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  1. Business - China Business - Consumption

    Pocket money of 'little emperors' offers engine for growth

    Posted Jan 26th 2013, 12:00am by Daniel Ren

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com Mainland children of well-off families get billions in allowances, and domestic and foreign firms are looking to tap into that Little emperors help powergrowth with pocket money The 50 million "little emperors and empresses", the children of mainland middle and upper-class households, have emerged as a strong force in consumer spending ...

  2. Business - Comment - THE VIEW

    Democracy alone may not solve Hong Kong's ailments

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 04:05am by Richard Wong

    ... barely been any growth in tertiary education investments since the 1990s. Fourth, rising divorce rates have negatively affected the learning and work habits of children. Hong Kong's divorce ... in their children at very early ages, giving them learning and health advantages for a lifetime of competition. Sixth, the rich-income classes are able to invest in financial and physical assets ...

  3. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    It's not always about the money in the corporate world

    Posted Nov 08th 2014, 05:06am by Howard Winn

    ... of children surviving until their second birthday are about 1 in 4. The children will die of liver failure," says Harrison. "The reformulation of the compound, which is under patent application, will allow this drug to be made available to thousands of children that were not previously able to be treated with it." As one of the inventors of the reformulated compound, Brown ...

  4. Business

    Cases in WTO body on trade barriers nears record in 2014

    Posted Nov 13th 2014, 12:01pm by JING YANG

    ... its second-largest trading partner, over technical specifications for children’s footwear. In the 47 new specific trade concerns addressed at the TBT Committee this year, China was the target ...

  5. Property - International - INVESTMENT

    Sunny Greece offers three-generation visa for HK$2.4m

    Posted Nov 11th 2014, 06:06am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... million) in the European country will come with residence visas for the applicant, children (aged 25 or below), parents and even in-laws. According to Greek property listings, HK$2.4 million can ... under laws that extend to living rights to the property buyer,spouse and children. In the past four months, Greece has welcomed 456 immigration investors, 119 from China. Greece, Spain, ...

  6. Business - Comment - THE VIEW

    The lord of human nature

    Posted Nov 05th 2014, 06:27am by Richard Wong

    ... Richard Wong We should fight the temptation to let the evil in ourselves become the dominant force in our lives The lord of human nature My children read Lord of the Flies, a dystopian ... conception of the state of nature. I recommend teachers and parents read this novel together with their children in the coming year. Lord of the Flies offers a disturbing and sobering lesson ...

  7. Business - Money - REGULATION

    Beijing proposes draft rules to ease limits on foreign investment

    Posted Nov 06th 2014, 06:08am by Reuters

    ... NDRC researcher Long Guoqiang told Xinhua. The draft lists 349 sectors that welcome foreign investment, including vocational training and services for children and the disabled. The NDRC ...

  8. Business - Commodities - COMPANY VISIT

    Lee Kee Holdings' rise from the scraps

    Posted Nov 08th 2014, 05:43am by Enoch Yiu

    ... the scraps "Metal is forever" was metals major Lee Kee Holdings founder Chan Chak-hong's advice for his children. The dictum has sustained four generations of the Chans, in the span ... chairman, who led the company's modernisation, bringing in computers and expanding into the mainland in the 1970s and 1980s. Clara, the eldest of four children, joined Lee Kee in 1995. She ...

  9. Business - Money

    Big spender's guide to Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 25th 2013, 12:00am by TIFFANY AP

    ... Tiffany Ap tiffany.ap@scmp.com How much do you actually pay for your cars, pets and children? Tiffany Ap does the maths Pocket science Everyone knows Hong Kong is an expensive town. ... sees economies of scale in child rearing: it only looks for spare monthly income of HK$26,800 to adopt two children, and HK$35,300 for three children. A second child can easily share a room ...

  10. Business - WHITE COLLAR

    Children missing from typical household in developed West

    Posted Aug 21st 2012, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... The trend is towards a couple or single person living alone, implying changes in consumption Children missing from typical household in developed West The mention of a family usually conjures up an image of a mum, a dad and a couple of children. However, a recent Deutsche Bank report shows a different picture of the typical household in advanced markets. Single-person ...




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