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  1. Guangdong lender may see easier stake rules

    Posted Nov 11th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... partners, he said. In addition, Societe Generale has paired with China Huawen Enterprises Development, an investment company under the Communist Party mouthpiece People's Daily. Ping ...

  2. Fimat to handle regional business from HK

    Posted Mar 16th 2005, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Fimat Group, part of the Societe Generale Group, is transforming its Hong Kong office into its Asia-Pacific regional headquarters. The firm, one of the largest futures brokers in Hong Kong, plans to double its staff to 100 by the end of this year while senior management around the region, such as chief executive of Asia-Pacific Wessel Van der Scheer, formerly based in Sydney, ...

  3. General's conviction not good enough: politician

    Posted Dec 05th 2005, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... has been offset by criticism that the culprit's accomplices remain unpunished. Retired comptroller Major-General Carlos Garcia, 57, was sentenced on Friday to two years hard labour, given ... for convicting a general, but criticised it for not going far enough. 'I am convinced that he [Garcia] could not have done what he is accused of committing without protection from powerful padrinos ...

  4. General scorn greets American offer of duty-free cotton deal to African bloc

    Posted Dec 16th 2005, 12:00am by Dennis Eng, Enoch Yiu

    ... Dennis Eng, Enoch Yiu, Cameron Dueck and Neil Gough The US offered the C4 grouping of poor West African cotton producers quota and duty free access to its markets yesterday in an effort to counter criticism of cotton farming subsidies and its unwillingnes ...

  5. Clarkson took the stuffiness out of the post of governor-general

    Posted Sep 24th 2005, 12:00am by Richard Andrews

    ... Richard Andrews in Montreal Canada's first Chinese-Canadian governor-general, Hong Kong-born Adrienne Clarkson, steps down on Tuesday leaving a mixed legacy from her six-year tenure. ... 'I think her overwhelming legacy is one of having made the office of governor-general visible and engaged in a way that it certainly hadn't been in at least a generation, ...

  6. General's eyesore tower mars sacred Bagan skyline

    Posted Sep 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Nick Meo

    ... cronies, however, the opening of the Bagan Tower last month promises lucrative revenues and the generals are deaf to complaints that it disfigures a spectacular skyline. The cylindrical tower, 16 ... and conference centre that will open this year as part of a drive by Myanmar's generals to reinvigorate a tourist trade, damaged by calls from democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi for foreigners ...

  7. Rome or Death: The Obsessions of General Garibaldi

    Posted Aug 28th 2005, 12:00am by Desmond O'Grady

    ... Desmond O'Grady Rome or Death: The Obsessions of General Garibaldi by Daniel Pick Jonathan Cape, $246 In his time, Giuseppe Garibaldi seemed Christ on horseback. He campaigned for liberty and justice wherever they were threatened. He was a freedom fighter in Latin America before returning as a hero to lead the battle for Italian unity. His 1,000 red-shirt volunteers ...

  8. Paranoia drives Myanmar's generals

    Posted Aug 06th 2005, 12:00am by Larry Jagan

    ... The junta leaders are afraid of facing a Nuremberg-style trial, Larry Jagan reports from Bangkok Money and power drive Myanmar's secretive generals to suppress democracy and hold ... they would face Nuremberg-style trials. The country's top military leader, Senior General Than Shwe, has often told former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad that was his No1 fear. ...

  9. History will not absolve General Tojo

    Posted Jun 30th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... said by the US president at the time to be an action which will 'live in infamy'. It still does- nor will Ms Tojo's support for her grandfather, General Hideki Tojo, who ...

  10. The Butcher of Amritsar: General Reginald Dyer

    Posted Jun 19th 2005, 12:00am by John Fox

    ... John Fox The Butcher of Amritsar: General Reginald Dyer by Nigel Collett Hambledon & London $375 On the evening of April 1919, General Reginald Dyer ordered a squad of Indian soldiers to open fire on a mostly peaceful crowd of 25,000 men, women and children attending a political rally in the Jallianwala Bagh, a large enclosed public square in the Sikh holy city of Amritsar. ...




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