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  1. Business - Economy - Consumption

    Growth in Australia’s GDP slows to 0.5pc

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 02:35pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Sydney Australia’s economy slowed in the second quarter as cautious consumers curbed spending and the country imported more, though the result was better than many had feared ... but still brisk by the standards of developed countries. The United States had managed 2.5 per cent, the euro zone 0.7 per cent and Germany 0.8 per cent. That looks good when you benchmark ...

  2. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Beijing leaders out in force at 1945 war anniversy in pointed message to Japan

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 02:13pm by Teddy Ng

    ... capital, have also been a matter of dispute for both countries. Beijing strongly rebuked Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit last December to the controversial Yasukuni Shrine that houses ...

  3. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Baidu raises bar in mobile mapping with US$10m IndoorAtlas investment

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 01:54pm by BIEN PEREZ

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com Internet search titan Baidu has raised the bar in making mobile mapping services ubiquitous in China following a deal to invest US$10 million in Finnish start-up IndoorAtlas. The transaction marks Baidu’s first investment in a European company and is expected to strengthen the firm’s indoor mapping capabilities across the country. Founded in 2012, ...

  4. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    90 million pill capsules laced with toxic metal are sold in China; 11 arrested

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 01:07pm by Kathy Gao

    ... Kathy Gao kathy.gao@scmp.com Police in China are trying to trace 90 million drug capsules laced with the toxic metal chromium that have been sold on the open market, in the latest product safety scandal to hit the country. Eleven people in Zhejiang province were arrested following the discovery that the capsules- which pharmaceutical companies use for their drugs- were tainted ...

  5. What might be causing you eye and sleep problems?

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 12:16pm by Contributor

    ... Contributor In the recent decades, the rise in shortsightedness and an assortment of sleep-related problems are troubling urbanites. Are you one of them? Myopia- more commonly known as shortsightedness- is prevalent amongst Asian children. Up to 80% of Asian countries are affected by this condition of being unable to see far objects. Alarmingly though, myopia is no longer a condition ...

  6. Comment

    Is it time to leave beloved Hong Kong?

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 11:58am by Joyce Man

    ... running from. Images of the violence and bloodshed in the Tiananmen crackdown were etched in our memories. The same thing could befall us, we thought. If ever a tank rolled over the Lok Ma Chau border, we could take our passports and run. What we didn't visualise quite as starkly was a threat of this kind: the gradual encroachment on our way of life, and the sustained restrictions ...

  7. Comment

    Turning on the money tap will do little to ease China's liquidity bottlenecks

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 11:50am by Hu Shuli

    ... projects to fund. Inevitably, problems in the real economy have spread to the financial sector. A surge of bad debt has swept the country, with defaults affecting bank loans, trusts and other ...

  8. Business - Economy - COMMENT

    Link between Chinese exports and US job losses isn’t cut and dried

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 11:48am by PATRICK LOW

    ... Bigger issues are in play. The disregard of services makes for a very partial picture. Services are the dominant source of value and job creation in the US, as in many countries. Yet ... job switching). Other factors at work are changes in demand and productivity growth. All this, of course, is against the background of a secular shift out of manufacturing in OECD countries ...

  9. Business - Companies - COMMENT

    Delay some more, to get it right

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 11:15am by Stephen Vines

    ... phenomenal success of devices such as the iPhone tend to suggest that, in the longer run, not that much was sacrificed in terms of sales. It is, however, possible to think of many products whose ...




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