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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Beware of mixed economic signals

    Posted Feb 04th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... the Dow Jones index above 14,000 for the first time since 2007. At the same time, China sent mixed signals about its industrial outlook, with the official purchasing managers' index falling ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    India takes a sensible first step towards economic reform

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:59am by SCMP Editorial

    ... what he outlined has the right approach of attracting foreign investment and building much-needed infrastructure. He promised hi-tech cities, industrial corridors, power stations and ports. Ending disliked retrospective taxes for overseas investors and raising the caps on foreign investment in the defence and insurance industries, coupled with a new goods-and-services tax, makes ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Room for improvement in education

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 04:37am by SCMP Editorial

    ... industry, child education and social work courses, among others, offered by the Vocational Training Council. Though more than 60 per cent of those who sat the DSE exams did not achieve the minimum ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    MPF revamp vital to restore confidence of workers

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 03:03am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the shortcomings of the Mandatory Provident Fund system. With monthly contributions from workers and bosses capped at HK$1,500, adequacy is a big issue. The low annual returns- an average of 4 per cent- and the high fees charged by scheme providers- 1.69 per cent on average- have aggravated the problem. The choice of up to 480 constituent funds further daunts many who have little investment ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Drone invasion needs regulation

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 03:25am by SCMP Editorial

    ... making use of drones. Their commercial potential, from deliveries to real estate to security is huge; new industries are in the offing. Then, of course, there is the matter that drones can ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Education can help cut China's demand for ivory

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:07am by SCMP Editorial

    ... meant a thriving illegal industry and a new crisis. Perhaps a good place to start would be to make it more widely known there that for an elephant's tusks to be taken it has to be killed. ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    US lawmakers should act to stop indiscriminate spying

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:17am by SCMP Editorial

    ... justices, with an average age of 68, have a reputation for being technologically challenged. Chief Justice John Roberts' written ruling detailing reasons for the unanimous decision last week ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Enforce the law to keep streets free of encroachment by shops

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 04:54am by SCMP Editorial

    ... here, though. According to the Ombudsman's report, the issues go beyond cumbersome legal proceedings and low fines averaging HK$600 handed down by courts. The report noted that not only ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Beijing must make fighting pollution its priority

    Posted Mar 11th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... Market observers were quick to draw a connection between Beijing's announcement of record spending and a prompt surge in the Dow Jones Industrial Average to a new peak. That shows how much the global economy looks to China for growth amid Europe's debt woes and a weak recovery in the US. To be sure, the Dow's rise also reflects large doses of stimulus from US ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Beijing now needs to invest more on raising quality of life

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 02:50am by SCMP Editorial

    ... for Disease Control and Prevention surveyed the average number of years lost to disability and serious illness by Beijingers. Hale is calculated by subtracting from life expectancy the average number ... on average could look forward to 40.2 years of good health. However, females of the same age, while expected to live to 84, could look forward to only 38 healthy years. Deng Ying, director ...




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