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  1. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    More Asians buying into dream of owning property in France

    Posted Sep 26th 2012, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... buyers' market for property in France, often to gain a handy, affordable vacation home, but, now, Asians, too, are chasing the dream. Alasdair Sutherland, the former vice-president of global ... Returning to Europe, he wanted the biggest house he could afford. Sutherland says: "The UK countryside was out, and this essentially meant buying a ruined country house in France where ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1047044/more-asians-buying-dream-owning-property-france
  2. Underdogs Indonesia shock Troussier's Qatar

    Posted Jul 19th 2004, 12:00am by Tim Maitland

    ... Tim Maitland in Beijing 'We had difficulties with our finishing. It was a cruel defeat for us,' says Frenchman Indonesia secured their first ever victory in an Asian Cup, defeating Qatar 2-1 in the Worker's Stadium to take the early lead in ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/463657/underdogs-indonesia-shock-troussiers-qatar
  3. Film fest showcases 80 treats from Asia

    Posted Sep 20th 2007, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau Works by established old masters and audacious newcomers feature locations from China's extreme northeast to Iraq The upcoming Hong Kong Asian Film Festival (HKAFF) will showcase 80 films from 15 Asian places, many of which are competition ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/608603/film-fest-showcases-80-treats-asia
  4. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Credit Suisse trains sights on Asia's growing wealth

    Posted Apr 08th 2013, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... private banking relationship managers. Over the past four years it has recorded growth of 44 billion Swiss francs (HK$359.07 billion) in net new assets in Asia. Assets under management in Asia are now worth 107 billion francs, about 13 per cent of its assets under management worldwide in its wealth management business. While many investment banks had to lay off staff last year, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1209422/credit-suisse-trains-sights-asias-growing-wealth
  5. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Gillard leads delegation to Beijing in bid to put Australia at centre of Asia

    Posted Apr 05th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Gillard out to boost trade, and nation’s role in Asia Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard will lead a heavyweight team to China today touting not just better ties and trade but also the ambition of putting Asia at the heart of Australia's future. "I'll be leading the most senior Australian political delegation ever to visit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1207247/gillard-leads-delegation-beijing-bid-put-australia-centre-asia
  6. 'Punters from Asia corrupting the game'

    Posted Dec 09th 2007, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... Peter Simpson Platini wants to rein in region's big gamblers Uefa president Michel Platini yesterday called on Hongkongers and other big-time Asian gamblers to stop betting millions on European games and help save football from the scourge of match-f ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/618899/punters-asia-corrupting-game
  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    McDonald’s sales fall again amid weakness in Asia

    Posted Feb 09th 2013, 07:36pm by Associated Press in New York

    ... Germany and France dragged down results. The company said it remains focused on enhanced value and keeping stores open longer in the region. In the US, McDonald’s said the figure edged up 0.9 per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1146950/mcdonalds-sales-fall-again-amid-weakness-asia
  8. Grape news

    Posted Aug 24th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong has become the first place in Asia to sign a memorandum of understanding on wine with France. Does this bring us closer to becoming a wine hub and what does it mean to ordinary citizens? Write to us ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/650134/grape-news
  9. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    Huge crowds mourn Cambodia’s beloved former king

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 10:33am by Agence France-Presse in Phnom Penh

    ... Agence France-Presse in Phnom Penh A sea of mourners filled the streets of the Cambodian capital on Friday for a lavish funeral for revered former king Norodom Sihanouk, who towered over ... decades marked by independence from France, civil war, the murderous Khmer Rouge regime, his own exile and finally peace. Many elderly Cambodians credit him with overseeing a rare period ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1140905/huge-crowds-mourn-cambodias-beloved-former-king
  10. News - China - LANGUAGE

    Academics want Chinese dictionary to remove English abbreviations

    Posted Aug 30th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing English short forms 'damaging' Chinese A group of Chinese academics are calling for everyday English-language abbreviations to be struck from ... including France and Japan. Acronyms and other abbreviations derived from English are widely used on the mainland, where basketball fans refer to the league as the NBA, rather than mei zhi lan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1025874/academics-want-chinese-dictionary-remove-english-abbreviations

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