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  1. Business - Economy - COMMENT

    IMF meeting should adopt policy to tackle stagnation

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 01:08am by Reuters

    ... Lawrence Summers Promotion of high-return investments, not easy money, key to boosting world economic growth IMF meeting should adopt policy to tackle stagnation The world's finance ministers and central bank governors will gather in Washington this week for the twice-yearly meetings of the International Monetary Fund. Although there will not be the sense of alarm ...

  2. News - World - ADOPTION

    Foreign adoptions in United States plunge 18pc after Russian ban

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 09:54am by AP

    ... implemented by South Korea. The last time there were fewer foreign adoptions to the US was in 1992, when there were 6,472, and the downward trend has dismayed many advocates of international adoption ... Associated Press in New York Drop to 21-year low dismays advocates, who blame official policy towards poor nations Foreign adoptions in US plunge 18pc after Russian ban The number ...

  3. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    UN human rights inquiry chief wants North Korea hauled before international court

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 09:33am by Reuters at the United Nations

    ... Reuters at the United Nations Michael Kirby tells informal meeting of UN Security Council North Korea's leaders should be prosecuted at the International Criminal Court over human ... to the International Criminal Court for prosecution. “In a week of many grave human rights matters occupying the attention of the members of this council, we dare say that the case of human rights in the DPRK ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - CONSUMER RIGHTS

    Online consumers need better protection, says international watchdog

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 07:53pm by Amy Nip

    ... Governments around the world are slow in adopting technology to protect consumers' rights, a global consumer watchdog federation says. "Governments are not keeping pace with technological development when it comes to consumers' digital rights, which would include privacy, data abuse, e-commerce and online redress," Consumers International director general Amanda Long said ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    End red-carpet treatment for Hong Kong international schools

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 03:27am by Philip Yeung

    ... Philip Yeung Philip Yeung questions government thinking amid shortage of places End the red-carpet treatment for HK international schools Let me make a simple prediction: Hong Kong will live with its chronic shortage of international school places for as long as we maintain our illogical thinking. Consider this: in Singapore, international schools are off-limits to locals. ...

  6. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    High-achieving international school, Nord Anglia, to open campus in Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 09:55am by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung Linda.yeung@scmp.com Boosting children's self-confidence and nurturing independent learning habits are the key aims of high-performance international school, writes Linda Yeung Not by the book Since coming to Hong Kong in January, Brian Cooklin has been busy making selections. The principal of Nord Anglia International School has been swamped with more than 1,000 ...

  7. Best interests

    Posted Feb 20th 2011, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... of their children now live. So should the youngsters- some in their late teens- be returned to their parents if the new investigation by Vietnamese authorities concludes they were, indeed, sold for adoption ... and however long the separation was, the children should be returned. But, with five years passed since the adoptions, he concedes the situation has become more complex. 'I believe in the basic ...

  8. News - World - URUGUAY

    Uruguay's president plans to adopt '30 to 40 poor children' after term

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 10:14pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Montevideo, Uruguay Uruguayan leader will adopt kids Uruguay President Jose Mujica, a former guerilla known for his low-key style, has admitted he hopes to adopt ... Observador newspaper. "Pepe" Mujica, an easy-going, unorthodox leader who refuses to wear a tie, has no children of his own. He is often described in international media ...

  9. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Global Oceans Commission calls for international maritime police force

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 04:53pm by The Guardian in London

    ... that are certainly anarchic.” David Miliband Miliband said the commission was talking to the International Maritime Organisation about adopting new regulations to require all fishing vessels to be fitted ... leaders have begun to sound out international reaction to a set of proposals for protecting oceans, from a crackdown on illegal fishing to a clean-up of the vast floating island of plastic ...

  10. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Microsoft to speed up 'cloud' adoption in Hong Kong

    Posted Dec 12th 2013, 11:21am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com Cloud computing is enjoying strong growth in Hong Kong, with Microsoft seeing widespread adoption of its online version of Office Microsoft puts HK's head in the cloud Microsoft, the world’s largest software company, expects the momentum for cloud-computing adoption in Hong Kong to stay strong over the next 12 months after its own operation ...




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