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  1. Business - Economy - POLITICS

    Europe’s populist backlash

    Posted May 29th 2014, 09:34am by NICHOLAS SPIRO

    ... Nicholas Spiro European elections saw anti-establishment parties make great strides, underlining voters' disillusionment after years of economic crisis Europe's backlash ... of the European Union (EU)- benefited from the political fallout from the four-year-old euro-zone crisis. These were Europe's "crisis" elections- and the populist backlash is plain for all ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Occupy Central a danger to the Hong Kong property market, Barclays Bank warns

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 11:52pm by Joyce Ng, Jeanny Yu and Ray Chan

    ... could take a long time, and better resemble 1998 [than the two later crises]." Home prices fell 56 per cent between 1997 and 1998 after the Asian financial crisis. It took eight months for the prices to hit a trough and another five years to recover to the pre-crisis level. In comparison, it took seven months in 2003 after the outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars) ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Filibustering lawmakers say fiscal crisis is government bogeyman

    Posted May 19th 2014, 05:07am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Filibustering lawmakers behind a budget impasse say city's fiscal crisis is a government bogeyman Glass half empty, glass half full Hong Kong ... the government was exaggerating when it spoke of a financial crisis. For example, the report warned of outstanding pension liabilities for civil servants that amount to HK$700 billion. But Fong said ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    One lawmaker, 14,000 motions and a new headache for the finance committee

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 04:03am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... the legislative session ends this month. An Environment Bureau source said that while the extension of three landfills and construction of an incinerator- said to be essential to stave off a waste crisis ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Chief executive should consider his position, suggests Liberal leader James Tien

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 03:26am by Gary Cheung and Jeffie Lam

    ... handling of the Sars crisis and a property market slump. "Now, we have a jobless rate hitting a 16-year low and record high of tourist arrivals. Yet hundreds of thousands of people joined ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Beijing unmoved by massive rally turnout, say advisers

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 03:26am by Gary Cheung, Adrian Wan and Kwong Man-ki

    ... Gary Cheung, Adrian Wan and Kwong Man-ki in Beijing As fallout from protest spreads, advisers warn of social and financial crisis if conflict over the city's pro-democracy movement escalates Beijing is unmoved by massive rally turnout Beijing is unlikely to make concessions on political reform despite demands by hundreds of thousands of people who joined the July ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Occupy insists Cardinal's walk 'did not break law'

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 04:03am by Stuart Lau

    ... of police to handle. "If there are 10,000 or more people on Central thoroughfares, police will not be able to clear the areas," Shum said. "The crisis will loom large ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    'Will I bleed to death?' CY Leung's daughter posts pictures of slashed wrist on Facebook

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 04:05am by Jeffie Lam and Tony Cheung

    ... that a crisis is emerging," he added. When asked whether any self-harm could be a reaction to the constant criticism directed at her father, Cheung said such cases were more likely to be related ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Former Canadian diplomat calls for Beijing to be patient about Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 05:28am by DANNY LEE

    ... posting in 2005 with Transport Canada until 2010, when he ended a 40-year civil service career. "Coming back at another moment of crisis in governance over Hong Kong is a little bit ...

  10. Business - Economy - POLITICS

    Europe at a crossroads

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 11:44am by PATRICK LOW

    ... results is post-Lehman blues. Europe was hit hard by a sudden halt to growth in 2008, a severe contraction in 2009 and little or no growth since, accompanied by the euro debt crisis and soaring ...




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