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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    India takes a sensible first step towards economic reform

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:59am by SCMP Editorial

    ... sense. India's GDP growth has been about 4 per cent for the past two years, half of the average level recorded from 2004 to 2012. The rate is expected to rise to 5 per cent this year but has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1556752/india-takes-sensible-first-step-towards-economic-reform
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Information is key to wise population policy vision

    Posted Feb 08th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Information key to policy vision Government inertia is never a good idea when it comes to population and planning. This has to be especially so for Hong Kong, where fertility rates are among the lowest in the world, society is ageing fast and the workforce is shrinking. But despite the necessity to have forward-looking policies in place to ensure smooth growth ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1145597/information-key-wise-population-policy-vision
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Measles threat to migrant workers

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 03:25am by SCMP Editorial

    ... families. According to a survey by Beijing health authorities, more than 92 per cent of permanent residents' children have had measles shots, but the rate drops to 54.7 per cent in some areas ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1552893/measles-threat-migrant-workers
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    China's rejection of global shipping cartel a sign of strength

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... A.P. Moeller-Maersk, Mediterranean Shipping Co and CMA CGM SA, aimed to address the industry's chronic overcapacity and low charter rates since the start of the global financial crisis. ... the second by the ministry and a first that involves all non-Chinese companies- carries high risks for the whole industry, as it cannot fully recover at current low charter rates. This will hurt ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1538476/chinas-rejection-global-shipping-cartel-sign-countrys
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Moderation the key to avoiding smartphone obsession

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 03:48am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Moderation the key to phone use Technology is so ubiquitous in Hong Kong that it perhaps comes as no surprise that along with Singapore, we've got Asia's, perhaps the world's, highest smartphone penetration rate. Some 87 per cent of mobile phones can connect to the internet, amounting to a lot of texting, tweeting, talking, posting and Facebook updating. So much ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1535780/moderation-key-avoiding-smartphone-obsession
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Compulsory care for high-risk mental patients should be re-examined

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 02:50am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Chung-mau said recently there was one mental health-care doctor for every 30,000 people, far less than the median rate of one to 10,000 in high-income countries, according to a World Health ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1535172/compulsory-care-high-risk-mental-patients-should-be-re
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Removing chains on deposit rates will free capital for more efficient use

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 03:33am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Rates unchained will free capital The sweeping structural economic change foreshadowed by Premier Li Keqiang in his work report to the National People's Congress calls for efficient allocation of resources, particularly credit. Key to that is interest-rate reform, a goal set by the government under the 12th five-year plan for 2011-2015. It is good, therefore, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1449533/removing-chains-deposit-rates-will-free-capital-more
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Thai rivals must now hold talks and settle their differences

    Posted May 22nd 2014, 03:55am by SCMP Editorial

    ... political system is put in place. Thailand has been gripped by political unrest for much of the past eight years. The latest stand-off has dented the economy and this year's GDP growth rate has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1517467/thai-rivals-must-now-hold-talks-and-settle-their-differences
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Property slump will test Beijing

    Posted May 19th 2014, 02:32am by SCMP Editorial

    ... The leadership can live with a GDP growth rate as low as 7 per cent. It's headed that way thanks to softness in export markets, but signs that developed economies are picking up steam herald ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1515146/property-slump-will-test-beijings-economic-resolve
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong needs to make hard choices on population policy

    Posted Oct 26th 2013, 12:21am by SCMP Editorial

    ... apart from previous ones is its breadth and depth. From low fertility rates to an ageing society, from labour importation to upward social mobility, from cross-border integration to recruiting ... with dozens of questions. For example, life expectancy is expected to rise while the birth rate dips further. By 2041, about one-third of the population will be elderly, which means two adults ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1340079/hong-kong-needs-make-hard-choices-population-policy

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