Peru’s President Humala swears in fourth prime minister

Peru's President Ollanta Humala (left) greets new Prime Minister Cesar Villanueva. Photo: Reuters

Peru’s President Ollanta Humala swore in a widely-praised regional politician as his fourth prime minister in a cabinet reshuffle on Thursday, but retained his finance minister despite rumours he might quit.

Friday, 1 November, 2013, 5:17pm

Five Peru balloon riders found, 2 missing at sea

Five women who were riding in a hot air balloon were found on Sunday after being rescued from the Pacific Ocean, while workers searched for two male passengers who are still missing, officials said.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Cocktail: Jolly Roger

Cocktail: Jolly Roger

21 Feb 2013 - 1:45pm

Chinalco Mining offers investors exposure to Peru

A camp sits in Morococha, where Chinalco Mining plans to tap the deposit of copper ore underneath the mining town. Photo: Bloomberg

The initial public offering of Chinalco Mining Corp International will give investors an opportunity to gain exposure to the highly prospective but also risky business of mining in Peru.

21 Jan 2013 - 5:25am

Chinese mining giant Chinalco to raze Peruvian peak, town of Morococha

The 4,000-metre peak of Toromocho. Photo: Dan Collyns

They call the Peruvian mountain Toromocho, which means "bull without horns". But to its new Chinese owners, the name is irrelevant: the peak is packed with copper, silver and molybdenum, an element used in alloys. It could be worth as much as US$50 billion. Toromocho must go.

22 Dec 2012 - 6:09am

Peru protests move to president’s doorstep

Peru President Ollanta Humala. Photo: AP

After struggling for months to defuse protests against mining companies in far-flung provinces, President Ollanta Humala is now facing strikes in the capital by teachers and doctors who want a piece of Peru’s record fiscal surplus.

20 Sep 2012 - 3:58pm

Peru takes on the world

To some, guinea pigs are adorable, fluffy pets. But in Peru, cuy as they are called, are a staple food that has been eaten since Incan times. Two paintings of The Last Supper, in churches in Cusco and Lima, depict a whole roasted guinea pig.

7 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Mainland metals firms bid for Peru company

Jiangxi Copper, the mainland's largest integrated copper producer, has teamed up with China Minmetals, to take over Canadian miner Northern Peru Copper (NOC) in a deal worth C$455 million (HK$3.5 billion).

7 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Fund-raiser a tall order

To help raise funds for an educational trip to the developing world over the summer months, a group of West Island students will abseil off their school building on Saturday.

The abseiling event is part of a 'Money Management Programme' which will help the 25 students raise between HK$24,000 and HK$34,000 - the amount required for a World Challenge expedition in June.

21 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Zijin group buys Peru mines in HK$1.4b deal

A consortium led by Hong Kong-listed Zijin Mining said yesterday Monterrico Metals, the owner of still untapped Rio Blanco copper and molybdenum mines in Peru, accepted a #94.6 million (HK$1.4 billion) takeover offer, furthering China's control over important natural resources.

6 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Exclusive tours for a centenary

High-end tour agent S.K.Y.Travel helped its parent Swiss tour operator Kuoni Travel Group celebrate 100 years in the business with a press lunch in the suitably aviation cabin decor of the Peninsula Hotel's top-floor China Clipper Lounge. The occasion also allowed S.K.Y.

28 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Fishery purchase helps lift Pacific Andes earnings 12pc

Pacific Andes International, a frozen fish and fish fillet supplier, said full-year profit rose 12 per cent, helped by additional income from buying a fishery firm.

Profit for the year to March rose to $183.1 million from $163.2 million in the previous period and turnover gained 16.2 per cent to $6.16 billion from $5.3 billion. The final dividend will be 5.2 cents.

27 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Key holder

THE LAST TIME Lara Shah was in Hong Kong - in 2003 - she was offering a form of healing called transmutation therapy, which is said to have its roots in ancient Peru.

Those who practise the therapy are few and far between, and those who do are mainly based in Peru. Shah says she's one of the first to bring the treatment to the world's modern cities.

7 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Not to be missed

Another crop of diaspora babes assembled for the opening of TVB's Miss Chinese International 2003 pageant yesterday. The 20 contestants were from Chinatowns as far afield as Peru and South Africa.

8 Jan 2003 - 12:00am

Tall Tales

The Magic of Realism: Peruvian-born artist Ernesto Arrisueno shows 31 new oil paintings based on symbolic realism and the transformation of the everyday into the absurd. Pictured is Fishermen's Tales. Presented by Wagner Art Gallery. 10am-6pm Monday-Saturday; 1pm-5.30pm Sunday. The Rotunda, One Exchange Square, Central. Tel: 9182 9438. Ends December 19.

29 Nov 2000 - 12:00am