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  1. Precious metals

    Posted Apr 09th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Along with summery whites and shimmering gold, bronze and silver, the new season heralds the return of pastels. Spanish label Loewe features floaty dresses with ribbons and ruffles to match the romantic feel, with matching shoes that can be worn day or night. Look out for open-toe stilettos with shimmering metallic details (below; $3,950) and more practical lower-heeled ...

  2. University scavenges for gold in the delta

    Posted Mar 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to consume an estimated 60,000kg of gold and 120,000kg of silver in industrial processes such as electroplating. A mere 0.5 per cent recovery of these precious metals could yield $20 million worth of metals that could be recycled, the study found. Chan Kwong-yu, a chemistry professor at the university, said there was an average of at least 10 milligrams of precious metals in a litre ...

  3. Precious stones

    Posted Aug 13th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of satiny hair falling either side of her face. Dressed in blue jeans and a purple shirt, Xiao sits hunched forward on a metal office chair in matchmaker Luo Jun's dingy ground-floor office, ...

  4. Keep reading- knowledge is power

    Posted Jul 28th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... One of my friends loves to read. He is very knowledgeable. Although he should have a bright future, he doesn't make much money. So how can books bring us gold? Everyone knows that the metal 'gold' is valuable and expensive. But for me, 'gold' describes things I cherish. I don't think money is precious. Books are more important for me. They give me ...

  5. HK stocks feel the backlash of metals sell-off

    Posted May 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'The sharp falls in precious metals have triggered a regional correction and the trading halt of the Indian market has pushed fund managers to cash [in] their holdings in other markets,' ...

  6. Gold, silver society takes step towards local listing

    Posted Nov 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... The society's members, who are all gold traders in the city, yesterday approved the HK$40 million capital injection into the exchange's unit, Hong Kong Precious Metals, and the distribution ... don't have a concrete timetable.' Hong Kong Precious Metals is the exchange's trading flagship while the exchange's other subsidiary owns the property and cash of the exchange. ...

  7. Golden season forecast for HK despite price retreat

    Posted Feb 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to be attracted to gold. 'While thinner volume and broader trading ranges encourage speculators to enter the market, fund managers buying precious metals and commodities [to diversify] their portfolios were also driving up gold prices,' said Anderson Cheung, deputy managing director of Mitsui Bussan Precious Metals. Mr Cheung expected the gold fever to continue with prices hitting ...

  8. Jiangxi Copper sees sharp profit rise

    Posted Aug 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Carol Chan

    ... Copper and related value-added products made up about 85 per cent of Jiangxi Copper's revenue while precious metals including gold and silver accounted for 11.5 per cent. The company said its gross profit margin gained 15 percentage points in the first half to 40 per cent as copper and precious metal prices surged. However, it booked a 1.34 billion yuan loss from its short ...

  9. How the tax affects you

    Posted Jul 19th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... bills of exchange, loans and mortgages, money exchanges, certificates of deposit, insurance, financial guarantees, trade finance, securities, futures, derivatives, underwriting, precious metals, refining of precious metals What relief will there be? One-off assistance to help businesses meet GST compliance costs Scrapping of 3 per cent hotel accommodation tax Reduction in motor vehicle ...

  10. Gold rush

    Posted Sep 04th 2006, 12:00am by Karen Ting

    ... celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie and Beyonce have been wearing yellow-gold jewellery. Gold has long been considered one of the most precious metals. It has been worn for centuries ... soft, so to make it stronger and suitable for jewellery, it's mixed with an alloy from other metals- usually silver, copper, zinc and palladium. This alloy can also change its colour. ...




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