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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MACROSCOPE

    Emerging markets face a ‘tightening test’

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 10:35am by NICHOLAS SPIRO

    ... the first rate increase, thereby setting the stage for a swifter – and potentially more disorderly – tightening of monetary policy in the second half of next year. The latest tweak in the Fed’s ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Minority's push for 'ideal democracy' endangers Hong Kong's stability

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:42pm by JEFFREY LAM

    ... with the Occupy Central movement, even though polls have shown that more than half the people say they will accept "one man, one vote" in the chief executive election even if the nomination ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China's corrupt officials must be denied an overseas haven

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 05:59pm by GARY SANDS

    ... estimates that, between 2005 and 2011, some US$2.83 trillion flowed illegally out of China. The authorities brought back more than 300 fugitives in the first half of 2014, according to Xinhua. ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong is home, for better or worse

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 01:24pm by Peter Kammerer

    ... country?" I respond that this is my home, I've lived more than half my life in this city, but I was born in Australia. I can tell they're not satisfied; how can a foreigner call a Chinese ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:20am by STAFF

    ... which means he becomes eligible to inherit approximately £10 million (HK$126 million), which is his half share of the estate left by his late mother Diana. Harry is the younger brother of Prince ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Democrats still have room to manoeuvre within nominating committee for 2017 election

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 04:39am by SONNY LO

    ... on the public ballot once the group was approved by half the nominating committee members. If a proposed list fails to win the required votes, members would have to produce another list of candidates. ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Is Hong Kong becoming a protectionist society?

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 05:11am by Alex Lo

    ... Singapore. Perhaps our cup is half full, but we should worry because it's also really half empty. Protectionism and regressive practices exist everywhere. We have a labour shortage in many ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Chinese culture fails to make the grade for today's mixed-race children

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 03:46am by LIJIA ZHANG

    ... As and a B were good results. But the problem was that she got the B in Chinese. And she is half Chinese. I see it partly as my fault in failing to speak Chinese consistently at home, at least ... features, looks a little more oriental. Yet they both fundamentally identify themselves as British, even though they do sometimes describe themselves as "half Chinese and half British". ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    China's Alibaba is what Western capitalists dream of

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:24am by Alex Lo

    ... queued to listen to Jack Ma's pitch for the IPO of Alibaba, the mainland e-commerce giant. Many had to wait up to half an hour for the lifts and put up with elaborate security scans ... of number. It corners 80 per cent of China's e-commerce market. It has 231 million active users making 11 billion orders a year. In a country that has 618 million internet users, half of them ...

  10. Business - Economy - THE VIEW

    Way to help Hong Kong's elderly poor

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:05am by Richard Wong

    ... households. Because only half of the city's working population pays payroll taxes, that would mean about half of the middle class would contribute nil or a minimal amount in order to receive ... that savers will get their money's worth, and privatise public rental housing and lower land premiums on all subsidised housing. Housing policy reforms alone would directly benefit about half ...




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