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  1. Europe feels the pain Asia once endured

    Posted May 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com How strange! Markets across Asia plummeted on news of Francois Hollande's election victory in France and of the punishment Greece's mainstream parties suffered at the hands of voters for their austerity measures. The election results are a clear rejection by ordinary people of spending cuts and belt-tightening. These austerity measures ...

  2. HSBC once again rises to the top of watch list

    Posted Oct 12th 2007, 12:00am by Alex Frew Mcmillan

    ... Alex Frew McMillan Banks and financial services companies made a stronger showing in the recently published CLSA Corporate Governance Watch 2007 report. Seven banks and financial services institutions made it to the large-cap list, which ranks listed companies corporate governance standards in Asia-Pacific. This was a slight increase from six in 2005, the last time the report, published ...

  3. Not for the meek: Elite police unit seeks assault team leaders

    Posted Apr 05th 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo It's that time of year again when the finest of Asia's finest are being called to duty by the Hong Kong Police's elite strike force, the Special Duties Unit. This year it will focus on recruiting inspectors to lead assault teams. His or her responsibilities sound heavy, if the latest recruitment advert in the police's internal newspaper, Offbeat, ...

  4. HK may be polluted, but its liberal attitudes are a winner

    Posted Sep 10th 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland In an opinion piece carried in Wednesday's edition of the South China Morning Post, the head of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, Alex Fong, bemoaned the city's dismal performance in international quality-of-living surveys. In particular, he lamented Hong Kong's poor showing relative to Singapore. He needn't be quite so concerned. ...

  5. Blueprint for a sporting Mecca

    Posted May 07th 2006, 12:00am by Noel Prentice

    ... It's bold, it's ambitious and it's happening in tiny Singapore- the Lion City's plans for its Sports Hub will be the envy of Asia, writes Noel Prentice Singapore may ... an integrated sports, entertainment and lifestyle hub. It will include a signature national stadium and supporting infrastructure to turn Singapore into a sports capital of Asia. The Lion City is busy ...

  6. Why does this man look so unhappy?

    Posted Jun 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo It's not polite to stare. This may be why Iraqi President Jalal Talabani looked so grumpy in this picture, despite a 50 million yuan donation by Beijing to his country and a promise to forgive a substantial amount of Iraqi debt. President Hu Jintao welcomed the Iraqi leader for a state visit in Beijing this week, but the physically imposing Mr Talabani looked as if he ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    HK activists no heroes in Diaoyus dispute

    Posted Aug 30th 2012, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Nationalists no heroes in islands dispute "The Bull" must be in seventh heaven. Tsang Kin-shing, who inherited the nickname from his father, has become a national hero as he enters the Legco election race next month. Mainland newspapers have splashed photos of him and his associates earlier this month confronting Japanese coastguards to plant ...

  8. Strange world- Tsang lectures Davos

    Posted Feb 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com There was that overly earnest and almost pained look again. Donald Tsang Yam-kuen does that whenever he wants to make sure you know that whatever he is doing is for your own good. Perhaps it's that Christian faith he is always talking about- his job is a selfless act. And so it was when sandwiched between International Monetary Fund chief Christine ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - EMPLOYMENT

    Expat exodus to Singapore looms, as living costs rise in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 07th 2012, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... careers so expatriates need fewer incentives to work here. But he warned that employers could move staff to Singapore if housing and education costs remained high. "Expats may relocate to Singapore if the gap between Hong Kong and Singapore widens," he said. Singapore ranks eighth, with the average expat package worth just over US$200,000. Salaries in Japan are the highest, ...

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    Singapore's new air quality standards much tougher than Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 25th 2012, 12:00am by Kristie Wong

    ... Kristie Wong kristie.wong@scmp.com Island state raises the bar for public health, and battle for competitiveness Singapore outflanks HK on air quality Hong Kong is set to lose more of its competitive edge to regional rival Singapore after the island state pledged to introduce new air quality standards which are much tougher than those proposed for the city. The National Environment ...




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