Posts Tagged ‘ Hong Kong ’

Hong Kong-listed logging company continues global rape

CleanBiz.Asia Malaysian logging group Samling, has been accused of using illegal logging permits to give it access to pristine forests in Liberia. The case of Liberia is simply the latest in a long list of allegations of corruption, tax avoidance and evasion and ecological terrorism against the company, which hides behind shady subsidiaries and...

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Multi-billion dollar Asian shark fin industry under pressure

Multi-billion dollar Asian shark fin industry under pressure

Date: October 05, 2011 By: Gerry O’Kane CleanBiz.Asia The seedy business of shark fishing is coming under increasing pressure in its own main market – Asia. It’s a business that could be worth over USD30 billion a year. The latest move against the business was the announcement of Singapore’s supermarket chain Cold Storage (a...

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How the peg works

Benchmark – Fourth quarter 1998 By Gerry O’Kane The peg to the US dollar was introduced in October 1983 after a period of serious instability with the Hong Kong dollar. Otherwise known as the linked exchange system, it is managed now by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA). The HKMA was only established in...

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China’s battle with water pollution is up-hill all the way

As the debate over revisions to China’s Environmental Law rumbles on, new incidents of groundwater and river pollution pour out of the Chinese media...

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China’s energy strategy will make waves for years to come

Follow the money, CleanBiz.Asia The economic turmoil of the financial crash saw China being feted as a white knight with drawbridges being lowered to...

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Currency Management: Minding the pennies and cents

Investment and Pensions Europe (IPE): 1 Nov 2012 01 Nov 2012 Pension funds are learning that currency costs need to be managed, writes Gerry...

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Forget the world as we knew it

Follow the Money, CleanBiz.Asia It was like an elephant in the corner of the room. Hurricane Sandy came roaring through the Northeast United States,...

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Hong Kong-listed logging company continues global rape

CleanBiz.Asia Malaysian logging group Samling, has been accused of using illegal logging permits to give it access to pristine forests in Liberia. The case...

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