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  1. Dressing down

    Posted Jan 13th 2010, 12:00am by Divia Harilela

    ... come in a sparkly lurex and other natural fibres, while worn-in tweed makes its way onto loosely structured blazers. 'You know when you travel you always think you are going to find cool ... be 'quintessentially French'. You know the look- nonchalant yet put together; effortless yet chic; cool and confident matched with plenty of attitude, just like the girls who wear it (including the uber ...

  2. Property - International

    BOE governor Mark Carney sparks debate on how to cool housing market

    Posted May 17th 2014, 02:03am by BLOOM

    ... pushed the onus for cooling the market on to his financial-stability officials. The Financial Policy Committee now has four weeks to prepare for a June 17 decision when it can either unleash ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    HSBC board member Laura Cha sparks anger after comparing Hongkongers to freed slaves

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 04:53pm by Reuters

    ... Thousands have signed an online petition denouncing reported comments by an HSBC board member in which she likened protesters’ demands for democracy to the emancipation of slaves. ...

  4. News - China - EDUCATION

    Chinese billionaires’ US$10m gift to Yale sparks online debate

    Posted Oct 30th 2014, 01:00pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing A Chinese billionaire couple’s US$10 million gift to Yale University sparked controversy among the country’s internet users on Thursday, with some arguing that the money would be better spent on schools in China. The endowment marks the latest gift to a prestigious US university by Pan Shiyi and Zhang Xin, the husband-and-wife duo behind real estate giant ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Railway expansion plan sparks fears of MTR Corp monopoly

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 04:48am by TIMMY SUNG

    ... Timmy Sung timmy.sung@scmp.com Firm will control up to 50pc of the city's public transport system when expansion is complete New MTR lines spark monopoly fears Lawmakers yesterday raised concerns about the MTR Corporation's dominance of the city's public transport system once the seven rail projects in the pipeline are completed, but the transport minister ...

  6. News - Asia - SOUTHEAST ASIA

    Cambodia-Thailand kidney trafficking case sparks fears of new organ market

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 01:58pm

    ... Agence France-Presse The seven-inch scar runs diagonally across the left flank of his skinny torso, a glaring reminder of an operation he hoped would save his family from debt but instead plunged him into shame. Chhay, 18, sold his kidney for $3,000 in an ...

  7. Business - Commodities - METALS

    China aluminium demand hit by cooling property market

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 03:41am by Reuters

    ... Reuters Slowing construction of new homes hits demand for metal, just as aluminium production soars China aluminium demand hit by property market The mainland's aluminium smelters are likely to increase the supply of metal in the domestic spot market ...

  8. Lifestyle - Food & Wine - LYNAM UP ROBIN LYNAM

    Spanish gin producers and drinkers spark a revival of the spirit

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 05:12pm by Robin Lynam

    ... Robin Lynam life@scmp.com Just the tonic: how the Spanish helped revive a dying tipple Mother's ruin has come a long way from William Hogarth's Gin Lane. The artist's famous vision of an alcoholic hell on earth was created in 1751, in suppo ...

  9. News - China

    Photo of Bo Xilai in handcuffs wins 2nd place press award, sparks jokes

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 02:11pm

    ... it quickly sparked discussion and jokes and a host of differing opinions. “Is this necessary?” One user wrote “Even a bad photo like this deserves an award, it is so humiliating.” “Rule by law!” ...

  10. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    Falling US mortgage rates spark rush to refinance

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 05:16am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Boston Mortgage costs follow slide in treasury yields in wake of weak overseas economic data, giving homeowners opportunity to lower payments Falling rates spark rush ... as weaker-than-expected economic data from Germany to China combine with concern about the Ebola virus, sparking demand for safe investments. The average rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage dropped to 3.97 per ...




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