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2510, 2020

Victor Li pushes Husky Energy into US$18 billion merger with rival Canadian oil producer to help end losses from oil slump

By | October 25th, 2020|Categories: Business|Comments Off on Victor Li pushes Husky Energy into US$18 billion merger with rival Canadian oil producer to help end losses from oil slump

CK Hutchison is backing an all-stock C$23.6 billion (US$18 billion) merger between its unit Husky Energy and Cenovus Energy as the Canadian oil and gas producers seek to end a trail of losses from a slump in global oil prices.The Hong Kong unit, run by...

2510, 2020

Stand-off with Chinese and private creditors threatens to deepen Zambian debt crisis

By | October 25th, 2020|Categories: World|Comments Off on Stand-off with Chinese and private creditors threatens to deepen Zambian debt crisis

Zambia’s debt troubles could worsen as a stand-off with Chinese and commercial private creditors threatens to push the southern African nation into default.China is demanding “equal treatment of all creditors” after it raised concerns that the debt rel...

2510, 2020

Coronavirus: Chinese city of Kashgar finds more than 100 new cases linked to first positive

By | October 25th, 2020|Categories: Headlines|Comments Off on Coronavirus: Chinese city of Kashgar finds more than 100 new cases linked to first positive

The remote city of Kashgar in China’s far west detected more than 100 asymptomatic Covid-19 cases on Sunday, the regional health authority said.Gu Yingsu, the deputy head of the Xinjiang health committee, told a press conference that all 137 new cases ...

2510, 2020

Trump administration claims progress over China farm purchases

By | October 25th, 2020|Categories: World|Comments Off on Trump administration claims progress over China farm purchases

The Trump administration said China has met 71 per cent of its agricultural purchases under the phase one trade deal.The US government said Friday that China had purchased US$23 billion in American farm products this year, but that amount includes both...

2510, 2020

Conductor Yip Wing-sie on battling breast cancer and passing the baton at the Hong Kong Sinfonietta

By | October 25th, 2020|Categories: Music|Comments Off on Conductor Yip Wing-sie on battling breast cancer and passing the baton at the Hong Kong Sinfonietta

Looking back, the press release issued by the Hong Kong Sinfonietta in November 2018 has an almost vintage innocence. Under the headline “It’s time to pass the baton” was an announcement that the 2019/2020 season would be a swansong for its music direc...