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  1. Business - Economy - AWARDS

    Hong Kong scoops up top awards in Asia travel survey

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 01:28am by SIJIA JIANG

    ... significant change” in online magazine Smart Travel Asia’s 2014 Best in Travel Poll, said Vijay Verghese, editor of the travel magazine conducting the poll for the 10th year. The efficiency ... Travel Asia poll, too. Hong Kong International Airport was rated the best airport. Both moved up from their No 2 position last year. Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong was rated the best business hotel ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    An 'East Asia' growth model for India

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 12:07pm by SANJEEV SANYAL

    ... Sanjeev Sanyal Sanjeev Sanyal considers the push for export-oriented manufacturing Modi turns to East Asia to inspire growth in India Last Friday, Narendra Modi delivered his first Independence Day speech as Indian prime minister. Though he continued the tradition of addressing the country from the ramparts of Delhi's historic Red Fort, the speech broke with convention. ...

  3. Business - Companies

    Asia-Europe trade volume set to slow in third quarter, says Maersk

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 01:34am by JING YANG

    ... Jing Yang jing.yang@scmp.com Asia-Europe trade growth set to slow in quarter Trade volume between Asia and Europe is expected to grow at a slower pace this quarter after the effect ... imports into Europe were surprisingly strong in the second quarter with 9 per cent volume growth on the Asia-Europe trade lane, much above expectations given the economic performance. So going ...

  4. Business - Money - MACROSCOPE

    Investors addicted to Asia's frothy markets

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 01:27am by Reuters

    ... Vidya Ranganathan and Umesh Desai With stock markets and corporate earnings at record highs in Asia, investors are reluctant to miss out on opportunities for healthy returns Global investors still addicted to Asia's frothy markets Calling the top in financial markets is never easy. Asian stock and bond markets may appear frothy at their near-record levels after ...

  5. News - Asia

    Pope reaches out to China and says church not looking to conquer Asia

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 11:59am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Haemi Church in Asia 'does not come to conquer' Pope Francis made his strongest gesture yet to reach out to China yesterday, saying he wants to improve relations and insisting that the Catholic Church is not coming in as a "conqueror" but is rather a partner in dialogue. The pope outlined his priorities for the Catholic Church in Asia ...

  6. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA: ANALYSIS

    North Korean outreach to Southeast Asia part of regional balancing act

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 06:42am by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... Kristine Kwok Kristine.kwok@scmp.com Foreign minister's tour of Southeast Asia seen as attempt to reduce reliance on Beijing, which shows signs of falling out with Pyongyang N Korea ... out to friends in Southeast Asia. Over the past week, Ri Su-yong made stops in Laos, Vietnam, Myanmar, Indonesia and Singapore and made a debut appearance at an Asean forum. The whirlwind ...

  7. Lifestyle - Health

    Treatments on the fly: Asia a top destination for medical tourism

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 04:52pm by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... of treatments on offer, from heart surgery to joint replacements. Leading the charge is Asia, boasting 212 Joint Commission International- the gold standard in health care- accredited hospitals. Six out ... proponent of Asia's medical tourism industry, offering the best health care system in Asia, according to the World Health Organisation, thanks to state-of-the-art facilities, cleanliness ...

  8. News - Asia

    John Kerry outlines US-Asia pivot priorities in major policy address

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 09:15am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Kerry pledged stronger engagement with Asia in a major policy speech in Hawaii on Thursday. “We are in this in the long haul,” Kerry said, outlining the priorities of President Barack Obama’s administration in the Asia Pacific region over its remaining two-and-a half years in office. The US would continue to pursue its interests and values in the region “without arrogance but also without ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China's assertiveness must be seen in the context of Asia's contesting nationalisms

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:08am by PACIFIC NEWS SERVICE

    ... David Lampton David Lampton considers the deteriorating Sino-US relations and how each should respond China's assertiveness must be seen in context of Asia's contesting ... questions. Instead, I wish to make three points as we try to work our way through this precarious period. First, the problem we confront in Asia is not simply assertive Chinese nationalism. What we ...

  10. News - China Insider - WORLD ECONOMY

    Q&A: 'Asia’s best-kept secret' are China's improving ties with India, says Gupta

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 11:07am by Wang Feng

    ... nations. He has visited China regularly since 1997, and taught at the Smith UIBE EMBA programme in Beijing since 2003. You’ve called the growing economic ties between India and China “Asia’s best-kept ...




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