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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education - LEARNING CURVE ANJALI HAZARI

    Learning curve: HK policy on foreign doctors needs urgent treatment

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 10:16am by Anjali Hazari

    ... yield similar information. Interestingly, foreign medical graduates are not able to achieve these results at the HKMLE. There exists a notion that a low-pass rate will ensure that foreign ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - EXECUTIVE COUNCIL

    Revealed: turnout figures for Executive Council meetings

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 05:19am by Tanna Chong, Gary Cheung

    ... figures for Exco Disclosure of attendance rates at Executive Council meetings for the first time has been hailed as a breakthrough by a lawmaker whose question extracted the information. ... Chi-kong is the only one with 100 per cent attendance. The figures, from the date the present government took office in July 2012 to March this year, show an average attendance rate of 88 per cent ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China can handle shadow banking threat

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 03:11am by LOUIS KUIJS

    ... however, if worries about China's growth rate lead the government to ease policy. Though we expect growth of 7.7 per cent this year on the back of exports, private-sector investment ...

  4. Business - Commodities

    Chocolate egg surprise for Easter is price shock amid surge in cocoa costs

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 01:23am by BLOOM

    ... in the five years to 2018, more than double the rate of the world average, said Euromonitor. Consumers in Asia-Pacific would eat 1.1 million tonnes by 2018, a 27 per cent increase from last year, ...

  5. Business - Economy - TRADE

    China and India urged to forge closer economic bonds

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 01:23am by Kwong Man-ki

    ... India's growth rate has slumped to about 5 per cent from double-digit figures of past years. "If we can join forces and make [China's economic growth rise to] 8 per cent or 8.5 per cent, ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    A warning sign for the Kuomintang

    Posted Apr 19th 2014, 03:17am by SCMP Editorial

    ... out of the electoral vortex of Ma's disastrous poll ratings, economic woes, party infighting and deafness to public opinion, such as the attempt to gag further debate on a cross-strait ...

  7. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Central banks losing their credibility over forward guidance

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 05:02am by NICHOLAS SPIRO

    ... this is fertile ground for markets to test the BOE's resolve to keep rates at low levels. The whiff of a rate increase in Britain is in the air. Meanwhile, the Fed, which is widely expected ... that his policy of tying interest rates to the unemployment rate would be jettisoned, a mere six months after it was announced with great fanfare. The US Federal Reserve, whose unemployment rate ...

  8. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Failure to pay for electricity leaves Pakistani towns in the dark

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:37am by The Guardian

    ... successful at recovering the money owed to them. But in many parts of KP, which is largely represented by politicians from rival parties, recovery rates are extremely low. ...

  9. News - Asia - LAOS

    Experts renew quake fears over Xayaburi dam on Mekong River in Laos

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 10:12pm by Tom Fawthrop

    ... impact, as well as the risk posed to food production by massively reducing fisheries and the loss of sediment that would affect soil fertility and agriculture. Te Navuth, secretary general ...

  10. News - China - PRESTIGE MOTORING

    What austerity drive? Wealthy Chinese undeterred as they flock to lavish auto show

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 06:33pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... at Ernst & Young. “Bentley and Lamborghini reported (fewer) sales in China last year year-on-year,” he said. However, Wu said the “more affordable” luxury cars have outpaced the growth rate ...




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