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  1. Business - Economy

    What does the US government shutdown mean for the global economy?

    Posted Oct 02nd 2013, 12:30pm by Guardian News Service

    ... The Guardian The US dollar is down, and a prolonged crisis could damage consumer spending, confidence and China’s attitude to US debt How have financial markets reacted to news ... the so-called “tapering” of the US Federal Reserve’s recession-busting policy of quantitative easing, which helps inflate share prices by pumping cheap money into financial markets. Ilya Spivak, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1322755/what-does-us-government-shutdown-mean-global-economy
  2. Business - Companies - EARNINGS

    Tencent aims to work with regulator on online financial services market

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 06:17pm by BIEN PEREZ

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com Mainland's largest listed internet company pledges to work with central bank to ensure online financial services are better regulated Tencent backs push ... for the mainland's nascent internet financial services market and help it expand. The conciliatory and pragmatic approach taken by Tencent over recent efforts by the People's Bank of China to strictly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1452515/tencents-q4-net-income-129-cent-slowest-growth-early-2012
  3. News - World

    British cabinet kept in the dark over vast spying programmes

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 11:53am by Guardian News Service

    ... Guardian News Service Former British minister, Chris Huhne, says he was in ‘utter ignorance’ of Prism and Tempora and calls for tighter oversight of security services Ministers ... headquarters, already had remarkable and extensive snooping capabilities. He said this lack of information and accountability showed “the supervisory arrangements for our intelligence services need ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1326335/british-cabinet-kept-dark-over-vast-spying-programmes
  4. Lifestyle - Health

    Living near an airport could increase risk of strokes and heart disease

    Posted Oct 09th 2013, 01:09pm by Guardian News Service

    ... Guardian News Service US and UK studies find people living near airports more likely to suffer stroke, coronary and cardiovascular disease People who live close to an airport and are exposed to constant loud noise may face an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, according to research from the UK and the US published on Tuesday. A study published online by the British ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1327836/living-near-airport-could-increase-risk-strokes-and-heart-disease
  5. News - World

    Iran passes new bill that lets men marry adopted daughters

    Posted Sep 27th 2013, 12:37pm by Guardian News Service

    ... Guardian News Service Human rights activists say approved bill, making girls vulnerable to the ruling from age 13, ‘legalises paedophilia’ Parliamentarians in Iran have passed a bill to protect the rights of children which includes a clause that allows a man to marry his adopted daughter - including while she is as young as 13 years. Activists have expressed alarm that the bill, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1318964/iran-passes-new-bill-lets-men-marry-adopted-daughters
  6. News - World

    Spain considers saying adios to the siesta

    Posted Sep 27th 2013, 11:53am by Guardian News Service

    ... Guardian News Service Spanish campaigners push for end to timezone anomaly, claiming it would boost productivity and improve civil society It’s 10.30am, and Fernando, a civil servant in his late 40s, sits down to a cafe con leche, the sports pages and a cigarette in Madrid’s Plaza del Rey. At work since 9am, he is taking his routine morning break. It’s a ritual you see ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1318935/spain-considers-saying-adios-siesta
  7. News - China

    Growing trend of Hollywood’s ‘artistic surrender’ to please China

    Posted May 31st 2013, 02:05pm by Guardian News Service

    ... Guardian News Service Kow-towing to China has become a reflex for US film studios in search of a piece of the booming - and lucrative - Chinese market In Hollywood, the screenwriter William Goldman once observed, “nobody knows anything”. Now, however, everybody knows at least one thing: whatever you do, be nice to China. If your movie features a Chinese villain, change his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1250448/growing-trend-hollywoods-artistic-surrender-please-china
  8. News - World

    Be careful what you ‘like’: Facebook users reveal secrets, study shows

    Posted Mar 12th 2013, 12:19pm by Guardian News Service

    ... Guardian News Service Researchers highlight danger of data abuse Facebook users are unwittingly revealing intimate secrets - including their sexual orientation, drug use and political ... and services that respect their privacy Michal Kosinski, lead Cambridge University analyst  Michal Kosinski, one of the academics behind the study, said he believed Facebook users would be “spooked” ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1189145/be-careful-what-you-facebook-users-reveal-secrets-study-shows
  9. News - China

    China imprisons four men for selling dead brides for ‘ghost marriages’

    Posted Mar 05th 2013, 09:43am by Guardian News Service

    ... Guardian News Service Court jails men for digging up and selling bodies in afterlife custom of matching dead women to deceased bachelors A county court in central China has sentenced four men to prison for digging up and selling corpses on the black market to enable “ghost marriages”, a millennia-old custom of burying deceased bachelors alongside newly deceased wives so ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1178828/china-imprisons-four-men-selling-dead-brides-ghost-marriages
  10. Business - Banking & Finance

    Optimism rises in British financial services industry as business volumes, profits grow

    Posted Jan 20th 2014, 03:49pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Britain’s financial services industry is beginning to feel the benefits of economic recovery, as firms report growth in profits, business volumes and optimism ... CBI/PwC financial services survey showed on Monday. The positive balance of 68 per cent was the highest since the survey began in 1989. The survey is based on the balance of firms reporting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1409679/optimism-rises-british-financial-services-industry-business

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