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  1. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Introduce a voucher system to settle the ESF funding debate

    Posted Nov 20th 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... to the South China Morning Post to set out his position on government subsidies to the English Schools Foundation. In a nutshell, he argued that: "ESF schools offer a non-local curriculum. ... School or the English stream of the French International School. It would also mean a sharp rise in capital levies and a proliferation of non-refundable up-front debentures. Many families would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1086321/introduce-voucher-system-settle-esf-funding-debate
  2. Business - Companies - MAKING MILLIONS

    Success beyond the classroom for language school founder

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 05:47am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... Oriental now has more than 700 schools and English language centres in 50 mainland cities teaching over 2.5 million high-school and university students. Net revenues hit US$1.1 billion last year, ... for university graduates with good English language skills ensured there was no shortage of students willing to spend money for after-school crammers and Yu's firm took off. Yu puts some ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1618849/success-beyond-classroom-language-school-founder
  3. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Back-to-school buying buoys PC sales in Asia Pacific

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:26pm by Sophie Yu

    ... Sophie Yu sophie.yu@scmp.com Back-to-school buying buoys PC sales The Asia Pacific personal computer market fared better than expected in the three months to September thanks to demand ... markets, China and India. "In general, the third quarter is a seasonal back-to-school for most markets in Asia-Pacific, which drove up demand for new PCs," said Handoko Andi, research ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1620660/china-and-india-prevent-pc-market-crash
  4. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Unjust sense of entitlement, or a bargain for the public purse?

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... column in yesterday's Sunday Morning Post about the English Schools Foundation (ESF). In a nutshell, Jake argued that the ESF should be no more entitled to government subsidies than any ... Tom Holland It would appear that government funding in its schools is HK$50,000 per pupil, against a subsidy of HK$21,000 per child in ESF schools Unjust sense of entitlement, or a bargain ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1080187/unjust-sense-entitlement-or-bargain-public-purse
  5. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    External forces have helped to fashion modern China

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:39am by Howard Winn

    ... points out that one of the great foundation myths of the Chinese Communist Party- the Long March- was funded by Moscow. It should be remembered that the party was not in power at the time ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1620852/external-forces-have-helped-fashion-modern-china
  6. Business - Economy - CURRENCIES

    Pound traders braced for more political turbulence

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:56am by Bloomberg

    ... seat last week by winning a by-election in the English seaside town of Clacton. On the same day, it came a close second in the northwest of the country, shaking the dominance of the three main ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1620938/pound-traders-braced-more-political-turbulence
  7. Business

    Joint research initiatives with private sector support university fund raising

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 12:21pm

    ... and move it into the marketplace Therefore, while school leaders tend to play down the significance of various international rankings, quiet pride is taken in achieving consistently high positions, ... in research, have done exceptionally well across many different fields, without a directly connected medical school,” says Nicholas Dirks, who has just completed his first year as chancellor ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1620511/joint-research-initiatives-private-sector-support-university-fund-raising
  8. Business - China Business - BOOKS

    China's publishers eye global market

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 05:29am by Reuters

    ... or English. "Most Chinese exhibitors are carrying out their mission of 'Going Out', and Frankfurt Book Fair provides the best platform to get access to international publishers," ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1617808/chinas-publishers-eye-global-market
  9. Business - Companies - DIVERSITY

    AMD's female CEO seeks break with past woes

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 05:47am by Bloomberg

    ... her unusual, said Lenore Blum, a professor at Carnegie Mellon School of Computer Science. Su's technical qualifications and experience place her among the elite. With doctorate, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1618792/amds-female-ceo-seeks-break-past-woes
  10. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    MTR linked to company involved in CY Leung payments row

    Posted Oct 11th 2014, 04:09am by Howard Winn

    ... The Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM) was feeling very pleased with itself yesterday on account of its elevation in The Economist world rankings of MBA programmes. It rushed out a press ... in the Asia-Pacific region. According to Professor Alex Frino, the dean of MGSM, "the outstanding result reflects the school's increased emphasis on the realities of doing business in a global ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1614046/mtr-linked-company-involved-cy-leung-payments-row

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