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Litany of disasters

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280 Nov 24, 1999

Tuesday, 29 April, 2008, 12:00am

Angang loses some of its hard edge as No1 steel performer

When its net profit for last year fell short of a mean estimate of 21 analysts polled by Thomson Financial, Angang Steel's long-standing reputation as the best performer among mainland steelmakers listed in Hong Kong was cast in doubt.

Is the Anshan, Liaoning-based maker of high-end steel products weathering rising raw-material costs well enough to warrant a 'buy' call?

21 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Angang Steel drops after downgrade

Shares in Angang Steel, the listed arm of the mainland's second-largest steelmaker, plunged 8.21 per cent yesterday in Hong Kong after some analysts downgraded the stock's rating following the company's disappointing earnings.

16 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

PDA Corp plans 3b yuan bond offering

PDA Corp, the parent company of Hong Kong-listed Dalian Port (PDA), plans to raise funds through a bond sale to help fund its 17 billion yuan (HK$18.78 billion) capital expenditure over the next three years.

24 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Cadres banned from taking up social posts

The northeastern province of Liaoning has banned cadres from taking up leading posts in social organisations, including various trade associations, in an attempt to streamline the much-criticised government bureaucracy.

The move follows approval of a massive central government restructuring plan at the recent annual meeting of the National People's Congress.

20 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Talent pool

Top accounting firm seeks locals for its office in far-flung province

A big-name accounting firm has chosen to expand its mainland presence by opening an office in a faraway northeastern province.

7 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Jobless widow 240,000 yuan out of pocket in ant-breeding scam

Last July, 41-year-old widow and laid-off worker Zhang Liyun borrowed 240,000 yuan from relatives and friends to be a contract ant breeder for the Yilishen Tianxi Group, an aphrodisiac tonic maker based in Liaoning province. Ms Zhang was promised she would get the money back from Yilishen in four instalments within a year and would see a return of more than 30 per cent.

7 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Liaoning official chosen to head Anben Steel

The merger between steelmakers Anshan Iron & Steel Group and Benxi Iron & Steel Group is gaining momentum with the government's appointment of a chairman shortly to head the integrated entity, a mainland newspaper has reported.

5 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Officials blamed in ant-potion scandal

The Liaoning government should take the blame for the controversy surrounding the bankruptcy of a company that produced and sold a well-known aphrodisiac made from ants in what officials are calling a pyramid scheme, victims and rights activist said yesterday.

The scheme is believed to involve at least 10 billion yuan and a million investors.

14 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Steel investors advised to go with strength

Slide in stocks offers chance to buy

China's steelmakers slumped last week after reporting lower third-quarter profits. But while the market is wary about next year's profitability - due to raw material costs - analysts say the weakened share prices provide a buying opportunity for quality steel stocks.

4 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Executed tycoon's 'verbal will' gives widow fortune

The wife of an executed mainland billionaire has become the sole heir to her husband's estate after winning a court battle against her 15-year-old stepson, mainland media reported yesterday.

30 Sep 2007 - 12:00am


Crackdown to target taxis

The capital's transport administration will crack down on unlicensed taxis during the National Day holiday, The Beijing News reports. The campaign will also target taxi drivers who cheat passengers by refusing to use their meters, fining violators up to 2,000 yuan.

Ex-deputy loses appeal

29 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Former medical chief pleads guilty to graft

A former medical chief in Liaoning has pleaded guilty to embezzling 300,000 yuan of public funds and taking more than 400,000 yuan in bribes, Xinhua reported yesterday.

Zhang Shusen , 62, former director of the Liaoning Provincial Food and Drug Administration, was in the dock at Panjin Intermediate People's Court yesterday.

28 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Crude slum houses to be gone 'in three years'

The central government has vowed to get rid of all 'tin-and-timber houses' - common in slums - in three years in an effort to clean up mainland cities.

Vice-minister of Construction Qi Ji told a meeting last week in Liaoning that Beijing would step up efforts to rehabilitate all such houses and relocate their impoverished occupants.

19 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Bar blast sparks crackdown

The Ministry of Public Security has ordered a nationwide crackdown on illegal explosives in the wake of the karaoke bar blast in Liaoning that killed 25 people last week, Xinhua reported yesterday.

Vice-Minister of Public Security Liu Jinguo told police chiefs that they had to take the 'strongest' measures to address the problem.

14 Jul 2007 - 12:00am