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  1. Mini miracle

    Posted Sep 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Allan Nam

    ... two years ahead of expectations. BMW expected to sell only 100,000 units a year when it launched its take on the British classic, but strong worldwide demand brought the half-million milestone ahead of schedule. More than 176,000 Minis were sold across 70 countries last year. And 111,142 units left the factory in the first seven months of this year, up 4 per cent compared ...

  2. Abdullah hits back with probe of Mahathir son's deals

    Posted Aug 16th 2006, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... in business, but with varying success. During the 1998 Asian financial crisis, national oil corporation Petronas bought Mr Mirzan's debt-laden shipping company while Mr Mokhzani sold off his ...

  3. Lai See

    Posted Feb 15th 2007, 12:00am by Ben Kwok

    ... of venues, including music stores, cinemas and bookstores. The idea got going in the United States, where a survey found that 83 per cent of consumers preferred gift cards to gifts, since it allows ...

  4. Farmers pin hopes on reform of constitution

    Posted Feb 26th 2004, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... had for years because of President Hu Jintao's administration and the National People's Congress session next month, when lawmakers are expected to amend the constitution to give ...

  5. Relaxed regulation the key to success

    Posted Mar 06th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the mainland economy to become the world's fourth largest, overtaking Britain by the end of 2005 with a gross domestic product of 18.23 trillion yuan. The scale of the nation's software, ... cent when economic reforms started. Leaving the sector influenced more by market forces would help the national drive to stimulate innovation and creativity to become a hi-tech powerhouse. ...

  6. Cleaner crushed by reversing truck

    Posted Nov 09th 2006, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Kwok-ming, of New Territories South traffic unit. 'The victim was pinned between the back of the truck and the work platform for seconds before the driver heard someone shouting and he ...

  7. Henry Fok blazed a trail

    Posted Nov 09th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... be described as a welfare scheme for building owners. The use of taxpayers' money to help flat owners repair their units makes a mockery of private-property rights. But that is the price ...

  8. Balance returned to the powers in US politics

    Posted Nov 09th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to the president. From January, therefore, the United States will no longer be run by a Republican leadership that has behaved as if control of the White House and both houses of Congress gave it a right ...

  9. Delayed 'strategic dialogue' resumes

    Posted Nov 09th 2006, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing But Sino-US talks are downgraded to a meeting between deputy ministers China and the United States resumed their long-delayed third round of strategic dialogue in Beijing yesterday, but the talks were downgraded to an encounter between deputy ministers. Vice-Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi and his US counterpart, Undersecretary of State Nicholas Burns, held ...

  10. Voice of the people

    Posted Jul 08th 2007, 12:00am by Alister McMillan

    ... Chinese are detached from basic cultural particulars, Xinran says, and the nation is losing touch with itself. Over tea at a hotel on Sydney harbour, Xinran, who turns 49 next week, recounts ...




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