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  1. News - China Digest

    The Post's daily China news round-up- June 25

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 08:31am

    ... China expands plans for World Bank rival |Source: Financial Times China is expanding plans to establish a global financial institution to rival the World Bank and the Asian Development ... with Australia before the end of the year after nine years of negotiations. Army chief to visit China next month |Source: Times of India The visit by General Singh, the second Army chief to visit China ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    City University rises in global rankings despite funding setback

    Posted May 01st 2014, 04:21am by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com College up one place to No 17 in rankings of universities under 50; Korean institute top CityU rises up global list despite funds issue City University has edged up one spot to 17th on the annual global list of young universities- but it might have done better had it been allowed public funding to launch a vet school. The "slightly more ...

  3. Comment - Letters

    Global warming supporters cherry-pick data

    Posted Jan 14th 2014, 09:31am by LETTERS

    ... that the ice cover in Arctic regions is above normal for this time of year. And all Mr Lui can tell us is that global temperatures have increased by 0.8 degrees Celsius in 210 years. If this rate ... Supporters of global warming choose to cherry-pick data I refer to the letter by Patrick Lui ("Astounding to deny that climate change is caused by humans", January 3) in reply ...

  4. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Young gun's path to becoming a web coding pro begins with play time

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 12:09am by CHRIS LAU

    ... enjoyable aspects was building a personalised player profile. Every player wanted to make theirs the coolest résumé and Ryan was no different. He knew nothing about coding at the time but had ... developed the Be Mei interactive website that provided information on plastic surgery clinics in South Korea. Each time he took on a project, Ryan picked up a different programming language. ...

  5. Business - Economy

    Falling volatility signals sustainable global rebound for leading economies

    Posted May 09th 2014, 01:14am by BLOOM

    ... signals sustainable global rebound Barely five years after the worst financial turmoil and recession since the Great Depression, the United States and fellow advanced nations are showing ... in almost seven years. This global expansion could become the longest in post-war history JOACHIM FELS, MORGAN STANLEY "That's why I call it the Great Moderation 2.0," said John ...

  6. Business - Commodities - METALS

    Global iron ore glut threatens China's miners

    Posted May 08th 2014, 01:15am by BLOOM

    ... higher-cost capacity will probably be forced to close, according to BHP Billiton. The gain in global production is being led by Australia and Brazil and their new, low-cost output will displace ... by almost 50 per cent by 2018, said its global marketing and sales director, Claudio Alves. The biggest producers, including Vale, BHP, Rio Tinto and Fortescue Metals, have invested billions ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Now's not the time for China to open the credit floodgates

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 01:57pm by Hu Shuli

    ... Keqiang pledged to carry out "pre-emptive fine-tuning in a timely and appropriate manner" to help relieve the financing difficulties and high borrowing costs for small businesses. Many ... For another, investors have become more wary of the default risks of trusts and other wealth management products, again raising borrowing costs. At the same time, there is a severe mismatch in fund ...

  8. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Global yuan meets down-to-earth reality

    Posted May 08th 2014, 12:51am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... reserves. This makes it a global currency. When you hold 27 times as much money in foreign reserves as the United States feels it necessary to hold (US$144 billion), you can ask for a few favours ... Jake van der Kamp Junk the hype and behold a rigged currency tied to a weak financial sector and a dysfunctional stock market that all spells funny money Global yuan meets down-to-earth ...

  9. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Chinese property developers facing 3-year slump as good times end

    Posted May 30th 2014, 01:10am by Langi Chiang

    ... Langi Chiang langi.chiang@scmp.com Most agree tough times are ahead, but optimists see recovery later this year if government acts Developers facing 3-year slump as good times end ... "I am an honest man," he said. If Tian's forecast proves correct, it will be China's longest property market correction since the global financial crisis in 2008. The industry ...

  10. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Time for Asia to tighten monetary policy

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 05:08am by ROB SUBBARAMAN

    ... Rob Subbaraman As the world economy picks up, Asian central banks are playing with fire as they delay raising interest rates after years of monetary easing Time to tighten Asian central ... since super-easy monetary policies were adopted by the Fed, the Bank of England and others in response to the economic downturn triggered by the global financial crisis, and the world economy ...




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