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  1. Surprises unlikely, forecasts expert

    Posted Feb 25th 2004, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... he will also give an estimate on the final deficit for the current year. A year ago the estimate was $67.9 billion, but by October the figure had risen by $10 billion. Mr Chan and his ... half of the year, faster than the 3 per cent officials forecast, he said. ...

  2. Capital idea?

    Posted Jun 25th 2004, 12:00am by B.J. Lee

    ... B.J. Lee, SEOUL When the founding fathers of the Yi dynasty first spotted the future site of Seoul about 600 years ago, the place seemed ideal for a new capital. Located on the Han River, at the centre of the Korean Peninsula, it was ringed by steep, beautiful mountains. The surrounding mountains made it suitable for defence against foreign invaders, and ideal for its fung shui, ...

  3. Proposal to jointly develop gas field is goodwill gesture to Tokyo

    Posted Jun 25th 2004, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... maintain dialogue on the issue. The mainland hopes to be pumping about 4 billion cubic metres of gas annually from the field to Zhejiang province by next year. The undertaking, announced ...

  4. Taiwan network bans mainland TV programmes

    Posted Jun 25th 2004, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... Lee could work off-camera, she said. Opposition critics accused the government of hypocrisy for requiring political parties to sell stakes in television media by the end of next year, while ...

  5. Firm delivery wins applause

    Posted Mar 06th 2004, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... spoke mostly of the plan for the coming year. He has made the work report a planning document, not just a review of the past achievement.' When Mr Wen clenched his fist and declared ...

  6. Woman robbed of $1m in jewellery on bus

    Posted Apr 20th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Benjamin Wong A woman who was robbed on a cross-harbour bus yesterday lost jewellery worth about $1 million. The 38-year-old jewellery saleswoman was travelling on route 106 when a masked man threatened her with a pistol-like object at about 11.30am. She was sitting alone on the lower deck as the vehicle pulled up at a bus stop outside Carson Mansion in King's Road, ...

  7. Frustrated parents resort to best of British as a solution

    Posted Dec 13th 2003, 12:00am by Jason Gagliardi

    ... to a 450-year-old heritage, and of old boys such as naturalist Charles Darwin and the poet Sir Philip Sydney. Shrewsbury International School Bangkok is the latest in a line of 'franchises' ... opening its doors in September were a Thai record. 'This is an extraordinarily high number, given that the most successful opening of any international school in Bangkok in the last 10 years ...

  8. Yves Saint Laurent

    Posted May 24th 2006, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... in 1966. During the next few years, Laurent introduced an androgynous look for women with Le Smoking tuxedo jacket and his signature African-inspired safari jackets, as well as see-through blouses, pantsuits and organza smocks. In October 1998, he showed his last ready-to-wear collection, with the intention of handing over the reins to designer Alber Elbaz. The Gucci Group bought full control ...

  9. Record rounds give Cunning and Brown joint lead in indonesia

    Posted Mar 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Chuah Choo Chiang

    ... and Han Lee. A one-hour, 10-minute suspension due to lightning in the afternoon meant that 27 players failed to complete their opening rounds. They will resume play this morning. Ten years after ... 'I've re-dedicated myself to the game. Last year wasn't very much fun [when he missed 11 cuts from 15 tournaments]. I wasn't concentrating and wasn't enjoying the golf ...

  10. Storage giant questions Sun's planned US$4.1b merger

    Posted Jun 04th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... year. The acquisition is expected to close late this summer or in the autumn. Tom Zack, vice-president for Asia-Pacific marketing and operations at Hitachi Data Systems, said the immediate benefit for Sun would lie in the more than 1,000 salespeople and over 2,000 storage services professionals from StorageTek increasing its distribution presence worldwide. Mr Fitz saw the scenario ...




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