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  1. Lifestyle - Books - PHYSICS

    Book review: Our Mathematical Universe, by Max Tegmark

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 06:41pm by Richard James Havis

    ... Richard James Havis Our Mathematical Universe: My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality by Max Tegmark Knopf 4.5 stars Richard James Havis British writer Douglas Adams wrote ... in terms of mathematics. In Our Mathematical Universe, Tegmark goes one step further: he says the underlying nature of our universe is not something that only has to be described in maths (although ...

  2. Business - Commodities

    China may have 1,000 tonnes of gold in financing deals

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 03:43pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Singapore China may have 1,000 tonnes of gold in finance deals Chinese firms could have locked up as much as 1,000 tonnes of gold in financing deals, an industry report said, indicating a big slice of imports has been used to raise funds due to tight credit conditions, rather than to meet consumer demand. The financing-related buying by the world's biggest bullion ...

  3. Property - Hong Kong & China - FINANCING

    Developers offer buyers financing to get around banks’ loan-to-value curbs

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 03:22pm by Sandy Li

    ... have gradually been increasing the size of second mortgages through finance companies to 40 per cent this year from 20 per cent, as competition for buyers intensifies. Sun Hung Kai Properties, ... of deals declined 56 per cent year on year to HK$22 billion. The HKMA said it noted recent market developments in respect of residential mortgage financing. "Homebuyers who look for mortgage ...

  4. Maths courses in schools must focus on real-world situations

    Posted Dec 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Under the revamped New Secondary School academic structure, students must attain Level 2 in mathematics as a condition for entry to universities. Some believe that this would deprive liberal arts-focused students of university education even if they met all other entry requirements. Mathematics should be designated a mandatory subject, given its importance in developing ...

  5. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Top finance officials confident world has turned corner

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 05:07am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington IMF policy-setting panel says foundations are strengthening for balanced, job-rich growth Finance officials confident world has turned corner The world's top finance officials expressed confidence that the global economy finally has turned the corner to stronger growth. This time, they may be right. Despite challenges that include market ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Finance chief warns lengthy budget filibuster will harm public services

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 12:53pm by FANNY W.Y. FUNG, Tanna Chong

    ... Fanny W.Y. Fung and Tanna Chong Tsang issues warning on budget protest Public services may eventually be affected if an expected filibuster of the budget lasts too long, Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah warned yesterday as the Legislative Council b ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - DIVESTMENTS

    Sun Hung Kai & Co picks 3 banks to sell consumer finance unit

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 04:14pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Hong Kong Sun Hung Kai & Co has appointed three banks to underwrite the sale of its consumer finance division, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday. The Hong Kong conglomerate chose JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley and UBS to run the sale, which is expected to value the business – United Asia Finance – at about US$3 billion, the people said. SHK & ...

  8. Quantitative Finance

    Posted May 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Michelle Chan

    ... programme. We study accounts, economics and finance, but we have more mathematics classes. In addition, there's computer programming and business case studies. In Year Two and Year Three, we ... derivatives pricing and risk management. YP: What is the difference between quantitative finance, and economics and finance? L: Our programme concentrates more on mathematics and business and less ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Colleges struggling to fill self-financed courses

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 03:38am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Colleges struggling to fill self-financed courses Some colleges offering self-financed tertiary programmes are in dire straits in the face of intense ... for undergraduate spots in the eight subsidised institutions and if they failed, they would choose self-financed undergraduate or sub-degree programmes in institutes with a relatively long history and good ...

  10. News - World - UKRAINE

    Putin's Crimean grab like Hitler, says German finance minister

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 10:32pm by BLOOM

    ... Agencies in Simferopol and Paris Rein in forces, Kerry tells Russia Germany's influential finance minister says Russian President Vladimir Putin's annexation of Crimea employed tactics reminiscent of those used by Adolf Hitler to expand Germany's territory before the second world war. Wolfgang Schaeuble said yesterday that Putin's contention Russian nationals ...




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