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Humble coin from 1913 likely to fetch millions

The 1913 nickel. Photo: AP

A humble 5-cent coin with a storied past is headed to auction and bidding is expected to top US$2 million a century after it was mysteriously minted.

Wednesday, 30 January, 2013, 3:52pm

Lai See

Dubious rights record means better management?

Anthony Bolton, a star fund manager with Fidelity who decamped from London to Hong Kong 18 months ago, has been reflecting on his time here to the BBC's Today show. He admitted it had been 'challenging', which is industry speak for 'a nightmare'.

23 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

World prices show why coins don't make cents

We all have one, that bottle, jar, dish or piggy bank full of loose change we hope one day will add up to a whole lot more. But that day may well have come and gone and you didn't even realise it.

31 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Don't shoot the financial-mess engineer

It's no fun being blamed for causing the collapse of the financial world as we know it. Yet, it would be hard to deny the direct role the US and its rabid ideology of free market and deregulation have played in triggering the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. Predictably, voices in the US have been looking around for others to share the blame.

26 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

China Nickel upbeat about product demand

China Nickel Resources Holdings, the mainland's nickel-based steelmaker, expects the company's operating environment will stabilise despite a bearish market for steel.

Steel demand on the mainland has been weak since July and steel prices have fallen about 17 per cent from peak levels.

25 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Indonesia to get bulk of China Nickel's 6b yuan investment

China Nickel Resources Holdings, the mainland nickel-based steelmaker, will invest at least six billion yuan in the next five years to expand its stainless steel production capacity, mainly in Indonesia.

8 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Workers 'treated like dogs' at Chinese nickel mine

A new Chinese-run nickel mine in Papua New Guinea has been accused of treating local workers worse than 'pigs and dogs' and is being threatened with closure.

The Ramu nickel mine, in Madang province on PNG's picturesque north coast, could contaminate rivers and devastate fish stocks, scientists have warned.

13 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Resources need rules out war

Mainland has to pursue friendly foreign policy to ensure supply of commodities from around the world

The past two months have been tense for citizens of Taiwan and Japan, with the passage of China's anti-secession law and weeks of demonstrations and attacks on Japanese property while the police looked on and did nothing.

2 May 2005 - 12:00am

Nickel cost concern

Mainland nickel producers, plagued by soaring costs and high export duties, fear they will soon face more difficulties as extra supply from new, cheaper foreign mines depresses prices. Currently, world nickel prices roughly matched domestic producers' production costs, an industry official said.

25 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

Beijing refuses overseas listing by nickel supplier for strategic reasons

Beijing will not allow Jinchuan Non-ferrous Metals Co, the third largest nickel supplier in the world, to be listed overseas because of 'strategic' reasons.

Gansu province vice-governor Guo Kun said the local government had applied to the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) for the company to be included in the fourth batch of overseas listings.

27 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

Punters hearing call of TT siren

IT is the small man's bet but it's for very, very big money. The Triple Trio has taken off in Hong Kong like no other wager yet dreamed up by the enterprising betting division of the Jockey Club.

2 Jun 1995 - 12:00am

So Easy predicting Marcus winner

WHO are we to oppose the virtually unstoppable combination of Punters' Pal, Ivan Allan, and his irrepressible stable jockey for next season, Basil Marcus.

They combine for So Easy (Nap) in tonight's final event on the Happy Valley equitrack and, according to the clock, he's the best bet of the night.

13 Apr 1994 - 12:00am

Murphy's choice should be followed

JOCKEY Declan Murphy may have given punters a pointer to the first leg of tomorrow night's Double Trio by electing to ride promising youngster American Star in the fourth event at Sha Tin.

4 Jun 1993 - 12:00am