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  1. Lifestyle - Books

    Asian-American Ed Lin lives the Great American Dream

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 12:46pm by Ajay Singh

    ... a young night-market foodstall owner in Taipei who tries to find out who killed his high school girlfriend. As in the crime novels of one of his literary mentors, Raymond Chandler, Lin's ... Jersey? It's a very Asian-American experience that your parents probably own a business and as a child you're one of the primary workers there. There's something special about ...

  2. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches

    Decline in Asian luxury sales points to maturing of consumer tastes in region

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 04:58am by Abid Rahman

    ... on the mainland and a subsequent fall in tourist spending in Hong Kong, industry experts say that's only part of the story. They point to a longer term trend of slowing Asian sales growth among ... in emerging markets such as China. They say this drift towards the "masstige" market (a portmanteau of mass and prestige) has caused Louis Vuitton to lose its lustre among consumers ...

  3. Property - Hong Kong & China - COMMERCIAL

    Buying sentiment brightens for office market in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 05:21am by Peggy Sito

    ... more capital to the Asian real estate market. Meanwhile, investors who used to invest in emerging markets such as Indonesia, or some second-tier cities in mainland China, had come back ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com End users and investors are on the lookout to buy amid strong demand Sentiment brightens for office segment Buying sentiment in the office property market ...

  4. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    African lions hope to emulate economies of Asian tigers

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 03:26am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg The continent is continuing a two-decade growth trend with nations like Nigeria improving infrastructure and making use of their resources African lions aim to emulate Asian ... the "Asian tiger" economies in the 21st century. Africa's advantages include vast untapped resources, a youthful population and an expanding middle class. Offsetting these are rampant ...

  5. Business - Money - EQUITIES

    Asian stock markets set to lag this year as earnings look weak

    Posted May 06th 2014, 11:58am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Singapore Unless they are in them for the long haul, global investors in Asian equity markets outside Japan should be prepared for returns this year to be below those of other markets once again. Extrapolating from the shrinking profit margins in the latest batch of Asian corporate earnings, alongside weakness in global demand, analysts reckon stock markets in Asia ...

  6. Lifestyle - Technology - APPS

    Language learning app Duolingo makes waves in the Chinese market

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 05:36pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... for the Hong Kong market. A simplified Chinese Android version was later revealed on July 25, racking up nearly 350,000 downloads in three days. According to Gina Gotthilf, Head of Communications ... speak English can also use the app to take lessons in Dutch, Italian, Portuguese, Brazilian, Spanish, French and German. Gotthilf says that eventually, Asian languages such as Putonghua ...

  7. Business - China Business - INVESTMENT

    Mainland China firms eye Asian infrastructure projects as path to growth

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:18am by Victoria Ruan

    ... one of the mainland's major state-owned investment-holding companies, said it is keen to team up with an Asian cement giant to explore overseas markets. Sitting on 348 billion yuan ... Victoria Ruan in Beijing victoria.ruan@scmp.com Region's infrastructure needs provide a good fit for cashed-up companies keen to expand abroad Mainland firms eye Asian projects Asian ...

  8. Business - Economy - INVESTMENT

    Emerging-market rally fizzles out

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 11:59am by NICHOLAS SPIRO

    ... and Japanese stocks. Emerging market currencies have fared worse, but there are significant differences between and even within regions. Asian currencies, notably the Indonesian rupiah, have proved ... ship in emerging markets It began with the frothy market in US junk bonds, the higher-yielding debt issued by low-rated companies that has been one of the most coveted asset classes since ...

  9. Business

    Bulk rates to decline further on Asian routes amid glut of ships

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 02:57am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Singapore Bulk rates to fall more amid glut of ships Rates for capesize bulk carriers on key Asian routes will fall more next week as cargo owners bide their time chartering ... Tinto and Fortescue Metals, and Vale from Brazil. "But the market is not getting the volume of charters to lift rates," the broker said. Vale's July fixture programme is mostly ...

  10. Magazines - Post Magazine - Food & drink

    Spice market: mint

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 11:10pm by Susan Jung

    ... a plant when I had the chance (it was available in all the produce markets we visited) so I don't know what type of mint it was- all I know is that it was the best I'd tasted. You wouldn't know by shopping in Hong Kong's supermarkets, but there are hundreds of types of mint, and not all of them are created equal. Most markets carry only one type of the fresh herb- ...




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