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  1. Get into the swing of bling

    Posted May 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... such as the round will always be in demand. Coloured diamonds and rare precious stones such as Kashmir sapphires, Colombian emeralds and Burmese rubies are not advisable for new investors, although ... the stone typically takes the lion's share of jewellery's value, its setting and design also plays a key role. But the metal (such as gold weight) does not factor as highly. ...

  2. Zijin mulls base metals spin-off

    Posted Mar 12th 2007, 12:00am by Carol Chan

    ... metals operations, chairman Chen Jinghe said. Zijin, which last week reported a 142 per cent jump in full-year profit to 1.7 billion yuan, was also looking to tap into other precious metals ... at present,' Mr Chen said, adding that Zijin would strive to keep gold as its main business. 'We'll try to keep gold or precious metals as our major profit contributor and maintain ...

  3. Business - Money - COMMODITIES

    HKEx metals contracts aim to pave way for future mainland tie-ups

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 12:50am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Futures Exchange trades copper, aluminium, zinc and precious metals such as gold and silver. ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com HKEx move to trade copper, aluminium and zinc in yuan an effort to pave the way for future arrangements with mainland exchanges Metal contracts aimed ...

  4. Business - Commodities - ACQUISITIONS

    China Molybdenum looks for more overseas mining acquisitions

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 01:34am by BLOOM

    ... the mainland producer diversify into precious and base metals, as it seeks to become a global mining company. China Molybdenum, which started a team looking for overseas assets in 2008, last week ... the mainland's biggest producer of the metal, is seeking more acquisitions after the success of its US$820 million purchase of a Rio Tinto Group copper mine in Australia. "We'll prefer mining ...

  5. Business - Commodities

    HKEx eyes China with new metal contracts

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 12:46am by Enoch Yiu

    ... with the Shanghai Futures Exchange, which now trades contracts in copper, aluminium, rebar, zinc and in precious metals such as gold and silver. The LME platform in the city will compete with the commodity ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Exchange continues its push into commodities with launch of trading platform for metal and energy contracts targeting deals across the border HKE x eyes ...

  6. Gold's return anything but precious for investors

    Posted Mar 18th 2008, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... For the modern world, however, gold's time is past. There is no such thing any longer as a precious metal. Buying gold is a gamble, at best a speculation, but certainly not an investment. It's ... and Peruvian stocks, too. And why keep it to stocks? As the table shows, a number of dross metals such as lead, nickel and copper have also done much better than gold over this period. So have soft ...

  7. Glittering through the centuries

    Posted Nov 21st 2008, 12:00am by Andrea Pawlyna

    ... Andrea Pawlyna The beautiful precious metal has a history going back thousands of years and it is now used in industry, medicine, dentistry and even food Gold's beauty and intrinsic ... every civilisation since has coveted the precious metal. Gold's shiny, yellow lustre neither tarnishes nor corrodes and can be produced in different colours by alloying it with other ...

  8. Gold shops already meet stricter purity levels, says retailer

    Posted Feb 24th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... while the rest was silver and other rare metals. 'The price of white gold is only about HK$7,000 per tael, whilst a tael of platinum is HK$12,000,' he said, adding ...

  9. Spend crazy

    Posted Jan 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Despite the financial turmoil, demand for expensive luxury items has not waned, writes Cheryl Ow. Mink stroller anyone? OCTOBER 9 will be forever etched in the minds of Wall Street traders. In 2007, it marked a record high for the US stock market, and las ...

  10. Everybody say 'om'

    Posted Jun 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Mantra was launched in 2004 by two friends, local girl Jill Hui and Shagun Khanna, the Maharaja of Patiala's granddaughter. The pair wanted to create a line that paid homage to the rich culture of India while offering women accessories that are styli ...




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