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  1. Castles in the sand

    Posted Oct 24th 2008, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... further. IFA Hotels & Resorts figures show 9 per cent of its buyers come from China. Many Russians, Britons, Kazakhs, Iranians and Arabs from neighbouring states are investing millions ...

  2. SouthGobi not target of graft probe; shares rebound

    Posted May 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... share price fall 45 per cent in the past year on the back of weaker coal prices and demand in China. The company said yesterday the Anti-Corruption Agency of Mongolia had formally requested information from the offices of SouthGobi Sands, a wholly owned unit. 'SouthGobi has previously been advised this is in connection with an investigation into a third party and has no reason ...

  3. Standard Chartered sees continuation of Asia growth story

    Posted Sep 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... such as China with its huge population and expanding industrial revolution and urbanisation, the pace of growth was critical. Mr Sands said the bank would continue to grow in the mainland even though ... Sands, Standard Chartered group chief executive. 'What we will see in Asia is a moderation of growth, not an interruption of growth momentum' as Asian economies depended much more ...

  4. Prince of Persia: Sands of Time (DVD)

    Posted Oct 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Barry C Chung Disney enters into shaky territory with the release of their video game adaptation, Prince of Persia: Sands of Time. After an act of courage by Dastan (Jake Gyllenhaal), King Sharaman (Ronald Pickup) adopts him into the royal Persian family. Fifteen years later, Dastan and his two siblings launch an attack on the sacred city of Alamut during which Dastan comes ...

  5. Green university set to rise from desert sands

    Posted Jan 26th 2008, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... Barclay Crawford in Abu Dhabi The world's first university specialising in green energy is to be built in the desert sands of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. Funded by the almost limitless reserve of petroleum dollars, the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology will be the first stage of the 'carbon neutral' city designed by architects Foster ...

  6. A riddle of the sands: the haunting footprints of Koh Sai Daeng

    Posted Jan 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are a few islands. Beyond, only empty ocean and the islands of southern Myanmar. The resorts and crowds of Phuket are more than 400km to the south. On this short stretch of sand, hundreds ... the sands in a maze of fresh tracks. Burmese slippers, cloth and T-shirts lay scattered about. Further up the beach were several large fire pits, the cold ash unscattered by the wind. Crudely ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    No one nation, whether America or China, can rule Asia

    Posted Jun 11th 2013, 12:00am by SIMON TAY

    ... Simon Tay Simon Tay says more are seeing China, rather than the US, in that role While Asia won't be ruled, it is in need of leadership At their California summit, President Xi ... China. Addressing the fundamental issue of accommodating a rising China must wait for another occasion. Asian nations like the Philippines and Vietnam have welcomed the US rebalancing, given ...

  8. Go-ahead attitude is a tale of two cities

    Posted Jul 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ed Peters Back in the early 19th century, nobody quite realised the potential of Dubai's and Hong Kong's natural resources. Hong Kong had water- a harbour that was not only one of the best anchorages on the coast of China, but in the whole world. Dubai had oil- admittedly concealed beneath the desert sands- and enough of it to propel it from an arid backwater into one ...

  9. Step back in time on Silk Road

    Posted Feb 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Susan Ramsay

    ... Susan Ramsay The ArtScience museum in Singapore opened last week. Young Post was there to visit some of the funky new exhibitions. The museum, at the Marina Bay Sands hotel, looks like ... into the past. The exhibition is laid out like a journey from China to Persia (today's Iran). It starts off with three statues of camels, which show you how caravans were once loaded before a long ...

  10. Business - Companies - RETAILING

    Estee Lauder eyes big Asian expansion as mainland China sales roar

    Posted Mar 13th 2013, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... The company has 38,500 staff worldwide. "Hong Kong and mainland China are very important markets to us," Lauder told the South China Morning Post, adding the mainland market was showing the strongest growth of any around the world. "Chinese shoppers are not only buying in China, but they shop in Hong Kong, Paris, London and at airports whenever they travel. Chinese customers like ...




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