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  1. Mainland mums look West after Hong Kong backlash

    Posted Feb 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Sally Wang sally.wang@scmp.com Mainland agencies that arrange for expectant mothers to give birth overseas are predicting a surge in those going to North America as Hong Kong tightens its ... of non-locals who can give birth in the city. Also, he claimed it was becoming easier to obtain visas to the US. The fees for non-local mothers giving birth in Hong Kong have surged in the past year. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/991936/mainland-mums-look-west-after-hong-kong-backlash
  2. Birth control

    Posted Sep 26th 2003, 12:00am by B.J. Lee

    ... The news about pregnant South Koreans going to America to give birth so their children will get the benefits of US citizenship - including cheaper education - or be exempt from ... of the public appears to be against this seemingly unpatriotic behaviour. A website survey found that 66 per cent of respondents wanted to ban pregnant women from going overseas to give birth ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/429123/birth-control
  3. Transpacific cargo rates to go up 40pc in May

    Posted Feb 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Keith Wallis in Shenzhen keith.wallis@scmp.com Cargo owners exporting products to the United States face at least a 40 per cent surge in freight rates by May after shipping lines ... rates by US$300 per feu (40-foot equivalent unit) from March 15.This could be followed by a minimum increase of US$500 per feu when new shipment contracts are agreed between cargo owners ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/992535/transpacific-cargo-rates-go-40pc-may
  4. News - World - US BUDGET

    Stop-gap budget mooted to avoid US government shut down

    Posted Sep 11th 2013, 10:33am

    ... Security – at the annual rate of US$986.3 billion. That figure will almost certainly be contested by Democrats, who insist House Speaker John Boehner is seeking to make automatic spending cuts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1308167/stop-gap-budget-mooted-avoid-us-government-shut-down
  5. Home-grown agency rates in China pack

    Posted Aug 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Dagong Global Credit Rating. In an industry dominated by the Big Three ratings agencies- Standard & Poor's and Moody's of the US and Britain's Fitch- plucky Beijing-based ... lawmakers in Washington finally voted to raise the national debt ceiling, Dagong slashed the US' local and foreign currency credit rating to A, six levels below its top rating and five levels ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/976200/home-grown-agency-rates-china-pack
  6. Home-grown agency rates in china pack

    Posted Aug 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Dagong Global Credit Rating. In an industry dominated by the Big Three ratings agencies- Standard & Poor's and Moody's of the US and Britain's Fitch- plucky Beijing-based ... lawmakers in Washington finally voted to raise the national debt ceiling, Dagong slashed the US' local and foreign currency credit rating to A, six levels below its top rating and five levels ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/976257/home-grown-agency-rates-china-pack
  7. Poor ratings don't add up

    Posted Aug 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Kevin Rafferty The decision and reactions to Standard & Poor's announcement that it was downgrading the United States credit rating from AAA to AA-plus is continuing proof ... oil fell, the dollar fell, and gold rose. All this came after stock market losses wiped US$2.5 trillion off the value of global shares last week. S&P took away the prized AAA rating ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/975794/poor-ratings-dont-add
  8. Spectre of rate hike after growth forecast

    Posted May 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Now that the major economies are limping back to normal, even forecasting growth from the second half of the year, the spectre of an interest rate hike is back. Retail investors are preparing to pay more on their mortgages as they expect rates to start rising in Hong Kong by the end of the year. Last week, Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke said at a historic press ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/966627/spectre-rate-hike-after-growth-forecast
  9. Teddy Lo

    Posted Jul 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Eleanor McCallum Teddy Lo is a visual artist and lighting designer who specialises in the use of light-emitting diodes (LEDs). His works have appeared in the Hong Kong Museum of Art, the Russell Simmons' Art for Life festival in New York, the Luminal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1005514/teddy-lo
  10. Mainland rating agencies in no place to criticise foreign peers

    Posted Aug 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... The boss of China's leading credit rating agency caused a stir last month when he slammed the big three international agencies for issuing ratings that are biased, inaccurate and misleading. Determined to make a splash, Dagong Global Credit Rating published its own list of sovereign ratings for 50 countries, reckoning China more credit-worthy than traditionally AAA-rated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/721179/mainland-rating-agencies-no-place-criticise-foreign-peers

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