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  1. In Baghdad

    Posted Aug 10th 2003, 12:00am by Alex Price

    ... filed to the Sydney Morning Herald and an accompanying diary detailing the day's events. Dip in at random and you are soon fascinated, but start at the beginning and the slow pace is a turn-off. McGeough's style early on is plodding, filled with often tedious detail. Perhaps a preface - there is none - could have been used to deliver a punchy start. McGeough is also ...

  2. Slice of Life

    Posted Jan 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Alex Price

    ... Compiled by Alex Price From the South China Morning Post this week in: 1972 New York, January 19 The Association of Philippine Coconut Desiccators convened a two-day symposium, a kind of coconut convention, in the Plaza Hotel. Even before the keynote speaker rose, the delegates were rallied to their theme by a preliminary exhorter who urged them to 'think coconut', ...

  3. Business - Commodities - COMMENT

    China may lose position as copper price driver

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 10:33am by Reuters

    ... in driving copper price China has in recent years been viewed as the main driver of the global copper market, and while its influence remains strong, it is possible that the rest of the world ... influence, especially if its demand trend is changing. London copper prices gained 3.4 per cent between August 14 and Tuesday's close of US$7,054 a tonne, although they are still down 4.2 per ...

  4. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    China home price growth starts to cool

    Posted May 19th 2014, 03:25am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing Mainland sees lower rise in April housing costs, raising fears over fallout if decline sharpens Home price growth starts to cool Growth in average new home prices on the mainland slowed last month to a near one-year low, official data showed yesterday, adding to concerns about the weakness of the property market and what policymakers can do if prices start to fall ...

  5. Business - Companies - REGULATION

    Car-parts suppliers face clampdown over price fixing

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 03:34am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Worldwide probe into price fixing is expected to force component suppliers to adopt a lean operation to achieve low cost and high quality Car parts makers face clampdown ... illustrate how some car parts makers, in particular those from Japan, have colluded for years to inflate prices for carmakers, dealers and repair shops in a global market with annual sales of more ...

  6. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Israel strikes UN school in Gaza as troops start redeploying

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 05:29pm by AGENCIES

    ... an "intolerable price" if militants continued to fire rockets at Israel and that all options remain open. "We will take as much time as necessary, and will exert as much force as needed," ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Diversify LNG sources and pricing mechanisms to reduce supply risks

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 02:44am by LETTERS

    ... from the US and Canada. Thanks to the shale gas revolution, gas prices there are around one-fourth of LNG prices in Asia. As Hong Kong will be supplied with the LNG that China imports from Australia (its price is in the range of typical LNG prices in Asia), the city could, by sourcing LNG from North America, enjoy somewhat diluted gas costs. In the US, seven LNG liquefaction plants ...

  8. Lifestyle - Food & Wine - LYNAM UP

    Japanese whisky is popular with collectors, and prices are rising

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:16pm by Robin Lynam

    ... the past five years, and prices have risen accordingly. "Bonhams Hong Kong started auctioning Japanese whisky in 2012 when we anticipated the overwhelming demand for collectable Japanese ... up prices, and made some of them highly collectable- particularly those from distilleries which are not currently active. Some notable examples will go under the hammer tonight (August 15) ...

  9. Property - Hong Kong & China - SECONDARY MARKET

    Used home prices fall in Shanghai for first time this year

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 02:56pm by Langi Chiang

    ... secondary home price index in Beijing fell to 156 last month from 157 in June. In Shanghai, it edged down to 143 from 144. After six months of correction, sales started to increase in Beijing. ... Langi Chiang langi.chiang@scmp.com July housing costs in the city drop for the first time this year, but tight buying rules to remain Second-hand home prices lose momentum in Shanghai Home ...

  10. Business - Economy

    Global economy starts second half on solid footing

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 01:35am by Reuters

    ... economy started the second half of the year on a solid footing. While China is relying on increased government stimulus to steer its economy away from reliance on exports and towards consumer ... a quarter of a century. Some analysts say more stimulus measures may be needed to offset any downdraft from falling property prices and activity. There are also increasing risks in the financial ...




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