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  1. Party congress to cloud local market sentiment

    Posted Oct 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... announcements from the 17th National Congress of the Communist Party that starts today. On the cards, many fear, are more measures to cool the pace of economic growth and pre-empt a sharp rise ... over the congress are out of the way, the index may hit 30,000 points. The People's Bank of China announced on Saturday that it had raised the reserve ratio it imposes on mainland lenders ...

  2. Beijing to step up policy fine-tuning

    Posted Aug 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lulu Chen lulu.chen@scmp.com The mainland's central bank said yesterday that it would strengthen monetary policy fine-tuning in the second half of the year to improve credit quality and economic development in the run-up to the 18th National People's Congress. The comments follow a Politburo meeting led by President Hu Jintao that aimed to promote economic stability ...

  3. A shares rally as pre-congress euphoria sets in

    Posted Oct 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with the rising market ahead of the 17th Communist Party congress. The Shanghai Composite Index jumped 140.454 points or 2.53 per cent to 5,692.755, rewriting the previous record set on September 28. ... would not issue any negative policies that might destabilise the market during the congress, which starts on October 15. The market is likely to consolidate towards the end of this month after ...

  4. Paying taxes gives people a stake in governance

    Posted Jan 14th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are turning the revolutionary slogan on its head. In 18th century America, it was a case of fighting to ensure that the people paying taxes to the British had a say in how they were spent- through ... be sidelined in a democratic Hong Kong is misplaced. In other parts of the world, business sectors have flourished in democratic systems, usually through political parties that represent ...

  5. Banks lose shine among local business students

    Posted Jun 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the core financial area, such as IT. The respondents also appeared to be more favourable about media jobs. Financial news agency Bloomberg, for example, rose 15 places to rank 18th among business ...

  6. Former geology bureau workers barricade HQ over 'unfair' payouts

    Posted Nov 12th 2008, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... such radical action.' The geology bureau could not be reached for comment but a staff member stranded on the 18th floor said he was hungry because he could not go out for lunch. ...

  7. HK$9.7b cash deal for Bank of America (Asia)

    Posted Aug 25th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong branch rank 17th and 18th, respectively, among local banks in terms of assets. Eager to beef up its international operations, Construction Bank has of late been speculated ...

  8. Magazines - Money - INVESTMENT: ADVICE

    Suze Orman talks money

    Posted Sep 17th 2012, 12:00am by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... New York Times best-seller list books and hosted PBS specials on them which have won her two Emmy awards. In 2010, Forbes tagged her 18th on its list of Most Influential Women in Media. ...

  9. Middle class rages over rising super-rich class

    Posted Jul 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the 'first onshore tax haven'. Foreigners can claim non-domicile status- tax designed in the 18th century to preserve the overseas fortunes of British colonialists. Unlike British citizens, ...

  10. Talking points

    Posted Feb 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to broadcast congress Q & A online Wenzhou opens its 11th party congress. During the four-day congress, party representatives will be able to question city leaders about their policies ...




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