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Natural Disaster

Maanshan sees pinch on profits

Maanshan Iron and Steel says high material costs and oversupply will squeeze profit margins this year, although a revived economy, expanded domestic consumption and construction of the high-speed rail network are expected to boost demand.

Thursday, 24 March, 2011, 12:00am

Japan food ban after radioactive spinach found

Hong Kong is banning all fruit, vegetables and dairy products from five quake-affected prefectures in Japan from noon today after three food samples were found to be up to 10 times over radiation limits.

Officials said the results were found in two samples of radishes and one of spinach - but they insisted that no contaminated food had gone on sale.

24 Mar 2011 - 12:00am


We're duty-bound to solve waste problem

The problem of waste disposal is becoming more serious day by day, but no sufficient solutions have been found. A main reason for this problem is the huge amount of rubbish people produce. Because of the large amount of rubbish, we are running out of landfills.

24 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Radiation Crisis

After Japan's disaster it seems everyone is worried about radiation. Radiation cannot be seen, but if we get a lot of it, it can kill us. It can hang around on our food and in our water too. So here's what you need to know about the radiation crisis:


24 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

The buzz

The Hong Kong Sevens: that time of the year when oversized men in rugby jerseys run about screaming and attacking each other. Apparently, some rugby gets played as well, but you'd be forgiven for not noticing that amid all of the debauchery, decadence and depravity that seizes the city at this time of year.

24 Mar 2011 - 12:00am


208 Duecento Otto

G/F, 208 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan. Tel: 2549 0208. This former meat storage warehouse was transformed into a slice of New York cool by a team who were named the best young designers of 2004 by Wallpaper. Recommended: the extensive wine and cocktail list.

Alfie's by Kee

24 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Beijing predicts fast recovery for Japan's economy

The earthquake in Japan will affect Sino-Japanese trade in the short term only, according to China's Commerce Ministry.

The Japanese economy would recover quickly and the impact would be limited, it said.

23 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Facts and figures out of step with reality

Japan's economy minister, 72-year-old Kaoru Yosano, clad in his regulation ministerial 'Action Man' powder-blue boiler suit and heavy gumboots ready to spring into emergency mode, claimed last week that the damage to the country's economy from the earthquake and tsunami would be 'limited'.

23 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Lai See

A 25pc bonus increase is not enough for these poor dears

It should come as no great surprise that 33 per cent of the city's finance professionals were dissatisfied with their 2010 bonus. Indeed the surprise is that anyone admitted to being satisfied. Many in the industry have got showing bonus displeasure down to a finely honed art.

23 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Profits up, but Peninsula chain hit by Japan's crisis

Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, owner of the Peninsula luxury hotel chain, suffered in the aftermath of Japan's nuclear crisis, despite delivering a 26 per cent jump in underlying profit to HK$408 million last year.

23 Mar 2011 - 12:00am