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
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
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
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 (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 56 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
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 Blumarine2 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
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
You may have read that in 2011, those born in the years of the sheep, dog and pig will benefit in terms of career, while others born in the year of the rooster will have tough times ahead. But is this necessarily true?5 Feb 2011 - 12:00am
Cooking a big batch of fried chicken for a party this year, I used two heavy black cast-iron pans from the same manufacturer, added the same amount of oil and set the pans over two burners set at the same heat. The chicken in one pan was pale and flaccid; in the other, it was crusty and deep golden brown.28 Nov 2010 - 12:00am
Entering its 10th year, the annual 'Standard Chartered Arts in the Park - Mardi Gras' will be held at Victoria Park this weekend.
One of Hong Kong's largest and most diverse outdoor art activities, the event will once again be highlighted by a parade of giant puppets. This year's theme is inspired by the five elements: earth, air, fire, metal and water.11 Nov 2010 - 12:00am