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  1. Tide is turning for euro-zone reforms

    Posted Jul 22nd 2003, 12:00am by John Kohut

    ... conflicts' as further reform bills go to the national legislature. Meanwhile, smaller nations in the 12-nation euro zone are furious that to finance reforms, Germany and France are breaking the rules ... and costly French healthcare system. Although saving only 42 million euros (HK$369 million) out of a 20 billion euro social security budget, critics see it as a step towards privatisation ...

  2. Euro-zone reforms facing obstacles

    Posted Jul 22nd 2003, 12:00am by John Kohut

    ... 'social conflicts' on the horizon as further reform bills make their way to the national legislature. Meanwhile, smaller nations in the 12-nation euro-zone are furious that to finance ... pharmaceuticals from the list of drugs eligible for reimbursement under the generous and costly French health-care system. Although saving only 42 million euros (HK$369 million) out of a 20 billion euro ...

  3. Heavy lifting left to the next team

    Posted Feb 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... in the likely event they feel the pinch from the euro-zone debt crisis. Increased outlays on education, health and the pillar industries of economic diversification and growth are important investments ...

  4. Business - Money - GAMING

    Italy's gambling addiction set to worsen

    Posted Jan 07th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... to the effects of the euro-zone crisis. On the contrary, says Feder, there is evidence to suggest that many Italians have reacted to a downturn in their disposable incomes by turning to gambling. ...

  5. Playing a blinder against the bigots

    Posted Jun 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... with Peter Simpson The debate over nationalism, racism and football hooliganism, the touchpaper topics overshadowing the Euros, sizzled at Camp Wok before the much anticipated opening ... in Poznan. They will catch other matches in the Fan Zones, the successful areas first introduced by the Germans at the 2006 World Cup. 'We're off to Lviv to watch Germany v Portugal,' ...

  6. Finance still offers a barrel of funds

    Posted May 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the euro-zone crisis and the economic slowdown in the United States. Mark Machin, former co-head of Asian investment banking at Goldman Sachs, joined the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board ...

  7. Wen vows swift economic reforms

    Posted Mar 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in the United States, the euro zone's sovereign debt crisis, a steep rise in production costs and difficulties in securing financing. Wen said some firms, especially small and microbusinesses, ...

  8. HK to help develop Shenzhen pilot zone

    Posted Aug 19th 2009, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung Hong Kong will use its strength in financial services and logistics to promote development of service industries and hi-tech industry in a pilot zone in Shenzhen, under ... to take part in planning for development of the 10 square kilometre zone. A Hong Kong official said the agreement would state the intention of both cities to co-operate in developing Qianhai, ...

  9. Worldwide slowdown will take toll on retirees

    Posted Oct 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... challenges remain in the future in the form of the euro zone debt crisis and the threat of trade disputes. ...

  10. Beijing pledges 95b yuan for quake zone relief

    Posted May 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Beijing has pledged to spend at least 95 billion yuan (HK$106 billion) on reconstruction and relief operations after the Sichuan earthquake as the nation ended its three days of public mourning yesterday. The State Council, at a meeting cha ...




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