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  1. South Asian nations urge joint action to fight terrorism

    Posted Aug 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Agence France-Presse in Colombo South Asian leaders wrapping up a summit in the Sri Lankan capital called for joint action against terrorism and more regional trade, according to a draft declaration. The eight-member South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (Saarc) called for collective action to combat 'all forms of terrorist violence' that was threatening ...

  2. Nordic artist finds powerful muse in Asia

    Posted Dec 06th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Donovan

    ... locally, and in Europe and India. A Kuisma can be found in many private collections in Europe, Asia and Australia. And her collection of female portraits is on show at the Harbour Plaza Hong Kong hotel in Hung Hom. She is also preparing for a solo exhibition in January. The fine arts graduate's travels brought her to Asia after she met her Indian-born husband when she was studying ...

  3. Bolder steps needed to head off a meltdown

    Posted Oct 31st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The US Federal Reserve on Wednesday announced temporary swap lines of credit with the central banks of Brazil, Mexico, Singapore and South Korea; it had already put similar arrangements in place ... prices and sharp rebounds against the greenback for the Singaporean and South Korean currencies contributing to the regional turnaround. Although the US has to lead the recovery effort, ...

  4. China's First Emperor and His Terracotta Warriors

    Posted Sep 07th 2008, 12:00am by Edward Peters

    ... unifying China, which takes its foreign name from the Qin (Chin) dynasty, the first emperor oversaw numerous engineering projects, including the grand canal that still runs north to south through ...

  5. Equities tumble as more pain forecast

    Posted Oct 24th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and could inject the same amount next year if problems persisted. The Dutch government pumped Euro10 billion into banking giant ING. The South Korean market was the day's worst performer, ...

  6. This is not 1997

    Posted Oct 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... taking the rest of the world's markets with it. On November 1, 16 Indonesian banks closed and, within weeks, the rot had spread to South Korea. Then, as now, the natural reaction was to turn ...

  7. It's not so grim up North as canny revellers desert madhouse of South

    Posted Mar 31st 2008, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... Barclay Crawford It took two streakers, a collective of Where's Wallys and the under-18s now banned from the South Stand to swing the compass to the North at Hong Kong Stadium over the weekend. The usually quiet and reserved North Stand partied all weekend- hard- helped by tougher restrictions on numbers in the South and plenty of Hong Kongers in the know who relished a later ...

  8. HK bosses have most cash to spend in E Asia

    Posted Sep 10th 2008, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung Managers in Hong Kong have the highest disposable incomes in East Asia, with spending power almost double that of those in the United States, a global survey shows. Management ... as the baseline, with an index of 100. The report indexed Hong Kong managers' spending power at 199.6. Thailand was ranked second in East Asia. '[Hong Kong] traditionally enjoys the highest ...

  9. HK boasts Asia's most costly flats

    Posted Jan 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... flat in the city centre will cost you more than a similar-sized apartment anywhere else in Asia. The Economist magazine's Big Mac hamburger index released in July last year showed ... metre (or HK$9,129 per square foot) last year. Hong Kong has therefore leapfrogged Japan to become Asia's most expensive city for residential flat buyers and is also the sixth-most ...

  10. Headgear a stylish blend of Africa and Asia

    Posted Apr 18th 2008, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak. All week long, they've been celebrating South Africa Week at the Kowloon Shangri-La hotel with official guests and dignitaries enjoying a gala dinner, wine tasting and cultural festivities to mark the 10th anniversary of China and South Africa renewing diplomatic relations. The events included a fashion show by six South ...




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