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  1. Business - China Business - ACQUISITIONS

    Chinese firms on foreign acquisition trail learn to ease local fears

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 01:29am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Zhiliang said. "The acquisition was a very difficult process, taking three to four months in three languages," Wang told delegates to the "China Goes Global" conference held ... Mainland firms ride bumpy global trail Mainland firms trying to make acquisitions overseas often face local resistance but some- like carmaker Zhejiang Geely Holding Group and Shanghai Jin Jiang ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1581848/chinese-firms-foreign-acquisition-trail-learn-ease-local
  2. Lifestyle - Family & Education - BETWEEN THE LINES

    Between The Lines: Language Acquisition

    Posted Nov 25th 2012, 12:00am by Annie Ho

    ... of these people. Krashen, the author of more than 350 academic papers, developed the first comprehensive theory of second-language acquisition. He could have a spectacular career as a stand-up comic if he ... to be accurate with rules and grammar, while "acquiring" is subconscious. Second-language teachers who use methods that promote language acquisition will see better results. The best way ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1089179/between-lines-language-acquisition
  3. Lifestyle - Family & Education - PERSPECTIVES

    Perspectives: constant practice the key to learning languages

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 10:36am by Perry Bayer

    ... Functional practice is supported by theorists, including cognitive neuroscientist Ellen Bialystok (1981), who consider it a conscious strategy that supports language acquisition. Many NETs feel ... Perry Bayer life@scmp.com Practice makes perfect in anyone's language Coaches and sportsmen and women will tell you about the value of practice for honing important skills. Top ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1537033/perspectives-constant-practice-key-learning-languages
  4. News - World - SCIENCE

    Learning second language may delay dementia, Scottish study finds

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 09:55pm by MCT

    ... early, parallel acquisition of both languages, what they call the "classical" scenario. But in this way, the results actually make a very compelling point- you don't have ... secondlanguage maydelay dementia Maybe it's time to blow the dust off that Putonghua CD and learn something new. A study has found that picking up a new language, even in adulthood, can have serious ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1524765/learning-second-language-may-delay-dementia-scottish-study-finds
  5. Business - Companies - EARNINGS

    Haier Electronics on lookout for more logistics acquisitions

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 11:40am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com New acquisitions planned to meet mainland demand following 19pc rise in first-half profit Haier Electronics in logistics push Haier Electronics plans new acquisitions to bolster its fast-growing logistics service business, after the company posted a 19 per cent year-on-year increase in first-half net profit. The company, a subsidiary of home appliances ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1581090/haier-electronics-lookout-more-logistics-acquisitions
  6. Business - Companies - ACQUISITIONS

    Fosun shrugs off debt concerns as it looks for more overseas acquisitions

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 09:28am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Fosun: We've enough money for investment Fosun International is determined to stay on the hunt for acquisitions, brushing off ratings agency concerns that debt-fuelled overseas investments ... Aurora National Life Insurance for up to US$500 million from Swiss Re. Fosun's most recent overseas acquisition was a 20 per cent stake in US insurer Ironshore for US$468.83 million, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1578978/fosun-shrugs-debt-concerns-it-looks-more-overseas-acquisitions
  7. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - MUSIC

    Album of the week: Green Language by Rustie

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 10:11pm by MADELINE GRESSEL

    ... Madeline Gressel Green Language Rustie Warp But soft, what light through yonder window breaks? It's Rus tie, whose invigorating, brilliantly alive and sometime revelatory song Raptor ... that the sounds are born anew. The cover of his sophomore LP, Green Languag e (a medieval term for birdsong), features two entwined flamingos: a Janus-faced bird, both goofy and precise, fabulous ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1585808/album-week-green-language-rustie
  8. Business - Companies - ACQUISITION

    Acquisition of assets from parent boosts insurer China Taiping’s profit

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 03:47pm by Kwong Man-ki

    ... business increased following the acquisition of assets from its parent. Net profit for the six-month period rose to HK$1.93 billion from HK$692 million in the same period last year, the company said in a statement to the Hong Kong stock exchange on Thursday. The acquisition of shares in Taiping Life and Taiping General Insurance was completed by the end of last year, it said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1578484/acquisition-assets-parent-boosts-insurer-china-taipings-profit
  9. Property - Hong Kong & China - ACQUISITIONS

    SOHO China on lookout for acquisitions in prime locations

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 02:03pm by Peggy Sito

    ... and Shanghai as the uncertain market outlook for the mainland’s residential market provides acquisition opportunities. The plan was unveiled as it announced its interim results on Thursday, with core ... or project acquisition opportunities for strong, cash-rich developers. “SOHO China has continually been able to maintain one of the lowest gearing ratios amongst all of our peers,” he said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1578404/soho-china-lookout-acquisitions-prime-locations
  10. Business - Companies - RETAIL

    China Resources expects drop in profitability after acquisition of Tesco stores

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 01:40pm by TIFFANY AP

    ... Tiffany Ap tiffany.ap@scmp.com China Resources Enterprise, one of the largest hypermarket operators on the mainland, said consolidated net profit fell 8.7 per cent year on year to HK$929 billion in the first half of the year and it expects to see a “significant drop” in profitability this year as it turns around its acquisition of Tesco’s mainland stores. The partnership ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1578394/china-resources-expects-drop-profitability-after-acquisition

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