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  1. News - Hong Kong - MEDIA

    Facebook is Hong Kong's top digital platform in survey commissioned by company

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:00am by Lana Lam

    ... penetration rate of 238 per cent, and the fact that 83 per cent of homes had high-speed internet meant social media were an easy way to capture new customers.   ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    An 'East Asia' growth model for India

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 12:07pm by SANJEEV SANYAL

    ... significant improvements. The greater challenge for Modi will be financing his growth model. The success of the East Asian model was predicated on a sharp increase in the investment rate. Beginning with Japan, every rapidly growing East Asian economy sustained investment rates in the range of 38-40 per cent of gross domestic product over its rapid-growth phase. India's fixed-investment ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Oversold British pound to test a six-year high on markets

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 01:34am by BLOOM

    ... in gauging interest rate increases. It has tumbled 2.7 per cent since touching US$1.7192 on July 15, its highest level since October 2008. Despite the warning on rates, traders still see the British ... no reason why we can't see a retest of the multi-year highs given the fact that we expect the Bank of England to [raise] rates earlier, and positioning has now squared off," said Mitul ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Put patients first in medical staffing crisis

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:30am by SCMP Editorial

    ... hospital system. But the pass rate is low, turnover is high as the doctors who do pass are lured by the private sector, and the situation has got worse. Hospitals that are now short of 250 doctors ...

  5. Business - Economy - AWARDS

    Hong Kong scoops up top awards in Asia travel survey

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 01:28am by SIJIA JIANG

    ... Travel Asia poll, too. Hong Kong International Airport was rated the best airport. Both moved up from their No 2 position last year. Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong was rated the best business hotel ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Why 'womenomics' won't be enough to turn the tide for shrinking Japan

    Posted May 16th 2014, 06:10pm by Kevin Rafferty

    ... facilities and other childcare benefits instead, but that just begs a lot of questions. Japan's fertility rate today is 1.41, and would need to get up to 2.07, the replacement rate, by 2030 ... the lowest rate; Singapore and Hong Kong, with 1.19 and 1.13 respectively, have even lower rates. Most other places with lower fertility rates have maintained or increased their populations through ...

  7. Property - Hong Kong & China - EARNINGS

    Kerry expects to hit sales target despite 56pc profit plunge in first half

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 01:48pm by Sandy Li

    ... period last year, the revaluation gain was HK$3.08 billion. Standard & Poor's Ratings Services yesterday said its ratings and outlook on Kerry was not affected by the likelihood of lower ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - THE VIEW

    How to attract talent and capital

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 11:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... Received wisdom focuses on the need for a low tax regime to attract business. Why then are investors not flocking to East Timor, with its 0.2 per cent corporate tax rate, or to Vanuatu, which ranks No2 in the world league of low corporate taxes? The answer is pretty obvious and it is no coincidence that the nations with the lowest rates of tax attract very little real business (except ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - MEDICINE

    Fewer HK smokers looking to city acupuncture clinics to help them quit

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 04:18am by BRIAN YAP

    ... being set up across the city. The news came as the Health Department's Tobacco Control Office reported a success rate of up to 30 per cent at the clinics in helping clients to quit. A total ... and the Health Department, the programme offers free acupuncture and counselling services to smokers aged 18 or older. The success rate for a full year's treatment is 29.9 per cent and for a 26-week ...

  10. Business - Commodities - industry

    Hebei's July steel output drops 6pc

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 01:21am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing Province sees result of drive to shut polluting plants and weaker demand Hebei's July steel output drops 6pc Hebei, the top steel province on the mainland, saw output fall 6 per cent on the year to reach its lowest rate in eight months, hit by weaker demand as well as a state campaign to shut polluting plants and reduce a profit-sapping capacity glut. ...




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