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  1. News - Asia - ANALYSIS: DIPLOMACY

    China ‘frustrated’ by what it sees as US efforts to contain it in Asia

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 10:28pm by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... China chafes at U.S. muscle flexing in Asia From territorial disputes in two of Asia's major seas to the nuclear crisis in North Korea, Chinese and US officials have exchanged sharp words- ... in the region. "The US is not establishing a Nato in Asia, but the conditions are ripe for it to be capable of doing so if it wishes to," said Ni Lexiong, director of a defence policy centre ...

  2. Business - Money - RETAILING

    Asia-Pacific poised to take global lead in MES

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Region to overtake Europe in services to help companies boost market share, study finds Asia-Pacific poised to take global lead in MES The Asia-Pacific ... was the biggest MES market in 2010, with MES revenue of US$615 billion. But the Asia-Pacific will overtake Europe by 2015, according to a study by international consultancy Roland Berger and Swiss MES ...

  3. Business - Economy - WEALTH

    Asia-Pacific the region with the most rich people

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am by Lulu Chen

    ... Lulu Chen lulu.chen@scmp.com Asia-Pacific region with the most rich Asia-Pacific the region with most rich people The Asia-Pacific overtook North America to become the region ... a person's primary residence, collectibles and goods that can be consumed. The Asia-Pacific surpassed Europe in 2010. The latest findings are contained in the seventh annual Asia-Pacific Wealth ...

  4. Legend poised as Asia-Pacific's engineering solutions partner

    Posted Oct 15th 2012, 04:27pm by Jacinta Plucinski and Anna Mori

    ... into Asia-Pacific's growing markets. Established 26 years ago through its founding division, Legend Performance Technology, the company initially focused on manufacturing memory modules. Through a series ... industries, applications and customers. Legend aims to focus on the power, rail and engineering construction areas in Australia and the rest of Asia-Pacific. It also plans to continue exporting ...

  5. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    World Bank cuts growth forecast for Asia-Pacific, China GDP to gain 7.7%

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by Lulu Chen

    ... forecast for Asia-Pacific The World Bank cut some of its growth forecasts for Asia yesterday on the back of weakening economic growth prospects in China and uncertainties brought about by turmoil in Europe. The bank trimmed this year's growth outlook for developing economies in the Asia-Pacific to 7.2 per cent, down 0.4 percentage point from its forecast in May. For China, ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - MARITIME DISPUTE

    No refuge in Asia for distressed Hong Kong chemical tanker

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 03:50pm by Reuters

    ... causing extensive pollution when countries refused to provide a safe berth. “Member states are failing to meet the spirit of their obligations,” said Tim Wilkins, Asia Pacific regional manager ... a maritime football in the north Pacific, with Japan and South Korea unwilling to give it refuge even though they risk a wider environmental disaster if it sinks. The plight of the Maritime Maisie, ...

  7. Business - China Business - DEALS

    Asia-Pacific M&As lose some puff

    Posted Sep 22nd 2012, 12:00am by JANE CAI

    ... Jane Cai in Beijing xuejun.cai@scmp.com Region's deal value down in first nine months but gains in China and signs of broader pickup Asia-Pacific M&As lose some puff Mergers and acquisitions involving companies in Asia-Pacific excluding Japan lost steam in the first nine months, with a 17.8 per cent drop in the value of announced deals, Thomson Reuters said. The drop came ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    US should make better use of its skilled Asian immigrants

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 07:24pm by CURTIS CHIN

    ... For numerous countries in the Asia-Pacific region, immigration remains a contentious issue. Consider Australia's controversial efforts to intercept at sea a new generation of "boat ... programmes. America again has the opportunity to mend a broken system and set an example for Asia-Pacific nations that are also struggling with how best to welcome strangers to their shores. ...

  9. Business - Companies - EARNINGS

    Asia-Pacific sales put Prada in fine shape

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... billion, up 36 per cent. The robust sales growth was largely driven by surging demand from Asia-Pacific consumers, who spent €532 million on the company's leather goods and accessories, ... are in Europe and another 30 per cent in the Asia-Pacific. "Market conditions are expected to remain very challenging for the short term, with some general volatility," Prada deputy chairman ...

  10. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Panetta seeks to reassure Xi Jinping over US motives in Asia Pacific

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... Panetta says so-called Asia Pacific pivot isn't an attempt to contain China but rather to engage it An apparently robust Vice-President Xi Jinping met US Defence Secretary Leon ... of Washington's strategic "pivot" to the Asia Pacific - a policy to boost its already considerable forces and military relationships in the region while scaling back its presence in Europe ...




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