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Business 14 Feb 2011 | 12:00 AM Premium

China to vet M&A deals for national security

BEIJING: China will launch a state-level investment review body to check that merger and acquisition deals struck by foreign firms in one of the world's fastest growing economies do not endanger 'national security', China's State Council, the cabinet, said on Saturday.

Business 05 Jan 2011 | 12:00 AM Premium

China's rare earths export quota cut raises international concern

CHINA'S decision to cut export quotas of rare earths by 35% for the first half of the year, has the West, Japan and other auto and high-tech manufacturers teetering on the edge.

Community 23 Apr 2010 | 12:00 AM Premium

Allay people’s fears on towers, MCMC told

THE Malaysian Communica-tions and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) should give proper explanations to the people before proceeding to erect any telecommunications tower, a state assemblyman here said.

World 25 Dec 2009 | 12:00 AM Premium

China defends Wen Jiabao's role in Copenhagen talks

BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Friday defended the role played by premier Wen Jiabao at climate change talks in Copenhagen this month after a barrage of international criticism blaming China for obstructing negotiations.

World 24 Nov 2009 | 12:00 AM Premium

Tiny "carbon neutral" club struggles with costs

OSLO (Reuters) - Norway, Costa Rica and the Maldives are struggling with high costs and technological hurdles to stay in the world's most exclusive club for fighting climate change -- seeking to cut net greenhouse gas emissions to zero.

Community 31 Oct 2009 | 12:00 AM Premium

Dialogues resolve fears over radioactive emissions

KUANTAN: Fears of residents over the emission of radiation from industrial waste produced by a company at the Gebeng industrial site here subsided after a series of dialogues organised by the company and the state development agency.

Business 29 Oct 2009 | 12:00 AM Premium

Lynas chalks up A$170mil from capital raising

MELBOURNE: Rare earths explorer, Lynas Corp Ltd, the parent company of Lynas Malaysia Sdn Bhd, has raised about A$170mil (RM515mil) from the retail component of its A$450mil capital raising.

Business 01 Oct 2009 | 12:00 AM Premium

Lynas to make A$450mil cash call

PETALING JAYA: Australian rare earths producer Lynas Corp Ltd has announced it will issue A$450mil worth of shares to institutions and individual investors to raise funds to complete the construction of plants in Australia and Malaysia.

Community 25 Sep 2009 | 12:00 AM Premium

Waste conversion

KUANTAN: An Australian-based mineral exploration and chemical processing company here is working with two public universities to find out how to convert industrial waste into useful products.

Business 25 Sep 2009 | 12:00 AM Premium

China calls off US$218mil investment in Australian miner

SYDNEY An Australian miner says a Chinese company has called off a multimillion-dollar investment after a government panel barred it from acquiring a majority stake.