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  1. Candidates avoid human rights issues as election looms

    Posted Jul 07th 2009, 12:00am by Fabio Scarpello

    ... Fabio Scarpello In the run-up to tomorrow's presidential election in Indonesia, the debate about human rights has been conspicuous only by its absence. Pramono Tanthowi, an analyst with the Centre for the Study of Religion and Civilisation, said the reason lay in the background of the candidates. 'Who is going to want to answer questions on human rights? All of the candidates ...

  2. Business - Companies - ACQUISITIONS

    Shuanghui Intl's Smithfield purchase may raise US hackles

    Posted May 30th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... shock to us,” said Smithfield Mayor T. Carter Williams, who noted that his wife has worked for the company for a decade. “Right now, I don’t think anybody here knows what’s going to happen...the ...

  3. Business - Companies - ACQUISITIONS

    Dell buyout proposal fails to impress shareholders

    Posted Feb 14th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... majority-of-the-minority voting rights protection, meaning it must be approved by a majority of shareholders excluding Dell, people familiar with the matter said last week. There would be two votes on the deal ...

  4. Biometric ID system goes right to the veins

    Posted Apr 12th 2005, 12:00am by Danyll Wills

    ... must a biometric identification system be safe, fast and accurate, it must identify something on (or in) the body that will not change with age or be compromised by normal human activity. Mr ...

  5. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Lenovo considers buying BlackBerry maker as an option

    Posted Jan 25th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... in Davos, Switzerland. "We'll have no hesitation if the right opportunity comes along that could benefit us and shareholders." RIM began a review of its strategic options last year ...

  6. CNPC eyes Canadian oil firms' resources

    Posted Apr 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... company would have to wait until the merger transaction was completed. Petro-Canada declined to comment. 'I'm more in the camp that a disposal of the Libyan and Syrian assets is likely ... drilling. Petro-Canada's Libyan assets produced 48,000 barrels of oil a day last year, according to the company's website. The Syrian assets are in development and have not started ...

  7. Business - China Business - RESOURCES

    China Petrochemical targets Maurel & Prom

    Posted Nov 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... But he added that he was open to selling the firm at the right price provided certain unspecified conditions are met. ...

  8. 2010: The good, the bad & the ugly

    Posted Jan 02nd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Nude, Green Leaves and Bust by Pablo Picasso sells for US$106.5 million, setting another world record for a work of art sold at auction. Scientists discover Neanderthals and humans may have ... The Deepwater Horizon leak is finally plugged. The Hong Kong Observatory says an apparent unidentified flying object was actually a street lamp. Hong Kong model Rosemary Vandenbroucke is arrested ...

  9. Business - Companies

    Softbank to buy up to 70pc of Sprint for US$20b

    Posted Oct 15th 2012, 05:39pm by Reuters in Tokyo

    ... and I think investors will realise he’s making the right decision down the road,” said Nakanishi. Son acknowledged that a move for Sprint was risky, but he said doing nothing was riskier still. “It ...

  10. Parisian fashionista goes downtown to preview her latest designs

    Posted Jan 21st 2011, 12:00am by Vivian Chen

    ... Ho-ying (left) and stylist-designer Dorothy Hui (right). Acknowledging the hype surrounding recent collaborations between high-fashion and fast-fashion chains, Sitbon was open to options. ...




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