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  1. Business - Economy - COMMENT

    Simplistic arguments add nothing to policy debates

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 11:10am by Cathy Holcombe

    ... Cathy Holcombe Sociologist should show basic grasp of global economy in calling for France to default on debt Simplistic arguments add nothing to policy debates When I was 10 years old, I hatched a plan to solve the energy crisis- that we should all go back to riding horses- and was really annoyed that the grown-ups snickered at this simple, elegant solution. If Facebook had been ...

  2. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    White paper triggers heated debate

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:19am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn We have been dragged into the debate over the white paper by a sharp-eyed reader. He notes that the government's executive power appears to have diminished in the white ... attempts to recast the debate over political reform in Hong Kong and make it an issue of national security, which is synonymous with the maintenance of the Communist Party. Together with references ...

  3. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Charles Li calls for a 'rational' debate on dual listings

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 12:19am by Howard Winn

    ... change would need to go through due process. But on the other hand, due process does not dictate refusal to debate the future of our market." You can see where he is going with this. He ... competitiveness, he says. So for all the chat about having a rational debate, Li's discourse does not take the discussion any further and is a restatement of the view that if Hong Kong sticks to one ...

  4. Business - Economy

    U.S. growth bounces back in second quarter

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 01:24am by SL

    ... officials conclude a two-day policy meeting, could fuel debate on whether the central bank may need to raise interest rates sooner than had been anticipated.   Reuters, Bloomberg ...

  5. Business - Companies

    Weibo: Huawei's loss, Smartisan's headaches

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 09:17am by Doug Young

    ... Doug Young Smartphone chatter has dominated the microblogging realm among tech executives this past week, led by nonstop debate surrounding the hyperactive Xiaomi and its newly launched fourth-generation model. But I'm personally growing a bit tired of this company, and thus thought I'd turn my attention this week to smartphone chatter from two lower profile brands, namely ...

  6. Business - China Business - TRADE

    Debate in US over trade deficit with China heats up

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 10:07am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Trade gap with China brings demands for action, though some warn measures could be counterproductive as jobs are being created U.S. deficit fuels calls for tough stance A chorus of voices in the United States has been cal ...

  7. Business - Economy - ECONOMIC POLICY

    China has yet to walk the talk on economic reform

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 10:41am by Derek Scissors

    ... Derek Scissors Despite lots of talk, the central government's leadership is not pushing through economic liberalisation as fast as it is needed Beijing has yet to walk the walk on economic reform The mainland's economic statistics provoke a lot of debate. This is a bit odd, since Premier Li Keqiang seems to have previously settled the matter. Not only did Li famously ...

  8. Business - China Business - ENERGY

    Clean water access offers flood of business opportunities

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:26am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... "weapon" that powerful upstream countries might wield against downstream rivals. At its heart, the debate revolves around consumption demands, and whether or not it is possible to adjust them ...

  9. Business - Money

    Government stands by best interest clause in proposed insurance law

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:18am by Enoch Yiu

    ... the most heat in Legislative Council debates on the topic before lawmakers vote some time next year on establishing a new regulator for the insurance industry in 2016. The proposed Insurance ...

  10. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Property agents will be watching this one closely

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 12:58am by Howard Winn

    ... Departures as "the Rolls-Royce of cruise terminals". Just what Hong Kong needs.   What price change? The debate over whether or not Hong Kong should change its listing rules to accommodate ... and is calling for a "rational" debate. While accepting Hong Kong's core values are "rule of law and due process," he says this shouldn't deter discussion about change. ...




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