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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Poor economic signals add to sense of danger in Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 04:45am by SCMP Editorial

    ... crisis. While the city tries to recover from the shock of police tear gas and bloody clashes, economists predict slower growth for the world economy, including Hong Kong's. The International Monetary Fund has warned of a 4-in-10 chance that the euro zone will slide into a recession. If so, it will be the third time since the financial crisis. In its twice-yearly World Economic Outlook, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1612280/poor-economic-signals-add-sense-danger-hong-kong
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    The patron saint of regulators

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 04:50am by SCMP Editorial

    ... was critical of the lax regulation of banks and financial markets long before the global financial crisis. Neither does he favour excessive and kneejerk regulation. But since the financial crisis, we ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1617219/jean-tirole-winner-nobel-prize-economics-patron-saint
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    In the modern era, coins are a waste of time and money

    Posted Oct 12th 2014, 04:14am by SCMP Editorial

    ... their lowest-value coins. Canada last year joined Britain and Israel in removing its smallest unit of currency and pressure is building in the EU for the one and two eurocent coins to go the same way. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1614574/modern-era-coins-are-waste-time-and-money
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Put patients first in medical staffing crisis

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:30am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Put patients first in staffing crisis An expert British task force advised the Hospital Authority two years ago that Hong Kong must ease restrictions on overseas recruitment of doctors because a staffing crisis in our public hospitals posed a threat to patient safety. At the time the hospitals, which treat 90 per cent of patients but employ only 40 per cent of the city’s ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1578816/put-patients-first-medical-staffing-crisis
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Texas case shows why world must remain vigilant on Ebola

    Posted Oct 05th 2014, 04:10am by SCMP Editorial

    ... said to be nearly Ebola-free. The rest of the world is finally mustering the kind of response needed to overcome the West African crisis, led by the UN with an emergency mobilisation of people ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1609692/texas-case-shows-why-world-must-remain-vigilant-ebola
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong must act now to solve its waste problem

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 03:11am by SCMP Editorial

    ... of capacity, other viable measures on hold and a charging scheme inevitable, every effort has to be made to put the proposal into practice to head off a crisis. First, though, the recommendation has ... of households were still not complying. Our garbage problem is at crisis point and enough discussion about what to do has been done. It's time to stop talking and start taking action. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1603502/hong-kong-must-act-now-solve-its-waste-problem
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong needs effective mechanism to track suspect food

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:24am by SCMP Editorial

    ... This is not the first time Taiwan's food has caused trouble in the region. In 2011, the island scrambled to contain a toxic drink crisis in which DEHP, a cancer-causing plasticiser, was found in some ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1588918/hong-kong-needs-effective-mechanism-track-suspect-food
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    In Ukraine, talks the only way to stem escalating crisis

    Posted May 11th 2014, 03:34am by SCMP Editorial

    ... response or actions that will harm Western business interests. Economically isolating Moscow will not resolve Ukraine's crisis or ease the fears of Russia's pro-Western neighbours. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1509314/ukraine-talks-only-way-stem-escalating-crisis
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    There's a silver lining even as retail sales take a downturn

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 04:35am by SCMP Editorial

    ... 1.3 per cent, the worst first-half performance since during the global financial crisis in 2009. Many retailers affected by the slowdown put their faith in the theory that it is temporary ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1567221/theres-silver-lining-even-retail-sales-take-downturn
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    After an apology of sorts from Manila, it's time to move on

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 03:47am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Finally, we have some closure Time heals all wounds, goes the old saying. But for those who lost loved ones in the Manila tour bus hostage tragedy in 2010, it takes more to bring the case to an end. For nearly four years, survivors and the ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1495384/after-apology-sorts-manila-its-time-move

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