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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. 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 ...

  4. Business - Commodities - DIVERSIFICATION

    Shipbuilder China Rongsheng in oil and gas move amid widening losses

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 01:21am by JING YANG

    ... Jing Yang Jing.yang@scmp.com Shipbuilder makes oil and gas foray China Rongsheng Heavy Industries is diversifying into oil and gas exploration via a HK$2.2 billion acquisition ... that it had agreed to buy a 60 per cent stake in New Continental Oil & Gas, a company that operates four oilfields in Kyrgyzstan with the country's national oil company. Rongsheng said ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Business - Commodities - COMMODITIES

    Shanghai takes its first step on long road to becoming oil price benchmark

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:29am by Daniel Ren

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com Futures Exchange faces tough competition from Singapore and must win trust of foreign traders Shanghai eyes role as oil price benchmark Shanghai's ambitions to become a premier price benchmark for oil traded in Asia will take years to accomplish given the dominance of Singapore in the industry, but a crude futures contract traded ...

  7. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    Mainland China oil majors expected to unveil mediocre profits

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 03:56am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com State oil and gas giants' earnings for the first half expected to be hit hard by higher costs, despite robust pricing in the energy sector Mainland oil ... Yong Liang expected a 15 per cent rise in per barrel total production costs to have more than wiped out benefits from higher output and firm oil and gas prices. Hubbard also expected CNOOC ...

  8. Business - Commodities

    Oil gains as China factory data improve

    Posted Dec 15th 2012, 10:13am

    ... The price of oil rose Friday on signs that China’s manufacturing is gathering strength. Benchmark crude rose 62 cents to $86.51 a barrel in morning trading on the New York Mercantile ... tax increases and government spending cuts will automatically take effect — posing the threat of recession. Brent crude, used to set prices for international varieties of oil, rose $1.14 ...

  9. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    Trader Arcadia unbowed by CFTC oil-rigging deal

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 03:28pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Arcadia's crude strategy will not be disrupted by the terms of a deal which brings to an end an oil price rigging case, billionaire owner says Oil trader unbowed by manipulation case Well before settling a long-running oil price manipulation case this week, global oil trader Arcadia had shrunk itself to a leaner operation with an almost singular focus: trading ...

  10. Business - Companies - ACQUISITIONS

    Fosun beats out Australian firm to buy Roc Oil

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 10:29am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Hong Kong-listed investment firm enters into a conditional agreement to acquire Australia's Roc Oil after ending a merger bid by Horizon Fosun dips into oil and gas with A$474 m capture Fosun International entered into a conditional agreement yesterday to fully acquire Roc Oil, an Australian-listed oil and gas company, for A$474 million ...




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