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  1. The Mekong connection in illegal log trade

    Posted Mar 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Vaudine England

    ... Report reveals porous borders allow passage of wood for furniture, says Vaudine England An exercise in parallel realities will begin next week in Vientiane. Senior ministers from countries ... trade in logs from Laos to feed Vietnam's burgeoning export furniture industry. Vietnam has called on Indonesia's and Cambodia's dwindling forests too, just as mainland firms ...

  2. Rights activists aim to hold parallel torch relay

    Posted Apr 21st 2008, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung Human rights activists have vowed to hold their own torch relay when Hong Kong hosts the Olympic flame next week. Szeto Wah, chairman of the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements in China, said yesterday the group wo ...

  3. Hsieh draws mainland parallels with presidential rival

    Posted Mar 19th 2008, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung Taiwan's ruling Democratic Progressive Party presidential candidate Frank Hsieh Chang-ting spared no time yesterday in drawing a comparison between Premier Wen Jiabao and Ma Ying-jeou, Mr Hsieh's Kuomintang rival in Saturday' ...

  4. Policies and reviews fuel research projects

    Posted Apr 09th 2008, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... The Labour and Welfare Bureau is looking into training and employment programmes for young people without jobs and who have become isolated from the community, in parallel with another study ...

  5. More bite needed in consumer protection

    Posted Feb 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... such protection. They are long overdue. Parallel to the government's own legislative amendments to target unfair practices between businesses, the consumer protection laws would make the city a fairer ... evaporate after only a few well-publicised incidents. What the council proposes is to outlaw seven common abusive trade tactics in all commercial sectors, and a speedy and cost-effective channel ...

  6. Mainland bourses face stock avalanche

    Posted Dec 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The capitalisation of shares traded on the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchanges was valued at 4.9 trillion yuan yesterday. 'The negative impact from the sale of non-tradable shares will be huge next ... stakes on the block trading system if they planned to sell 1 per cent of a company within a month. In August, the CSRC allowed companies to issue exchangeable bonds to holders of locked up ...

  7. Trade surplus to top US$280b for fresh record

    Posted Dec 17th 2008, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang The mainland's trade surplus is poised to set another record this year, exceeding US$280 billion for 2008, the country's top planning agency said. The full-year ... The full-year figure suggested a December trade surplus of at least US$24 billion, since the surplus in the first 11 months reached US$256 billion. Last month's trade surplus hit a record high ...

  8. Close eye to be kept on fuel prices

    Posted Oct 16th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... were better indicators of Asia's fuel trading prices than crude oil. Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen said the government would tighten the tendering process for petrol stations ... prices are more or less parallel to each other.' He said deviations were normal as oil companies refilled their diesel supplies about once every two weeks, and petrol once every four ...

  9. The reminders of 1997-98 get more and more scary

    Posted Nov 21st 2008, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland As Hong Kong's economy continues to deteriorate, parallels with conditions during the Asian crisis of 1997 and 1998 are becoming increasingly disturbing. Not only have we slipped into recession, but the stock market is down, trade is slowing, the banks are getting increasingly reluctant to lend and job losses are mounting. Then yesterday we had yet ...

  10. Canton Fair predicts 20pc rise in exhibitors

    Posted Jul 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... cent from the April event, according to Wang Junwen, the director general of the China Foreign Trade Centre. Despite slower export growth, the organisers of the mainland's biggest trade ... of the nation's export sector, is scheduled for October 15 to November 6, adding three more trading days to the previous 12. Mr Wang said the fair would also re-work exhibits into 15 categories from ...




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