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  1. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Introduce a voucher system to settle the ESF funding debate

    Posted Nov 20th 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... to the South China Morning Post to set out his position on government subsidies to the English Schools Foundation. In a nutshell, he argued that: "ESF schools offer a non-local curriculum. ... School or the English stream of the French International School. It would also mean a sharp rise in capital levies and a proliferation of non-refundable up-front debentures. Many families would ...

  2. Business - Economy - MACROSCOPE

    BRICS not a firm foundation for a new global economic order

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

    ... Pankaj Mishra Bloc's development bank cannot challenge Western ascendancy until its leading country China makes transition to a consumer economy BRICS not a firm foundation for new global economic order Rarely has an acronym led such a charmed life as BRICS. Casually invented by former Goldman Sachs Group economist Jim O'Neill to label emerging markets of promise, ...

  3. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Unjust sense of entitlement, or a bargain for the public purse?

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... column in yesterday's Sunday Morning Post about the English Schools Foundation (ESF). In a nutshell, Jake argued that the ESF should be no more entitled to government subsidies than any ... Tom Holland It would appear that government funding in its schools is HK$50,000 per pupil, against a subsidy of HK$21,000 per child in ESF schools Unjust sense of entitlement, or a bargain ...

  4. Business - Money

    Chart of the day: Copper eyes rebound from retreat

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 12:14am by Nicole Elliott

    ... towards a cluster of supports in the US$3.18 area, including the 50- and 200-day moving averages. A consolidation at this point would lay the foundations for a rally back up to US$3.30, which ...

  5. Business - Companies - REGULATION

    Former Hong Kong hospital chief Anthony Wu barred and fined for misconduct

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 01:06am by Howard Winn

    ... of the Bauhinia Foundation think tank. He was also a member of Henry Tang Ying-yen's election committee. In March last year, he was elected to the standing committee of the Chinese People's ...

  6. Business - Economy - TRADE

    China gets November deadline to help restart ITA talks

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:18am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... in 1996, US think tank the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation estimated. China is also expected to benefit with an additional US$12 billion a year in exports. At a hearing last week ...

  7. Business - Money

    Chart of the day: Silver's star is fading

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 11:34pm by Nicole Elliott

    ... Nicole Elliot Chart of the day: Silver's star is fading A sharp rally for silver since last month has done nothing to reverse patterns on technical charts that suggest investors should not hold on to this precious metal. The US$21-per-ounce level has been a support for the past three weeks, but it has failed to provide the foundation for a fresh move higher. Indeed, ...

  8. Business - Economy - THE VIEW

    Cash subsidies go only so far in reducing poverty in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 11:22am by Richard Wong

    ... "For no compelling reason" means they are not looking for a job, not at school, not sick, not in prison and not homemakers. They have just decided not to work. Why has there been ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance - DEVELOPMENT

    Competing interests between BRICS nations could lead to challenges for new bank: analysts

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:18am by Daniel Ren, Teddy Ng, KRISTINE KWOK

    ... at the China Europe International Business School in Shanghai, said nations seeking to cast a more influential role and leverage could present a hurdle. "It takes a long time and intense ...

  10. Business - Companies - EARNINGS

    IBM revenue falls further in second quarter but beats market target

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 01:58am by BLOOM

    ... US$1 billion to create a group around its technology that lets customers use plain English to analyse large troves of data. To remake its cloud business, Rometty bought provider SoftLayer ...




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