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Minority shareholders block Henderson unit buyout

Shareholders of Henderson Investment Ltd yesterday rejected a US$704mil plan by parent Henderson Land Development Ltd to take it private, killing the deal in a rare victory for Hong Kong shareholder activists.

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Union activists hold Cockerill Sambre management captive

Trade union activists held six top managers at Cockerill Sambre SA captive on Monday to protest a decision by its parent company Arcelor to freeze investment at the steel plant, a move which threatens over 2,000 jobs.

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Success of Web journals heralds an even bigger future

The online diaries known as Weblogs, or blogs,'' seemed like a lot of inconsequential chatter when they surfaced a few years ago.

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Kill a watt and save the planet

By SUJATA RAO

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Ways to lose your money

SOME people have described Martin Howell#039;s book I>Predators and Profits/I(Prentice-Hall) as #147;remarkable.#148; I think it is unique and courageous #150; from the moment I started reading, I was unable to put it down.

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FCC defends media ownership rules in federal court

U.S. Federal Communications Commission lawyers were defending rule changes before a federal appeals court that would allow companies to own newspapers and television stations in the same city for the first time.

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McLeod’s eminent role in Harrisons and Crosfield

JOHN McLeod's many friends in Malaysia and Indonesia will be sad to learn of his death on June 22 after a short illness.

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China says population of Internet users reaches 87m

The number of Internet users in China has risen 28 percent over the past year to 87 million, and use of broadband and online commerce is soaring, the government said Wednesday.

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Defining role of governance

By JOHN CARVER and MIRIAM CARVER

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Japanese court upholds government approval of experimental reactor

The Japanese Supreme Court on Monday upheld government approval of an experimental fast-breeder nuclear reactor, paving the way for the reopening of a facility that was shut down a decade ago by an accident and coverup.