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  1. News - World - RESOURCES

    UN fears developing nations will spark global shortage of clean water

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 10:35pm by AFP

    ... earth's limited resources. Asia would become the biggest hot spot for conflict over water extraction, where water sources straddle national borders. "Areas of conflict include the Aral Sea ... Agence France-Presse Surging appetite for fresh water and electricity- especially in developing countries- threatens to put 40pc of the world under 'severe stress' Asia hot spot ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - RESOURCES

    Property owners 'paying for water supply through rates'

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 05:26am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Critics of plan to raise water tariffs say property rates would then have to be cut as owners are offsetting HK$1 billion in government costs Property owners 'paying for water supply through rates' Property owners who are indirectly financing the freshwater supply by paying general property rates should be entitled to a refund ...

  3. News - China - RESOURCES

    China drills 7km borehole in 'roof of world' in oil and gas hunt

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 03:53am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... punched a seven-kilometre borehole into the Tibetan Plateau in their bid to tap the region's oil and natural gas resources. It is the deepest borehole ever drilled at such extreme altitudes, ... that "oxygen scarcity at higher elevations drains workers' energy considerably". China has been keeping a low profile about its exploration of resources in Tibet due to the sensitivity ...

  4. Business - Commodities - RESOURCES

    Tough pollution rules may cut China's steelmaking capacity by 2pc

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 12:59am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Shanghai Pollution rules may cut steel capacity by 2pc The mainland's slowing economy and tougher government anti-pollution efforts are taking a toll on its steel mills, rattling the world's biggest producer of the alloy and sparkin ...

  5. Business - Commodities - RESOURCES

    MMG sets 10pc floor for return on acquisitions

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 09:34am by Eric Ng

    ... the largest copper resource holder among mainland firms, controlling close to 10 million tonnes, of which the biggest project is in Peru. He said it was also the biggest copper miner overseas among mainland firms. "The reason we are interested in this [Las Bambas] project is that we want to further boost our resources and raise Chinese firms' influence on bulk commodities ...

  6. Business - Commodities - RESOURCES

    Minimums set on China shale gas exploration

    Posted Nov 07th 2012, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... ownership rights to land and underground mineral resources, lack of entrepreneurship in the state-dominated oil and gas sector and water shortages made development of the gas more expensive ... of exploration area annually, according to an official at the Ministry of Land and Resources. The minimum investment commitment, three times that of conventional natural gas projects, is an effort ...

  7. Business - Commodities - RESOURCES

    Desalination an answer to China's water needs

    Posted Nov 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Rose, who is involved in the legal aspects of planned desalination plants in the mainland. China's annual renewable water resource per capita was slightly over 2,000 cubic metres between ... Britain and Australia, said HSBC. "This expansion will further stress water resources unless efficiency is greatly improved." The World Resources Institute agreed that desalination ...

  8. News - China - RESOURCES

    Global Times daily blasts Jane Goodall for China ‘colonialist’ accusations

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 04:27pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com State mouthpiece hits back with commentary saying China, unlike 'old European colonisers', pays for resources taken from Africa ... in many aspects,” the commentary by a contributor named Wu Yi read. “The European colonialists invaded Africa, dominated Africans, and took the continent’s resources for nothing, while the Chinese ...

  9. Business - Commodities - RESOURCES

    Alcoa to shut Australian smelter over aluminium sector woes

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 01:33am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Sydney Alcoa to shut Australian smelter over sector woes Aluminium producer Alcoa said it will close its Point Henry smelter in the Australian state of Victoria and two rolling mills in the country, underscoring the dire market conditions facin ...

  10. Business - Commodities - RESOURCES

    Holiday effect doesn't fully explain record Chinese imports of crude oil

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 04:34am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Launceston, Tasmania Record shipments of crude attributed to Lunar New Year restocking, but it is possible there may be long-term factors at work on the mainland China oil imports may not be new year blip China's record imports of crude oi ...




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