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  1. 'Naughty Boy' Pan doesn't play by the rules

    Posted Aug 21st 2005, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... companies on the mainland. He founded SOHO China in 1995 with his wife Zhang Xin, 39, a Wall Street veteran. Born to a poor family in Gansu province in 1963, Mr Pan studied at the Beijing Petroleum Institute and worked briefly for the Ministry of Petroleum before heading into property development. Rivals have nicknamed him 'Naughty Boy' for painting an apartment complex in bold ...

  2. Sino Union buys rest of Madagascar Energy

    Posted Jan 11th 2007, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng Sino Union Petroleum & Chemical International's shares soared 36.67 per cent yesterday after it agreed to pay HK$800 million for a Madagascar oil exploration asset from ... Hui's second Madagascar oil deal with a Hong Kong listed firm. Last year, Madagascar Petroleum International, a company controlled by Mr Hui, sold a 21 per cent stake in another exploration ...

  3. Pig farmers bow to Muslim calls to cut stocks

    Posted Sep 08th 2007, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Baradan Kuppusamy in Kuala Lumpur Pig farmers in Malacca have agreed to reduce the state's stocks by two-thirds in deference to their Muslim neighbours, for whom the animal is offensive and banned on religious grounds. The agreement reached on Wednes ...

  4. Hostages in Ethiopia due home today

    Posted May 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... 'They are scheduled to go home with the special working team,' Ms Hu said, referring to the taskforce set up by Zhongyuan Petroleum Bureau, a subsidiary of the China Petroleum and Chemical ...

  5. Iron Lady leaves her mark

    Posted Aug 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Catherine Chan Unlike much of Beijing's powerful elite, the woman known as China's 'Iron Lady', Wu Yi, rose to acclaim on her own merits. Born in Wuhan in 1938, Wu studied engineering at the Beijing Petroleum Institute and started out in the refineries of Gansu province in western China. After becoming a top refining industry official, she set off to make ...

  6. Crude lesson to be learned for China

    Posted Mar 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... misunderstandings with the government of the oil-rich African country, analysts warn. 'With the expulsion of Liu, South Sudan is making a statement that it is now in control of its petroleum industry ... Sudanese Minister for Petroleum and Mining Stephen Dhieu Dau on February 20, gave Liu 72 hours to leave the country. The order cited what were called Liu's shortcomings, including a charge ...

  7. Central Asia's new great game draws a player with an eye for oil and gas

    Posted May 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to achieve his goal. Robson is the president and CEO of Tethys Petroleum, an exploration and production company with operations in the Central Asian republics of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan ... geological potential for oil and gas. It's a vast region covering many different sedimentary basins. Many of them are either poorly explored or unexplored,' says Robson. Tethys Petroleum ...

  8. Canada QUIZ

    Posted Jul 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Test your general knowledge. The answers are below. 1 What is the longest river in Canada? 2 What does A mari usque ad mare mean? 3 Canada is not a member of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec)- true or false? 4 Which Canadian won a Golden Globe award for best film actor in Lemony Snicket's Series of Unfortunate Events? 5 Who was the first woman ...

  9. S Sudan's leader asks Hu for help

    Posted Apr 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... said China National Petroleum Corporation was willing to offer South Sudan technical support if Juba decided to build an alternative oil pipeline, making it less reliant on a pipeline running ...

  10. Hidden risks in African strategy

    Posted Jan 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... interests. Nine China Petroleum Engineering and Construction workers were kidnapped in Sudan in 2008, with five killed during a rescue attempt. Analysts said various forces on the continent were ...




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