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  1. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Tricks and stones: the gem traders of Chanthaburi

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 11:12pm by Luke Duggleby

    ... with the 1997 Asian financial crisis, which left him with few alternative careers. Combining his knowledge of gems and family connections with new technology, he began selling Chanthaburi gemstones ...

  2. Magazines - Post Magazine

    When an investment fund goes bad

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 11:10pm by Benjamin Robertson

    ... financial crisis, the fund was suspended, meaning investors could not take any of their money out. The Clarks would have to wait patiently to reclaim their nest egg, they were led to believe. ... performers in its class. Asked where the fund's money has gone, Drake blames costly margin calls on currency hedges used by the fund to protect foreign investors against the lost value ...

  3. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Hot spots: Point Yamu by Como, Phuket

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 11:09pm by Mark Footer

    ... financial crisis optimism, the property was taken over and opened at the end of last year as the latest chic retreat in the Como portfolio. So a typical Como resort, then? Not at all- assuming ...

  4. Magazines - Post Magazine

    A forgotten knight: Why Sun Yat-sen mentor Sir Kai Ho Kai died penniless and powerless 100 years ago

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 10:53pm by Stuart Heaver

    ... and medical jurisprudence at the Hong Kong College of Medicine. The situation deteriorated further for Ho when the government banned the use of Chinese currency on public transport in 1912. ...

  5. Magazines - Post Magazine - FASHION

    Behind the label: George Blue

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 11:21pm by Divia Harilela

    ... Divia Harilela Who started it? Briton Rebecca Walters was an investment banker working in Singapore until an existential crisis hit in her early 30s. Armed with a passion for fashion, she noticed a gap in the casual footwear market – namely a lack of chic flip-flops. After two years’ planning, this year she launched George Blue, a luxury shoe brand that combines elegant ...

  6. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    School of cool: study Italy's most famous dessert at Carpigiani Gelato University

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 11:21pm by Gary Jones

    ... and Beijing. What's more, Ito says, in Italy at least, gelato has proven recession-proof, and the economic crisis of recent years resulted in an attendance boom. "People started looking ...

  7. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Film review: Chef

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 10:31pm

    ... argument with the food critic on Twitter is not private. It’s left to his son to clear it up and turn the internet to his dad’s advantage. The financial crisis and subsequent economic downturn mean ...

  8. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Young Mao devotees lead an agricultural revolution at the Righteous Path Farm, Hebei

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 11:25pm by XU DONGHUAN

    ... the country had departed from its communist principles. But in April 2012 the government shut the website down amid the political crisis that followed the dismissal of Chongqing party secretary Bo ...

  9. Magazines - Style - FRONT ROW

    Independent watchmakers are all the rage among watch collectors

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 11:15pm by Vivian Chen

    ... Speake-Marin and François-Paul Journe. The 1980s created a big crisis- quartz movement- for Swiss watchmakers, but the past decade has been the industry's golden age. Impressive sales in emerging ...

  10. Magazines - 48hrs - FOOD & WINE

    25+ restaurants: Chan Kee is now one of Hong Kong's best-known roast goose restaurants, but it wasn't always that way

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 11:34pm by JANICE LEUNG HAYES

    ... eight. "[The financial crisis in] 1997 was hard, Sars was hard, too. But we're adaptable. Anything beats our childhood, when our family of 11 was living in one tiny wooden shack ...




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