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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Asia’s exclusive growth is leaving too many behind

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 04:59pm by VINOD THOMAS

    ... and poverty reduction, Asia has nonetheless seen income inequality rising by more than 20 per cent- a growth pattern that cannot be considered inclusive. A shift to more inclusive growth that taps the contribution of people at all income levels, not just the better-off, would not only be socially desirable but also help sustain growth itself. Overall growth has failed to translate into similar ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    China should lower taxes, not increase spending, to spur growth

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 04:33am by SCMP Editorial

    ... for the government to consider income tax relief for individuals, both by reducing progressive rates and raising the income exemption level. ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Incoming Fed chief will face hard task of withdrawing crisis medicine

    Posted Oct 12th 2013, 12:00am by Andrew Sheng

    ... Andrew Sheng Andrew Sheng says Janet Yellen will need to wean markets and governments off low interest rates Incoming Fed chief will face the hard task of withdrawing crisis medicine ... ramifications that will haunt future central bank independence. Second, the low interest rates actually erode the income of pension funds and life insurance companies, thus worsening the net wealth ...

  4. Comment - Letters

    Progressive policies allow Singapore to surpass Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:33am by LETTERS

    ... of trading off competitiveness to promote equality. This comes through income supplementation schemes, increasing employer CPF contributions and a more progressive taxation system. Our politicians ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Four trends that will challenge leaders to seek new ways for global growth

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 03:11am by Laurence Fink

    ... income over time. In the face of significant changes in the regulatory environment, industry practitioners need to work on promoting financial reform that increases transparency, protects ... an index like the S&P 500. Many investors understand that they need more income, and they're taking the steps to find it. Whether it's longevity, technology, infrastructure, ...

  6. Property - Hong Kong & China - BRICKS & MORTAR

    Young homebuyers in China can't be too proud to accept parents' help

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 11:52am by Langi Chiang

    ... at more than 60,000 yuan (HK$75,400) per square metre in the secondary market. While Yao did not state his or her income, annual urban disposable income per capita grew 9.1 per cent last year ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    When computers take over trading …

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 04:28am by Alex Lo

    ... between someone like Simons and a retail investor is like that between a god and a mortal. Talk about income inequality! ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, April 19, 2014

    Posted Apr 19th 2014, 03:17am by LETTERS

    ... after they have retired. This is not the case for elderly people who have spent their working lives on low incomes and may not have sufficient savings to enjoy a comfortable old age. ...

  9. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Cross-border stock trading scheme is not a through train but a milk train

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 12:36am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... and worsen the income polarity of the society. It is what we have with this misnamed through train. And then it becomes increasingly likely that, as in Russia 25 years ago, the authorities will lose ...

  10. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Too much focus on fishing boats as pleasure craft are neglected

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 12:19am by Howard Winn

    ... Federal Reserve. "The impact of these events still reverberates throughout Asia and adds volatility to currency, equity and fixed-income markets," the report said. The highest percentage ...




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