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  1. Property - International - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    London’s less central areas will be next hot spots

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 04:00pm by Selina McFall

    ... Selina McFall property.post@scmp.com Domestic buyers buoyed by mortgage schemes are driving demand outside prime central areas London's regeneration areas will be next property hot ... for the next area Also important are increasing confidence in the stability of lower-price, non-central areas, and the long-held tradition of British homeownership. All this adds up to swathes ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Occupy Central a no-go area in class, Eddie Ng warns

    Posted May 15th 2014, 03:59am by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com Teachers' turn to get some plain speaking, from their top boss Eddie Ng, about the risks of egging on pupils or taking part in action Occupy Central sent to back of the class The education minister yesterday urged schools not to encourage their pupils to take part in Occupy Central- which he deems "unlawful"- in a reversal ...

  3. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Chengdu-area PLA officer detained in bribe case amid military graft probe

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 04:10am by Keith Zhai, Keira Lu Huang

    ... is the deputy commander of the Chengdu military area command, one of seven across the nation. He is also a member of the party's Central Committee and served as commander of Tibet's provincial ... Keith Zhai and Keira Lu Huang Investigation into Yang Jinshan part of the wider inquiry into Xu Caihou, military's former No 2 Chengdu-area PLA officer detained in bribery case One ...

  4. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippines evacuates coastal areas as Typhoon Rammasun approaches

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 06:45pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila, Philippines Thousands of people living in coastal areas of the Philippines were preparing on Monday to evacuate as the first major storm of the rainy season ... northern areas, civil defence officials said. The Philippines is hit by about 20 major storms a year, many of them deadly, and Rammasun will be the first to make landfall since the rainy season ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORTATION

    Work on delayed Sha Tin-Central rail link set to resume

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:57am by FANNY FUNG

    ... for the resumption of delayed building work on the Sha Tin-Central rail link. The railway project is estimated to be 11 months behind schedule. Members of the Antiquities Advisory Board yesterday conducted ... the date of its construction at between the 1920s and the 1940s, Ko said it was more likely to have been built before reclamation works in the area in the 1910s. The archaeological excavation ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Government has wasted time opposing Occupy Central, says legal scholar

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 12:58pm by Jennifer Ngo

    ... to HKU's outgoing dean of law The government wasted time trying to diminish and oppose Occupy Central instead of coming up with proposals for electing the city’s leader that might win public ... a lot of time,” he said. “Yes [the government] is against Occupy Central, but then what are they for? What are the alternatives?” The debate on reform has lacked a well-formed alternative ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    NDRC adds its voice to Occupy Central criticism

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 03:14am by Kwong Man-ki

    ... Kwong Man-ki in Beijing phoenix.kwong@scmp.com NDRC adds its voice to Occupy Central criticism The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) has become the latest mainland agency to attack Occupy Central. The nation's economic manager yesterday said the movement would harm Hong Kong's business environment and delay universal suffrage. Li Pumin, the NDRC's ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Government linked Legco clash with Occupy Central to denigrate movement, says activist

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 02:43am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... towns, not a mob conducting a trial run of the planned Occupy Central blockade. The government had "overestimated" their abilities and intentions by linking the clash at the Legco building to preparations for bringing the commercial hub to a standstill. Occupy organisers are planning to mobilise 10,000 people to stage a non-violent sit-in on the streets of Central ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Central banks ought to rein it in

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 12:40pm by Andrew Sheng

    ... and argued that central bank policy must step out of the shadows of the past crisis. It should foster change in three areas: towards less debt-driven patterns of growth; more normal monetary policy; ... Andrew Sheng Andrew Sheng says central banks must choose austerity or risk exacerbating structural problems Loose fiscal and monetary policy won't lead us out of debt, but reforms can ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - PROTEST

    Decision to close for day hits Central's high-end stores in the pocket

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 03:11pm by CHRIS LAU

    ... tonight Decision to close for day hits Central's high-end stores in the pocket At least six luxury shops on Chater Road stayed closed yesterday ahead of an overnight sit-in by student groups. ... began after the march and was due to end at 8.30am today- as a rehearsal for Occupy Central. They also said they would camp outside Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's office in Admiralty ...




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