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  1. Business - Commodities - COURTS

    Citic Resources sues Qingdao Port for US$108m compensation

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 02:34pm by CHIM SAU-WAI

    ... Resources has filed a lawsuit against Qingdao Port International, demanding US$108 million in compensation if its fails to deliver base metals retained by the authorities as part of the fraud ... to be at the centre of a probe over whether metals were pledged multiple times as collateral for loans. HSBC asked Singapore's High Court this month to liquidate Chen's Zhong Jun Resources after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1561801/citic-resources-suing-qingdao-port-over-detained-metals
  2. Business - Commodities

    HSBC releases base metal pledged for US$30m loan to Zhong Jun Resources

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 01:35am by CHIMA SAU-WAI

    ... Chim Sau-wai sauwai.chim@scmp.com Registry documents show lender released base metals that backed US$30m facility for Zhong Jun, a firm linked to Qingdao port scandal HSBC releases metal pledged for loan HSBC has released base metals used as collateral for commodity financing by Zhong Jun Resources, according to Company Registry documents obtained yesterday. Zhong Jun ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1558519/hsbc-releases-base-metal-pledged-us30m-loan-zhong-jun-resources
  3. Technological innovation unlocks promise of resource

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 04:07pm by Reports by Laleh Larijani, Michelle Phillips, Emmanuelle Stahler and Jessica Ryan

    ... NOx emissions in half during test trials. It is now rolling out flue gas recirculation on a commercial basis. To reduce the amount of water required to make steam, the company has also developed the blowdown boiler. A typical boiler turns about 80 per cent of its feedwater into steam. By running the leftover water, known as blowdown water, through a secondary boiler, Cenovus has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1434105/technological-innovation-unlocks-promise-resource
  4. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Hongkongers urged to spend a minute less in shower to save 10 litres of water a day

    Posted May 19th 2014, 05:07am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... the world, including Singapore and London. "We would need to develop more water resources while cutting our water consumption so that we can be in a better position to tackle any uncertainties ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com A minute less in the shower can save 10 litres of fresh water a day, development chief says Residents urged to tap into water saving habits Hongkongers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1515060/hongkongers-urged-spend-minute-less-shower-save-10-litres-water-day
  5. Pool showers drain on resources

    Posted Aug 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai and Michael Au Some public swimming pools are operating inefficient showers that spray out as much as 14 litres of water per minute, an inspection by the South China Morning Post has found. Visits to five local pool complexes found shower heads tested at two complexes failed to attain the top performing standards in water efficiency, while another two only just ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1014155/pool-showers-drain-resources
  6. News - China - CHINA ENVIRONMENT

    Shanghai will be hurt most by Three Gorges Dam project, researcher says

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 02:32pm

    ... is a very important resource for Shanghai, which made the land expand by 40 metres each year on average in the past. But it’s no longer the case now,” according to the transcript. “Because the water ... governments’ battles for water resources are intensifying since the construction of the project. Hubei province is trying to transfer Yangtze River water to the Han River; Jiangxi is building a dam ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1555580/shanghai-will-be-hurt-most-three-gorges-dam-project-researcher-says
  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    University 'o-camps' need to cut back on waste, Friends of the Earth says

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 04:38am by VICTORIA ANN DUTHIE

    ... attended orientation camps, more than 90 per cent of 463 interviewed said they had seen resources go to waste. Liberal use of water was one issue raised. "Students should probably give up ... introduction to university, but they're also wasteful, a green group says. Resources squandered during the so-called o-camps- which are run over several days by universities to help students make ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1562115/university-o-camps-need-cut-back-waste-friends-earth-says
  8. Higher water bills will encourage consumers to save precious resource

    Posted Jun 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... For 15 years, Hong Kong residents have enjoyed some of the lowest water charges in the world. However, we are using too much water and our consumption rate keeps increasing. The government should end the freeze on water tariffs to encourage consumers to be less wasteful. Of course consumers do not want to pay higher bills. The freeze has been in force since 1995 and this has kept ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/716391/higher-water-bills-will-encourage-consumers-save-precious-resource
  9. Business - China Business - ENERGY

    Clean water access offers flood of business opportunities

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:26am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... Benjamin Robertson benjamin.robertson@scmp.com Water security is on central government agenda as it opens floodgates to business opportunities by setting targets for usage and recycling China thirsty for clean water Access to clean water to quench the thirst of a growing global population is threatening to be one of the defining struggles for future generations. Last year, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1560683/clean-water-access-offers-flood-business-opportunities
  10. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Creating opportunities takes resources

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 03:23am by Paul Yip

    ... Paul Yip Siu-fai Offering everyone a chance to realise their goals would be preferable to budget sweeteners Creating opportunities takes resources Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah ... in his policy address, and we would like to see the financial secretary allocate sufficient resources towards achieving the goals. Tsang also referred to estimates reached by a working group ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1436475/creating-opportunities-takes-resources

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