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  1. News - China - BRIEFS

    Briefs, January 27, 2013

    Posted Jan 27th 2013, 12:00am by WIRE

    ... told the Davos forum yesterday. Zhang Xiaoqiang, a deputy director of China's National Development and Reform Commission, said at the World Economic Forum meeting panel discussion ... of harassing two Philippine fishing boats in disputed waters in the South China Sea, allegedly driving one out that had sheltered from rough seas. Speaking on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum ...

  2. Business - China Business - BRIEFS

    Briefs, December 6, 2012

    Posted Dec 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... 250b yuan in daily trading on HK system More firms are using the yuan to settle cross-border trades, bankers at the London-Hong Kong Renminbi Forum said. Average daily trading volume ... Southern said. Bloomberg   China to have 1,500 Starbucks shops in 2015 Starbucks, the world's largest operator of coffee shops, plans to open 3,000 outlets in the Americas region by 2017, ...

  3. News - China - BRIEFS

    Briefs, November 18, 2012

    Posted Nov 18th 2012, 12:00am by WIRE

    ... imports China says it will change its restrictive policy on certain steel imports from the United States after the World Trade Organisation declared it was in breach of international trade rules. ...

  4. News - World - BRIEFS

    World news extra in brief, September 26, 2012

    Posted Sep 26th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... AGENCIES Criminals lead '60pc' of Mexican prisons MEXICO CITY- Six out of 10 Mexican prisons are "self-governed" by prison gangs or drug cartels, according to a report issued by the country's human rights commission. Commission re ...

  5. News - Asia - BRIEFS

    Briefs, February 27, 2013

    Posted Feb 27th 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... also admitted the charges but denied having conspired in advance. AFP   Woman sets record for climbing Everest A young Nepali sherpa climber has been recognised as the world's first woman to scale Mount Everest twice in a week, Guinness World Records has confirmed. Chhurim Sherpa, 29, climbed to the 8,850-metre Everest summit on May 12 and 19 last year. Reuters   Polio team's ...

  6. News - China - BRIEFS

    Briefs, November 28, 2012

    Posted Nov 28th 2012, 12:00am by WIRE

    ... "unreasonable" business barriers. Li, who will be premier in March, was speaking in the Zhongnanhai compound to visiting executives from the US. "It will be important for the world economy if China ... Beiquan, former deputy mayor and police chief of Yingde city, is being investigated for graft, officials in Qingyuan said. Zheng is accused of taking bribes and causing economic problems. Mimi Lau ...

  7. News - World - BRIEFS

    Briefs, December 17, 2012

    Posted Dec 17th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... give you back my passport and my social security that I have never used. We no longer have the same country. I am a real European, a citizen of the world, as my father always taught me." ... billion) for bonds bought after Argentina's 2001-2002 economic collapse. AP ...

  8. Business - China Business - BRIEFS

    Briefs, November 2, 2012

    Posted Nov 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... this year, taking the ratio of non-performing loans to 1-2 per cent by the end of the year. Bloomberg   New World to spend HK$700m on revamp New World Development announced it will spend HK$700 ...

  9. News - China - BRIEFS

    Briefs, February 25, 2013

    Posted Feb 25th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... in economics, trade, investment, and other fields, especially tourism," he said. Some 333,900 Chinese tourists visited Cambodia last year, a 35 per cent rise on 2011. Xinhua ...

  10. News - Asia - BRIEFS

    Briefs, February 28, 2013

    Posted Feb 28th 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... World's oldest woman in the record books OSAKA, Japan- A 114-year-old Japanese woman has been recognised as the world's oldest. Misao Okawa, of Osaka, said she was "very happy" to receive the recognition and a certificate from Guinness World Records. Asked for her secret for longevity, she said it was to "watch out for one's health". The world's oldest ...




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