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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. Zimmer Men

    Posted Aug 28th 2005, 12:00am by Alex Price

    ... Zimmer Men by Marcus Berkmann Little, Brown, $246 Cricket has something of a bipolar effect as a sport: people are either tragically in love with it or completely indifferent. The former will find Zimmer Men a minor joy - especially if they've ever p ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  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

    Chart of the day: Oil's next stop US$99?

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:20am by Nicole Elliott

    ... Nicole Elliott Chart of the day: Oil's next stop US$99? Nymex crude oil rolling front-month futures contracts have held above the mid-point range at about US$98 per barrel for most of this year, but a test of that could be looming. The current top of the trading range dates back to early 2011, although the massive triangular pattern of which it is part began a year earlier. Prices ...

  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 - COMMENT

    Vanishing volatility in oil prices signals market shift

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 01:40am by Reuters

    ... John Kemp Stability is a result of falling consumption and growing availability of alternative supplies Vanishing volatility in oil prices signals market shift The oil market has rarely ... crude futures markets were established in the early 1980s. Oil prices have rarely been so stable for so long since the 1973 oil shock ended the long period of calm in the 1950s and 1960s ...

  10. Business - Commodities

    Opec expected to stick by oil output

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:29am by AFP

    ... by experts to keep its daily output ceiling at 30 million barrels of oil. While Opec is satisfied with current price levels at around US$100 a barrel, the cartel is in fact pumping below its ... of that transiting through pipelines in Ukraine. While higher oil prices boost the coffers of producers, they can weigh heavily on economic growth, dampening demand and resulting in price weakness further ...




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