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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    Gates Foundation funds 'ultra-thin' condom studies in bid to raise uptake

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 10:26pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New Delhi Bill Gates funds research on ultra-thin sheaths in hope that increasing pleasure will increase use Next-generation condoms have feel-good factor ... is to encourage more couples to use condoms, preventing pregnancy and helping avert the spread of sexually transmitted illnesses such as HIV and chlamydia. The foundation said it could provide funding ...

  2. News - China - HEALTH CARE

    Foreign-funded hospitals planned in seven Chinese cities or provinces

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 04:28pm by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan victoria.ruan@scmp.com Pilot project in seven cities and provinces signals big change in investment strategy A pilot project to set up wholly foreign-funded hospitals ... investment is part of the national strategy to create more jobs and upgrade the export- and investment-reliant economy. There’s a lot of scope for more private participation in the sector VIPUL ...


    Beijing not likely to lift restrictions on overseas investments

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 01:45pm by LAURA ZHOU

    ... Jinping’s anti-corruption campaign, which has unveiled officials with all kinds of investments and holdings, China is unlikely to ease its restrictions on overseas investments by individuals ... of foreign capital and overseas investments, and allow individual investors to make overseas investments”. Without elaborating when and how that will happen, the report lifted some hopes ...

  4. News - China Digest

    The Post's daily China news round-up- October 22, 2014

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 08:45am

    ... able to achieve much the same broad ends, though through different means. China bank funds buy stake in Mediobanca |Source: Financial Times Funds affiliated with China’s central bank have bought a minority stake in Italy’s pre-eminent investment bank. Friendly ties with China: NSA’s first public remarks |Source: Indian Express India, China should 'resolve our boundary dispute ...

  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan's new trade minister Yuko Obuchi 'to quit' over misuse of funds

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 06:27am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo New trade minister 'to quit' over misuse of funds Japan's newly appointed trade and industry minister plans to resign following reports that some of her support groups misused political funds, Japanese media said. Yuko Obuchi, the 40-year-old daughter of a former premier, had told people close to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that she planned ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Pan-democrats try to delay funding requests amid electoral reform stand-off

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 03:55am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Aim of 'non-cooperation campaign' is to block all except livelihood items Pan-democrats try to delay funding requests Pan-democrats have begun a "campaign of non-cooperation" over political reform with the aim of holding up all requests for public funding unless they are related to people's livelihood. ...

  7. News - China - HEALTH

    China's rich and corporations lag in fight against Ebola, World Food Programme says

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:37am by Reuters

    ... Development Fund, a private equity fund facilitating Chinese investment in Africa. Liberia had set up a fund for Ebola donations, he said. China's donation to the WFP would be used to provide ...

  8. News - World - Ebola virus

    UN’s anti-Ebola trust fund massively short of its US$1 billion goal

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 03:46pm by AP, AFP

    ... AP and AFP in New York and Washington Colombia the only donor so far who gave cash to secretary general Ban Ki-moon's flexible humanitarian fund The UN trust fund for Ebola has barely US$100,000 in cash – just 0.01 per cent of what the world body says it needs to fight the worst outbreak on record – reports said on Friday. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the trust fund ...

  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan's first female economy minister accused of spending political funds on make-up, gifts

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 03:09pm by AFP

    ... the five years to 2012, her political funding body spent more than 10 million yen (HK$725,000) on things unconnected to politics, including cosmetics and accessories. It also spent 3.62 million yen ... for supporters. Political funding rules in Japan do not explicitly bar much aside from outright bribery. They are generally interpreted to allow for spending on running offices and promoting individuals. ...

  10. News - World - US-AFRICA SUMMIT

    American companies to invest US$14 billion in Africa

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 10:06pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Washington seeks stronger ties with continent amid China's gains there American firms to invest US$14b American companies are planning US$14 billion worth of investments in Africa, it was revealed yesterday as the US-Africa leaders' summit turned its focus to boosting commercial ties. President Barack Obama is to formally announce ...




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