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  1. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    EPD needs a Plan B for waste management

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 12:46am by Howard Winn

    ... and Clear the Air, have done much to alert the public and the government to alternative possibilities for dealing with Hong Kong's waste. But the government has confronted these alternatives ... of the toxic waste, which for bottom ash can be as much as 30 per cent by weight. The capacity of the proposed incinerator is 3,000 tonnes of municipal solid waste per day, so there could be just under ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1494727/epd-needs-plan-b-waste-management
  2. Business - Companies - COMPETITION

    Bitter rivalries can goad firms to greatness

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 11:45am by Stephen Vines

    ... this sort of stuff on their curriculums, though their "experts" may solemnly pronounce on the wasteful nature of bitter personal business rivalries. But are they right? The jewel ... so far as to publish an entire special edition devoted to "The Phony Pharaoh", which, among other things, contained the details of a leaked government report into Fayed's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1468813/bitter-personal-rivalries-can-goad-firms-greatness
  3. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Wasteful subsidies miss the point on real innovation

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 12:53am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Improve people's livelihoods and that's when creative ideas will flow from a broader base Wasteful subsidies miss the point on real innovation Li [Ka-shing] ... for putting brainpower to creative work. In my view, both Mr Li and the people in government responsible for wasting HK$600 million a year on hundreds of little itty-bitty technology projects ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1445617/wasteful-subsidies-miss-point-real-innovation
  4. Business - Companies

    New Zealand waste management firm sold to Beijing Capital

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 05:09am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Sydney NZ waste firm sold to Beijing Capital Beijing Capital will buy New Zealand's biggest waste management firm from Australia's Transpacific Industries for almost US$800 million, enabling the state-owned company to acquire technology that could help combat chronic pollution in the capital and beyond. Demand for waste management is growing on the mainland ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1439694/new-zealand-waste-management-firm-sold-beijing-capital
  5. Business - Economy - SUSTAINABILITY

    How saving resources can make businesses money

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 10:11am by PATRICK LOW

    ... on a simple model of resource extraction, use and disposal. The circular economy seeks to conserve resources by eliminating waste and designing products for re-use. It is about "making to make ... report, smarter product design and waste elimination in consumer goods industries could be worth more than 1 per cent of global GDP. Food and beverage waste can be turned into biogas or returned ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1483632/how-saving-resources-can-make-businesses-money
  6. Business - Economy - COMMENT

    How liquidity evaporates from China

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 01:17am by RICHARD HARRIS

    ... (HK$4.54 trillion) spent on infrastructure after the global financial crisis was wasted. We don't know which half, though we can see it in empty tower blocks, empty train platforms and obsolete power stations. Efficiency and accurate reporting are the new mantra on the mainland but that wasted debt still has to be paid off. On the mainland, Phillips' tanks are now very big ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1486363/how-liquidity-evaporates-china
  7. Business - Commodities

    Chocolate egg surprise for Easter is price shock amid surge in cocoa costs

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 01:23am by BLOOM

    ... £7.50 for a 170-gram Belgian milk-chocolate egg containing six hand-made chocolates, up from £5 last year. "It is hard to try [to] work out what you can sell and at what price. The problem ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1492178/chocolate-egg-surprise-easter-price-shock-amid-surge-cocoa
  8. Business - Banking & Finance

    Beijing to set limits on online payments in security push

    Posted Apr 19th 2014, 01:09am by Reuters

    ... Regulatory Commission, dated April 3, comes at a time without any obvious increase in online fraud, and the rules do not contain more draconian measures that local media reported were under ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1487614/beijing-set-limits-online-payments-security-push
  9. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    Beijing issues detailed rules on banks' sale of preferred shares

    Posted Apr 19th 2014, 01:09am by Reuters

    ... must not contain provisions that allow preferred shares to be converted to common equity, under the guidelines published on the China Securities Regulatory Commission's Twitter-like ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1487642/beijing-issues-detailed-rules-banks-sale-preferred-shares
  10. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Incinerators are not the only way to deal with household waste

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 01:14am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn Environment secretary Wong Kam-sing says Hong Kong has to be "realistic" and adopt plans to build an incinerator in order to deal with the city's waste problem. ... the bureau's attention was drawn to the possibility of dealing with food waste at source by using garburators to pulverise it, enabling it to be poured down the drains and into the sewage system. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1435273/incinerators-are-not-only-way-deal-household-waste

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