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  1. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwanese playboy Justin Lee to appeal 80-year sentence for multiple rapes

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 03:46pm

    ... the Taipei Times newspaper quoted witnesses as saying. Lee’s case was headline news in Taiwan in 2012 after local media reported that he had allegedly made sex videos of some models and actresses ...

  2. Business - China Business - EQUITIES

    Shipping stocks rise on cabinet guidelines

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 02:48pm by Ray Chan

    ... Ray Chan ray.utchan@scmp.com Shipping stocks jumped after Beijing issued a new set of guidelines to speed up restructuring of the industry. The State Council said on Wednesday that there were seven key areas the country’s shipping industry should follow to become a globally competitive player. Improving existing routes and developing modern shipping are among the key messages ...

  3. Business - Economy - Consumption

    Growth in Australia’s GDP slows to 0.5pc

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 02:35pm by Reuters

    ... and why investors are wagering that, if there is a move, it will be downward. Yet more timely data suggests this quarter has seen a pick-up in growth, with businesses reporting rising sales and orders and retailers enjoying better times. Double-digit increases in house prices are fattening consumer wealth and driving spending in the face of sluggish wages while encouraging a surge ...

  4. Business - Economy - COMMENT

    Funding must be front and centre in debate on third runway

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 02:18pm by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... and target a return of 2 per cent a year, which is not high in ordinary times. This would yield HK$4 billion a year, enough to pay 111,000 old people that pension of HK$3,000 a month, and we could ...

  5. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Beijing leaders out in force at 1945 war anniversy in pointed message to Japan

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 02:13pm by Teddy Ng

    ... The leaders at the time later decided to designate September 3, 1946, as the first anniversary of the Sino-Japanese war. WATCH: Archive newsreel about the Marco Polo Bridge incident  Earlier ... on September 30. This comes at a time when China and Japan relations have been frayed by territorial disputes and disputes about history, particularly about atrocities during the second world war. ...

  6. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Baidu raises bar in mobile mapping with US$10m IndoorAtlas investment

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 01:54pm by BIEN PEREZ

    ... services and maps offering,” Baidu vice-president Liu Jun said. He said the intellectual property portfolio of IndoorAtlas and its global geographical coverage “will be instrumental in helping us ... Research senior analyst “We see this as a huge opportunity not just to make a mark in Asia, but globally, and to make indoor location services ubiquitous and available to everyone,” said Janne ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    'We won't halt Occupy Central': Benny Tai says era of civil disobedience is here to stay

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 12:42pm by Shirley Zhao and Jeffie Lam

    ... made its decision to deny Hong Kong full democracy. That was why a group of mainly young people staged a sit-in on Chater Road after the July 1 march. “We felt at that time that we needed ...

  8. Business - Companies - TELECOMMUNICATIONS

    China Mobile shares hit HK$100 on iPhone hopes

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 12:00pm by Ray Chan

    ... Ray Chan ray.utchan@scmp.com Shares in China Mobile hit HK$100 for the first time in six years during early trading on Wednesday. Demand for the stock was heavy ahead of Apple’s launch of the latest version of its iPhone, expected later this month, driving positive sentiment about use of 4G services in China. China Mobile was the first mobile operator to roll out its 4G network, which ...

  9. Comment

    Is it time to leave beloved Hong Kong?

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 11:58am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man Joyce Man says Beijing's decision on democracy has dashed hopes Do we leave, or stay to watch our beloved home fade away? In my family, we like to joke and call my father the "insurance man". An insurance consultant for more than ...

  10. Comment

    Turning on the money tap will do little to ease China's liquidity bottlenecks

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 11:50am by Hu Shuli

    ... for monetary easing. The financing aggregate measures the amount of funds available to the real economy at any given point in time. In July, the aggregate fell to 273.1 billion yuan (HK$343.3 billion), ... be no quick turnaround. China is paying the price for its stimulus-boosted recovery in the wake of the global financial crisis. Not only has the problem of excess capacity become worse in some sectors ...




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