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  1. News - World

    US economist Lee Badgett shows the costs of homophobia

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 11:57pm by BLOOM

    ... Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles, which focuses on sexual orientation and gender-identity law and public policy. "There was no one in economics who was really thinking ... state laws did, she found. The World Bank also has a new initiative focusing on social inclusion, to help end extreme poverty. As part of this, Badgett created an economic model that she applied ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1537108/us-economist-lee-badgett-shows-costs-homophobia
  2. Business - China Business - E-COMMERCE

    Transformation still incomplete in Alibaba's new China

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 04:59am by Ray Chan

    ... Ray Chan ray.chan@scmp.com Rise of Jack Ma's e-commerce company has mirrored the transformation of China, but more must be done to truly unleash private enterprise Alibaba's new China When former English teacher Jack Ma Yun created online trade ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1595566/transformation-still-incomplete-alibabas-new-china
  3. Business - Companies

    Co-founder Simon Xie remains Alibaba's man of mystery

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 03:23am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing Role of secretive Simon Xie highlights e-commerce company's opaque structure ahead of its listing Alibaba's man of mystery Inside Alibaba, where co-founders are revered like rock stars, relatively few employees know about the ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1593420/co-founder-simon-xie-remains-alibabas-man-mystery
  4. Business - Economy

    Economists fear low birth rates in developed world will choke growth

    Posted May 12th 2014, 10:31pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York Birth rates have been down in the developed world since the crippling 2008 financial crisis, further putting the brakes on global growth Economists see future eclipsed by fear Nancy Strumwasser, a secondary school teacher from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1510742/economists-fear-low-birth-rates-developed-world-will-choke-growth
  5. Business - Companies - E-COMMERCE

    Time for Amazon to move over? China's Alibaba takes on the world

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 10:32pm by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg Tapping into Chinese diaspora part of e-commerce giant's strategy for taking on Amazon and eBay Alibaba takes on the world Using a combination of word of mouth and advertising, Alibaba is tapping the millions of Chinese outside its homeland ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1589639/alibaba-taps-chinese-diaspora-global-reach-it-takes-amazon
  6. News - World

    French economist Thomas Piketty's grim view of the wealth gap

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 04:43am by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York French economist Thomas Piketty's new book challenges the assumption that free markets will automatically deliver widespread prosperity Wealth gap risks becoming a permanent divide Thomas Piketty, the French economist who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1498456/french-economist-thomas-pikettys-grim-view-wealth-gap
  7. Business - Money

    All aboard Shanghai

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 11:40pm by Daniel Ren, ENOCH YIU AND JEANNY YU

    ... but would instead look for other partnerships. He also proposed that Qianhai focus its energy on developing a futures market, where investors both onshore and offshore could cross-trade bonds ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1474579/all-aboard-shanghai
  8. Business - Money

    Brokers guardedly optimistic about Shanghai's through train scheme

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 11:40pm by Enoch Yiu, GEORGE CHEN AND DANIEL REN

    ... Enoch Yiu, George Chen and Daniel Ren Through train pleases brokers, guardedly Brokers are hoping the "trading through train" scheme will boost market turnover and strengthen the city's yuan trading, but are concerned about cross-border reg ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1474578/brokers-guardedly-optimistic-about-shanghais
  9. Business - Economy

    Japan braces for era of higher taxes as costs of ageing society rise

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 11:53pm by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo Japanese consumers bring forward purchases of big-ticket items ahead of sales-tax rise today as government attempts to make dent in nation's debt Spending like there's no tomorrow   Kanako Hosomura has been working on a dea ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1461887/japan-braces-era-higher-taxes-costs-ageing-society-rise
  10. Business - Economy

    Consumption part of China GDP 'underestimated' amid gift giving

    Posted Jan 24th 2014, 12:36am by Reuters

    ... levels are already healthy; it is Beijing's emphasis on boosting consumption that needs re-examination. "The focus of change," he says, "should be on improving equity ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1411932/consumption-part-china-gdp-underestimated-amid-gift-giving

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