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  1. Banging the gong for Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 16th 2005, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... and the author of Hong Kong is a Global Metropolis, ranked the city firmly beside New York and London when asked to name the top three global financial centres. He saw the position as strengthening, ... and that it was a good stepping stone from which to do business in China, he said. As a consistent policy approach, the 'government's got to be right to bang the gong'. But many in the financial ...

  2. Attacks in region's least safe city almost inevitable

    Posted Aug 06th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... around a shopping centre in the heart of the financial district, was considered medium-risk. Pinkerton's Hong Kong director of consulting, Bradley Allan, said yesterday Jakarta had become ... to Indonesia. Terrorist attacks could occur at any time and be directed at so-called soft targets - shopping centres and identifiably western businesses. Australia, Britain and the United States were ...

  3. Adapt or die: a lesson for the Lion City

    Posted Aug 28th 2005, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... of a first-world society. From a manufacturing base, they evolved the city into a regional financial hub and now a budding centre for biotechnology and other 21st century industries. But with the thrusting ... of the non-government ThinkCentre, Sinapan Samydorai, said. There is a big difference now to 10 years ago. His organisation- which aims to 'critically examine issues related to political development ...

  4. Bush under pressure to offer Africa more than just promises

    Posted Jul 06th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... at the Centre for Applied Legal Studies at Johannesburg's University of the Witswaterrand and national secretary of the Treatment Action Campaign, said extra financial help was welcomed, but the Bush administration's approach to HIV/Aids was not. 'A financial contribution is well and good, but if Mr Bush continues to pursue political and economic policies around the globe ...

  5. The other depression

    Posted Nov 21st 2008, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer In times of uncertainty, turning to the pages of history can be useful to find ways to weather a storm. Amid the present financial turmoil, it is natural to search for clues ... of an even worse financial downturn six decades earlier. His research, being turned into a book, has unearthed startling similarities between that crisis and the one the world is now experiencing. ...

  6. This is not 1997

    Posted Oct 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... to governments for help. Pour billions of dollars into financial systems and all would be right; such was the case in Hong Kong which, with US$80 billion in reserve, could afford to take such action. ... not to bail out ailing financial institutions. A decade later, and that is exactly what the US is doing to deal with its own financial woes. European governments are following suit. The developed ...

  7. Bush will share Iraq burden, to a point

    Posted Oct 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... administration has no desire to cede control of Iraq's reconstruction to the United Nations, observers believe. With the task of rebuilding Iraq straining American financial and military resources, ... Centre and author of America's Role in Nation-building: From Germany to Iraq, said the US was more likely to ask Nato to play a role in creating security and stability. 'That's ...

  8. So near, yet so far

    Posted Apr 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... at the centre of its flag, and the shaking off of its imperialistic past and spectacular economic rise from the humiliation of its second world war defeat. Its faith in international institutions has been shown by decades of massive financial contributions. Only the US gives more to the UN. No other nation can be more hopeful of a Security Council seat, given its years of lobbying ...

  9. The truth about lies

    Posted Dec 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... not ashamed because, judging by recent surveys, I am in the majority. With today being the fourth anniversary of the collapse of the US energy conglomerate Enron, a slew of polls on financial crimes ... children. Enron's former chief executive officers, Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling- whose criminal trials start next month- cannot claim such wide-eyed financial innocence. I am certain Enron ...

  10. Fixing the system

    Posted May 08th 2009, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... by the service centre in Sydney it would be cheaper to buy a new one. Then my electric shaver refused to recharge and, when I opened it, I found the manufacturer had soldered in the batteries, making ... Producing deliberately obsolete goods, that are expensive to repair or are regularly superseded, goes against the grain. There is a bright spot: the global financial crisis. Economic growth rates ...




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