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  1. What was Brown's purpose at G20?

    Posted Nov 10th 2009, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... Kevin Rafferty What game is Gordon Brown playing? Over the weekend, the beleaguered British prime minister made a powerful plea for a new tax on international financial transactions ... as he must have known it would be given short shrift, with opposition from the US, Canada, Russia, the International Monetary Fund and the ECB. Yet despite Brown's clumsy way of presenting ...

  2. Now is not the time to seek a fuel-tax cut

    Posted Jun 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Oil prices are relentlessly rising and we are all feeling the pinch. Some of us are affected more than others, particularly those involved in the transport and freight industries. For such people we have to feel a measure of sympathy, but there cannot be ...

  3. The good earth, replanted

    Posted May 25th 2004, 12:00am by Michelle Chen

    ... Michelle Chen In rural China, the earth is moving, literally. A society based on agriculture is now attempting to undo centuries of environmental abuse- land erosion, desertification and climatic shifts- by planting trees across vast tracts of land. The S ...

  4. Balancing act for great schmoozer

    Posted Jan 04th 2011, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... schmoozing skills, which he does so well, and to collect all the international headlines as the man at the centre of the world- which he hopes will aid his campaign for re-election as French ... beyond the immediate financial crisis. The promises of Gleneagles to bring greater aid to Africa lasted as long as the international spotlight was on the meeting. One of the lessons of 2010 ...

  5. Welcome to the G-Zero world

    Posted Feb 12th 2011, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... consequences for international relations and the lives of this fragile planet's seven billion people. Ian Bremmer, president of Eurasia Group, and New York University professor Nouriel Roubini declare the G-Zero means that 'no single country or bloc of countries has the political and economic leverage- or the will- to drive a truly international agenda. The result ...

  6. Letters

    Posted Jul 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It had in place at that time, and still does, a taxation system to limit the growth of private car ownership. That these taxes have never been increased means only one thing- it is cheaper than ... salaries. The Hong Kong Police Force has the highest international standards. These officers protect and look after the safety of the people of Hong Kong. Police Commissioner Tang King-shing cut ...

  7. Letters

    Posted Jul 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... our reputation as an international city. Gloria Chang, campaigner, Greenpeace Is CLP fit to run wind farms? The proposed offshore wind farm in Hong Kong has been criticised as not being ... a fair carbon taxation system, we shall never be able to see cost-effective renewable energy. I can only hope our government will soon act on its pledges to reduce carbon emissions for Hong Kong. ...

  8. Letters

    Posted Mar 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... HK at forefront of fight against protectionism Tom Holland's Monitor column ('Hong Kong to suffer most from G20 trade hypocrisy', March 17), raises issues of great pertinence to Hong Kong. Hong Kong thrives on free trade. It is our lifebloo ...

  9. G20 must not let chance for change slip by

    Posted Sep 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for greater representation in the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. In the end, they secured a commitment in the joint statement to give developing countries a greater say in global ...

  10. China's G8 pull-out to have little impact

    Posted Jul 09th 2009, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... with the University of Hong Kong. In recent years, thanks to China's rapid economic growth and rising international influence, the G8 grouping of Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia ... the topic broached at the summit. Zhou Xiaochuan, governor of the Chinese central bank, launched the reserve currency debate in March when he said the SDR, the International Monetary Fund's ...




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