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  1. Business - Economy - MACROSCOPE

    Why US equities rally despite patchy economic growth

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:19am by Reuters

    ... with an investment of US$200 million of his own funds, markets are doing nothing more than mechanically calculating the value of future flows of income based on the belief that growth and interest rates ... attempt to place a value on the future stream of income represented by a security, such as the interest rate on a loan or bond. That is driven, in part, by current interest rates and also ...

  2. Business - Economy - LIGHT POLLUTION

    Higher rent may be the price for a good night’s sleep

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 11:18am by Richard Wong

    ... need to compensate victims for insomnia and interrupted sleep, although landlords who rent out wall space would lose rental income. Tenants would lose out, because their improved sleep quality would unlikely compensate for higher rents. Some of these tenants work late shifts and sleep during the day. They are often low-income households. There is therefore an inherent compatibility ...

  3. Business - Companies

    Li & Fung spin-off Global Brands wants China brands to compete globally

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:19am by TIFFANY AP

    ... is to more than double the business' operating income from US$134 million over the next three years. "As far as Western brands losing to domestic ones, I think it has to do with management, ...

  4. Business - Companies - TAXATION

    Firms face Hong Kong and US penalties for failure to register for Fatca

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:19am by Toh Han Shih

    ... on their US income. As of July 2, some 2,008 financial institutions in Hong Kong have registered with Fatca, according to the IRS. This is a fraction of the tens of thousands of financial institutions ...

  5. Comment - Letters

    Housing Authority needs to review its financing model

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:27am by LETTERS

    ... for those on low incomes. Over the years, the operation of the authority has depended heavily on government funding. The low level of rent charged to public housing tenants means that it is almost ... could further strengthen the deterrent effect. The authority should also increase rents charged to relatively high income and civil servant quota tenants. Although an approach involving ...

  6. News - China - HEALTH

    Health care as a family affair: Shanghai’s family doctor scheme is slow to gain acceptance

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:29pm by Alice Yan

    ... the government really thinks family doctors are important, they should dramatically raise our income. Now we earn merely 70,000 yuan a year, and how can we establish our own families in Shanghai?" the doctor said. Liu said officials were aware of the income issue, but said "there is difficulty to persuade other departments to agree to [raise their] salaries". Shanghai plans to equip ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Growing anti-Beijing sentiment is shifting focus away from Hong Kong's real problems

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:32pm by HAN ZHU

    ... developers. Meanwhile, as the middle class keeps shrinking, the real income of ordinary people has been decreasing. The nominal incomes of most people remain unchanged since the handover- a university graduate earned about HK$10,000 per month 10 years ago; now, it is basically the same. However, everything else- property prices and rent in particular- has risen sharply. As the real income ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - EARNINGS

    Japanese banks failing to reward investors

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 01:51am by BLOOM

    ... hamper lending income at home. After spending at least US$14 billion on acquisitions abroad over the past five years, none of the three has clinched a major deal this year. "The biggest ... Their retained earnings more than doubled to 12.8 trillion yen in the five years to March this year as profit rose on an economic recovery. Combined net income reached a record 2.5 trillion yen ...

  9. Nissei Build Kogyo creates space-saving parking systems

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 03:10pm by Reports by Stacey Johnson, Christina Liedke and Jessica Ryan

    ... company to meet today's demands for a socially valuable enterprise." Vehicle demand in China is forecast to grow 8 to 10 per cent this year, largely driven by steady personal income ...

  10. Property - Hong Kong & China - HOUSING

    Positive sentiment bodes well for upcoming launches of new homes

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 02:59pm by Peggy Sito

    ... income. ...




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