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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    For emerging economies, market discipline matters as much as growth

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 07:25pm by Andrew Sheng

    ... Andrew Sheng Andrew Sheng says the World Bank/IMF meetings offer insights beyond economic projections For emerging economies, market discipline matters as much as growth April is the best ... the Japanese recovery will depend on the implementation of Abenomics in pushing domestic demand in the face of tax reforms. The news is perhaps not as good for emerging market economies, which ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Emerging economies should not fear Fed tapering

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 07:24pm by KOICHI HAMADA

    ... Koichi Hamada Koichi Hamada says most operate a flexible exchange-rate regime that would allow for adjustments With the right policy tools, emerging economies need not fear Fed tapering ... in the form of short-term speculative capital ("hot" money)- to emerging markets, putting upward pressure on their exchange rates and fuelling the risk of asset bubbles. Thus, the Fed's ...

  3. Business - Money

    Emerging markets the new focus for investors' fears

    Posted Feb 13th 2014, 11:44am by NICHOLAS SPIRO

    ... The most vulnerable emerging markets, while having put themselves at risk by failing to manage the adverse effects of capital inflows and delaying much-needed structural reforms, have become ... of the bottle. There's still hope for emerging markets. Nicholas Spiro is the managing director of Spiro Sovereign Strategy ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China emerging as a winner in Ukraine crisis

    Posted Apr 19th 2014, 03:17am by SCMP Editorial

    ... corporations. Meanwhile, China continues to emerge as a winner across the board from the Ukraine crisis. Putin used the phone-in to hail an all-time high in relations with Beijing, where he is due ...

  5. Comment - Letters

    Emergency services performed heroically during ferry disaster

    Posted Oct 21st 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Whatever the outcome of the inquiry into the horrible Lamma ferry disaster, one thing is already clear, Hong Kong's emergency services responded outstandingly to that dire and completely unexpected emergency. We may remember that this sinking occurred on a public holiday, when many emergency service personnel would have been off duty. Hundreds more were assigned to handle ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Sweden shows incineration can play key role in waste management plan

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 09:31pm by ULF OHRLING, KRISTIAN ODEBJER

    ... management plan As Hong Kong approaches critical decisions on the future of its waste management, there is an opportunity to add some perspective from a country that would count as one of the most ... As pointed out by others, Hong Kong needs to move beyond debating whether incineration should form part of its future waste management policies; it clearly has to. There is a healthy debate about ...

  7. Sport - Racing

    Hello world, I'm Joao- Dubai to mark Moreira's emergence

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 08:43pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Follow @KemblaCoxy Look out world, here comes Joao. The world’s richest race night could easily turn into a coming out party for star Brazilian Joao Moreira, who remains Asia’s best-kept secret, but whose five quality ride ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Quake survivors will recover but nation must improve emergency relief

    Posted Sep 14th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... not enough, landslides and bridge and road collapses continued to block or hinder access to emergency workers and supplies, and heavy rain and floods compounded the misery. That is not to detract from the emergency response and rescue effort reported in mainland media. But it should be remembered that many Chinese still live in underdeveloped rural areas. Hence the creaky infrastructure, including ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Investors should proceed with caution when it comes to emerging markets

    Posted Oct 30th 2013, 05:49pm by NICHOLAS SPIRO

    ... is that domestic and external economic conditions have become a lot more challenging for emerging markets. Nicholas Spiro is managing director of London-based Spiro Sovereign Strategy ... Nicholas Spiro Nicholas Spiro says the sell-off has given way to cautious optimism Slow speed ahead when it comes to emerging markets The near-panic that engulfed emerging markets for most ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Legco should back government's proposed incinerator

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 04:33am by LETTERS

    ... Management for Hong Kong (comprising academics, professionals and institutions specialising in environmental engineering and science) is disappointed by past governments' slow progress towards ... of different thermal treatment technologies, backs the government's recommendation that mass-burn moving grate incineration technology should be adopted for the first plant. Other emerging ...




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