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  1. Slim hopes for latest plan to jump-start Japan's economy

    Posted Jul 19th 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... in revitalising the country's ailing economy. If so, they are optimistic. Last month, Kan's cabinet published its 69-page Blueprint for Revitalising Japan. In it, Kan's government pledged ... more difficult for the Bank of Japan to overcome deflation, which has plagued the country's economy for much of the past decade, and continues to run at an annual rate of around 1 per ...

  2. Taiwan in recession as economy shrinks 8.36pc

    Posted Feb 19th 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Taiwan plunged into recession as its export-driven economy contracted at a record annual pace of 8.36 per cent in the fourth quarter, prompting the island's ... deteriorating global conditions as well as increasing exposure to slowing mainland growth. The Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics said the economy shrank at a much faster pace than ...

  3. Hu arrives in Japan with busy schedule

    Posted Jul 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei in Sapporo President set for two days of talks at G8 President Hu Jintao arrived amid rain on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido last night for a whirlwind two-day visit packed with bilateral and multilateral meetings with leaders of the G8 and the world's other major economies. Flanked by three top ministers on development, agriculture and commerce, Mr Hu ...

  4. Should we care about Japan's political turmoil?

    Posted Sep 05th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Plate

    ... must be tempted to say: who cares? But caring about Japan's political direction is not a waste of time. It's one of the world's most powerful economies, and its engineering prowess is second to none. Japan remains America's most notable ally in Asia. The last thing America wants Japan to conclude about America is that it doesn't care. To this end, wisely, ...

  5. Catwalks, climate and laughs

    Posted Dec 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... expand into Japan. Natalie Chui, Joanne Westmoreland, Nattasja Kusuma Tedx Youth Day Universal Children's Day, on November 20, was the inspiration behind Tedx Youth Day, a programme ... carbon economy. The city has asked people to separate food waste and recycle rubbish, which has saved energy, cut pollution and helped preserve the environment. Tom Miller said cities accounted ...

  6. Business urges shift to low-carbon economy

    Posted Jul 07th 2010, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan Hong Kong should set a carbon reduction target and adopt stringent laws to shift the city to a low-carbon economy, business leaders have urged. At the launch of a report yesterday, Cathay Pacific chief executive Tony Tyler, who is executive committee chairman of the Climate Change Business Forum, said many leading economies had committed to emission reduction targets ...

  7. Co-operation urged on energy, environment

    Posted May 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and hi-tech economy. At a lunch hosted by the Japan Business Federation in Tokyo yesterday, President Hu Jintao highlighted energy conservation and environmental protection as two key areas for closer economic co-operation between the two neighbours. 'China is trying to build resource-conserving and environmentally friendly societies, and Japan has the leading technology ...

  8. Chrysler's lesson for emerging economies

    Posted May 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for emerging economies such as India and China. Their governments take nationalistic pride in their car industries; their growing middle class aspires to owning big and expensive cars as status ... facilities- for electric vehicles. The concentration of urban populations in mega cities such as Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Chongqing and Tianjin could generate the economies of scale needed ...

  9. Lawmakers urge clear road map to achieve a low-carbon economy

    Posted Nov 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Lawmakers yesterday endorsed a motion urging the government to set a clear road map and timetable to turn Hong Kong into a low-carbon economy. Moved by Civic Party chief ... to invest in a low-carbon economy, such as tapping into the multibillion-dollar global carbon-trading market. She also called for the opening of the power grid to renewable energy systems ...

  10. Baby steps towards greener economies

    Posted Sep 06th 2008, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... Michael Richardson China's top legislature has just approved a new law designed to put production in what is now one of the world's four-biggest economies on a more sustainable ... people's health and the environment. Dubbed the 'circular' economy by officials, this is China's latest effort to go green by raising efficiency and harnessing alternative energy ...




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