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  1. 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 ...

  2. News - China - TECHNOLOGY

    Beidou launches navigation data for Asia-Pacific region

    Posted Dec 28th 2012, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Satellite navigation network launches tracking data for Asia-Pacific region in warning to GPS Beidou in position for global drive The Beidou satellite navigation network began offering positioning data yesterday for the Asia-Pacific region- a milestone in Beijing's bid to challenge the US-controlled Global Positioning System (GPS). The move ...

  3. Business - China Business - TRAVEL

    China to knock US off the world's business travel top spot

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 01:26am by BLOOM

    ... 7,200 from 6,482 in the same period, he said. The Asia-Pacific region is seeing almost double the hotel rooms being added in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and about 30 per cent more than ... for accommodation that meets international standards is climbing, he said. Asia-Pacific is the largest regional business travel market, followed by Western Europe and the US, according to the study. ...

  4. Business - Companies - AVIATION

    Asia-Pacific airlines to see sharp fall in profit

    Posted Dec 14th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg and Charlotte So

    ... in profit Carriers in the Asia-Pacific will see their profits fall 44 per cent this year because of the weak cargo market and the slowdown in China, the International Air Transport Association said ... stronger-than-expected traffic in the second and third quarters. Asia-Pacific airlines, including Cathay Pacific Airways, Korean Air and China Airlines, however, are still bogged down by the sluggish cargo ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Asia-Pacific can't ignore rising threat from climate change

    Posted Dec 03rd 2012, 12:00am by BINDU LOHANI

    ... Bindu Lohani Bindu Lohani says the Asia-Pacific region has an important role to play Increasing risk of climate disasters can't be ignored The jury may still be out on the link ... Volatile weather extremes are hitting Asia and the Pacific more often than any other region of the world. This gives the region a huge stake in mitigating global temperature rise while adapting ...

  6. News - World

    Did the Duchess of Cambridge conceive while on Asia Pacific 'second honeymoon'?

    Posted Dec 04th 2012, 12:32pm by Staff Reporter

    ... that Kate conceived the child during the couple's 'second honeymoon' tour of Asia Pacific? The tour took place between September 11 and 18, with the 11th being 12 weeks ago. ... be hospitalised “for days”. And what will the baby be called? If Kate and William did conceive in Asia, will they follow Victoria Beckham’s lead and name the child after the place of conception? Mrs ...

  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 ...

  8. Maybank Syariah bridges Asia-Pacific region as financial intermediary

    Posted Nov 02nd 2012, 11:20am by Anna Mori, Christina Guindo, Krystin Chu and Stacey Johnson

    ... Eng, we facilitate cross-border transactions and serve as a sharia financial intermediary between Asia-Pacific and Indonesia." Maybank Group has total assets exceeding US$100 billion and an international network spanning 14 countries. Maybank Islamic is among the world's top 20 Islamic financial institutions and Asia-Pacific's largest, while Maybank Kim Eng brings more than 39 ...

  9. News - World - WHITE HOUSE RACE

    Obama, Romney agree on US military's pivot to Asia-Pacific

    Posted Nov 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... Greg Torode Obama and Romney appear committed to boosting navy's presence in Asia-Pacific waters, but that is where the agreement ends Military will still tilt to Asia whoever wins ... they will continue to deepen traditional alliances and new friendships, and push forward with the Pentagon's strategic goal of placing 60 per cent of its naval ships within the Asia-Pacific by 2020, ...

  10. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches

    Net-a-Porter comes to Asia-Pacific

    Posted Nov 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Vivian Chen

    ... is the company's first branch in the Asia-Pacific region, adding to its two bases in London and two others in New York. A location in Shanghai is also scheduled to open next year. The London-based e-tailer ... to ensure same-day delivery for local customers. Net-a-Porter's Asia-Pacific partner, also the founder of shouke.com, is entrepreneur Adrienne Ma, whose mother, Joyce Ma, is the name behind ...




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