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  1. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippines braces for Tropical Storm Matmo as death toll from Typhoon Rammasun hits 77

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:20am by AFP

    ... Rammasun surged to 77, officials said. While Tropical Storm Matmo was not forecast to hit the main island of Luzon, the weather service warned it would still bring heavy rains to the area over ... The government said it would take a few more days to repair thousands of power pylons and downed transmission lines across the industrial provinces south of Manila and the impoverished Bicol agricultural ...

  2. Jewel of the Amazon

    Posted Nov 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Tricia Welsh

    ... sunlight as they head off. Many fly in pairs and will spend all day searching for the tropical nuts that make up their diet. Further upstream, villagers bathe in the muddy river water, responding ... to the size of a motorcycle. The local seafood can be sampled fresh at a new restaurant complex, La em Casa, which lines the wharf. With its tropical, casual lifestyle, it's a surprise to find ...

  3. Magazines - Post Magazine - Food & drink

    Seasons: therefore I yam

    Posted Sep 30th 2012, 12:00am by Susan Jung

    ... Susan Jung Susan Jung   There's no getting around the fact that mountain yam is slimy- mucilaginous is another (unappetising) term. Although many would look on its sliminess as a drawback, gourmets appreciate it precisely for that texture. In the sam ...

  4. Beauty Flash

    Posted Feb 20th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hand cream heaven Smitten Hand Cream is the latest offering from Lush. It is made of natural ingredients including almond oil, beeswax, cold-pressed avocado oil, cocoa and coconut butter. The non-greasy product is good for daytime use. Available from Lush ...

  5. Pavlova with tropical fruit

    Posted May 16th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Menus are made to match the month. Some of Hong Kong's top chefs serve up their favourite seasonal recipes Urs Besmer Executive chef Tai Pan Grill, The Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel Ingredients 120g egg white 200g sugar 30g corn starch 10ml lemon juice 5 ...

  6. Mr Banana ready to lead the field again as fun run takes to Tsim Sha Tsui promenade

    Posted Jan 06th 2011, 12:00am by Vivian Chen

    ... with Vivian Chen Beat it but don't slip on it. The annual Beat the Banana charity run will take place at Tsim Sha Tsui's eastern promenade on January 23 to raise funds for the World Cancer Research Fund Hong Kong. For the 3-kilometre fun run, on ...

  7. Strange fruit

    Posted Sep 26th 2010, 12:00am by Susan Jung

    ... Susan Jung A whole jackfruit isn't something to buy on a whim. The largest tree-borne fruit in the world (it can grow to more than 60cm) a jackfruit is heavy enough to do serious damage to anyone in the way when it falls from the tree. You'll ra ...

  8. News - China

    Tropical storm Kong-Rey kills three in Taiwan

    Posted Aug 30th 2013, 03:16pm

    ... Agence France-Presse in Taipei At least three people were killed when torrential rain brought by tropical storm Kong-Rey caused widespread flooding in the south of Taiwan, the government ... flooding the region has experienced in recent years. The storm also caused NT$187 million (HK$48.42 million) in agricultural damage in the south, as more than 3,500 hectares of rice paddies ...

  9. News - China - BANKS

    Agricultural Bank of China chief backs pay cuts for executives

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 12:36pm by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com The Agricultural Bank of China’s president became the first among the mainland’s big five state banks to openly advocate a salary-reduction plan for top ... triple their basic pay, and payment of at least 40 per cent of this part should be delayed by more than three years. Agricultural Bank of China, the mainland’s fourth-largest lender by assets, ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - EARNINGS

    Agricultural Bank of China's net profit grows by 12.65 per cent

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 01:27am by DON WEINLAND

    ... Agricultural Bank leads way in profit growth Agricultural Bank of China, the mainland's fourth-largest lender by assets, posted the strongest net profit growth along with the highest ... Agricultural Bank said in a filing to the Hong Kong stock exchange. The non-performing loan ratio remained high at 1.24 per cent but rose just two basis points from the end of last year, a slower rate ...




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