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  1. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Growth forecast to rise in emerging Asia

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 10:16am by JANE CAI

    ... in Asia's 45 developing economies. The region's gross domestic product growth rate was 6.1 per cent last year. "The rebound in China and solid momentum in Southeast Asia are lifting ... The bank expects inflation in developing Asia to rise from 3.7 per cent last year to 4 per cent this year and 4.2 per cent next year. The ADB's country director for China, Hamid Shariff, said ...

  2. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Standard Life Investments to tap investment shift

    Posted Feb 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Ray Chan

    ... investors' new-found appetite for diversified products. Colin Clark, a director of global client group at Standard Life, told the South China Morning Post the company aimed to tap into the Asian ... for the multi-asset manager in an environment of low returns and high volatilities, he said. "This is the year Standard Life Investments will focus on Asia, after building up people and relationships ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Asia must heed warning of recent floods

    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 12:00am by CHANGYONG RHEE

    ... Changyong Rhee says the recent floods that hit Asia were just a foretaste of the devastation that will follow if the spreading urban sprawl is allowed to overwhelm infrastructure and our environment's capacity Warning signs Are Asia's recent floods the result of bad luck, bad weather or bad design? Manila was left paralysed, with a third of the city under water and thousands ...

  4. News - China - MIDDLE EAST

    China and Egypt enter new era of co-operation

    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... international conditions," the statement said. "Egypt supports China's efforts to protect the interests of developing countries." The two countries called for a political solution ... China pledged US$200 million in credit for the National Bank of Egypt. The two countries also signed deals on agriculture, telecommunications and the environment. The two countries plan ...

  5. China offers hope for Afghanistan

    Posted Jul 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... stability' through social and economic development. As with Chinese involvement elsewhere, it is about mutual benefit with both sides gaining- Afghanistan through infrastructure, trade ... to focus on ensuring security self-sufficiency and fighting corruption. For economic and infrastructure development, though, the Chinese model of soft power is the best hope. ...

  6. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Rattled cages

    Posted Oct 28th 2012, 12:00am by RED DOOR NEWS

    ... over half of its 12-hectare land for a tourist development. Animals Asia says the tourism company involved is partly owned by Tien's daughter. "Of course we said no," says ... and at remarkably low rates. With its prime location and well-developed infrastructure, the sanctuary became a natural target for developers. "That is why they are moving in on our centre," ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Myanmar: Asia's next growth story?

    Posted Aug 21st 2012, 12:00am by STEPHEN GROFF

    ... by the vibrancy and a palpable sense of change in the air. The country's immense potential is reflected in the Asian Development Bank's most recent analysis, which shows Myanmar has ... a middle-income nation, and could triple per capita income by 2030. Half a century ago, Myanmar was the pearl of Asia, one of the region's leading economies with a per capita income more than twice ...

  8. Taipei, Beijing to boost investment protection

    Posted Aug 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... chairman of the Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF), and his mainland counterpart Chen Yunlin of the Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Strait (Arats), will represent the two sides ... Taiwanese businesspeople are estimated to have poured an estimated US$300 billion in investment into the mainland in the past 20 years. Chiang and Chen were originally set to meet in June ...

  9. Jockeying for position

    Posted May 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... built by the same developer who built one of Hong Kong's tallest office buildings, Two IFC, at the International Finance Centre. In April 2009, the State Council, China's cabinet, led ... and diversifying financial products in a more transparent market environment. Also, Shanghai's record for implementing market developments is patchy. For instance, the city has been talking for years ...

  10. Sinopec targets Xinjiang for oil and gas expansion

    Posted Feb 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... infrastructure in the northwestern Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. The company's Xinjiang units held a press conference in the remote, energy-rich region at the weekend and unveiled an expansion ... the number of fuel and gas service stations to more than 800 by 2015, from 307 now, Tianshannet, a Xinjiang online media portal, reported. Sinopec's expansion plan also includes the development ...




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