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  1. Sinotrans units rise on news of state cash aid

    Posted Aug 14th 2009, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... with Changjiang Shipping Corp, a model for Beijing's effort to reduce the number of major state-owned firms. Shares in Sinotrans Shipping rose 7.98 per cent to HK$4.06 yesterday. Sinotrans Ltd closed ... yesterday, quoting an unnamed source. The merger of the two state-owned firms received the approval of the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission in December last year, although ...

  2. George Bush. Position held: president of the United States

    Posted Jan 20th 2009, 12:00am by Sara Yin, Sunny Tse

    ... about how much the mainland's growth relies on the United States. grade: C+ War George invaded Iraq after terrorists destroyed New York's Twin Towers. A popular decision in the US ...

  3. Stimulus helps boost earnings at state firms

    Posted Apr 20th 2009, 12:00am by Denise Tsang, Eric Ng

    ... Denise Tsang in Boao and Eric Ng State-owned enterprises turned around their fortunes last month with the help of Beijing's economic stimulus measures, which pushed their profits higher, according to a top official. State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission (Sasac) chairman Li Rongrong, speaking at a roundtable at the Boao Forum, revealed yesterday ...

  4. Delicate balancing act for Obama

    Posted Nov 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and outside China. 'The United States will strengthen our alliances, build new partnerships and we will be part of multilateral efforts and regional institutions that advance regional security and prosperity,' Obama said shortly after touching down in Tokyo, where he would go on to reach out to both Japan and China in his first major speech on Asia. 'The alliance between the United States ...

  5. America America

    Posted Aug 02nd 2009, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... James Kidd America America by Ethan Canin Bloomsbury HK$114 Writing The Great American Novel is a bit like losing your virginity: everyone wants to do it, but hardly anyone does it quite right. With America America, Ethan Canin has certainly broken his du ...

  6. Demand at home supports windmill gear maker

    Posted Apr 21st 2009, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... for a slowdown elsewhere. In February, China High Speed revealed that GE had delayed shipment on 400 units, or a third of its orders, for this year after some customers failed to obtain financing to pay for turbines made by the United States equipment giant. 'It is normal for GE to slow its delivery given the circumstances,' Mr Hu (left) said. 'I believe the US market is huge ...

  7. 'No bailout' for US organisers

    Posted May 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Dan Kadison, Will Clem

    ... Dan Kadison and Will Clem The mainland has no plans to step in to help the United States pay for a pavilion if that country's organisers fail to raise sufficient funds, the director ... of funds raised so far needed to be seen 'in context'. He said 'meaningful' fund-raising work had only begun about six weeks ago, after US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ...

  8. Hollywood West

    Posted May 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Kavita Daswani

    ... for the camera, the media erupted. The directors of the Miss California pageant investigated her because she had signed a contract stating she had never been photographed 'nude or partially ...

  9. Sayer makes perfect start to Davis Cup clash

    Posted Mar 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-wa Hong Kong made a flying start in their Davis Cup Asia/Oceania group two, first-round match against the Philippines with Martin Sayer scoring a straight set victory over Treat Huey. Sayer, who was specially released by Radford University in the ...

  10. Big Apple marketplace loses its shine

    Posted Jan 14th 2009, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... slump across the United States until early last year. Some commentators said the city's booming property market was looking more like a 'protective sphere' than ... from unit to unit. Third quarter and fourth quarter [last year were] when we really started seeing price drops.' New apartments in areas with good transport links and cultural attractions ...




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