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Shanghai deal to ease strain on Greentown
Debt-ridden Greentown China Holdings (3900) plans to sell its 70-percent stake in a Shanghai project to SOHO China (0410) to raise much-needed cash. 4/18/2012

Chalco takeover bid in jeopardy
Coal miner SouthGobi Resources (1878) saw its shares plunge after the Mongolian government suspended its licenses, sparking fears the move may scupper a takeover bid by the Aluminium Corp of China (2600), or Chalco. 4/18/2012

Property points to more pain in mainland economic story
China's economic growth is slowing and this is clearly reflected in its housing sector. Look at Greentown China (3900). 4/18/2012

Sinopec in move on Argentine `minefield'
China Petrochemical Corp is in talks with Repsol to buy the Spanish oil major's Argentine unit YPF, even though YPF faces nationalization, a mainland financial news website reported yesterday. 4/18/2012

Global outlook brighter: IMF
Global growth is slowly improving as the US recovery gains traction and dangers from Europe recede, but risks remain elevated and the situation is very fragile, the International Monetary Fund said yesterday. 4/18/2012

More flats to rise out of rubble at old estate
About a third of Pak Tin Estate in Shek Kip Mei will be redeveloped to provide more public rental flats. Candy Chan 4/18/2012

Doctors race for cover amid spike in bike injuries
The number of admissions to Prince of Wales Hospital for bike-related head injuries has more than doubled in the past five years, lending new weight to calls by doctors for the use of helmets to be made mandatory for cyclists. Kenneth Foo 4/18/2012

Going up in the world
Smog-plagued Hong Kong has jumped from fifth most livable city in Asia for expatriates to third. Staff reporter 4/18/2012

Residency proposal prompts questions about law
Leung Chun-ying's proposals have drawn mixed reactions. Civic Party lawmaker Ronny Tong Ka- wah said denying residency rights to Chinese nationals born in Hong Kong is contrary to the Basic Law and a Court of Final Appeal ruling. 4/18/2012

Health chief says fate of moms up to Leung
The health chief has left it to incoming chief executive Leung Chun-ying to decide next year's quota for mainlanders allowed to give birth at private hospitals. Eddie Luk 4/18/2012

Lo Wu checkpoint reopens after fire
The Lo Wu border crossing reopened yesterday morning, 12 hours after a fire on the Shenzhen side forced the suspension of immigration and customs services. 4/18/2012

Data theft a headache for users of tablets
More than half the businesses in Hong Kong have lost information in the past year through an increasing reliance on insecure devices such as smartphones and tablets - and most lack security controls to address the problem. Kenneth Foo 4/18/2012

$16b border crossing mulled
The seventh border crossing - an attempt to boost ties with Shenzhen and the mainland - will cost HK$16.2 billion. Candy Chan 4/18/2012

Thieves roll out the barrels at Westminster
Tight security may not always be the answer to help workers avoid falling victim to office bandits. 4/18/2012

Auction to watch for timepiece collectors
It's no secret that some Hong Kong tycoons have a special affinity for Patek Philippe timepieces. 4/18/2012

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