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  1. News - China - CASE NOTES

    Lack of environmental public interest litigation in no one's best interest

    Posted Nov 08th 2012, 12:00am by Ng Tze Wei

    ... Ng Tze-wei If authorities want courts to resolve social conflict, environmental cases are a good start Public interest litigation is in everyone's best interest The absence from the latest draft amendments to the Environmental Protection Law (EPL) of a clause allowing public interest litigation has troubled many. Just this August, the Civil Procedure Law (CPL) was amended ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Now is the right time for interest rate reforms in China

    Posted May 16th 2013, 12:00am by Hu Shuli

    ... control of rates now would be in everybody's interest Now is the right time to loosen state controls on interest and exchange rates, a move that can only serve to boost China's market ... of measures to liberalise interest rates and exchange rates. As early as 1992, the government's intention to eventually adopt such measures was clear and now, after more than 20 years, ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China plays double game to protect its interests in Myanmar

    Posted May 18th 2013, 12:00am by IAN STOREY

    ... Ian Storey Ian Storey says Beijing's aim is to prevent factional fighting along border China plays double game to protect interests in Myanmar According to the defence analysis ... and both the Chinese embassy in Naypyidaw and the UWSA itself have denied it- it is another indication that China is accelerating efforts to protect its interests in Myanmar. Conflict between ...

  4. Business - Economy

    China expected to keep interest rates unchanged

    Posted Mar 20th 2013, 12:00am by Ray Chan

    ... Ray Chan ray.utchan@scmp.com Mainland expected to keep rates unchanged Mainland officials are expected to keep interest rates on hold in the first half of the year, a central bank adviser ... and interest rate policies," Song Guoqing, an academic member of the People's Bank of China monetary policy committee, said at a conference in Hong Kong yesterday. He said rates were unlikely ...

  5. News - China

    Builder says plan for new Titanic draws interest

    Posted Feb 16th 2013, 07:20pm by Associated Press in Hong Kong

    ... Titanic II, said on Saturday that his shipping company has received inquiries from people in the US, Britain, Asia and South America. Interest has been so strong that “we’ve probably had half a dozen people already offering more than US$1 million to get on the maiden voyage” slated for 2016, said James McDonald, global marketing director of Blue Star Line. The strong interest comes ...

  6. News - China

    Banks will have bigger say in setting interest rates

    Posted Nov 09th 2012, 12:00am by JANE CAI

    ... China's banks will play a larger role in setting their own interest rates, top bankers said yesterday on the sidelines of the 18th party congress. The move is likely to intensify competition and, possibly squeeze bank profit margins. Liu Shiyu, vice-governor of the People's Bank of China, said banks would be granted "bigger freedom" in deciding interest rates ...

  7. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Obama's Myanmar trip 'no threat to Chinese interests'

    Posted Nov 10th 2012, 12:00am by Reuters in Yangon

    ... Reuters in Yangon Yunnan party boss says opening up of former pariah state will bring stability that helps China Obama's Myanmar trip 'no threat to Chinese interests' A landmark trip by US President Barack Obama to Myanmar this month poses no threat to China's interests in the country, a senior Chinese official from a key border province said yesterday. Obama ...

  8. Business - Economy - CHINA

    China unlikely to ease controls on interest rates soon

    Posted Sep 21st 2012, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com Concrete reforms needed before the central bank can further relax controls, say sources PBOC unlikely to move on interest rates soon Beijing took a small step towards liberalising its interest-rate regime in June, but the central bank is quietly signalling that further concrete steps will not be taken any time soon. According to people familiar ...

  9. Business - Economy - AUSTRALIAN ECONOMY

    Australia's top central banker reassures on mining, hints that interest rates are on hold

    Posted Aug 24th 2012, 10:41am

    ... Ian Chua Australia’s central bank chief said on Friday there was no sign the mining boom is over and signalled that interest rates are likely to stay on hold unless there is a drastic ... Stevens reiterated that it was too early to tell the effects of past interest rate cuts. The RBA has lowered its cash rate by 125 basis points since November to 3.5 per cent. But he said the bank ...

  10. Beijing signals its confidence to pursue Chinese interests

    Posted Aug 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Beijing's growing need for imported energy, but also its intention to demonstrate its differences with certain US policies that undermine its interests as a rising superpower. China increased its ... of self-restraint and loudly express itself when national interests are at stake. Dr Hooman Peimani is the head of the Energy Security Division and a principal fellow at the Energy Studies Institute, ...




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