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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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Business - Companies

    Storm clouds gather over Hong Kong-backed canal that will slice through Nicaragua

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 11:23pm by McClatchy Tribune

    ... McClatchy-Tribue in Brito, Nicaragua Ambitious plans backed by Hong Kong-based developer to construct 290-kilometre-long canal moving ahead despite grave environmental concerns Storm clouds gather over Nicaragua canal As he gazes from his porch at the Pac ...

  9. Business - China Business

    Taizhou offers miniature example the transformation of China's economy

    Posted Jan 20th 2014, 11:57pm by V RUAN

    ... Victoria Ruan victoria.ruan@scmp.com City offers a small example of steps taken and obstacles faced in transforming mainland economy Taizhou a window on the future Zou Jianqing's property businesses once boomed in Taizhou, a coastal city in Zhejiang. ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance

    Virtual currency entrepreneurs fight for future of bitcoin in Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 03rd 2014, 10:33pm by DANNY LEE JOANNA CHIU

    ... Danny Lee and Joanna Chiu With its appetite for entrepreneurship, cryptocurrency experts argue, Hong Kong is uniquely placed to exploit disruptive financial technologies Boomtown for bitcoin? When 16-year-old Casper Cheng Tsz-chun of the New Territories s ...




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