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  1. Business - China Business

    China drafts rules for carbon market

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 05:01am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing China drafts rules for carbon market Mainland China is planning hefty fines for companies that fail to comply with the rules of its national carbon trading market but has yet to decide how to set emission caps for big polluters, according to a draft government document. Under the scheme, big emitters such as coal plants and factories will be given a cap ...

  2. Business - China Business

    China power output down for second straight month due to slack growth

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 05:28am by Reuters

    ... since the 2008-09 global financial crisis. The mainland's thermal coal sector has been hit hard by a slowing economy, stubborn oversupply and Beijing's aggressive anti-pollution ...

  3. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    Chinese demand for Indonesian coal increases despite pollution fears

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:26am by Eric Ng

    ... in Indonesia with mainland China as one of its top markets, aims to raise output and sales by 30 per cent despite slowing Chinese consumption because of rising demand for less polluting coal. Ng ... tonnes in 2012 and 35.7 million tonnes in 2011. Despite the lower heating value, most of the coal imported from Indonesia is blended with domestic coal to reduce pollutants. Agritrade ...

  4. Business - China Business - ENERGY

    Beijing warned not to cut wind power tariffs

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 03:41am by Eric Ng

    ... and Beijing's declaration of war against air pollution. While the timing of the proposed cuts remains unclear, the industry is debating whether they should be imposed in the middle of next year ...

  5. Business - China Business - CHINA

    Chinese companies facing capital spending crunch

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 12:38pm by Reuters

    ... Economic uncertainty and a government campaign to curtail industries that are either heavy polluters or are stuck with a glut of unsold goods mean that investment could fall next year as well, ... the environment and left the government and banks with a pile of debt, the mainland says it is ready for change. It wants to cut debt, reduce pollution and lift domestic consumption to prepare its ...

  6. Business - Economy

    China should build bigger, denser cities as growth engines

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 05:08am by Bloomberg

    ... a projected US$5.3 trillion in infrastructure spending needs over the next 15 years. A continuation of old methods raises the spectre of worsening traffic and pollution in the biggest cities ...

  7. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    China sets range for coal resource tax of 2-10 per cent

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 04:13am by Reuters

    ... Changes to the resource tax are aimed at encouraging the more efficient use of coal, which has been blamed for severe air pollution. The move follows a decision by Beijing to impose import tariffs ...

  8. Business - Money

    Chart of the day: Sea change in China's coast

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 05:10am by HSBC GLOBAL RESEARCH

    ... into a global manufacturing hub. As some major urban centres such as Guangzhou and Shanghai matured, low-value-added, highly polluting industries were pushed out to nearby cities, accelerating ...

  9. Business - Companies - THE INTERVIEW

    Driven into the job- by a love affair with wine

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 05:47am by Enoch Yiu

    ... 5, 7 and 9. We all enjoy living here. The pollution here is not ideal but otherwise, Hong Kong is a very convenient city, with a lot of activities for the children. When we talk about Hong ...

  10. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Beijing does not have the most polluted air in the world

    Posted May 13th 2014, 01:03am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn For those of you familiar with Beijing's horrendous air pollution, it may come as a surprise to know that it is by no means the world's worst. That distinction went to Delhi. Indeed 13 of the top 20 cities in the world with the dirtiest air were to be found in India, three in Pakistan, and one in Iran, Qatar, Turkey, and Bangladesh. These findings were ...




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