Issue: May 10, 2006   (Archive)
Sunday, April 20, 2014   



Dutch touch
Wim Hekstra has lived a peripatetic lifestyle ever since he was a little boy.

Man of steel
Not only does he produce what are widely acknowledged as the best-quality steel pipes in the nation, the 67-year-old strives to be number one as well in his hobbies.

Ukraine-Russia tiff: turning crisis into opportunity
In light of events surrounding the crisis on the Crimean peninsula, White House spokesman Jay Carney on March 18 made the following recommendation: "I wouldn't, if I were you, invest in Russian equities right now, unless you're going short."

More cyber spies - how US will explain to China?
"More?!" That's the famous one-word reply by Mr Bumble to Oliver's request for another bowl of gruel in the classic novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens.

Full of energy
Betty Yuen So Siu-mai, the top woman in Hong Kong's power industry, enjoys job satisfaction - especially since her work is closely related to the SAR's future.

Yuan slump spells buying opportunity
Foreign investors boosted purchases of China's onshore bonds by 16 percent this year as some funds look at the yuan's drop versus the US dollar as a buying opportunity.

Hot mails
It is perhaps no exaggeration there is often this unspoken, underlying leery tension in the workplace on privacy matters relating to the office phones, computers, e-mails, documents and CCTV cameras.

Good earth
Chi Wenfu has always had qualities of leadership.

ECB boss Draghi takes aim at single currency
European Central Bank President Mario Draghi is taking aim at the euro.

Where grass in green
Mongolia's resources industry still enjoys an edge in attracting foreign investment, thanks to the country's proximity to China, despite an unstable global commodities market.



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