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  1. Comment

    In Asia, politics stands in the way of economic integration

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 04:26pm by SIMON TAY

    ... Simon Tay and Gina Guo Simon Tay and Gina Guo say territorial disputes deter closer ties between Asean, China and Japan Asia must not let politics stand in the way of economic integration ... with a pledge of US$100 billion to kick-start an infrastructure investment bank to finance projects in Asia. One pending infrastructure project that can benefit is a railway link, stretching from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1557192/asia-politics-stands-way-economic-integration
  2. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - REVIEW

    Xu Bing's Asia Society retrospective demonstrates conceptual thinking

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 10:39am by John Batten

    ... John Batten It Begins with Metamorphosis Asia Society Until August 31 This mini-retrospective at the Asia Society is the brainchild of one of China's most cerebral and challenging artists, Xu Bing. Curator Koon Yeewan has set the tone of the exhibition by selecting a range of mostly recent artworks displaying the conceptual development of Xu's ideas and his innovative ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1557001/xu-bings-asia-society-retrospective-demonstrates-conceptual
  3. Business - Companies - AVIATION

    Passenger numbers rise for Asia-Pacific region's air carriers

    Posted Jan 31st 2013, 12:00am by CHATLOTTE SO

    ... carriers Carriers in the Asia-Pacific region will fly higher this year as sustained economic growth in the region buoys passenger and cargo demand, the airlines trade body said yesterday. Some 207 million international passengers were flown by the carriers in the region last year, up 7 per cent year on year, the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) said. International passenger ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1139748/passenger-numbers-rise-asia-pacific-regions-air-carriers
  4. Business - Companies - INSURANCE

    Peak Re aims to ride Asia-Pacific potential

    Posted Jan 10th 2013, 12:00am by PAUL SOH

    ... Paul Soh paul.soh@scmp.com 'Asia-centric' reinsurer launches in Hong Kong with plans for push into mainland markets Peak Re aims to ride Asia-Pacific potential Peak Reinsurance, a new reinsurer aiming to capture the burgeoning Asia-Pacific market, launched yesterday, two weeks after getting official approval to offer underwriting operations in Hong Kong. Peak Re, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1124225/peak-re-aims-ride-asia-pacific-potential
  5. Business - Economy

    Asia Pacific economies to ease downward rating pressure

    Posted Jan 23rd 2013, 12:00am by PAUL SOH

    ... system in the Asia-Pacific to remain stable as it stays largely unaffected by negative credit pressures affecting banks in many Western economies. "Interest rates will remain low, making an asset quality shock unlikely during this year in most Asian countries," said Stephen Long, managing director, financial institutions Asia Pacific at Moody's Investor Service. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1133998/asia-pacific-economies-ease-downward-rating-pressure
  6. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Asia-Pacific's time to shine

    Posted Jan 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... opportunity, or so the saying goes. In the context of property investment, the euro zone's continuing woes seem to augur well for Asia-Pacific markets. A global research report by real estate services firm DTZ suggests that from an investor's perspective "most Asia-Pacific markets remain attractive", considering the degree of uncertainty elsewhere. With economic woes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1133773/asia-pacifics-time-shine
  7. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Dengue outbreak at Australia's Pacific island refugee detention centre sparks fresh concerns

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 12:30pm by Reuters in Sydney

    ... Reuters in Sydney Refugees held in Australia's detention centres on Nauru island infected by Dengue fever as opposition figures call for greater oversight An outbreak of dengue fever at an Australian refugee detention centre in the tiny Pacific island nation of Nauru sparked calls on Thursday for greater oversight at the facility, which has been criticised by rights groups ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1485859/dengue-outbreak-australias-pacific-island-refugee-detention-centre-sparks
  8. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    Keeping regulators happy a top priority for banks in Asia

    Posted May 07th 2014, 03:14pm by Reuters

    ... and strategy functions in the US and Europe, most firms have a very nascent function or none at all in the Asia-Pacific region," said Chris Cook, a head hunter for Executive Access in Hong Kong. ... relations. In January 2012, UBS hired former Wall Street Journal journalist Peter Stein as its head of Asia-Pacific governmental affairs. "You will see front-office staff made redundant in order ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1506594/keeping-regulators-happy-top-priority-banks-asia
  9. Business - Companies - THE INTERVIEW

    New Asia-Pacific boss of CFA Institute backs low exam pass rate

    Posted Jan 26th 2013, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Not many would-be financial analysts pass the CFA Institute's tests, and that, says its new Asia-Pacific MD, is just how it should be Why CFA exam pass ... his Hong Kong-based namesake, the Paul Smith who was recently appointed managing director for Asia-Pacific operations at the CFA Institute. The institute runs the training and examination ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1136267/new-asia-pacific-boss-cfa-institute-backs-low-exam-pass-rate
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The rise of Southeast Asia's consumer class

    Posted May 21st 2014, 08:51pm by KEVIN MARTIN

    ... today, it is ready to shape it. Kevin Martin is HSBC's Asia-Pacific regional head of retail banking and wealth management ... is expected to emerge from countries across Southeast Asia, mirroring the recent rise in wealth in China. A combination of changing demographics and income growth is set to swell the middle class ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1517102/rise-southeast-asias-consumer-class

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