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  1. Business - Companies - RESTAURANTS

    Three Hong Kong-listed restaurant chains said revenues up as consumption, food scandals hit China

    Posted Nov 28th 2014, 03:47pm by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com “In China, the slower-than-expected recovery in economic growth affected the consumption market, and the continuous food safety scandals had led ... Holdings, reported growth in revenue despite weakening consumption and food scandals in China. “In China, the slower-than-expected recovery in economic growth affected the consumption market, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1650839/three-hong-kong-listed-restaurant-chains-said-revenues
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Can an electoral win for Abe stop Abenomics floundering?

    Posted Nov 28th 2014, 12:44pm by Kevin Rafferty

    ... dare not go ahead with the 2-percentage-point increase in the consumption tax, taking it to 10 per cent, low by the standards of other developed countries, for fear of deepening the decline. ... society. Government debts are 250 per cent of gross domestic product and set to grow with the burdens of that ageing population. The extra consumption tax was supposed to help upgrade the system ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1650711/can-electoral-win-abe-stop-abenomics-floundering
  3. Business - Economy - HONG KONG

    Mainland holds key to Hong Kong growth story

    Posted Nov 27th 2014, 04:39am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com City should tap rise of consumption and outward investment across the border to sharpen edge amid concerns over a slide in competitiveness Mainland holds ... by tapping opportunities created by mainland consumers and outward investment. "The rise of consumption in China- I see this as a huge opportunity for Hong Kong," Tung Chee-chen, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1649457/mainland-holds-key-hong-kong-growth-story
  4. News - China - SCIENCE

    Scientists in Yunnan unlock secrets of 'magical' microbe-killing plant

    Posted Nov 28th 2014, 05:40am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... an international academic journal, last month. China is the world’s largest producer and consumer of antibiotics. Per-head consumption was 138 grams of the drug per year, 10 times the average in the United ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1650505/scientists-yunnan-unlock-secrets-magical-microbe-killing-plant
  5. News - China - TAIWAN

    Beijing keeps a watchful eye on Taiwan's weekend elections

    Posted Nov 28th 2014, 05:31am by Lawrence Chung

    ... companies using or selling lard or oil unfit for human consumption had also been seen as a reason the KMT was not doing well in the local polls, analysts said. "Things have looked ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1650273/beijing-keeps-watchful-eye-taiwans-weekend-elections
  6. Business - Economy - INVESTMENT

    China steps up bid to lure private funds in key sectors

    Posted Nov 27th 2014, 06:17am by Victoria Ruan

    ... of the government's strategy of rebalancing the economy to favour consumption. In a statement, the cabinet pledged to use subsidies, guarantees and discounted loans to support private investment in public ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1649416/china-steps-bid-lure-private-funds-key-sectors
  7. 30-Minute Workout, 24-Hour Fat Burning

    Posted Nov 26th 2014, 05:23pm

    ... activating EPOC- Excess Post-exercise Oxygen Consumption. Each class is kept small so you get the personal attention from our trainers who will tailor classes to match your needs. You are also free ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/topics/fitness-and-wellness/1649285/30-minute-workout-24-hour-fat-burning
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Slower economic growth no reason to panic

    Posted Nov 26th 2014, 05:26am by SCMP Editorial

    ... of the economy to promote more consumption, were somewhat confounded by the record 50 billion yuan-plus online splurge this month on e-commerce giant Alibaba's Double 11 shopping festival, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1648756/slower-economic-growth-no-reason-panic
  9. Business - Commodities - COMMENT

    China oil stockbuilding stoked by low crude prices

    Posted Nov 26th 2014, 02:00pm by Reuters

    ... completed and filled the first phase of strategic storage of about 91 million barrels, this equates to only nine days of consumption, against the 90 days required by the International Energy Agency. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1649236/china-oil-stockbuilding-stoked-low-crude-prices
  10. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Volume of shark fin served in Hong Kong restaurants halved last year: WWF survey

    Posted Nov 24th 2014, 06:43pm by TIMMY SUNG

    ... for the controversial delicacy had fallen by nearly half over the course of a year. The conservation body WWF said almost all caterers that responded to its first survey of shark fin consumption in the city ... through direct interviews. She said only 35 responded to the "sensitive" question of shark fin consumption. These reported that their combined volume had dropped to 161kg last year from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1647807/volume-shark-fin-served-hong-kong-restaurants-halved-last-year-wwf

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