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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Caution about Hong Kong's economic outlook is warranted

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:29am by SCMP Editorial

    ... and Shanghai. Home owners could never have been happier; housing prices hit record highs in June. Continuing low interest rates make loans affordable. The warnings of rough times ahead by Financial ... devastating consequences for the catering industry should it be identified here. Nor is the "through train" necessarily as sure-fire for investors as brokers are hyping it to be. Regulatory ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1573098/caution-about-hong-kongs-economic-outlook-warranted
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Circuit breakers have divided the financial community

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 04:39am by SCMP Editorial

    ... institutional investors such as those represented by the Asia Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association are supportive of introducing circuit breakers. However, many of the smaller local ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1431107/circuit-breakers-have-divided-financial-community
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Let market forces work their magic on China's trust industry

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 05:07am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Let market forces work their magic When it comes to financial reform on the mainland, watch what the authorities do, not what they say. It has been official policy to rein in China's shadow financial system, and more recently, to give market forces "a decisive role in the economy". But the way the shadowy trust-products sector is being handled tells ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1433410/let-market-forces-work-their-magic-chinas-trust-industry
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    A new chapter for the Hang Seng Index

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 05:27am by SCMP Editorial

    ... evolution as well as having become increasingly important to its global profile and role as an international financial centre. The Hang Seng was not published until 45 years ago, after being ... of total listings, by traditional industrial and commercial companies, but those companies are now mainly focused on China. There's also now a greater component of finance firms, which make up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1567928/new-chapter-hang-seng-index
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Vigilance key as deadly Ebola outbreak takes heavy toll

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 03:40am by SCMP Editorial

    ... for giving priority to doctors and nurses who risk their own lives to try to save patients. Governments, international agencies and the pharmaceutical industry must combine to fast-track clinical ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1573732/vigilance-key-deadly-ebola-outbreak-takes-heavy-toll
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    John Tsang's modest spending cuts a wise measure

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 05:27am by SCMP Editorial

    ... is understandable as public spending continues to balloon. The financial secretary had already paved the way for the cut when he warned in his budget in February of a structural deficit. He said ... No leaders take unpopular steps unless they are absolutely necessary. Our government knows this only too well from its battles to tackle several financial downturns since the handover. Although ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1567930/john-tsangs-modest-spending-cuts-wise-measure
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    India takes a sensible first step towards economic reform

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:59am by SCMP Editorial

    ... what he outlined has the right approach of attracting foreign investment and building much-needed infrastructure. He promised hi-tech cities, industrial corridors, power stations and ports. Ending disliked retrospective taxes for overseas investors and raising the caps on foreign investment in the defence and insurance industries, coupled with a new goods-and-services tax, makes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1556752/india-takes-sensible-first-step-towards-economic-reform
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    There's a silver lining even as retail sales take a downturn

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 04:35am by SCMP Editorial

    ... 1.3 per cent, the worst first-half performance since during the global financial crisis in 2009. Many retailers affected by the slowdown put their faith in the theory that it is temporary ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1567221/theres-silver-lining-even-retail-sales-take-downturn
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Striking lifeguards must get back to work

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 04:35am by SCMP Editorial

    ... was slashed by one-third to 1,600. Since then, industrial action has become almost an annual ritual. What sets this latest one apart is a so-called increased workload stemming from an alleged influx ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1567219/striking-lifeguards-must-get-back-work-and-negotiating-table
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Pension debate throws up hard questions about financial burden

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 03:25am by SCMP Editorial

    ... With the filibuster pushing for a universal protection scheme coming to an end in Legco, Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah took up the issue on his official blog. While acknowledging it was time ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1523480/pension-debate-throws-hard-questions-about-financial-burden

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