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  1. The economy's humming, so where are the jobs?

    Posted Sep 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... feticide) but they can expect to be jobless as well. Leaving aside the implications for the economy, this is not exactly a recipe for social stability. Amrit Dhillon is a freelance writer in India ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/980549/economys-humming-so-where-are-jobs
  2. Collusive land policy a harmful way to finance our economy

    Posted Mar 18th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... (as Mr Cheng acknowledged). In a market economy, boom and bust cannot be prevented, but the government should aim to ameliorate business cycle excesses (rather than fuel them). ... lump sums to place into the capital works account. This is not a prudent way to finance our economy. Roger Emmerton, Wan Chai ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/741242/collusive-land-policy-harmful-way-finance-our-economy
  3. Salaries tax plays vital role in maintaining our 'yo-yo' economy

    Posted Nov 21st 2010, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... adopt a quantitative easing programme to which we object because it threatens to unsettle our economy. Yeah, don't ask me. I never quite figured it out. We also make it easier for the US ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/731088/salaries-tax-plays-vital-role-maintaining-our-yo-yo-economy
  4. Ageing problem looms large for the economy

    Posted Oct 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... not in work is set to begin rapidly outpacing the workforce. This will reflect an ageing population, not economic conditions. But it is a trend that could shackle our economy. Tsang didn't tackle ... ones. Yip's dependency ratio is the one used for population policy by Britain and the US, which share with us the ageing problem common to advanced economies. To put the rapid greying ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/727849/ageing-problem-looms-large-economy
  5. Why it pays some to stay in the grey economy

    Posted Oct 07th 2010, 12:00am by Kit Gillet

    ... Kit Gillet in Beijing When Wang Xiaolu, deputy director of the National Economic Research Institute, released his findings on the mainland's hidden economy earlier this year, ... of Statistics questioned the size and make up of the sample survey. Through all this Wang stood behind his statistics: that the mainland has a hidden economy that could amount to 30 per cent of gross ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/726709/why-it-pays-some-stay-grey-economy
  6. Girlfriends for hire bolster city's economy

    Posted Aug 21st 2010, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam A 19-year-old woman wakes up at 4pm every day and has her make-up and hair done at a makeshift beauty salon. It is just off a busy street dense with five-star hotels and nightclubs in Houjie town in Dongguan, Guangdong. The stylist helps the tee ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/722697/girlfriends-hire-bolster-citys-economy
  7. Obama has to find a remedy for the economy

    Posted Mar 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to the economy. With midterm elections due in November, inspiring confidence and creating jobs for the country's army of unemployed will be crucial to preserving Democratic Party control of Congress, ... to the economy. Some economists at least agree with him. But Republican opponents contended that Obama's plan is too broad and expensive, and that further government intrusion in health care would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/709360/obama-has-find-remedy-economy
  8. HK baby boom takes off as the economy slides

    Posted Dec 21st 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... It is difficult to determine exactly what effect the economy has on the desire to have children because different people have different reasons. For some, the decision to have a child is an emotional ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/701870/hk-baby-boom-takes-economy-slides
  9. Social cohesion suffers along with economy, survey finds

    Posted Sep 28th 2009, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan Public satisfaction with employment and the economy scored the lowest in a survey on social cohesion, while overall satisfaction with governance was only just acceptable. People ... interviewed 779 residents aged 15 or above from July this year. Respondents rated political development, bureaucracy, legal protection, the economy, livelihood, social relations and citizenship ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/693850/social-cohesion-suffers-along-economy-survey-finds
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Wealth tax idea worthy of debate

    Posted Mar 03rd 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Wealth tax idea worthy of debate A higher tax on the owners of Singapore's most expensive homes- the top 1 per cent- resonates here because it is aimed at closing a widening income gap, a problem we share. But it has prompted property ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1170648/wealth-tax-idea-worthy-debate

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