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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    As Japan's economy falters, it's vital for Shinzo Abe to fire his third arrow

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 05:04am by SCMP Editorial

    ... offshore. Despite growing nervousness among supporters and division over his policies among members of the central bank board, Abe cannot afford to back off if Japan's economy is to return ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Welcome thaw in Sino-Japan ties, despite ongoing friction

    Posted Nov 12th 2014, 05:19am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Welcome thaw in Sino-Japan ties Television images of an awkward handshake and frosty body language did not portray a typical start to a bilateral summit at an important moment in the deeply troubled relationship between China and Japan. We don't know if appearances thawed when President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe began their talks behind ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Bank of Japan fills the void after Fed halts quantitative easing

    Posted Nov 05th 2014, 05:30am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Bank of Japan fills void left by Fed When the US Federal Reserve said it would taper its US$85 billion-a-month asset purchases under a third round of quantitative easing ... investors took it in their stride, despite recent market turmoil and concerns about the world economy. Instead markets surged when, days later, the Bank of Japan announced a big rise in asset ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Looming US rate rise spells trouble for Hong Kong households and firms

    Posted Nov 24th 2014, 05:17am by SCMP Editorial

    ... in China, and disappointing data from Japan and the euro zone. Now everyone wants to own assets from a country that triggered the global financial crisis more than half a decade ago. The shock announcement by the Bank of Japan late last month to expand its stimulus programme has further weakened the yen and sent the dollar soaring. The US dollar index- a measure of its value against a basket ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Arrest the undeniable decline in English standards in Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 05:04am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Kong's English proficiency slipped nine places to 31st in a global ranking over the past year. What's more intriguing is that the city, which ranked only slightly ahead of South Korea, Japan ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    A new world order takes shape as China rises

    Posted Nov 13th 2014, 05:21am by SCMP Editorial

    ... towards Asia and expand China's influence in keeping with its status as the world's second-largest economy. The concerns of influential powers in the region like the US and Japan ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Lessons of Berlin Wall still resonate

    Posted Nov 11th 2014, 05:13am by SCMP Editorial

    ... In Asia, China's rise has also led to a deficit in trust and worrying strains with the US and Japan and their allies. For Asia, there is a glimmer of hope. President Xi Jinping and Japanese ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    To repair Sino-Japan ties, it's up to Shinzo Abe to show sincerity

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:08am by SCMP Editorial

    ... of Japan's second world war defeat. China has made that a pre-condition for talks, so it would obviously be a good start. But Abe's nationalist tendencies and pressure from the political far ... is understandable: Abe's shrine visit, his pushing for a reinterpretation of Japan's pacifist constitution so that the military can fight overseas and perceived disregard for his country's ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Consumers benefit from welcome fall in commodity prices

    Posted Nov 03rd 2014, 04:21am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Fund has suggested, the downward trend, especially in oil, is net positive for the world economy because consumer economies such as the United States, Japan and most countries within ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong must be on guard against threat of dengue fever

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 05:20am by SCMP Editorial

    ... countries in 1970, it is now endemic in more than 100. It re-emerged in Japan this year for the first time since 1945, with dozens of local cases. The world is talking about Ebola and Middle East ...




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