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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Asia must heed warning of recent floods

    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 12:00am by CHANGYONG RHEE

    ... Changyong Rhee says the recent floods that hit Asia were just a foretaste of the devastation that will follow if the spreading urban sprawl is allowed to overwhelm infrastructure and our environment's capacity Warning signs Are Asia's recent floods the result of bad luck, bad weather or bad design? Manila was left paralysed, with a third of the city under water and thousands ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1026439/asia-must-heed-warning-recent-floods
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Governments should budget for climate adaptation

    Posted Oct 08th 2012, 12:00am by AJAY CHHIBBER

    ... and in their budgets. After all, in Thailand alone, epic floods last year did billions of dollars of damage, while reconstruction costs will reach at least US$50 billion, according to the government and UN ... to identify where climate change is influencing allocations. For example, how much is being allocated to strengthen infrastructure against flooding? Or spent to adapt agricultural extension services ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1055976/governments-should-budget-climate-adaptation
  3. One-woman show isn't enough to tackle floods

    Posted Oct 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Pavin Chachavalpongpun Thailand is drowning in what is believed to the worst floods in more than half a century. The north and the central plains have been submerged in water, in places up ... conglomerates and damaging more than 10 per cent of rice farms. Just a few days ago, Yingluck was forced to open army camps to house some of the 2.4 million people displaced by the floods ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/981857/one-woman-show-isnt-enough-tackle-floods
  4. The new flood

    Posted Oct 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Frederic Neumann It seems like we have watched this movie before. After three short years, the West is once again gripped by financial paralysis. This time, of course, the source is Europe, rather than the United States. But, regardless, the world is seem ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/982840/new-flood
  5. Flood control

    Posted May 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in the city. In short, the Federal Reserve may have unleashed a flood of dollars, but Asian officials still have the tools to make sure the dam doesn't burst. Frederic Neumann is managing director ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/966988/flood-control
  6. Liquidity seen flooding back into Asia for growth and value

    Posted Aug 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Gwyneth Roberts

    ... Michael Bunker, London-based chief investment officer of Pacific investments for GAM, which has US$2.1 billion under management, has seen interesting times in the Asian markets since he began investing here in the 1970s. The Hong Kong-authorised GAM Pacif ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/423734/liquidity-seen-flooding-back-asia-growth-and-value
  7. Prices rise in Cyprus as investors flood market

    Posted Jul 13th 2005, 12:00am by James Tu

    ... on the Greek-populated southern part of Cyprus last year because investors flooded in after it joined the European Union, investment property consultancy Assetz International reported. Assetz managing director ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/508014/prices-rise-cyprus-investors-flood-market
  8. News - Asia

    Briefs, September 24, 2012

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... the country a nuclear "umbrella" in case of any atomic attack. In return, Seoul accepts limits on its missile capabilities. AFP   9 killed, 15 missing in flash flood in India GAUHATI - A flash flood triggered by torrential rain has killed at least nine construction workers and left 15 missing and feared dead in India's remote northeast. The Sikkim state office says ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1045200/briefs-september-24-2012
  9. Thailand's hopes being swept away

    Posted Oct 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Thailand has a special place in the hearts of many Hongkongers, being popular for family holidays and where the rice on most tables comes from. So, when a calamity like the severe flooding ... there have not been such floods for half a century and Thailand has been caught unprepared. Bangkok is prone to troubles in heavy rains. Severe flooding is a case of when, not if. Tourists ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/983035/thailands-hopes-being-swept-away
  10. News - Asia

    Briefs

    Posted Aug 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... ex-president Gloria Arroyo's appointee, for illegally concealing his wealth. Bloomberg S Korean activists visit North, pledge flood aid SEOUL- South Korean activists visited North Korea, pledging aid following deadly floods in the communist state, after winning approval for the trip from Seoul's conservative government. A four-member delegation representing non-governmental ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1022702/briefs

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