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  1. Magazines - Style - Watches

    Auction houses are expanding their watch collections and diverging their sales channels

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 10:41pm by Vivian Chen

    ... Vivian Chen Vivian Chen A price to pay Enthusiasm in fine watchmaking has not only fuelled excitement in the retail market, but also in the secondary market. Thriving auction houses ... Auction houses, thanks to their network of private collectors and dealers, offer legitimate and sound choices- they have credibility. "I think the problem with collecting vintage watches ...

  2. Magazines - Style - DIVERSIONS

    Marco Semeghini's house is filled with books, artworks and objects he collects from his travels

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 10:40pm by FRANCESCA DAVOLI

    ... Story Francesca Davoli / Living Inside Photography Fabrizio Cicconi / Living Inside Marco Semeghini's Florence home matches his personality- and everything in the house is testament ... of Tom Ford and director of sales for Gucci Men LOCATION Florence, Italy SPECIAL FEATURE Years ago, Semeghini was staying at a friend’s house in Mumbai, where he fell in love with a beautiful ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    White House calls for ‘genuine choice’ in Hong Kong elections after petition attracts 200,000 signatures

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 12:23pm by James Griffiths

    ... James Griffiths james.griffiths@scmp.com The White House has responded to a petition on its website which attracted around 200,000 signatures, calling upon it to “press the Chinese government to honour its promise of democratic elections to the Hong Kong citizenry.” “We are watching the situation in Hong Kong closely,” the White House said in its statement. “Around the world ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Echoes of Hong Kong in a musical refrain outside the White House

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 04:25pm by Alexis Simendinger

    ... Alexis Simendinger White House correspondent Alexis Simendinger draws parallels between the democracy protests in Hong Kong and the revolutionary France portrayed in the iconic musical Les Miserables It was the soft, vaguely familiar music that caught my attention on Wednesday night as I exited the White House grounds in October darkness, and gazed past new barricades recently ...

  5. Business - Economy - INVESTMENT

    Australia’s RBA mulling more steps to curb housing investment lending

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 01:13pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Sydney Australia’s central bank said regulators were considering new steps to rein in lending for housing investment and an initial announcement was likely by the end of the year. Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) Assistant Governor Malcolm Edey said the aim would be to avoid a run-up in house prices that could potentially spill over into a bust that hurt household ...

  6. News - World - ISRAEL

    US sharply criticises new Israeli housing project

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 01:21pm by Associated Press in Washington

    ... Associated Press in Washington White House says Israeli plans for new settlements in occupied east Jerusalem threaten the possibility of a peace plan with the Palestinians In a striking public rebuke, the Obama administration warned Israel on Wednesday that plans for a controversial new housing project in east Jerusalem would distance Israel from “even its closest allies” ...

  7. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Art house: Wooden Crosses is a little-known anti-war masterpiece

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 10:09pm by Paul Fonoroff

    ... Text: Paul Fonoroff WOODEN CROSSES A cinematic side-effect of the centenary of the first world war has been a re-examination of war-themed film classics — some still famous, like All Quiet on the Western Front (1930), and others barely known to audiences ...

  8. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Australia worries about two housing markets: its own and China's

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 04:18am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Sydney Economy at risk as Chinese property slowdown hurts demand for biggest export earner iron ore Australia faces hot and cold housing markets Australian policymakers have two housing markets to worry about, and it is a toss-up which carries the most risk. One is too cold, the other too hot. One they cannot do anything about as it is in China, the other is a home-grown ...

  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US Secret Service head Julia Pierson takes blame for White House breach

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 09:48pm by AFP

    ... House in which an intruder with a knife gained access to an area just yards from the president's private rooms. The Washington Post said that the man climbed a fence, ran across the lawn and rushed in through the front door of the White House into the ceremonial East Room, one floor below the private residence of Barack Obama and his family. Yesterday, under-fire Secret Service ...

  10. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Obama and Modi hope to turn page in relations when they meet at White House

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 09:38pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Indian PM granted extended audience at White House in effort to 'turn the page' Obama and Modi hail a 'new agenda' India's new ... was the centrepiece of Modi's headline-grabbing two-day debut visit to the White House where the two leaders announced they would seek ways to expand collaboration on investment and technology. Talks ...




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