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  1. In the can-kicking Olympics, China could compete for gold

    Posted Oct 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tom Holland tom.holland@scmp.com If can-kicking were a sport at next year's Olympic Games, there would be no shortage of contenders for the gold medal. Europe's leaders would certainly be among the front runners, desperately trying to buy time because they know a solution to the euro zone's debt crisis is politically impossible in the near term. ...

  2. Olympic highs may mark A-share market low

    Posted Aug 11th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland Amid all the Olympic euphoria of the past few days, it might seem surprising to recall that not everything is going swimmingly for the brave new China. Concerns consist ... of the Olympic Games are long past. At Friday's close, the Shanghai Composite Index was down 57 per cent from the peak it reached at the height of the bull market just last October. Turnover ...

  3. Margin lending not expected before Olympics

    Posted May 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... months as the State Council gives priority to financial stability. Sources said the tools would not be allowed until the close of the Beijing Olympic Games in August because regulators remain ... Regulatory Commission official. 'Don't expect it before the Beijing Olympics.' There was speculation in April that Beijing would introduce margin lending and short selling this month ...

  4. Olympics likely to cause headaches

    Posted Dec 24th 2007, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland Intended to celebrate China's arrival as a major power on the world stage, next year's Beijing Olympics will surely be the biggest, most lavish party ever held. Unfortunately for China, however, a look back at Olympic Games from the past 60 years shows that colossal parties tend to be followed by nasty economic hangovers. And to add insult to injury, results ...

  5. Clear Media sets sights on winning the Olympic gold

    Posted Mar 11th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... network ahead of the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Han Zijing, chief executive of Clear Media, yesterday said the company was considering setting up a sales office in Beijing where it owned ... to 3,000 over the next three years, Mr Han said. Clear Media would also introduce an Olympics-related advertising package next year and explore opportunities in eight to 10 cities, he added. ...

  6. Terror, riots, weather add up to big risks

    Posted Jul 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu If the London Olympic Games were cancelled at the last minute, it wouldn't just be the spectators who'd be disappointed- insurers covering the international event would face huge compensation bills. And, unlike the Beijing Olympic Games where insurers mainly worried about the risk of earthquakes, the London Olympics' biggest insurance risks are terrorist ...

  7. Chaos or joy? Two views on banknotes

    Posted Jul 16th 2008, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... for selling commemorative Olympic banknotes. But top officials from both the police and Hong Kong Olympic Committee have appealed to the public to look on the bright side regarding the release. ... yesterday that the public's response to the Olympic banknotes had exceeded Bank of China's expectations. 'But from a positive angle, [the public's passion towards the Olympics ...

  8. Big four to operate 24-hour hotlines

    Posted Jul 29th 2008, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang Four major state-owned banks will provide 24-hour telephone hotlines and e-mail addresses for visitors to the six cities hosting Olympic events. Consumers can lodge complaints with banks through the China Banking Association's local branches, a senior association official said yesterday. The hotlines will provide services in Chinese, English, French, Spanish, ...

  9. Mainland retail sales rise 23.3pc

    Posted Aug 14th 2008, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing Spending on household electronics and sporting goods increases before Olympics Mainland retail sales grew at a record annual pace last month as energy prices climbed and consumers splurged on televisions and other appliances before the Beijing Olympics. But economists warned that spending might slow in the months ahead as the feel-good factor from the Olympics faded ...

  10. Banks urged to attend quickly to foreign media

    Posted Jul 31st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Natalie Chiu China's banking regulator has asked lenders to reply swiftly to foreign media inquiries in an effort to shore up the industry's image for the Beijing Olympics ... the Olympics. 'Any inquiry will be handled directly by the concerned regulatory departments to ensure quick and efficient response,' the spokesman said. The CBRC's proactive approach ...




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