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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - INVESTMENT

    Luxembourg lining up for yuan quota

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 11:05am by Jeanny Yu

    ... joins queue for yuan quota Luxembourg is lobbying Beijing for equal treatment with London, which was granted an investment quota last year allowing investors based there to invest their offshore ... selected offshore yuan holders a quota to invest in the mainland's stock and bond markets. "We are hoping, if not before, at least at that stage, to get some good news," said Nicolas ...


    Inside Incheon: Indian cricket too busy making money to care about Asian Games

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 11:06pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Former captain Anjum Chopra pointed out that the women were playing fewer international fixtures, leading to "a dip in standards". "It's just not the Asian Games, but any international assignment is important for the women's team. The Indian women's team must be given as much exposure as possible," Chopra told Cricinfo last month. Her plea fell on deaf ...

  3. News - China Insider - IMMIGRATION

    Millionaires plan to leave, the less wealthy strive to stay

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 09:56pm by Chen Yifei

    ... are paying as much as 700,000 yuan (HK$881,400) for the privilege to reside in the capital Beijing. Beijing police have recently arrested eight people for illegally trading hukou quotas, according ... thousand places-- a hiring quota controlled by the municipal government and usually allotted to state-owned enterprises, which set a high bar for recruits. The quota was set at 10,000 ...

  4. Business - Economy - EMPLOYMENT

    China's job market said 'severe', finding work difficult- survey

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 02:33pm by Victoria Ruan

    ... survey carried out by the central bank with urban depositors, 42.8 per cent of residents believe the job market faces "a severe situation" while finding jobs is difficult, with some ... bank's website. Job expectations also rose to 48.2 per cent from 47.8 per cent over the period. Li has claimed that the job situation's importance exceeds the rate of economic growth. ...

  5. News - China - ECONOMY

    Li Keqiang downplays fears over anti-monopoly probes ahead of economic forum

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 11:47pm by Victoria Ruan

    ... stimulus policies and its monetary policy would remain prudent. The European Union Chamber of Commerce in China called yesterday for "a resolute implementation" of Beijing's pledged ... Li, giving us lots of confidence to do things in China." He said his request to Li "would be to reduce the import duties into China" for new materials manufactured abroad ...

  6. Comment - Letters

    Blame for Gaza import restrictions lies with Hamas, not Israel

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 04:46am by LETTERS

    ... Blame for import restrictions lies with Hamas, not Israel I refer to the letter by Dr Mego Terzian, president of Doctors Without Borders ("Lift blockade on Gaza to facilitate urgently ... was misappropriated by Hamas to attack Israel. Hamas' incessant attacks have necessitated Israeli and Egyptian monitoring of goods brought into Gaza. There is no Israeli blockade and all blame for import ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Student boycott- who cares? Arthur Li fires another salvo at Occupy Central movement

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:22am by Peter So

    ... the Occupy plan to block roads in the heart of the city in opposition to Beijing's restrictive framework for elections in Hong Kong. "You say the rule of law in Hong Kong is important ... would make a sacrifice "as they would miss … learning opportunities". Tommy Cheung Sau-yin, president of the student union, expects more than 2,000 students to join the first day ...

  8. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Structural change in United States will impact on China

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 05:39am by Howard Winn

    ... includes, among other things, a country's trade balance with other countries. This has implications for the rest of the world since the US current account deficit is an important driver ... imports rise and dollars flow out of the US to pay for it all. Indeed from the 1990s the prospect of ever-widening US current account deficits was the basis for the international monetary system, ...

  9. News - China - ENERGY

    China plans to be world leader in nuclear power by 2020

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 06:34am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... China has imported some of the world's most advanced nuclear reactor technology in the past few years, including one design from US firm Westinghouse and another from French nuclear giant ... plan is important because it determines who gets a cut of the enormous business cake," a China Institute of Atomic Energy researcher said. "It is difficult to predict the outcome ...

  10. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONSTRUCTION

    Labour imports could reduce building costs, but no guarantee home prices would fall

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 03:43pm by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu yvonne.liu@scmp.com While a worker shortage at sites is put as high as 20,000, some analysts doubt that lower building costs alone will make homes more affordable Labour imports ... by an increasing number of public and private projects and a shortage of labour, might be reduced by importing at least 10,000 skilled workers, property analysts said. However, industry insiders ...




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