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  1. Lifestyle - Books - POLITICS

    Book review: North Korea: State of Paranoia, by Paul French

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 03:43pm by GDN

    ... even though it occasionally talks of reform. Efforts to attract foreign investment have largely failed. Plans for special economic zones where foreign companies could operate as capitalists with a tame labour force did not succeed because North Korea could not supply the infrastructure or energy. The country lives off foreign aid. Even the nuclear brinkmanship in which North Korea ...

  2. Lifestyle

    Two Hong Kong start-ups among 12 finalists in Invest HK programme

    Posted Dec 02nd 2013, 03:34pm by Mark Sharp

    ... as far afield as the US, Canada, India, New Zealand and Israel. Benefits include a package of support, says Simon Galpin, CEO of InvestHK, the government arm tasked with attracting foreign ... businesses," Galpin says. "In traditional terms, this isn't foreign direct investment because there isn't a parent company outside Hong Kong. But we found these companies very ...

  3. Lifestyle - Family & Education - INSIGHT

    Challenges of being an education hub

    Posted Apr 08th 2013, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... this are to internationalise and modernise its educational system, build a skilled workforce, attract foreign investment, and increase its competitiveness. Many of these motivations are as true for Hong Kong as other ... conditions to attract both foreign institutions and students to make a hub a reality. These include regulations to ensure the quality of courses and favourable financial incentives and visa ...

  4. Lifestyle - Food & Wine - WINE RATINGS TOKAJI AND BIKAVER

    Wine ratings: Tokaji and Bikaver

    Posted Sep 06th 2012, 12:00am by Sarah Wong

    ... and the River Danube's geographic influence. Hungary has attracted much foreign investment from Spain, Italy and France, leading to increased plantings of international grape varieties and a trend ...

  5. Lifestyle - Books - POLITICS

    Book review: The Tommy Koh Reader, by Tommy Koh

    Posted Jan 26th 2014, 03:44pm by David Wilson

    ... introduced the minimum wage in May 2011. The Hong Kong experience has been positive, he says: there was no increase in unemployment and no decrease in foreign investment. In fact, unemployment stayed ...

  6. Lifestyle - Books - CHINA

    Book review: The Contest of the Century, by Geoff Dyer

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 03:52pm by Mark O'Neill

    ... controls; it is hard to take yuan in and out of the country and for foreigners to invest in China's financial markets. To make the yuan a major world currency, Beijing has to make far-reaching ... to China, which has overtaken the US to become the largest trading partner and largest foreign investor in Brazil. This reshaping of the world by a rising China is one of the main themes ...

  7. Business - Companies

    Nokia says India 'least favourite market': report

    Posted Aug 23rd 2013, 03:36pm by AFP

    ... inevitably influence future decisions to develop one’s operations in India”, Nokia said in a letter quoted by the daily. The reported warning comes at a bad time for India when foreign direct investment has slowed to a trickle amid mounting domestic economic woes including a plunging rupee, a huge current account deficit, slowing growth and perceived government policy paralysis. ...

  8. Lifestyle - Technology - SOCIAL MEDIA

    Diplomacy in the digital age: How Twitter, Facebook have changed statecraft

    Posted Oct 21st 2012, 04:38pm by AFP

    ... for Digital Strategy at the State Department. Other countries have also got in on the act in a bid to improve their political clout, or attract foreign investment and tourists. Widely regarded ... is an important process that can be very useful for administrations... Through social media, the goal is to establish a dialogue with the foreign public.” Dubbed “21st century statecraft” by the United ...

  9. Lifestyle - Travel - ECONOMY

    Tourism landscape continues to evolve

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am by Jane Moir

    ... and the integrated resorts was to combine different elements of tourism. "The idea fits well into Singaporean strengths in attracting foreign investments, being a clean and safe city, and openness ...

  10. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - POSTCARD TATAOUINE

    Security worries cloud Star Wars returning to place where it all began

    Posted Dec 08th 2013, 03:55pm by BLOOM

    ... million), according to Turki, with the drop in tourism and foreign direct investment being larger. But as movie work and tourism dried up in the region, unemployment soared to an estimated 52 per ... family", he says. From The English Patient to Raiders of the Lost Ark, the list of foreign films shot in Tunisia reads like a short guide to 20th-century cinema history. But after Tunisia's ...




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