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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Japanese companies must adapt to a changed Asia

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 12:00am by SIMON TAY

    ... China first opened, when deals were pushed quickly from the top down, whether corrupt or clean. India was never like that, and nor is today's Indonesia. Land grabs, poor conditions ...

  2. Business - Companies - RETAILING

    Estee Lauder eyes big Asian expansion as mainland China sales roar

    Posted Mar 13th 2013, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... spending on cosmetics. Spain and Italy, the countries hit hardest by the euro-zone debt crisis, saw poor sales last year. "Sales of skin-care and cosmetic products do go up and down ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The women of Asia's family-owned business are coming into their own

    Posted Mar 08th 2013, 02:15am by ANITA FUNG

    ... but that does not stretch to keeping their daughters in ignorance. Many are proud graduates of the world’s most prestigious universities and business schools, and have gone on to hold down demanding ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Ang Lee's Oscar shows Asian cinema has come of age

    Posted Feb 27th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... SCMP Editorial Asian cinema comes of age A story about an Indian boy cast away at sea accompanied by a starving tiger has cemented Ang Lee as one of the world's master film directors. The Taiwanese filmmaker competed against the likes of Steven Spielberg and won his second Oscar for best director for Life of Pi. While he was not the hands-down favourite, his victory ...

  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    McDonald’s sales fall again amid weakness in Asia

    Posted Feb 09th 2013, 07:36pm by Associated Press in New York

    ... Germany and France dragged down results. The company said it remains focused on enhanced value and keeping stores open longer in the region. In the US, McDonald’s said the figure edged up 0.9 per ...

  6. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    Southeast Asian countries stock up on arms as they face off with China

    Posted Feb 09th 2013, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... Indian technicians are already helping to train Vietnamese crews. Down in the Philippines, meanwhile, final preparations are under way to seal a deal to buy a squadron of jet fighters from South ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    As Asia grows, SMEs must venture out, or miss out

    Posted Jan 24th 2013, 12:00am by ALBERT CHAN

    ... But that has changed. In Western markets, consumers are using any extra cash they might have to pay down their debt rather than go shopping. For the ambitious entrepreneur, the outlook in the developed ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance

    Asia to trade views on Basel III

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 12:00am by PAUL SOH

    ... pages and 78 calculus equations. Global central bank chiefs had just a few weeks ago agreed to delay a watered down bank liquidity rule crucial to safeguarding their clients' money in times ...

  9. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Fed's zero interest rate hurts Asia and may not help the US

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... of higher food prices. In China, the need to keep the differential between local and US interest rates as narrow as possible has held both deposit and lending rates down. That's eaten ... down, hindering growth. MacKinnon points out that with interest rates at zero, big banks, which sit on the bulk of deposits, have little incentive to lend in the interbank market to smaller, ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Military the weakest link in US 'pivot' to Asia

    Posted Dec 17th 2012, 12:00am by TREFOR MOSS

    ... it already has here. To pretend otherwise would be for Washington to take China's rising-power formula- "hide your strength, and bide your time"- and turn it upside down, muttering ...




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