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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Circuit breakers have divided the financial community

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 04:39am by SCMP Editorial

    ... are now far less of a worry than flash crashes caused by computers. As more trading in stocks and commodities is being done by software programs instead of humans, there is a legitimate concern ... should think about the potential danger of flash crashes in the local market. An exchange-commissioned study is under way. Already, the investment community is split. It appears some ...

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    Mong Kok pedestrian zone breathes life into our car-bound city

    Posted Nov 10th 2013, 04:31am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Zone breathes life into city Unlike some world cities which make pedestrian zones an integral part of urban living, Hong Kong still gives priority to cars. Streets that are off-limit to wheels remain a rarity. That is why Sai Yeung Choi Street South in Mong Kok has become such a popular spot ever since vehicles were taken off the road most of the time. Jammed ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Despite tragedy, air travel still safe

    Posted Jul 11th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... plans. That is because after an airline disaster, it takes a long time to say for certain what caused it. Some details of Saturday's crash of the South Korean Asiana Boeing 777 at San ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    World has not learned the lessons of crash triggered by Lehman's fall

    Posted Sep 15th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Have we learned from the crash? Exactly five years ago, American finance officials pulled the plug on Lehman Brothers bank and triggered the most acute phase of the global ... away and even the most sophisticated regulations will not have the full impact of deterring bankers from taking outsized risks that can crash the system. Still, there have been positive ...

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    Subsidies for vocational training a good way to promote skills city needs

    Posted Jan 09th 2014, 04:59am by SCMP Editorial

    ... companies would be expected to contribute to the subsidies. Sectors identified as beneficiaries- such as electrical work, lift maintenance, and car and aircraft repairs- struggle to attract young ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    China takes its place in space with Chang'e-3 and Jade Rabbit

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 03:45am by SCMP Editorial

    ... The Americans crashed three spacecraft before they perfected the technique, and the Russians took 11 attempts. Sure, they were pioneering expeditions into the unknown, which pushed back the frontier ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Speed up Hong Kong's use of electric buses

    Posted Sep 13th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... and reliability have to come first. Additional prudence is called for, after an electric taxi crashed and caught fire in Shenzhen last year, killing all three on board. Cost is another key concern. ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Mainland China should adopt flexible holidays to cut chaos

    Posted Oct 05th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... taking a break and relaxing. As Chinese have become more mobile and prosperous, it has instead become synonymous with congested roads that resemble car parks, clogged public transport, crowded ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong has strength to innovate, but other factors hold it back

    Posted Sep 29th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... has not yet spawned a world-beating gadget or device, like the mainland company Tencent's instant messaging application, WhatsApp, Google's driverless car or Apple's iPhone. ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    China must handle its credit bubble with care

    Posted Sep 10th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... only a few years before its economy crashed in 1989. Citing the danger of a rapid expansion of credit within the economy, Fitch Ratings cut China's sovereign rating earlier this year, ...




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