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  1. Colombo deal for port operator

    Posted Aug 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... strategy to enhance our ports-related economy,' Rajapaksa said. When finished in 2013, Colombo South's 1,200-metre quay will allow it to handle the world's largest container vessels. ... Charlotte So charlotte.so@scmp.com Port operator China Merchants Holdings (International) has become the biggest shareholder of the Colombo South Container Terminal in Sri Lanka after ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    Influx of mainland traders to have bad effect on New Territories economy

    Posted Sep 07th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... I accept the increase in visitors will be good for hotels and restaurants, but the overall Hong Kong economy will suffer. Ng Sin-ying, Sha Tin ...

  3. Economy to rebound, IMF says

    Posted Apr 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Charlotte So and May Chan China's economy should rebound in 2013 despite slowing property and export sectors, the International Monetary Fund says. In its latest World Economic ... rates by half a percentage point, the first rate cut in three years, in a bid to shore up its own developing economy. China had felt the pinch from weakening demand for its exports ...

  4. Asia to take a beating if recession hits anew

    Posted Oct 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... not take into account growth in emerging economies such as those in Latin America and Africa. Rodolphe Saade, a senior executive with French shipping group CMA CGM, said: 'Emerging markets ... by the 2008 financial crisis, Standard Chartered Bank's chief economist for Asia warned yesterday. Nicholas Kwan said Asian economies would also be hit if trade collapsed as a result of deeper ...

  5. Talking points

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Super 15 rugby kicks off again after break for tests Super 15 rugby resumes after a three-week break for this month's tours of New Zealand, Australia and South Africa by Ireland, Wales ... of South Korea and Japan sign a landmark military agreement in Tokyo despite controversy over what would be the first such accord since Tokyo's colonial rule ended in 1945. Japan's ...

  6. News - China - ECONOMY

    Shenzhen Mayor Xu Qin expects decades-low 9pc growth for 2013

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 12:00am by He Huifeng

    ... crisis, its economy grew by 12.1 per cent. But export growth slowed by nine percentage points last year and profits of major industrial enterprises fell 5.5 per cent, according to the report, ... Shenzhen as a place of reform, enterprise and innovation. Xu said reform in Shenzhen would focus on the economy, administrative management and income. Few details were provided. The city government ...

  7. New airport lifts region's hope for better economy

    Posted Nov 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou mimi.lau@scmp.com A new airport scheduled to open in geographically isolated eastern Guangdong next month may help boost the local economy, which has long trailed behind its western neighbour, officials say. The Jieyang Chaoshan airport- located about 20 kilometres from Jieyang, Chaozhou and Shantou- is expected to replace the hub in Shantou, which has ...

  8. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Qianhai- a small zone with a big role

    Posted Jan 29th 2013, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... reserved Qianhai- a 15 square kilometre area on the bay in the western part of the city- as a potential backup development zone for Shenzhen's budding economy. There were plans to turn ...

  9. News - China

    Qianhai economic zone chief says it won't compete with Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 28th 2013, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... China's growing status as the world's most important trading economy and reduce the dominant influence of the US dollar in the global financial system. The central government needs yuan ... States, Zhang said he would not worry too much about foreign interests in Qianhai. "China's economy is still growing and it is hopeful of becoming the world's largest economic body ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - FOCUS

    Hongkongers looking for a better lifestyle flock to Shenzhen

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... are representing the high-end of this whole phenomenon and aimed at Hong Kong's wealthy middle class." Lifestyle migration is about those who move from developed to less-developed economies ...




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