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  1. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

    Book review: Merchant, Soldier, Sage, by David Priestland

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... that "the year 2008 has set the world on a course towards potential conflict, and the domestic and international forces that brought us the violence of the 1930s and 1940s are with us today"- ...

  2. Misfiring with paper bullets

    Posted Aug 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... can deploy. His Euro440 billion (HK$4.92 trillion) European Financial Stability Fund is paltry compared with the total public debts of the 17 euro-zone countries, or the US$4 trillion a day ... not with a bazooka but a child's peashooter, and not one actually able to shoot peas: it was a gun that fired a paper message, one that said not even 'bang' but 'pop'. There was so ...

  3. Be prepared

    Posted Aug 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... factories still seek a final consumer in the West. Countries like the Philippines and India bank considerable remittances from workers abroad. A prolonged slump in Europe and the US will affect ... Chinese economy, others fear an assertive Middle Kingdom attitude, especially if the US is sidelined. In a messy world, Asians are not inured. Many hope the West is going through only temporary ...

  4. Familiar pair of hands at the IMF helm, while Asia continues to await its turn

    Posted Jul 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Andrew Sheng The International Monetary Fund has picked Christine Lagarde to run it. The dramatic departure of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, transformed overnight from being top gun ... deputy managing director during the Asian crisis and recently governor of the Bank of Israel. Age was a lame excuse- Alan Greenspan was 79 when he stepped down from the post of US Federal Reserve ...

  5. There's much more to progress than money

    Posted Dec 10th 2007, 12:00am by Jonathan Power

    ... Jonathan Power National income figures give us only the bare bones of a society's progress. They neither reveal the real beneficiaries nor the composition of that income. Neither do ... of looking at progress: the countries with a relatively crime-free environment. If you want to live in a country with a high standard of living, low violence and a miniscule murder rate, Japan would ...

  6. Beijing's white paper on rights dismissed

    Posted Apr 14th 2005, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... It said these campaigns targeted abuses including 'illegal detention and searches, extortion of confession, evidence gathering with violence and torture of detainees'. A total of 1,595 ... tolerant. One such arrest occurred yesterday, according to Agence France-Presse. An American rights worker funded by a grant from the US National Endowment for Democracy was detained by police ...

  7. HKMA chief misses the boat on spotting inflation dangers

    Posted May 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is not worth taking to sea for, according to press reports this week. Any victory over deflation is small consolation for these soon-to-be jobless fishermen. As oil prices breach US$41, a 14-year high, ... China last bemoaned pockets of deflation as higher commodity prices are increasingly felt throughout the economy. Beijing has all policy tools gunning inflation, even introducing arcane price ...



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