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  1. Business - Money - EQUITIES

    Thai fund managers miss out on post-coup market rally

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 06:13am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Bangkok Thai funds miss out on post-coup market rally Fund managers in Thailand hired to beat the stock market have been caught flat footed by a 12 per cent rally in the main ... fund managers having to explain to their investors where they took a wrong turn. While the stock market's main benchmark, the Stock Exchange of Thailand index, has risen 20.9 per cent so ...

  2. Business - Economy - GLOBAL ECONOMY

    World faces growth confidence test

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 05:07am by Bloomberg

    ... by the day and emerging markets such as China are dragging instead of driving growth. The sense of tumult is being exacerbated by war in the Middle East, the standoff in Ukraine, street protests ... and physically they have not recovered fully and are anxious about a relapse." A Bank of America survey of fund managers this week showed the lowest optimism in the outlooks for economic growth ...

  3. News - China - Ebola virus

    China pharmaceutical firm sends Ebola drug to Africa, eyes clinical trials

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 02:17pm by Reuters in Shanghai

    ... already taken the drug with them, and if a case breaks out [amongst the aid workers], then the drug may be used,” added Huo Caixia, Sihuan’s assistant general manager. Sihuan, part-owned by US ... to seek approval for the drug’s use in China and push it to market. The drug, approved in China for emergency military use only, was initially developed by AMMS. If it proves to be an effective ...

  4. News - China - AVIATION

    Air China flight makes emergency landing in London after landing gear failure

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 09:45am by Alex Millson, Chris Luo

    ... Alex Millson and Chris Luo An Air China flight from London to Beijing was forced to turn back and make an emergency landing after landing gear became jammed shortly after take-off. Flight ... morning.  The plane was later towed from the runway and the runway was reopened. A number of flights from the airport were believed to have been delayed as a result of the emergency. ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Lack of opportunities in Hong Kong creating a generation without hope

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 05:53pm by JANET PAU

    ... workers with the right skills and training, even within the university-educated talent pool. Chief among core skills that employers say many graduates lack are language, client management ... and logistics, as well as newly emerging ones like green construction. This will require a mindset change of many parents. The first generation in Hong Kong whose future living standard may be worse than ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China must resist calls to liberalise its capital account too much, too soon

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 02:39pm by PROJECT SYNDICATE

    ... that the Chinese authorities should be sceptical about capital-account liberalisation. Drawing lessons from the recent experiences of other emerging countries, the report concludes that China should adopt a carefully sequenced and cautious approach when exposing its economy to the caprices of global capital flows. The common thread to be found in the recent history of emerging economies- beginning ...

  7. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Oscar Pistorius offered cash to victim Reeva Steenkamp's family, court told

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 05:12am by AFP

    ... rejected the funds because they did not want "blood money," it emerged yesterday. The revelation was made at the sentencing hearing for the South African double-amputee athlete, while ... in a scathing cross-examination of Pistorius's manager Peet van Zyl. "I think a lot of sportsmen want to make a difference and contribute," replied Van Zyl. "But as a bonus, ...

  8. News - World - INFRASTRUCTURE

    New York launches design contest for overhaul of JFK and LaGuardia airports

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 05:19am by Reuters, Bloomberg

    ... transportation networks, energy supply, coastal protection, weather warning system and emergency management. "We must modernise our airports if we want to keep our competitive advantage ...

  9. Business - Companies

    China companies raising standards in innovation

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 05:28am by Victoria Ruan

    ... emerging as innovative industry leaders and changing global perceptions of China as the world's factory for cheap, lower-end products. Analysts say the strategy rolled out by Beijing ... Seagull had joined the world's biggest names to showcase its premium products at the Swiss Watch Expo, deputy general manager Zhang Jianguo said. It helped Seagull reverse heavy losses ...

  10. 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 ...




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