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  1. News - China

    Ambitious nationwide plan to develop sports industry- and get people fit

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:20pm

    ... particularly in areas such as sporting events, overseas sports tourism and venue management, where their strengths are clear,” Liu Fumin, director of finance at the General Administration of Sport told ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Pan-democrats make grab for Legco chairmanships as reform bargaining chip

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 04:02am by Peter So

    ... to join the Public Works and Establishment subcommittees minutes before the deadline for an annual reshuffle. The two subgroups of Legco's powerful Finance Committee scrutinise government ... sit on the Finance Committee, and can decide whether to join the subcommittees at the beginning of each legislative year. "We cannot get the chairmanship of the Finance Committee [where] ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - TALKING POINTS

    Talking points

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:49am by STAFF

    ... Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories... Tsang attends Apec forum in Beijing Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah has flown to Beijing to attend the two-day meeting of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation finance ministers. Meanwhile, Taiwan has confirmed that Finance Minister Chang Sheng-ford will attend the annual Apec summit and report ...

  4. News - Asia

    John Kerry urges Asian nations to support fight against Islamic state

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:43am by AP

    ... of their territories, rebut extremist ideologies, prevent the flow of foreign fighters and crack down on terrorist financing, the officials said. Kerry wasted no time in getting to that point, thanking ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    End abuse of public housing

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 05:29am by SCMP Editorial

    ... to the 255,800 families and individuals in the queue; taxpayers are also entitled to question why they should continue to finance more such programmes when abuse of public resources is swept under ...

  6. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Jacob Zuma appoints South Africa’s first black finance minister

    Posted May 26th 2014, 10:24pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Johannesburg First black finance chief for South Africa is part of drive for social transformation Zuma opts for change as cabinet is unveiled South African President Jacob Zuma has tapped junior minister Nhlanhla Nene to become the country's first black finance minister as he unveiled his new cabinet a day after taking office. The appointment ...

  7. News - China

    Facebook and Tsinghua University forge closer ties despite site's ban in China

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 02:28pm

    ... policy makers, such as central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan and finance minister Lou Jiwei. Chinese and western business heavyweights such as Alibaba executive chairman Jack Ma Yun, Apple chief ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Occupy-hit businesses should get help to pay rent and wages, say lawmakers

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 04:06am by Amy Nip and Elizabeth Cheung

    ... Scheme and SME Financing Guarantee Scheme. The government guarantees half of the loan in the former scheme and 80 per cent in the latter. So said the government would also look into whether other ...

  9. Business - Economy - DEBT

    China will let local governments repay bonds as financing trial expands

    Posted May 22nd 2014, 01:19am by BLOOM

    ... trial, as it moves towards a more transparent financing system for cities. Provincial and municipal authorities would pay interest and repay the principal on the notes, the Ministry of Finance ... also said it had added Jiangxi, Ningxia and the cities of Beijing and Qingdao to the pilot programme. Premier Li Keqiang plans to set up a transparent financing mechanism for city construction ...

  10. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Sri Lanka's president Mahinda Rajapaksa to seek third term in election 2 years ahead of schedule

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:43am by AFP

    ... astrologically auspicious for Rajapaksa and the vote could be held on any of those three days. There had been speculation that Rajapaksa, who is also the finance minister, would call a snap election ...




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