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  1. 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 ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    In Asia, politics stands in the way of economic integration

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

    ... 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Business - Economy - ANALYSIS

    Crops at risk as El Nino worries ripple across Asia

    Posted May 08th 2014, 01:15am by Rene Pastor

    ... Rene Pastor rene.pastor@scmp.com The extreme weather that wreaked havoc last year could get worse if forecasts are correct Crops at risk as El Nino worries ripple across Asia It is with some irony that the most feared weather anomaly in Asia and around the Pacific rim was named after the Christ child. An El Nino is forming in the equatorial Pacific Ocean and the worry ...

  10. 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 ...




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