. Free trade in agriculture is a way for the US to make countries dependent on it.' Mainland economists point to North America ... for the crisis, says Yi Bocheng, a professor at Fudan University in Shanghai. 'There are natural disasters and famines in Africa but there is no global shortage of grain. The high prices are in part ...

  9. Questions & Answers

    Posted May 04th 2008, 12:00am by Amanda Lee

    ... and distribution. The basic criterion is that at least 50 per cent of the companies' income must come from agriculture-related activities. Why does the fund place a strong focus on North American equities? The reason for including many North American stocks is that most of the major agricultural players are listed in the developed world. For the upstream segment, Monsanto, the world's ...

  10. Profile

    Posted Apr 09th 2008, 12:00am by Michelle Chan

    ... Michelle Chan '7+2' milestones Denali (6,194 metres) Continent: North America Route: West Buttress Summit day: June 25, 1982 Kilimanjaro (5,895m) Continent: Africa Route: Umbwe ... day: December 10, 1997 Aconcagua (6,962m) Continent: South America Route: Normal Summit day: December 17, 1998 Carstensz Pyramid (4,884m) Continent: Oceania Route: North Face then West Ridge ...




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