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  1. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    'Humble Scottish merchant' writes to the Financial Times

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 06:13am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn We read with interest a letter in the Financial Times last week on the subject of the Scottish referendum. It starts, "Sir, I am a humble Scottish merchant trading in the China Seas. My family has followed this profession for almost 200 years. When we are bearing the sticky heat of China's Pearl River Delta or the tropical rainforests of equatorial Borneo, ...

  2. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Could Singapore be one of the 'external forces'?

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 06:25am by Howard Winn

    ... is that the dirty tricks department in Singapore had been providing support to undermine a rival financial centre. Unruly scenes of protesters clashing with police, together with pictures of tear gas ... proposal to turn its previously approved plan for a hotel on Queen's Road East, Wan Chai, into a convention and exhibition centre. The project was due to be considered by the Town Planning ...

  3. News - World - OBITUARY

    Texan oil tycoon who fell foul of Gaddafi dies at 88

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 10:10pm by Reuters

    ... undone by Muammar Gaddafi and his own epic overreaching in the silver market, has died at age 88. The Dallas Morning News reported that Hunt died at an assisted-living centre in Dallas suffering ... nationalised Hunt Oil's Libyan operations. After the losses in Libya, Bunker wanted something safe, as he feared a worldwide financial collapse. His solution was silver. Hunt and his wife, ...

  4. Business - Money - MARKETS

    Volatility crimps banks’ risk-taking, spikes expose cracks in markets

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 12:01pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London While analysts say markets have become safer since the financial crisis, they fear new curbs have reduced the ability to absorb spikes Volatility exposes cracks in the system A dramatic upswing in volatility is putting post-crisis financial markets to the test, as curbs on banks' ability to take risks and an increase in technology-driven trading expose ...

  5. News - World - SOCIETY

    Financial meltdown in 2007 blamed for 13,000 suicides in North America and Europe

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 09:19pm by MCT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Los Angeles Great Recession that started in 2007 is blamed for 13,000 suicides in North America and Europe Suicide toll of financial meltdown The Great Recession ... on Wednesday in the British Journal of Psychiatry, reveals that in the US, the suicide rate was rising even before the subprime loan crisis sent global financial markets into a tailspin. But data from ...

  6. HK firm on enhancing financial centre role

    Posted Apr 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maria Chan The Hong Kong government would work with regulators and the financial industry to enhance the city's role as an international financial centre through measures ... an international financial centre given the fast growth of the mainland economy and the rising influence of the yuan globally. 'Our direction of being an international financial centre in this time ...

  7. News - China - CRIME

    China seizes 88 fugitives in overseas 'fox hunt' for financial criminals

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 02:45pm by Andrea Chen

    ... Andrea Chen andrea.chen@scmp.com Ministry of Public Security says 35 of those were 'persuaded' to return to the country Extradition pacts needed to nab 'naked officials' The lack of extradition treaties and law enforcement agreements w ...

  8. Guangzhou's glittering financial centre turns into a 'Lost City'

    Posted Oct 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... also called the International Financial Centre, has been topped off at 110 storeys. The towers are the centrepiece of the city's most significant new development- Zhujiang New Town. ... as an answer to Shanghai's Pudong, a financial centre for the south to compete with Beijing and Shanghai in attracting multinational corporations and financial institutions. The eastern side ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Time to sort out financial arrangements for third runway

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 03:36am by SCMP Editorial

    ... for the next challenge- the financial arrangements. With a price tag of at least HK$136 billion, the runway is likely to be the city's most expensive construction project. The transport chief has ... of aviation, standing still means losing out. Now that environmental mitigation measures are in place, it's time to hammer out the financial arrangements. ...

  10. Business - China Business - COURTS

    Warehouse receipts at centre of Qingdao row on first day in court

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 06:26am by CHIM SAU-WAI

    ... Chim Sau-wai in Qingdao sauwai.chim@scmp.com Warehouse receipts at centre of Qingdao row The legal dispute between Citic Resources and Qingdao Port over a cargo of base metals involved in a fraud investigation centres on warehouse receipts that the port denies issuing, legal representatives of the firms at the first hearing of the case in Qingdao Maritime Court, said yesterday. ...




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