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 Issue: April 17, 2014   (Archive)
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China eases with reserve cut for rural banks: report (Business)
(04-17 15:42)
China will cut the amount of funds that rural banks must keep in reserve, state media said, in a small easing of monetary policy by the government as it tries to...   
04-17 17:39 -  Ferry evacuation sparks fury (World)
04-17 17:25 -  Putin urges dialog in Ukraine (World)
04-17 17:21 -  NKorea protests to UK over Kim Jong-Un hair poster (World)
04-17 17:08 -  Yue Yuen workers to get welfare payments (Hong Kong)
04-17 17:07 -  Amazon hit by strikes in Germany (Business)
04-17 16:58 -  Hang Seng, Shanghai rise (Business)
04-17 15:48 -  Flat open for European markets (Business)
04-17 15:44 -  Heartbreaking text messages from students on sinking ferry in SKorea (World)
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Frantic race to save hundreds from ferry
South Korean rescuers, including elite navy SEAL divers, worked frantically under floodlights overnight to search for nearly 300 people missing after a ferry sank with 458 on board, mostly high school students bound for a holiday island.
 
Tears and anger at ferry rescue confusion
Confusion over the number of passengers rescued led to angry scenes among anxious relatives, who threw water at journalists trying to speak to survivors and at a local politician who arrived at the makeshift clinic.


  • Tears and anger at ferry rescue confusion
  • Events fund slammed for misuse of money
  • Duo dishing up a recipe for success in the classroom
  • Frantic race to save hundreds from ferry


  • Rail delays `known about months before rainstorm'
  • Dream lover is kind of a great career choice
  • Taste of hope for peanut-allergy kids
  • Housing body told to move faster



  • GDP gloom spurs stimulus
  • Stock Connect through-train to be user-friendly, assures HKEx
  • Alibaba offers SAR-style incentive on float
  • National security is a real asset in volatile times


  • Fear at Ukraine flashpoint
  • Setback for jet search as minisub aborts again
  • Oz politico quits over wine gift
  • Peace bid in sex slave row


    `Deplorable' flaws
    The Court of Arbitration for Sport has blasted Jamaican anti-doping officials for the mishandling of a drug test by sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown that led to a successful appeal of the three-time Olympic gold medalist's two-year ban.



     Fast work for tragedy brothers
    Late Fast and Furious star Paul Walker's brothers will stand in for him to complete the seventh movie in the blockbuster franchise, after the actor's death.

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    Bank sales raise value questions
    Singapore's Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp is buying Wing Hang Bank for US$4.95 billion (HK$38.61 billion) in one of the biggest mergers of its kind in recent years.




  • Face-off over hostels
  • Special quarters
  • Miami's moving again
  • Keep an eye on Fed rates
  • Declare all interests


  • Turning junk into antiques
  • Child's play
  • China Business News

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