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  1. Slice of Life

    Posted Jan 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Alex Price

    ... Compiled by Alex Price From the South China Morning Post this week in: 1972 New York, January 19 The Association of Philippine Coconut Desiccators convened a two-day symposium, a kind of coconut convention, in the Plaza Hotel. Even before the keynote speaker rose, the delegates were rallied to their theme by a preliminary exhorter who urged them to 'think coconut', ...

  2. In Baghdad

    Posted Aug 10th 2003, 12:00am by Alex Price

    ... In Baghdad by Paul McGeough Allen&Unwin $125 Paul McGeough and other foreign journalists who stayed - not necessarily willingly - for the duration of the Iraq war tried their best to report the truth amid bullets, bombs and massive propaganda campaign ...

  3. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    Beijing cuts fuel prices as global glut weighs on crude values

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 11:51am by Eric Ng

    ... oil prices continued to fall on the back of ample supply and lacklustre demand growth. The price of petrol has been reduced by 140 yuan a tonne, while that of diesel by 135 yuan a tonne, ... “Amid plentiful oil supply and weakening global economic and oil demand growth, Brent crude price has plunged below US$100 a barrel this month for the first time in more than a year,” Nomura’s ...

  4. News - World - BRITAIN

    Scotland's pro-independence leaders bet on oil as rivals say wells in decline

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:55am by WASHPOST

    ... leaving Britain, oil will be key. And it will need either greater production, or higher oil prices to cover the money lost owing to the higher relative cost of government services to its ... The Washington Post in Aberdeen Pro-independence advocates promise funds for schools, health care and social welfare as rivals claim oil boom is over and reserves in decline ...

  5. News - Hong Kong

    ‘Gutter oil’ scandal tarnishing Hong Kong’s reputation, says health secretary

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 05:01pm

    ... executive director of Dynamic Progress International, one of three Hong Kong companies which recycle used oil — including lard oil — into bio-diesel, told RTHK this morning that the price of used ... Jennifer Ngo and Lai Ying-kit Hong Kong’s reputation has been tarnished by a recent food scare in Taiwan in which lard oil exports from the city were labelled as edible oil, the secretary ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - FOOD SAFETY

    Hong Kong trio detained for fraud in gutter oil investigation

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 04:20am by Lai Ying-kit

    ... executive director of Dynamic Progress International, one of three Hong Kong companies that recycle used oil- including lard oil- into biodiesel, said yesterday that the price of used oil had risen ... Lai Ying-kit yingkit.lai@scmp.com Three people arrested in investigation into firm that supplied Taiwan with lard oil as authorities consider system to track buyers of used oil Trio held ...

  7. News - World - IRAQ

    Violence in Iraq threatens crucial oil reserves, may lead to price hike

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:29am by AFP

    ... not reached the oil fields of the south, which account for 90 per cent of exports. Global oil prices have risen from around US$109 a barrel to nine-month highs of over US$114 a barrel on the back ... could easily surge to new record highs above US$140," said the London-based consultancy Capital Economics, referring to one of the oil industry's key price benchmarks. But in the long ...

  8. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    Taiwan premier bans sale of 235 food companies’ products as ‘gutter oil’ scandal grows

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 07:20pm by Lawrence Chung in Taipei and Alice Yan Lawrence.chung@scmp.com

    ... oil from the unlicensed factory in Pingtung at a price lower than normal market levels, and used it as the base oil in food production. Chang Guann’s chairman Yeh Wen-hsiang, made a public ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei and Alice Yan Lawrence.Chung@scmp.com At least 240 tonnes of the oil – recycled from kitchen waste and pig skin by unlicensed factory – were sold to Chang Guann, ...

  9. Business - Commodities - COMMODITIES

    Iraq civil war fears send oil and gold prices up

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 05:13am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Wellington, Sydney and London Iraq civil war fears send oil and gold prices up Oil rose and gold climbed to near a three-week high as the escalation of violence in Iraq stoked ... years. Brent oil rose while gold advanced 0.4 per cent and silver touched the highest level since May 14. China's stocks rose to a two-month high after the central bank expanded the number ...

  10. Business - Commodities - EARNINGS

    Oil and gas producer PetroChina posts 4pc first-half profit rise

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 01:14am by Eric Ng

    ... to Beijing's policy to let domestic fuel prices match international oil price levels. The company has allowed management of Liaohe and Jilin oilfields in the northeast which struggled to arrest output ... after Beijing lifted domestic gas prices by about 15 per cent in July last year as part of a three-year plan to lift domestic prices to near international levels as the nation relies more on oil ...




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