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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Good governance key to maintaining democracy in Pakistan

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 05:06am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Supporters of opposition leaders Imran Khan, a famed former cricketer, and Tahir ul-Qadri, a Canada-based cleric, have brought weeks of mayhem to the capital, Islamabad, with protests that have ...

  2. Business - Comment

    How freeing up public housing would help Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 01:17am by Richard Wong

    ... for Britain, 236 per cent for Germany, 208 per cent for Canada, and 182 per cent for the United States in 2010. In Hong Kong, private residential housing only accommodates about half the population. ... of capital (and not just housing capital) as a percentage of GDP. He found this to be 617 per cent in France, 543 per cent in Britain, 418 per cent in Germany, 417 per cent in Canada, and 456 per ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Shifting forces of supply and demand test Asia's health care systems

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:25pm by STEVEN YEO

    ... being a problem for rich countries like the US and Canada, medical inflation has become a global concern. According to Towers Watson's 2014 Global Medical Trends Survey report, average ...

  4. Comment - Blogs

    The rule of thirds: New evidence of the Chinese role in Vancouver’s housing market

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 08:29am by Ian Young

    ... mainland-style names, winnowing out likely Hong Kong and Taiwanese buyers, as well as those whose names were suggestive enough of a longer-term connection to Canada. The process, he admitted, ... years. They haven’t had the chance yet to make their fortunes here in Canada,” he said. Yet Scarrow was loath to describe Vancouver’s Chinese buyers as “pure investors”. “Our experience ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - THE VIEW

    China to thank for Aussie bubble

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 10:55am by Cathy Holcombe

    ... not allow this. Fewer than 5 per cent of workers on the Sino Iron project were overseas Chinese. Compare this to, say, Canada, where Chinese firm HD Mining was able to import a sizeable temporary ...

  6. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, August 24, 2014

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 03:43am by LETTERS

    ... British Columbia, Canada   More degree places would ease pressure I agree with correspondents who have said that the rigid entrance system keeps talented people out of universities. Hong ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MACROSCOPE

    Too early to pass judgment on Modi

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 09:23am by NICHOLAS SPIRO

    ... investors have been increasing their holdings of Indian local currency bonds. In a further sign of confidence, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, one of the world's biggest pension ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    Diversify LNG sources and pricing mechanisms to reduce supply risks

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 02:44am by LETTERS

    ... from the US and Canada. Thanks to the shale gas revolution, gas prices there are around one-fourth of LNG prices in Asia. As Hong Kong will be supplied with the LNG that China imports from ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong theatre needs support to make an impact abroad

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 12:22pm by JINGAN YOUNG

    ... is marking its debut at the Edinburgh Fringe this summer, and the Hong Kong Arts Development Council-supported Theatre du Pif are currently on tour in Canada with a local play, The Isle, written ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - JAKE'S VIEW

    Easy way out for foreign inflows comes with a price in China

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 05:46am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... control now largely abandoned in countries with sophisticated financial systems. There are none in the US, for instance. Nor in Britain, Canada or Australia. And in the euro zone, they amount ...




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