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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Repercussions of US political gridlock felt around the globe

    Posted Nov 06th 2014, 05:21am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the line that Republicans were obstructionist and would take away jobs. Incoming Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell committed himself during campaigning to tearing down Obama's legacy. With returning and incoming senators and representatives from his party, he has pledged to repeal the president's health law, block regulations on carbon emissions and prevent an increase ...

  2. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Small tsunami waves after strong earthquake in Malukus, Indonesia

    Posted Nov 16th 2014, 07:40am by AFP

    ... areas felt the strong quake, which lasted for quite some time, and they immediately went to the sea to see if the water was receding abnormally, which is a sign of an incoming tsunami," he ...

  3. Business - Economy - MACROSCOPE

    Japan's Abenomics may unravel under recession

    Posted Nov 20th 2014, 07:52am by NICHOLAS SPIRO

    ... in April last year and the real incomes of consumers- which account for nearly two-thirds of the country's GDP, making last year's VAT increase all the more perplexing- being squeezed ...

  4. Comment - Blogs - HISTORY

    Vancouver’s first mayor and the modern myth of the Chinese vote

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 10:39am by Ian Young

    ... into second place. But such exceptions help prove the rule: these low-income neighbourhoods may share high levels of Chinese ethnicity with Kerrisdale and Arbutus Ridge, but they have precious little ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Cool heads and warm hearts needed for regional peace and prosperity

    Posted Nov 20th 2014, 06:00pm by LEX ZHAO

    ... brought up on a diet of revolution and war while at school. While the income of ordinary Chinese might have tripled almost overnight, their mindset remains rooted in the past, believing that China ...

  6. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Hong Kong students learn some valuable lessons about money

    Posted Nov 21st 2014, 05:35pm by Kate Whitehead

    ... At secondary school we teach about the MPF system, how to save a portion of your income for retirement," says Chan, adding that the best way to reach young working adults is through social media ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, November 20, 2014

    Posted Nov 20th 2014, 06:31am by LETTERS

    ... does not come only from long working hours. People also face high rents and other expenses and this places a real burden on people on low incomes. Some of them might take out high-interest ...

  8. Business - Commodities - MACROSCOPE

    Opec faces tough options amid rivalry and slowing demand

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 04:30am by Reuters

    ... in the short term. But eventually demand will pick up as moves towards energy efficiency take a back seat in consuming countries and incomes rise in emerging markets. And supply growth will fall ...

  9. Business - Comment - THE VIEW

    Dominance of rich leaves Hong Kong labour with no voice

    Posted Nov 07th 2014, 04:31am by RICHARD HARRIS

    ... "If I work hard, I can be like him one day!" Yet income distribution, as propounded by modern-day superstar French economist Thomas Piketty, is getting worse over time as owners ... stands at 0.48, resulting from 200 years of rampant capitalism and some redistribution of income through taxation. The capitalist, democratic, welfare state in Europe was born out of two world ...

  10. News - Asia - NEPAL

    Carrying the scars of Nepal’s ‘kidney bank’ and its illegal trade

    Posted Nov 14th 2014, 11:09pm by AP

    ... the nickname "the kidney bank". The donors, promised up to thousands of US dollars in a country where per capita income is US$700, would cross into India for the surgery, their organs ...




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