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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China must resist the temptation of economic stimulus for quick relief

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 05:18pm by Hu Shuli

    ... of economic stimulus for quick relief The Boao Forum, held every April after the end of China's annual legislative meetings, offers yet another window into the country's policy directions. In his opening speech last Friday, Premier Li Keqiang ruled out using stimulus measures to counter economic fluctuations, saying healthy, long-term development was more important for China. ...

  2. News - Asia

    India's Uttar Pradesh and its economic hopes key to Modi's run

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 11:08pm by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg In India's Uttar Pradesh, deplorable health care and lack of development have some voters pinning their hopes on the BJP's Narendra Modi State of emergency Lives ... prime minister. The BJP leader is betting his message of economic development set against the government's failings will unlock voter apathy and trump caste-based allegiances that shape ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong joins world study on health impact of air pollution

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 10:40am by LO WEI

    ... the problem. The department has also commissioned Chinese University's school of public health to develop a methodology for quantifying the health and economic impacts of air pollution in Hong ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com City will join other international finance centres in World Health Organisation's initiative to examine and compare approaches to pollution Clearing the air: HK ...

  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius resigns in the wake of Obamacare woes

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 11:59am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... was that equality required more than the absence of oppression – it required the presence of economic opportunity,” Obama said in Texas. “A decent job, decent wages, health care – those too were civil ... Agence France-Presse in Washington A crashing website and widespread confusion surrounding the introduction of Obamacare drive health secretary to resign President Barack Obama’s Health ...

  5. Business - Economy - CHINA

    Odds narrow on stimulus from Beijing amid economic slowdown

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 06:34am by Reuters

    ... to the weakest growth for the country since the global financial crisis. The economic pain may not be over either as some economists forecast the slowdown could deepen further in the second quarter ... managers' index provided the first strong indication on the health of the economy his year. The index fell to an eight-month low of 48.1 this month from February's final reading of 48.5. It has ...

  6. Business - China Business - REFORM

    China health care reform poses risks and opportunities for foreign firms

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 09:33am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Economic and Security Review Commission, a United States government agency that advises Congress on Sino-US relations. "China's health care reform has generated demand for more and better ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Health care reform in China, unfolding amid a government crackdown on corruption, presents opportunities and challenges to foreign players Foreign firms ...

  7. Business - Economy

    US economic growth to speed up to 3.1pc, White House says

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 10:45am by Reuters

    ... housing market as among factors pointing to the likelihood of stronger growth. White House Council of Economic Advisers chairman Jason Furman said ramped up US energy production, slowing health ... upbeat with 3.1 pc growth view The White House forecast more robust economic growth in the United States this year than last year and a further pick-up in the economy next year. The US economy ...

  8. News - China - POLITICS

    Former Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji 'in good health'

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 01:53pm by Zhang Hong

    ... Zhang Hong hong.zhang@scmp.com Ex-premier Zhu Rongji 'in good health' Former premier Zhu Rongji, is generally in good health despite his advancing years, his daughter said. ... of his book on his economic reform programme. He appeared in good spirits and spoke in English in the video. ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    John Tsang's troubling lack of economic vision for Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 03:42am by Regina Ip

    ... economic development A disturbing lack of vision Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah deserves full credit as a tried-and-true custodian of public finance. Since assuming office in 2007, thanks ... in his latest budget, Tsang tried to wean people off the sweeteners and warned of a "structural budget deficit" within 15 years as economic growth slows and public expenditure ...

  10. News - China

    Health ministry dampens speculation over two-child policy

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 09:27pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing There is 'no timetable' for more fundamental reforms of one-child policy, says Health Minister Li Bin China’s health ministry on Thursday dampened ... official Ma Xu as saying the government was researching the option of allowing all couples to have a second child, prompting speculation of a further relaxation. But Health Minister Li Bin threw ...




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