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  1. Business - Economy - MACROSCOPE

    German growth locomotive is running out of steam

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 01:06am by Reuters

    ... Noah Barkin It might still look good compared to Italy and France but looming recession will only deepen concerns about broader European recovery German growth locomotive is running out of steam The German soccer team's romp to victory in last month's World Cup was hailed at home as a symbol of the country's emergence as a confident global economic power. ...

  2. STEAM work

    Posted Jul 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Eunice Chu There are many ways to cook, but steaming is a firm favourite with the Chinese. That doesn't mean top European companies are ignoring this market. Some state-of-the-art steaming appliances are made by European firms. One reason is that it is a healthier way of cooking than frying or deep frying. 'The steamer is very useful. You can cook almost anything ...

  3. Bunfight erupts over shape of things to come

    Posted Jan 04th 2008, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee Have you ever wondered whether a mantou- Chinese steamed bun- should be round or square? It may sound like a silly question, but it has sparked a huge controversy ... the mainland had warned that fresh steamed buns might eventually disappear because it would be too difficult to produce standardised versions. A vendor in Shenyang, Liaoning province, was quoted ...

  4. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar's reforms may be running out of steam

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 06:06am by WASHINGTON POST

    ... The Washington Post in Yangon Obama says the country is a success story, but there are signs its reforms are running out of steam Myanmar's new day clouding over US President Barack Obama recently singled out Myanmar as a foreign policy victory- a country that had emerged from decades of military rule and turned toward the West, thanks in part to American diplomacy. ...

  5. Business - Comment - THE INSIDER

    Buy-back activity gains steam in Hong Kong as director disposals dwindle

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 01:35am by Robert Halili

    ... Robert Halili Company purchases for June far below the averages for the same month since 2007 Buying activity gains steam as disposals dwindle Directors have kept up the pace on stock purchases, with the value of such transactions rising for a third week, filings to the stock exchange show. Twenty-four companies recorded 95 acquisitions worth HK$493 million, against 16 firms ...

  6. When smoke gets in your thighs

    Posted Jul 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... smoke in North America. A centuries-old practice more common on the Asian subcontinent, steaming of the female genitalia over a pot of herb-infused boiling water is known for its curative ... Cure for US$75, while Tikkun Holistic Spa in Santa Monica, California, offers a 30-minute V-Steam treatment for US$50. There is folk wisdom- and even some logic- to support the idea ...

  7. Property - Hong Kong & China - RESIDENTIAL

    Rents also pick up steam in resurgent mass housing in Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 01:31am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu yvonne.liu@scmp.com Strong demand from businesses and mainland students amid a tight supply of flats is likely to turn up the heat in the leasing sector Rents pick up steam in mass housing Home seekers troubled by recent rises in the mass-residential sector now have an old foe to contend with: a resurgent rental market. The recent gains in rents at 50 major housing ...

  8. Property - International - BRITAIN

    Home prices in London run out of steam as common sense takes hold

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 03:29am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in London Concerns over overpaying prompt homebuyers to step back from the market as common sense takes hold amid tougher rules on mortgages Prices in London run out of steam ... are starting to run out of steam," Rightmove director Miles Shipside said. "It's an example to the rest of the country of what happens when affordability and common sense get stretched ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Hongkongers facing an era of change as mainland reforms pick up steam

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 03:10am by Oliver Chou

    ... With mainland reform gradually picking up steam, the city would inevitably be eclipsed. "The decline has nothing to do with the 1997 handover and much to do with China's own development since ...

  10. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    How the Fair trade movement is picking up steam in Hong Kong

    Posted May 09th 2014, 09:50am by Bernice Chan

    ... Bernice Chan Bernice.Chan@scmp.com Thanks to the efforts of dedicated advocates, the fair trade movement is finally picking up steam in the city, writes Bernice Chan Virtuous circle Anthony Chiu Sin-wing has big ambitions for 2017, and they involve not the election of the next chief executive but having Hong Kong designated as a fair trade city. It has already met three ...




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