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  1. Silence envelops equity markets as traders remember the dead

    Posted May 20th 2008, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu, Nick Westra

    ... and schools at half mast and observing the period of silence. Officials at Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing observed the entire period of silence, but said it was not logistically feasible to suspend ...

  2. Streaming home to mourn

    Posted Dec 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the Yalu River was almost empty, with flags flying at half-mast.) But there was no faking the emotions on show among those in China no longer subject to the miseries of life in North Korea. ...

  3. Asia Society takes half-step forward

    Posted May 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... No one can accuse the Asia Society of being over-hasty. After a mere 55 years, the influential body dedicated to strengthening ties between Asia and the United States has named an Asian to lead it- Hong Kong property tycoon Ronnie Chan Chi-chung. Chan is ...

  4. Junk bonds

    Posted Feb 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of grapes,' he faithfully recorded. Given these insights, it is less than surprising to learn that Taksin himself was half-Chinese. His father, a senior tax collector, was an immigrant Teochew (the ... displaying evidence of nine docks plus Chinese pottery, boatbuilding tools and a barracks. The wreck measures 24 metres by eight metres and is a traditional three-mast ocean-going sailing junk. ...

  5. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Growth forecast to rise in emerging Asia

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 10:16am by JANE CAI

    ... and employment, especially in the second and third years of China's five-year plan," Shariff said. "Moreover, over half of the debt contracted by local government financing vehicles under ...

  6. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Fed's zero interest rate hurts Asia and may not help the US

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... but it would certainly wreak devastation in the Hong Kong property market. A two percentage point rate rise would push the cost of servicing a typical Hong Kong mortgage up from just under half ... with the Fed's chiefs. But for policymakers across Asia, that's a crying shame. Another two-and-a-half years of zero US rates is only going to make their job far more difficult. tom.holland@scmp.com ...

  7. Business - Companies - AVIATION

    Qantas brings forward Asian flight times

    Posted Feb 04th 2013, 01:00pm by Bloomberg

    ... worth about US$8.5 billion at list prices. It also cancelled one of the 15 shorter 787-8 models that Jetstar is due to start receiving in the second half of this year. Qantas' announcement ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Women helping one another will help Asia to grow

    Posted Dec 04th 2012, 12:00am by STACIE NEVADOMSKI BERDAN, LIESL RIDDLE

    ... economic growth worldwide will take place outside the G7 countries. But that's only half the story. Who are the people who will be the driving force for this growth? Many will be women. But, ... the vast majority of their lending portfolio towards female borrowers. Female migrants- almost half of the world's migrant population- also contribute substantially to Asian economies ...

  9. News - Asia - GAMBLING

    Asian casinos solve conservative beliefs by allowing foreigners only

    Posted Jan 28th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... salarymen from nightly excursions during the working week. But special "bullet taxis" offer a high-speed, white-knuckle service that promises to get punters there in half the time. Nepal ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    As Asia grows, SMEs must venture out, or miss out

    Posted Jan 24th 2013, 12:00am by ALBERT CHAN

    ... enterprise and industry division found that being active across borders correlates with higher turnover growth. Between 2007 and 2009, more than half of European SMEs that invested or took ...




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