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  1. Business - Companies

    Focus Media's privatisation bid hits speed bumps

    Posted Dec 10th 2012, 11:44am by Doug Young

    ... Doug Young Focus Media's privatisation bid is likely to be completed, but new difficulties for the deal could reflect waning private equity enthusiasm for such buy-outs. China's rapidly weakening advertising market may be undermining Focus Media's (Nasdaq: FMCN) ongoing privatisation bid, with word that one of the companies underwriting the buyout may have backed out ...

  2. Business - Companies - MEDIA

    Focus Media accepts US$3.7b buyout offer

    Posted Dec 21st 2012, 12:00am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com Leveraged takeover and delisting of the Shanghai-based display-advertising provider represents China's biggest private equity deal Focus Media to go private in US$3.7 b buyout deal Focus Media has agreed to go private in a US$3.7 billion acquisition led by its founding chairman, global investment firm Carlyle Group and leading mainland private ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - Public safety

    Deadly bus crash puts focus on health of drivers

    Posted Nov 20th 2012, 12:00am by SIMPSON CHEUNG AND JOLIE HO

    ... Simpson Cheung and Jolie Ho Regular check-ups urged after man at wheel of double-decker collapses, causing deadly crash Bus crash puts focus on health of drivers Legislation should be passed requiring all public-transport drivers to have a comprehensive health check annually, a legislator urged yesterday, after two double-deckers crushed a taxi and caused three deaths and 56 ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Focus on helping poor, not hurting rich

    Posted Dec 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com MY TAKE Focus on helping poor, not hurting rich While listening to a talk last week given by Leo Goodstadt, I felt I was back in the good old days when the government's Central Policy Unit was run by people who knew what they were talking about. There was a time when the unit was a real policy think tank under Goodstadt, its first head. An economist ...

  5. News - China - MONETARY POLICY

    China's central bank to focus on controlling risks in financial system

    Posted Dec 30th 2012, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Beijing It may signal concern that non-bank lending will lead to defaults that could trigger social unrest Central bank panel emphasises risk controls The central bank says it will focus on controlling risks in the financial system and seek "stable and appropriate" growth in aggregate financing - a measure of funding that includes loans, stock and bond sales. ...

  6. News - China - ECONOMY

    Central government's key economic conference to put focus on reform

    Posted Dec 16th 2012, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Central government's key economic conference to put reform at its centre even as economists warn this will bring a slowdown in growth The central government's key annual economic planning conference began with a call for deeper reform, even as e ...

  7. News - China - AGRICULTURE

    Party's first policy plan to focus on rural issues, say experts

    Posted Dec 21st 2012, 12:00am by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Experts say policy blueprint likely to focus on diversifying patterns of farm production Party planto focus onrural issues The Communist Party's first policy blueprint next year will continue to focus on rural issues, with priority likely to be given to diversifying patterns of agricultural production to encourage more specialised, large-scale ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Japan needs to focus on its ailing economy, not a nationalist agenda

    Posted Dec 15th 2012, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... Kevin Rafferty Kevin Rafferty says an LDP return to power could herald turbulent times for the region Japan needs to focus on its ailing economy, not a nationalist agenda The cacophony at the suburban railway station rises not so much to a crescendo- which might suggest something melodious- as a terrible din. Endless, mindless slogans are brayed into a microphone and sprayed via ...


    Wine group focuses on long-term growth

    Posted Dec 09th 2012, 12:00am by Robin Lynam

    ... Castel targets Hong Kong and the mainland with its wide range of styles, regions and price points while being careful not to disrupt the ecosystem, writes Robin Lynam Wine group focuses ... of Bordeaux in particular. Already well-established in many international markets and in travel retail, Castel is now focusing on China and has participated in a number of major wine events this year, ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong should focus on sex education as a matter of good health

    Posted Dec 11th 2012, 12:00am by RAY ODLUM

    ... SCMP Editorial Sex education is a health issue The public is up in arms about mainland mothers giving birth here, but is largely oblivious to a flood of young Hong Kong women and girls travelling across the border for the termination of unwanted pregnanci ...




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