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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 03:14am by STAFF

    ... because I left England and it was a mistake … English football is generally better New Liverpool signing Mario Balotelli, who joined AC Milan after leaving Manchester City in January 2013 ...

  2. Business - Companies - COMPANIES

    Trading group Li & Fung in store for subdued profits, say analysts

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:01am by CHIM SAU-WAI

    ... anticipate some shipment delays in [the second half]," said Deutsche Bank analyst Anne Ling in a research report, adding that a cold spring in the US also weighed on operating pressures. ... starting from the second half, would reduce earnings, as it accounted for 15 per cent of Li & Fung's 2013 core operating profits, a Credit Suisse report said. A three-year purchase ...

  3. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches - BRIEF ENCOUNTERS

    Brief Encounters: Gaia Repossi

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 10:43pm by Francesca Fearon

    ... Francesca Fearon The unconventional artistic director of Repossi jewellery talks about her move into the family business "I recently fell in love with Austrian artist Franz West's work after my boyfriend [the artist Jeremy Everett] introduced me ...

  4. Business - Comment - MONEY MATTERS

    Evergrande a case study in being too big to fail despite 350b yuan liability

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 01:20am by Shirley Yam

    ... Real Estate Group. That figure is not a typo. The Guangzhou-based developer has accumulated a liability 10 per cent higher than the 2013 gross domestic product of Beijing. That includes a 90.9 ... have been repackaged into products to be sold to highnet- worth clients No wonder the list of Evergrande's principal bankers grew from 14 to 21 in 2013- mainly city commercial lenders. ...

  5. Sport - Rugby

    Hong Kong aim to spring surprise against tough Uruguay

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 11:50pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Captain Nick Hewson and his forwards hold the key in World Cup repêchage in Montevideo HK aim to spring surprise againsttough Uruguay Captain Nick Hewson ... flanker Hewson and his pack can provide a platform from which to spring a surprise on Uruguay, who at 19 are ranked three places above Hong Kong. "We have been working hard tweaking our scrum ...

  6. News - World

    Critics come down hard on fatally flawed happiness study

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 11:37pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in New York Critics tear apart fatally flawed happiness study A high-profile 2013 study that concluded that different kinds of happiness are associated with dramatically different ... In the 2013 study, researchers had adults answer 14 questions meant to sort them into two groups: interested in hedonic well-being (fun and selfish pleasure) or eudaimonic well-being (leading ...

  7. Lifestyle - Books

    e-books/audiobooks: fiction

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 10:13pm by James Kidd

    ... and is terrific at capturing "Pen" Creed's understated rebellion and the sing-song cadences of Heyer's writing. Most agreeable.   The Spring of Kasper Meier by Ben Fergusson (read by Leighton Pugh) Hachette Audio (audiobook) The Spring of Kasper Meier, the first novel by Ben Fergusson, begins in Berlin, a city laid to waste after the second world war. It is spring 1946, ...

  8. News - China - DEFENCE

    Mid-air 'near miss' highlights strategic divide between US and China in Asia

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 04:27am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang cary.huang@scmp.com A close encounter between US and Chinese military aircraft highlights the divide between the two countries' ambitions in the region Strategic mistrust in mid-air 'near miss' The encounter between a People's Liberation Army fighter jet and a US Navy surveillance aircraft off China's southern coast last week underlined mutual ...

  9. Business - Money

    Chart of the day: Shanghai aluminium springs higher

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 12:18am by Nicole Elliott

    ... Nicole Elliott Chart of the day: Aluminium springs higher Shanghai base metal futures contracts are on a tear. Zinc leads the way with aluminium right behind it and lead lagging a little. All are trading at around this year's highs, following a serious decline that, for aluminium, held in a neat trend channel from the third quarter of 2011. But all that has changed after ...

  10. News - China Insider - SMARTPHONES

    Despite the iPhone's popularity, Android remains king in China

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 08:29pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... report says that Android phones now encompass 79 per cent of China's market share, a rise from 73 per cent in 2013. In comparison, Apple’s iOS operating system only holds about 12 per cent ... pricier than Android phones in China. The iPhone 5, for example, retails in China for 5,288 yuan (HK$6,701), while a Samsung Galaxy S5 can be purchased for around 4,875 yuan (HK$6,150). A 2013 ...




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