Chinese commodities firms are struggling to get trade loans as banks scrutinise their activities and hold back credit following Beijing’s orders to rein in currency speculation.Wednesday, 22 May, 2013, 5:02pm
I was wrong, badly wrong. Back in February this column looked at the prospects for commodity markets in 2013. With prices down, and major mining companies announcing losses, I examined the arguments that prices had further to fall.17 Apr 2013 - 5:36am 2 comments
When you are reputed to be London's most highly paid hedge fund manager, you can afford to indulge in a few whims. David Harding's whims are a tad unusual, however.12 Apr 2013 - 5:43am
There is a great way to personalise your notebooks and wrapping paper: you can use rubber stamps to make them uniquely your own.
Find out how artist Addis Fung carves this scholarly bunny onto a chop.
What you'll need:
Baking or tracing paper
Different-sized craft knives15 Aug 2012 - 11:08pm
'Money hasn't changed who I am. My feet are still on the ground. I just wear better shoes' Oprah Winfrey - American millionaire talk show host.
Pass me my shoes
A shoe is something you wear on your foot, but there are many kinds of shoes. What sort of footwear are the following?
1 clogs9 Dec 2009 - 12:00am
A look at the illustrations of Lo Koon-chiu, including Rubber-band Rope Skipping (right), through the children's comic book. Daily, 10am-6pm, (Sun and public holidays until 7pm), closed Tue, HK Heritage Museum, 1 Man Lam Rd, Sha Tin, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2180 8188. Ends Mar 221 Sep 2008 - 12:00am
I am sure nobody likes to see bad governance and misuse of public money.
When it happens it should be exposed. However, sometimes when taxpayers' money is squandered we overlook it. I am referring to what is known as the school-based management policy that was introduced to government-aided schools.11 Aug 2008 - 12:00am
It's not every day a fashion installation encourages its guests to try on quirky exhibits made from latex, laminate strips and wire twists. Then again, it's not every day a model slips off a daring flesh-coloured latex all-in-one to reveal herself in her birthday suit.9 Dec 2007 - 12:00am
Rubber farmer Azizah Hamdan suffered in poverty for years because the price of latex averaged a few cents a kilogram, making it uneconomical to tap the trees.
She abandoned her two-hectare plot in Dengkil to the weeds and lived on an allowance from her daughter, a bank clerk in Kuala Lumpur, 60km away.17 Feb 2006 - 12:00am
Tune in to Radio 4's Songbirds tonight at 9.30pm for the first episode of the comic fantasy story series Oil Drum Genii.2 Dec 2004 - 12:00am