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  1. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    British Virgin Islands declare sanctuary for sharks

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 10:03pm by AP

    ... exclusive economic zone. Shark fishing has grown rapidly in recent decades, driven by rising demand, mainly in China, for shark fin soup. Because of their long life spans and low fertility rates ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1519043/british-virgin-islands-declare-sanctuary-sharks
  2. Business - Economy

    World Bank warns Asia to be alert against risks from US rate rises

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 01:09am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... Benjamin Robertson and Bloomberg benjamin.robertson@scmp.com While conditions support short-term growth, agency warns against complacency with risk of reversed capital flows after US rates ... as capital flows could reverse quickly once United States interest rates rise, World Bank economists said in a global outlook report. Since March, long-term interest rates and market volatility ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1542084/world-bank-warns-asia-be-alert-against-risks-us-rate-rises
  3. Business - Banking & Finance - FREE-TRADE ZONE

    Interest rate reform rolled out to all of Shanghai

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 01:04am by Daniel Ren

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com Banks outside city's free-trade zone to decide foreign exchange deposit rates from today Interest rate reform rolled out to all of Shanghai The mainland's central bank will let all banks based in the city of Shanghai and not just those operating in its free-trade zone to set the rates for foreign exchange deposits from today, in a move ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1541283/interest-rate-reform-rolled-out-all-shanghai
  4. Business - Banking & Finance

    PBOC halts repos as money rate rises

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 01:04am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Singapore PBOC halts repos as money rate rises The People's Bank of China has refrained from selling repurchase agreements for the first time in four months as banks' hoarding of cash to meet regulatory requirements drove the benchmark money-market rate to a seven-week high. The central bank's decision to halt the use of repurchase agreements ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1541217/pboc-halts-repos-money-rate-rises
  5. Property - Hong Kong & China - RETAILING

    Retail vacancies in Hong Kong soaring, but rents dip only slightly

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 01:38am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu yvonne.liu@scmp.com Vacancies rise as landlords slow to cut rents Vacancy rates for retail outlets, at their highest in three years in four shopping districts, will head higher ... this month, up 56 per cent from 81 in December. "The vacancy rate in Causeway Bay is the highest since the outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome in 2003," said Michele Woo, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1559389/retail-vacancies-hong-kong-soaring-rents-dip-only-slightly
  6. Scrapping the one-child policy won't boost China's birth rate

    Posted Jul 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... They are certainly right that China's fertility rate is low. In the late 1960s, the average woman could expect to bear six children over the course of her lifetime. By 2010, that number had plunged ... of Beijing's draconian family planning laws. What's more, in the 10 years following the policy's introduction, the fertility rate barely changed. As a result, it is clear that those who blame ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1006665/scrapping-one-child-policy-wont-boost-chinas-birth-rate
  7. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, July 24, 2014

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 05:04am by LETTERS

    ... councillor Dr Yau Wing-kwong's letter (" Rate retailers to protect local businesses ", July 18). The Tai Yuen Food Podium, for which a trade mix enhancement initiative is being ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1557721/letters-editor-july-24-2014
  8. Business - Economy

    US has a year's buffer for rate rise, New York Fed's William Dudley says

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 01:08am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington and Puerto Rico New York Fed president looks to mid-2015 for move on short-term interest rates, leaving time to cut unemployment without inflation risk Fed has a year's buffer for rate increase, official says The United States Federal Reserve can reasonably wait to raise interest rates until mid-2015 without risking an undesirable rise in inflation, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1540539/us-has-years-buffer-rate-rise-new-york-feds-william-dudley-says
  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    'It doesn't matter; it's not a sin': Lawmaker with lowest Legco attendance unrepentant

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 04:57am by Joyce Ng

    ... on funding applications from the government. He attended just three out of 38 meetings- an 8 per cent attendance rate. Lau also scored the lowest attendance rate on the House Committee, just 30 per ... break began on July 15. The new session begins in mid-October. Dr Leung Ka-lau's overall attendance rate put him in second place to Lau. He made it to just 37 per cent of Finance Committee ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557680/heung-yee-kuks-man-proves-conspicuous-his-absence
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 05:04am by STAFF

    ... I was appalled to hear reports of stockpiles of rockets in a school … in Gaza Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird on weapons found in a school run by the U.N.   It's like tutorials. There are 10 tutorials but I need to attend only three to get the gist of the bill Leung Ka-lau on his low attendance rate at various Legislative Council meetings   Now, everybody sits in cars [in ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1557718/who-said-it

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