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  1. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    How will Beijing contain city's demand for political reform?

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 12:28am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn After years of being promised political change, it turns out that what Hong Kong is going to get is universal suffrage with Chinese characteristics. It bears little resemblance to what is considered universal suffrage elsewhere. That it wasn't going to happen has been well flagged and is no great surprise. So far business and financial markets have been relatively ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Policy, protests dominate media coverage of 2017 election decision

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 11:20pm by NG KANG-CHUNG, Tony Cheung

    ... are now worried that Beijing could use similar tough tactics to reclaim the island. The Financial Times ran a front page picture of the mass rally outside the government complex in Tamar ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong election rules could be here to stay, says top mainland official Li Fei

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 11:11pm by Joyce Ng, Peter So, Jeffie Lam and Ng Kang-chung

    ... of Hong Kong Industries- welcomed the Standing Committee's ruling. CMA chief executive officer Adeline Wong and FHKI chairman Stanley Lau Chin-ho both said pan-democrats should look ...

  4. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Toxic waste mountains threaten Southeast Asia's booming megacities

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 09:40pm by AFP

    ... a cluster of industrial estates on the fringes of Bangkok. But a ferocious eight-day fire that cloaked the capital's eastern suburbs in poisonous smoke earlier this year thrust Praeksa ... mountain", open landfills blight Southeast Asia's booming megacities, as urban planners labour to keep pace with rapid urbanisation and industrial growth. Experts warn those dumps ...

  5. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    Canberra weighs multibillion-dollar purchase of fleet of Japanese stealth submarines

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 09:39pm by Reuters

    ... a complete weapons platform overseas. Bulk orders for Japanese arms makers would help to bring down weapons-procurement costs for Tokyo, which has the biggest debt burden in the industrial world. ...

  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US gun dealers report huge AK-47 sales after Russia sanctions ban

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 09:05pm by WASHPOST

    ... begins", adding: "Once again, the firearms industry owes President Obama a debt of gratitude." ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - REMUNERATION

    CCB says pay cuts for executives in line with global standard

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 04:21pm by DON WEINLAND

    ... executives would be in line with international standards, Huang said. "In 2008, we had the financial crisis and many people criticised the senior management of financial institutions because ... for financial talent in the mainland is fierce. Broader reform to remuneration at state-owned banks could push some staff towards international financial institutions, bank employees said. "Right ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Chui must modernise his approach to governing Macau

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 04:02pm by SONNY LO

    ... relying on foreign and Hong Kong workers, especially in the casino industry where many locals lack the English-language competence to deal with a wide variety of foreign tourists. Finally, Chui ...

  9. Business - Companies - EQUITIES

    ABC Communications tumbles after arrest of chairman, driver

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 03:42pm by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Shares in ABC Communications (Holdings) suffered their second-biggest fall in Hong Kong on Monday after the mining and financial services firm disclosed that chairman Chen Jiasong and his driver were arrested by the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC). The stock fell 19.6 per cent to 13.1 HK cents at 3pm after trading resumed ...

  10. Business - Economy - JAKE'S VIEW

    Retire these amateurish efforts at pension reform

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 02:33pm by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... financial burden" and that universal entitlement may promote "social harmony and inclusion". Come again, Sir? No difference to the financial burden? How did you magic up that one? ...




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