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  1. The city built on sand and water

    Posted Sep 07th 2004, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... in the form of sand and water, which, in a couple of years, nobody will want. The banks, however, remain undaunted. Olympic economics holds out the dream of riches. Loans to Olympic-related projects ...

  2. Cement firms on shifting sands

    Posted May 25th 2004, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Attempts to rein in sector investment may leave a few small players by the wayside, writes Toh Han Shih China's attempts to dampen investment in the cement industry may foreshadow ... economic goals. 'China faces an undersupply of high-grade cement and an oversupply of low-grade cement,' said Edward Fung, an analyst with Kim Eng Securities. 'In the long run, ...

  3. New skipper at the helm of Sands casino

    Posted Nov 29th 2004, 12:00am by Freda Wan

    ... Freda Wan in Macau Six months after opening, the Sands casino has picked a new top gun to lead the company in Macau. Frank McFadden, chief operating officer of Casinos Austria International, will assume the role of chief operating officer of Venetian Macau next month, according to an internal memo obtained by the South China Morning Post. The memo was addressed to all Sands ...

  4. Alberta's oil sands now look like gold

    Posted Sep 30th 2004, 12:00am by John Gray

    ... of oil and especially technology relating to oil-sands and cold-weather oil operations. A number of Chinese oil interests, led by the China National Petroleum Corporation, have made numerous ... oil production may soon be in decline, the province's future riches lie in the billions of barrels of oil trapped in the sticky black muck known as oil sands. Although some oil flows ...

  5. detours

    Posted Sep 14th 2004, 12:00am by Stephen McCarty

    ... Stephen McCarty Were Frank Sinatra to stroll into a certain corner of the Sands Macau today, he'd have a job believing he wasn't in Palm Springs or Las Vegas sometime ... over a Scotch on the rocks below a line of Sputnik-inspired overhead lights. At least that's how the Sands' American architect Paul Steelman would imagine the scene at the Copa Steak ...

  6. Men killed as sand pile collapses

    Posted May 11th 2004, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Two mainland workers died after they were buried in sand for about 45 minutes on a barge near the former Kai Tak airport yesterday. The men, aged 39 and 41, were working on top of a heap of sand, about 7 metres high, inside the hold of a mainland-registered barge- Jia Jin- when the accident happened at about 1.30pm. Police said there were nine mainland crewmen aboard ...

  7. South Korea awaits a seasonal peril

    Posted Mar 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... known as 'yellow sand' originates from the Gobi Desert. Sand is carried by high winds across China's industrial plains, picking up toxins including silicon, aluminium and lead ... reports of respiratory and eye problems rise at this time of year- the yellow sand is also a problem for South Korea's precision technology firms, including the strategic semiconductor ...

  8. Capital turns back rising tide of sand

    Posted Jun 18th 2004, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... reports say. More than 730 hectares of farmland has been converted back into forest in four years as part of a project to bring the dust and sand that often whips through the city under control, Beijing forestry officials said. Hu Jun, deputy director of the Beijing Forestry Bureau's sand-control office, said the government had also relocated families away from the worst-affected ...

  9. Chinese are back at work on Morecambe Bay's deadly sands

    Posted Apr 11th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Chinese migrants are back working the deadly sands of Morecambe Bay in northern England, just two months after a tragedy that claimed 20 lives. Groups of them have been spotted harvesting the shellfish near Barrow-in-Furness, in Cumbria, at the mouth of the bay where the workers were swept to their deaths in February. Though shifting sands and quick tides have ...

  10. Head in the sand

    Posted Mar 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to the letters 'Victory for voters' (March 29) and 'End the cycle of violence' (March 28). Both correspondents believe that by burying one's head in the sand and staying out of al-Qaeda's way, the Spanish can avoid future terrorist attacks. This is nonsense. One letter says we should listen to the terrorists' reasons for the attacks ...




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