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  1. Business - Companies - INVESTMENT

    African adventure now a sightseeing tour as Chinese firms learn caution

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 05:08am by Bloomberg

    ... clubbed together with other investors last year to take over a South African gold company. "That momentum is definitely reined in by a new level of risk aversion and caution." China ... failed in 2011, when the firm realised it would not get a licence to dig up a nature reserve. Project leader Gao Jianke was sent to build a South African mine instead. "Before coming to buy ...

  2. Business - China Business - INVESTMENT

    From winery to factories, Chinese firms investing billions in South Africa

    Posted May 15th 2014, 11:01am by Toh Han Shih

    ... foreign direct investment in Africa's second-biggest economy leapt from 340 million rand (HK$255 million) in 2005 to 50 billion rand in 2012, local media quoted South African Reserve Bank ... at least 15 years to complete, South African media reported. "Zendai's project is the biggest ever mixed-use property investment in South Africa," Lefifi said. "We have never ...

  3. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    African lions hope to emulate economies of Asian tigers

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 03:26am by Bloomberg

    ... security forces for the past five years to impose Islamic law. Conflicts have also been raging in South Sudan, the Central African Republic and Somalia, while an al-Qaeda-linked militant group, ... Bloomberg The continent is continuing a two-decade growth trend with nations like Nigeria improving infrastructure and making use of their resources African lions aim to emulate Asian ...

  4. Business - Comment - THE VIEW

    Hong Kong's end of history

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:40am by Peter Guy

    ... president Ambrose Lam San-keung in an historic no-confidence vote for his remarks backing Beijing's white paper on Hong Kong. Even more disturbing were the number of lawyers who voted against the second resolution that called on the Law Society to issue a statement that the rule of law and judicial independence are Hong Kong's core values and should not be undermined by the white ...

  5. Business - Comment - MONEY MATTERS

    Beijing's 'take it or leave it' attitude on Hong Kong autonomy a far cry from 2003

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:19am by Shirley Yam

    ... a far cry from 2003 episode To understand the significance of Beijing’s white paper on the “one country, two systems” principle, an episode in 2003 may help. The then Hong Kong stock exchange ... community. The significance of the publication of the white paper is that Beijing couldn’t care less now. It is not about the content, most of which had already been laid out by Zhang Xiaoming in his ...

  6. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    White paper triggers heated debate

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:19am by Howard Winn

    ... is authorised by the NPC, and there seems to be an implication that it could be removed by that body. And as yesterday's Insight article in the South China Morning Post suggests, the white paper ... Howard Winn We have been dragged into the debate over the white paper by a sharp-eyed reader. He notes that the government's executive power appears to have diminished in the white ...

  7. Business - Companies - TAKEOVERS

    Heineken confirms rejection of SABMiller takeover bid

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 09:42am by Reuters

    ... that the approach was made in the past two weeks. SABMiller has done many deals on its journey from a small South African player to the world’s No 2 brewery, including the 2005 purchase of Colombia’s ...

  8. Business - Money - BONDS

    SSA bond market attractive choice for issuers

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 04:28am by Reuters

    ... and central banks looking to park cash at the short end. The African Development Bank, Municipality Finance and NRW.Bank took advantage of the demand while locking in attractive funding, and market ... their new regulatory requirements, are buying into SSA deals. A US$1 billion seven-year Global priced last week for the African Development Bank, the longest point on the supranational's curve, ...

  9. Business - Money - MACROSCOPE

    Emerging markets face a ‘tightening test’

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 10:35am by NICHOLAS SPIRO

    ... and the South African rand- representing three of the so-called fragile five group of vulnerable emerging markets- have fallen 2.3 per cent, 3.3 per cent and 4.3 per cent respectively. Still, sentiment ...

  10. Business - Economy - EMPLOYMENT

    Starbucks stars as South Korea aims to boost jobs for women

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 01:33am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg Starbucks leads the way as the government vows to name and shame companies that slack off in terms of targets for females in the workforce South Korea aims to boost jobs for women When former kindergarten teacher Kim Sun-sung tried to rejoin South Korea's workforce after five years raising her children, she found it tough. Then 41, Kim was either told she ...




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