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  1. Boost for HK's mining capital ambitions

    Posted Mar 31st 2010, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn Hong Kong's ambitions to become an international capital market for mining and natural resources were boosted yesterday by Robert Friedland, the executive chairman of Ivanhoe Mines. 'Hong Kong will become the largest mining finance market in the world,' he said in a keynote speech at the Mines and Money Conference in Hong Kong. Friedland, who ...

  2. Lai See

    Posted Aug 18th 2010, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... he will be able to ring the bell on his own long-delayed Mercantile Exchange any time soon. Metal heavy Robert Friedland was at his super-cool best at the Diggers & Dealers conference ... cars to lithium battery powered cars over the next 20 to 30 years. So goodbye oil and a big hello to lithium. Friedland notes that a lithium battery is made out of a copper foil, which ...

  3. Robert and Clara Schumann

    Posted Oct 05th 2010, 12:00am by Sam Olluver

    ... Robert and Clara Schumann Musica Viva HK City Hall Concert Hall Reviewed: Oct 1 This all-Schumann programme reminded us of both the pre-eminence of Robert's chamber music ... in the ear the next day? Quite a lot, not least Robert's Andante und Variationen op46 for two pianos (Nancy Loo, Mary Wu), two cellos (Dora Lam, Cara Cheung) and horn (Hermann Paw). The unusual ...

  4. Robert Plant

    Posted Sep 19th 2010, 12:00am by Richard James Havis

    ... Richard James Havis Robert Plant Band of Joy (Rounder Records) Former Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant's latest album is an eclectic affair. Produced in Nashville, it has echoes of 2007's innovative country collaboration with vocalist Alison Krauss. But Plant and co-producer Buddy Miller take the experiment further, occasionally drifting into affected art-rock soundscapes. ...

  5. Reviled at home but relaxed in Hong Kong, Robert Mugabe stocks up on shoes and suits

    Posted Aug 15th 2010, 12:00am by Niall Fraser

    ... Niall Fraser There aren't many cities in the world where Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe can spend a carefree day shopping. Hong Kong is one of them. The 86-year-old African leader went shopping in Tsim Sha Tsui yesterday- and suits and shoes were at the top of his list. Flanked by a team of officers from the Hong Kong police VIP protection unit, Mugabe- who is reviled ...

  6. TV veteran Robert Chua cooks up a slick launch for new brand of hi-tech pots and pans

    Posted Jul 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Vivian Chen

    ... with Vivian Chen Television veteran Robert Chua Wah-peng knows how to put celebrity endorsers to work at a product launch. While other brands hand a mic to a star and then watch them witter interminably off pitch, Chua created a slick video involving 14 chefs and TV personalities for the unveiling of his cookware venture, Blanc Wok this week. Many of the video's stars, ...

  7. Mongolia teeters on the brink of a mining boom

    Posted Sep 27th 2010, 12:00am by Naomi Rovnick

    ... by Canadian billionaire Robert Friedland, Ivanhoe started work on Oyu Tolgoi in 2000, after it bought the project from Australia's BHP Billiton. But the Canadian company only won Mongolian ...

  8. SouthGobi chief brings Wall St flair to mining

    Posted Jan 18th 2010, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... on the share offer when he was still at Citigroup, although he was an adviser to SouthGobi's majority shareholder, Ivanhoe Mines, which is controlled by Canadian businessman Robert Friedland ...

  9. Rough stuff traded in

    Posted Feb 07th 2010, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan At 66, Robert De Niro, may no longer display the robust agility he showed as recently as the 2008 crime thriller Righteous Kill. But his foray into comedy hits like Meet the Parents and Meet the Fockers showed he'd always have a previously undetected comical side. De Niro's career takes another turn in Everybody's Fine. He again plays a father, ...

  10. Stylish mix it up at relaunch party

    Posted Sep 17th 2010, 12:00am by Kobi Chan

    ... Hwa, Shirley Hiranand and Caroline Roberts. ...




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