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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIAL WELFARE

    Guangdong retirees collect their fruit money

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 06:20am by Staff Reporter

    ... in Guangdong have applied to a one-off scheme that allows them to receive so-called fruit money without returning to the city, the Social Welfare Department said yesterday. Of those, more than 16,800 people are already receiving the monthly old-age allowance of HK$1,180 under the scheme for cross-border retirees that began on October 1. Previously, they could not receive the benefit unless ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556737/guangdong-retirees-collect-their-fruit-money
  2. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai junta leader General Prayuth allowed to stay in power until elections held

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 11:12pm by Reuters

    ... A provisional charter was endorsed by head of state King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Tuesday, allowing the appointment of a parliament, the National Legislative Assembly, which will nominate a new prime ... allows it, but whether he is appointed or not is down to the National Legislative Assembly." General Paiboon Koomchaya, in charge of legal affairs for the junta, suggested Prayuth could do ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1557713/prayuth-can-stay-power-until-elections-held-thai-legal-adviser-says
  3. Business - Money - TRADING

    Tokyo allows smaller price increments on some shares to boost trading

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 01:33am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Tokyo Japanese stock exchange fights back for business from private trading venues by reducing the price increments of shares of larger companies Tokyo begins smaller ticks for bigger firms The Tokyo stock exchange began allowing smaller price increments on shares of about 80 of Japan's biggest companies yesterday as it seeks to win back business from private ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1557352/tokyo-allows-smaller-price-increments-some-shares
  4. Property - Hong Kong & China - RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY

    Shanghai allows more luxury homes

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 03:36pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Hong Kong Shanghai’s city government became the second in two months to allow more luxury properties into the market, real estate agents and developers said, in a sign that some ... “We are allowed to raise prices … there’s no formal documents about it, but we’re told verbally. We all know it’s been relaxed,” said a developer who declined to be named because ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1550337/shanghai-allows-more-luxury-homes
  5. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesia presidential candidate Joko Widodo announces plan to allow foreigners to buy property

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 10:39pm by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Jakarta Presidential candidate's new policy to increase tax revenue may boost demand for luxury flats Widodo vows to allow foreigners to buy property Indonesian presidential hopeful Joko Widodo plans to allow foreigners to buy apartments to boost tax revenue, a move that could spur demand for property in the country's luxury market. Foreign investors ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1547000/indonesia-presidential-candidate-joko-widodo-announces-plan-allow
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China must allow bad loans to fail for the good of its economy

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 05:23pm by ANDY XIE

    ... Andy Xie Andy Xie says China must tackle the related problems of overcapacity and high leverage to stabilise its financial system, and this requires resolve to sort out bad loans and the property market in particular Dare to fail China's structural r ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1544348/china-must-allow-bad-loans-fail-good-its-economy
  7. News - China - TAIPEI BRIEFING

    Time to allow 'traitor' Lin to come home

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 04:41am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung Top economist who defected to the mainland should be allowed to pay respects to late father Time to allow 'traitor' Lin to come home Taiwan's government ... for the first time since he defected to the mainland 35 years ago. The debate over whether to allow Lin to return to Taiwan to pay respects to his late father has stirred much controversy on the island ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1539884/time-allow-traitor-lin-come-home
  8. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Steel piling plan could allow work to restart on Sha Tin-Central rail link

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 04:49am by Ada Lee

    ... The sheet piles would take about two or three weeks to install, he said, and this would then allow the MTR to continue with its tunnel work. Members were also concerned that the piling would be sunk ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1539814/steel-piling-plan-could-allow-work-restart-sha-tin-central-rail-link
  9. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Streaming devices allow fans to watch all World Cup matches free of charge

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 12:04pm by Vanessa Yung

    ... that allow consumers to watch the explosion of internet video content more easily on their television sets. At least 20 brands are available on the market, says Jacky Cheung Yiu-shing, founding ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1536255/streaming-devices-allow-fans-watch-all-world-cup-matches-free
  10. News - World - GAY RIGHTS

    US Presbyterian Church votes to allow clergy to perform gay weddings

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 11:20pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters Presbyterians to allow gay marriage The US Presbyterian Church has voted to allow clergy to perform same-sex weddings, in a reversal for one of the largest mainline Protestant ... and ministers to allow clergy to solemnise gay weddings was 371 in favour and 238 opposed, said Gradye Parsons, clerk of the church's general assembly. The new rules, which take effect today, give ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1537091/us-presbyterian-church-votes-allow-clergy-perform-gay-weddings

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