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  1. Business - China Business - REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT

    Beijing-Hebei-Tianjin integration to challenge local leaders' power

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 11:35am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tianjin China is readying an assault on the “fortress economies” of local governments by creating a super region around Beijing, with proposals that sources suggest will be more aggressive than have been publicly revealed. The plans, expected to be considered by the cabinet on Wednesday, will be the first time standards for customs, tax, pollution and industry have been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1557443/beijing-hebei-tianjin-integration-challenge-local-leaders
  2. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    China graft probe looks more like a 'petro purge' than an assault on sleaze

    Posted Sep 04th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland If graft-busters focus on sectors controlled by rival political factions, it's hard to see investigations as anything but a tool to discredit opponents Probe looks more like a purge than a real assault on sleaze China's latest anti-corruption drive, which has so far snared a clutch of senior serving and former state oil company executives, has been widely ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1302790/china-graft-probe-looks-more-petro-purge-assault-sleaze
  3. Business - Commodities - COMMODITIES

    Iraq civil war fears send oil and gold prices up

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 05:13am by Bloomberg

    ... nations have been trading accusations over Saturday's attack on the military plane and an assault on Russia's embassy in Kiev. Russia is also the world's biggest energy exporter. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1534393/iraq-civil-war-fears-send-oil-and-gold-prices
  4. Comment - Blogs

    Xiaomi low-end assault set to sputter

    Posted Jul 30th 2013, 03:57pm by Doug Young

    ... Doug Young Xiaomi's new low-cost smartphone is likely to meet with a tepid reception after its launch in August due to recent stiff competition in the space. A flood of low-cost smartphones into the China market looks set to accelerate with word that ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1293048/xiaomi-low-end-assault-set-sputter
  5. Business - Companies

    Weibo: ZTE, Jumei, Vancl in verbal sparring online

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 04:45pm by Doug Young

    ... a number of tech officials. One of the most entertaining saw a ZTE (0763.HK; Shenzhen: 000063) smartphone executive launch a sarcastic assault at Xiaomi's Lei Jun, who was spouting his usual ... that recently launched a successful IPO in New York. The latest assault on Chen and Jumei stems from a recent online article that is quite detailed, accusing Chen of cheating some of his partners ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1534066/weibo-zte-jumei-vancl-verbal-sparring-online
  6. Business - Companies

    BMW attacked, fights back with EV launch

    Posted May 29th 2014, 03:21pm by Doug Young

    ... attack looks quite similar to another assault by CCTV on the yuppie-oriented Starbucks (Nasdaq: SBUX) coffee chain last year. In that instance, CCTV reported that Starbucks often charged more for coffee in China than it did for many major western markets where living standards are much higher. CCTV followed that assault with another similar report against foreign luxury car makers, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1521128/bmw-attacked-fights-back-ev-launch
  7. Business - Banking & Finance - FRAUD

    Credit Suisse close to pleading guilty and paying US$2.5b over tax charge

    Posted May 17th 2014, 02:02am by BLOOM

    ... The bank is the largest of 14 Swiss firms facing similar criminal investigations. The US legal assault seeks to chip away at the promotion of tax evasion through bank secrecy in Switzerland, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1513832/credit-suisse-close-pleading-guilty-and-paying-us25b-over
  8. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Even for the Black Card, it's a bit rich of Amex to double fee

    Posted May 30th 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... the assault, though is now blinded in his left eye and has long scars on his face and neck. The man told Apple that the woman had lied to him about many things, including her real age and the stretch ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1249237/even-black-card-its-bit-rich-amex-double-fee
  9. Business - Money

    Pensioners in the dock – accused of being perverts

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 10:48am by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... court cases kicked off, featuring old age pensioners being variously accused of sordid offences from indecent assault to rape of girls of varying ages. Most of the alleged crimes took place ... Coronation Street soap star William Roache who denies two counts of raping a 15-year-old girl in 1967 and five indecent assaults on four girls in the mid to late 1960s. Of course such crimes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/wealth/article/1406746/pensioners-dock-accused-being-perverts
  10. Business - Banking & Finance

    Over 100 Swiss banks seek amnesty for helping Americans evade tax

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 04:23am by Bloomberg

    ... assault in a five-year US crackdown on offshore tax evasion. Kathryn Keneally, assistant attorney general in the Justice Department's tax division, disclosed the number yesterday while ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1414556/over-100-swiss-banks-seek-amnesty-helping-americans-evade

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