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  1. Red-hot demand for those in the business of keeping us cool

    Posted Jul 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok It was so hot that... On Heping Road in Tianjin, high temperatures mean big business. Cold drinks have almost sold out because of the high demand. 'From 9.30am to noon, we sold more than 100 boxes of ice-lollies,' one cold drink shop manager said. 'That's twice as much as usual.' At least 10 provinces in China sweltered yesterday ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/718891/red-hot-demand-those-business-keeping-us-cool
  2. How green is our business? That's none of your business

    Posted Feb 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... rate of 20 per cent for the US is relatively low,' it said. The survey, 'Environmental Performance: A Global Perspective on Commercial Real Estate', introduced a new ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/705308/how-green-our-business-thats-none-your-business
  3. Bird Garden back in business after flu scare

    Posted Jul 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... business,' he said. He found the HK$12,000 compensation reasonable, and suspected the virus came from a wild bird. Ralynn Shrader, a US tourist, said she was not worried about the virus. ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Mong Kok's Bird Garden was open for business for the first time in three weeks yesterday following its closure amid a bird flu scare. Stall owners ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1007842/bird-garden-back-business-after-flu-scare
  4. Business should face up to Japan's nuclear threat

    Posted Apr 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... kilometres to stay indoors or evacuate voluntarily- far below the 80 kilometres the US government set for its nationals in Japan. How can the Japanese authorities still have any credibility ... that in the past have focused their business on Japan tours should now consider developing other markets before it's too late. The same goes for other businesses such as Japanese restaurants. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/966165/business-should-face-japans-nuclear-threat
  5. Summer blackouts put heat on business

    Posted Jun 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... 'The problem often is that, like today for example, they tell us there is going to be a power cut- and we make arrangements for that- but in the end there isn't one. Alternatively we get ... and national security installations. But while business figures say they can understand the need for such priorities, some say they resent the lack of reward for their contribution to the economy. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/970474/summer-blackouts-put-heat-business
  6. Hot business cheers city flower growers as the mercury falls

    Posted Jan 07th 2011, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee The cold snap has not cooled business for Hong Kong's flower gardeners ahead of the Lunar New Year. With the holiday a month away and temperatures tipped to remain low, ... their holiday plants with us.' Fung said farm workers covered cold-sensitive plants such as chrysanthemums and peonies with cloth at night to protect them from the cold He said the nursery would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/735012/hot-business-cheers-city-flower-growers-mercury-falls
  7. CR Gas in US$238m projects deal

    Posted May 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Denise Tsang Denise.tsang@scmp.com China Resources Gas (CR Gas) has agreed to pay about US$237.71 million for a portfolio of gas projects on the mainland from United States' AEI Energy in a rare deal that will boost its presence on the mainland. CR Gas, the gas supply flagship of state-owned China Resources (Holdings), yesterday said it would take over 28 city piped-gas ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1001200/cr-gas-us238m-projects-deal
  8. Making climate change your personal business

    Posted Sep 24th 2010, 12:00am by Bernard Chan

    ... supplies of food, water and energy. It could have a major impact on the sort of buildings we all live and work in. It could damage business, including my own industry, insurance. Yet ... slash our emissions by moving away from coal to gas or nuclear fuel for power. However, few of us are really qualified to discuss the technical and economic pros and cons of different methods ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/725675/making-climate-change-your-personal-business
  9. Green loans turn into big business

    Posted Nov 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Adding to its array of personal loans and tax and mortgage loans, HSBC Holdings says green loans are becoming an important business line. The largest lender in Europe and Hong Kong last year offered US$200 million in green project financing in the Asia-Pacific to fund the building of renewable energy and other green technology projects. It introduced green financing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/729265/green-loans-turn-big-business
  10. Business urges shift to low-carbon economy

    Posted Jul 07th 2010, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan Hong Kong should set a carbon reduction target and adopt stringent laws to shift the city to a low-carbon economy, business leaders have urged. At the launch of a report yesterday, Cathay Pacific chief executive Tony Tyler, who is executive committee chairman of the Climate Change Business Forum, said many leading economies had committed to emission reduction targets ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/719024/business-urges-shift-low-carbon-economy

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