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Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 10:54pm

Guangdong shuts down at least seven labour NGOs

Guangdong authorities have shut down at least seven Shenzhen non-governmental groups that advocate for the rights of migrant workers.

Veteran labour-rights activists have described the five-month crackdown as unprecedented.

Ironically, authorities have pledged that the province will be the mainland's first to ease registration requirements for NGOs from July 1.

27 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Typhoon sets back Shenzhen's greening

Severe Typhoon Vicente damaged 115,000 trees in Shenzhen, including 30,000 that were uprooted, leaving the city with its biggest clean-up challenge in decades.

By comparison, Vicente felled about 1,000 trees when it slammed into Hong Kong on Monday night.

27 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Proview lawyers sue for legal fees

Debt-laden Proview Technology is being sued by its own lawyers for legal fees that helped Proview collect US$60 million in a recent lawsuit against tech giant Apple over the iPad trademark.

25 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Luohu planners consumed by a risky ambition

Luohu in central Shenzhen has long been dubbed 'Hong Kong's backyard', with hordes of Hongkongers heading across the river for cheap goods and services.

But now Shenzhen authorities say they plan to invest more than 250 billion yuan (HK$302 billion) in the next five to 10 years to make the 78-square-kilometre district an 'international consumption centre'.

21 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

More curbs in sight amid rise in home prices

The mainland property market saw significant improvements last month, with 25 cities recording price growth against only six in May.

However, analysts believe the gains are not sustainable as the central government continues to implement cooling measures over the short run.

19 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

ZTE falls to new low on profit warning, US probe

ZTE, China's second-largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer, saw its shares take a beating yesterday after the company warned of a sharp fall in first-half net profit and news emerged that it was under investigation by the United States government.

17 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Mainland markets plummet

Mainland stocks tumbled yesterday to the lowest since March 2009 on rising concern about corporate earnings and the economy.

17 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Focus on Qianhai for yuan business

Some of the largest banks and financial firms in Hong Kong and Japan, signed a non-binding agreement of interest to invest in Shenzhen's Qianhai development zone, which Beijing wants to use as a test ground for freer yuan use and possible capital account convertibility.

17 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Guangdong growth alertfor mainland

A warning from Guangdong, the mainland's export powerhouse, of a deepening economic downturn in the second half of this year signals broader concern for the nation's economic health.

13 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Guangdong growth alert for mainland

A warning from Guangdong, the mainland's export powerhouse, of a deepening economic downturn in the second half of this year signals broader concern for the nation's economic health.

13 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Shenzhen port volume slides as trade weakens

Shenzhen's container throughput dropped 2.4 per cent year on year to 1.88 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) last month in yet another sign of the mainland's weakening trade.

12 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Ex-Walmart workers in Shenzhen jump threat

Two former Walmart workers who were fired on Monday after a strike last week threatened to jump off a building in Shenzhen yesterday.

They climbed onto the roof of a warehouse in Walmart's distribution centre in the Pingshan New Zone at noon and threatened to jump if the company did not address their concerns.

12 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Executive fined by SFC for late filings

A top mainland official-turned-corporate high-flyer has been fined by the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) for filing disclosures of interests late to the Hong Kong exchange, Beijing Enterprises Holdings said yesterday.

9 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Bra maker not exactly in top form after closure

Top Form International is expecting its first loss since 2009 after it closed down its manufacturing operations in Shenzhen.

The company posted a HK$12.6 million net loss in 2009 because of the global financial crisis.

The bra maker's Hong Kong share price fell 3.3 per cent to 29 HK cents yesterday when the announcement - for the year to June 30 - was made.

4 Jul 2012 - 12:00am