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  1. In Brief

    Posted Nov 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to ensure sufficient water supplies to cities including Hong Kong. Xinhua reported rainfall dropped significantly last month and the provincial flood prevention authorities would have to unify ...

  2. Index slips as lack of news lures profit takers

    Posted Nov 15th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... at 12,203.53 points, with turnover shrinking to $11.85 billion. The benchmark moved in a narrow range. 'There was lack of news to keep the market moving,' said Steven Leung Wai-yuen, ... to $14.60 as investors took profits after the International Energy Agency said in a monthly report that fuel demand would grow faster than forecast due to economic growth in the United States ...

  3. Good news is, it's right time to make firms tell bad news

    Posted Jun 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to give clearer guidance on when companies need to alert the market. Some news about retirement. John Harrison, 54, who recently retired as deputy chairman of KPMG, has been appointed ...

  4. Lai See

    Posted Jun 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... the foundation of the party's power, has met with some ambivalence in China. Xinhua, the official news agency, issued a story denying the figures while mainland newspapers have covered the story ... Agence France-Presse reported. Horie, 38, was sentenced by Tokyo District Court in 2007 for falsely reporting a pre-tax profit of five billion yen to hide losses at his internet service provider. ...

  5. China Blue moves back share sale as ICBC hogs limelight

    Posted Jul 19th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Commission, AP reported last night, citing Xinhua new agency. The share sale 'has been officially approved', the government news agency quoted the commission's chairman, Liu Mingkang, ...

  6. Another year of water shortages for Guangdong

    Posted Dec 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... media reported yesterday. Although the province had a relatively plentiful supply of water compared with many others, much of it is unfit for human consumption because of pollution, Xinhua said. The news agency said almost 40 per cent of the province's rivers were too polluted to be used as sources of drinking water, and about 60 per cent of waste water flowed back ...

  7. Suspect in bank fraud surrenders

    Posted Jan 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... after seven years of self-imposed exile in Canada. Li Dongzhe, 45, is said to have played a key role in the fraud from 2000 to 2004, Xinhua reported yesterday, quoting a statement from ... and was jailed for fraud after he was deported back to China, has lodged an appeal against the sentence, Agence France-Presse reported, citing his lawyer yesterday. The number of corrupt officials ...

  8. Moves to slow growth in high-end property a failure, says agency

    Posted Jul 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu Strong growth in high-end property sales and prices in the first half show the government's measures have failed to cool the market, according to Jones Lang LaSalle. The property consultant said despite the raising of stamp duty in April f ...

  9. CNOOC revelation a can of worms SFC should probe

    Posted Apr 18th 2009, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... to its parent company. The admission was made by the parent, China National Offshore Oil Corp, through news agency Xinhua on Monday. In fact, this type of fake compensation scheme is well known ... With Xinhua making an official admission, I just see no way to avoid the issue. It is time for our market regulator to bite the bullet and show the world Hong Kong is not just another mainland stock ...

  10. Pre-sale talk fuels slump in developers

    Posted Aug 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Yvonne Liu yvonne.liu@scmp.com Mainland property stocks slumped yesterday after news agency 21st Century Media reported speculation that the government would cancel the pre-sale system, prohibiting developers from selling unfinished projects. News website Sina last night said a source from the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development denied the speculation, saying ...




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