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Metal

Falling aluminium prices send Chalco into the red

Aluminum Corporation of China (Chalco) posted its worst results since going public in 2001, chalking up a net loss of 8.23 billion yuan (HK$10.18 billion) for last year.

Thursday, 28 March, 2013, 6:31am

Mainland sees slowing growth in iron ore demand as economic woes bite

BHP Billiton, the world's largest mining firm, says growth in the mainland's demand for iron ore has slowed by more than half, highlighting the economic slowdown in the world's biggest importer of the steel-making commodity.

10 Oct 2012 - 4:20pm

Earnings of United Co Rusal take a mauling

United Co Rusal, the world's largest aluminium producer, yesterday reported a 95.25 per cent plunge in net profit to US$37 million in the first half, largely because of a US$37 million net loss in the second quarter.

28 Aug 2012 - 3:38am

Mainland companies in quest for HK listing

Two companies, both from the mainland, have filed preliminary prospectuses with the Hong Kong stock exchange to raise funds despite the weak market sentiment.

In addition to mining iron and copper, Wanguo International Mining, processes ore and sells metal concentrates. It plans to raise up to HK$315 million, according people familiar with the matter.

26 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Xi's call for unity misses HK's need for debates

'Xi (Jinping) said that when two brothers are of the same mind their sharpness can cut through metal. Xi called for better unity in Hong Kong to face future development problems.'

Tam Yiu-chung, chairman A little DAB'll do you Quoted in SCMP, March 5

6 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

precious petals

Earrings (above) by Piaget (piaget.com). Below: Black and silver resin, metal and strass bracelet (HK$20,600) by Chanel

Poppy Pacific shoes (HK$9,990) by Yves Saint Laurent

Diamond bracelet by Dior (dior.com)

Floral looks on the SS12 runway (from left) Dolce & Gabbana, Giambattista Valli, Mary Katrantzou Diane von Furstenberg and Blumarine

2 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

In your element

This year is the Year of the Metal Rabbit, which follows on from the Year of the Metal Tiger, 2010.

They are also known as the years of the golden tiger and golden rabbit.

So what determines the element of a year, i.e. whether a year is metal (golden) or, say, water?

13 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

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