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  1. News - World - DIPLOMACY

    Kerry not sure of need for military build-up in Asia

    Posted Jan 26th 2013, 03:20am by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Washington Senator set to be the new US secretary of state urges ‘fresh thinking’ and says he would seek to broaden America’s relationship with China Senator John Kerry, the nominee to be America’s top diplomat, backs closer ties with China an ...

  2. Property bubble builds as we price our boom for gloom

    Posted Sep 09th 2010, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... expected and building slows. There is no doubting the property boom across Asia. Only in Japan, mired in a slump that started in 1990, are home prices still retreating. Everywhere else, the state ...

  3. Building tension

    Posted Jan 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... any earnest desire to build resort hotels, marinas and airstrips on the typhoon-lashed network of reefs and sandbars. The timing is certainly intriguing, for starters. This month marks ...

  4. Nepalis paid less than local building workers

    Posted Oct 12th 2009, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan Nepali construction workers work longer and are paid less than locals, a survey by the Nepalese Construction Workers Union has found. Nepali construction workers were commonly paid about HK$500 for a 10-hour day- HK$100 less for two hours' ...

  5. Trust key to burying regional suspicions and building success

    Posted Apr 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... then the tensions will grow, be sure of that. China seems to be aware of the need to build trust.' Diplomatic insiders are closely watching, for example, how Vietnam manages its relations with Laos ...

  6. Architectural firm builds on network

    Posted Dec 05th 2008, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... base, where the headquarters team completed designs and took roughly 30 per cent of the total available fee, leaving a local architect to realise the building and supervise its construction. ... to build the company in terms of strengths, talent and markets.' ...

  7. Building bridges

    Posted Jun 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Measures that have or will be adopted by Ma Ying-jeou's government to improve cross-strait ties Senior officials can visit mainland on case-by-case basis Mainland tourists can use credit cards in Taiwan by end of August Mainland tourists can convert ...

  8. Building for the future

    Posted May 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... weeks I've been under 24-hour surveillance. If I go out at one o'clock in the morning to walk my dog, there's someone sitting outside my building,' Ms Xinna said, adding ...

  9. Industry builds on growth

    Posted Mar 07th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... Asian financing projects have been less affected than some other regions. We have seen no cancellation of major new build or acquisition projects by established players,' Mr Mysoor said. ... was a fast-growing sector in Asia, driven by an estimated US$300billion worth of global financing for new buildings and second-hand acquisitions. 'The maritime industry has enjoyed a period of strong ...

  10. Building military trust will help global stability

    Posted Jun 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Rivalry between China and the US occurs on many levels, but the most worrying is in the area of defence. Announcements made at meetings in Singapore at the weekend are an encouraging sign that both recognise the need for greater confidence-building measures. There is a need for the persistent cloud of mistrust to be dissipated. Cold war-like rhetoric has been exchanged too frequently ...




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