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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Asia's arms purchases are small relative to GDP

    Posted May 26th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... SCMP Editorial Keep arms sales in perspective A big rise in defence spending by China's neighbours could easily be interpreted as an arms race to counter Beijing's military ... that the new aircraft and vessels being acquired threaten stability. The threats and distrust that exist are long-standing, North Korea's arms proliferation being the most apparent. What has ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong needs tougher controls on local ivory trade

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 01:19pm by Wilson Lau

    ... Wilson Lau Wilson Lau says Hong Kong must do more to regulate its domestic ivory trade if it wants to tackle its reputation as a global smuggling hub Ivory towers The streets have been ... against the poaching of elephants and rhinos, which have seen drastic drops in their populations in Africa. Tougher action, especially by governments along the illegal ivory trade routes, ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Who said it?

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 06:17am by STAFF

    ... I chose it myself. Without any desire to provoke or scandalise Singing nun Suor Cristina Scuccia, on recording a cover version of Madonna’s Like A Virgin   Our aim now is to force whatever it is up to the surface... with armed force, if necessary Swedish armed forces chief General Sverker Goranson discusses the hunt for a suspected Russian submarine   I heard rude abuse... racist ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Not-so-great expectations for growth as global trade remains lacklustre

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 03:13pm by LOUIS KUIJS, TIFFANY QIU

    ... Louis Kuijs and Tiffany Qiu Louis Kuijs and Tiffany Qiu say slowing imports in emerging economies have dashed hopes of a decent recover Not-so-great expectations for growth as global trade remains lacklustre At the start of the year, most forecasters and observers – including ourselves – expected global trade growth to strengthen in 2014, building on the recovery that began last ...

  5. Business - Commodities - WHITE COLLAR

    HKEx needs to do more to spur interest in commodities trading

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 11:49am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Little progress has been made since the LME deal as the market remains focused on stocks More push needed on commodities trading While the London Metal Exchange will bring in more revenue for Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing next year, it has not done much to promote commodities trading in the city. That is despite efforts to build closer operational links between ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Battle over state-owned enterprises an issue of fair trade versus economic reality

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:59am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Fair trade versus economic reality The status of state-owned enterprises- a long-standing source of trade disputes- has been one of the most contentious issues facing the international trading system. Are they independent companies or extended arms of their governments? A key dispute has been the extent of "subsidies" they should be considered to enjoy given ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Shanghai free-trade zone still has much to prove

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 03:11am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Free-trade zone has it all to prove While the fledgling Shanghai free-trade zone, a pilot for the future liberalisation of service industries, is yet to live up to the hype ... that market forces would be allowed to play a dominant role in the FTZ. His tour coincided with the launch of an international gold trading platform, expected to be the first of a number of commodity ...

  8. Business - Economy - MACROSCOPE

    Globalisation glitter dulls as people get richer

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 05:40am by PATRICK LOW

    ... become wealthier People in wealthy countries are more likely to doubt the virtues of global trade and foreign investment than those in developing and emerging economies, creating an undercurrent ... deserves to be taken seriously. The survey asked questions about the effects of trade and foreign investment on jobs and wages. Respondents were less convinced here, although poorer countries again ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    A test of political mettle for Xi and Abe

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 03:11am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the pacifist constitution to allow troops to serve overseas. Tensions have damaged trade and investment, and growing nationalist sentiment and rising numbers of military craft in contested waters ... steps in reducing the risk of armed conflict, but the discussions show there is a willingness to decrease tensions. The next goal is to move towards creating better lines of communication. ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Canadians showed quiet kind of courage in face of Ottawa attacks

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 04:57am by Alex Lo

    ... of fuss. Passers-by rushed to the aid of Nathan Cirillo, the soldier who was fatally shot while guarding Ottawa's National War Memorial. Kevin Vickers, the Sergeant-at-Arms in Parliament, ...




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