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  1. Why countries resort to trade protectionism

    Posted Nov 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Michael Pettis

    ... Michael Pettis This summer, US economists Barry Eichengreen and Douglas Irwin published a very interesting paper on the roots of protectionism in the Depression. The authors argue ... again, it seems that we are going to make the same mistakes. Michael Pettis is a professor of finance at the Guanghua School of Peking University and a senior Associate at the Carnegie Endowment ...

  2. Michael Kors lifts earnings forecast

    Posted Mar 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com The namesake Hong Kong-based luxury goods retailer behind United States fashion designer Michael Kors has raised its earnings outlook, as sales surged in its fiscal fourth quarter to March. New York-listed Michael Kors said yesterday it expected revenue in its fiscal fourth quarter to be in the range of US$350 million to US$360 million, compared ...

  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Actress charged with sending Obama poison letter

    Posted Jun 09th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Texarkana Actress charged over Obama poison letters A pregnant actress who told FBI agents her husband had sent ricin-tainted letters to US President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been charged with threatening the president. Shannon Guess Richardson, 35, appeared in court after being charged with mailing a threatening communication ...

  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    New York photographer defends right to shoot people secretly in their apartments

    Posted Jun 10th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... The controversy is similar to one in Hong Kong earlier this year when angry residents of an apartment complex in Sai Ying Pun claimed Hong Kong-based German photographer Michael Wolf may have invaded ...

  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Ex-congressman Jesse Jackson Jnr accused of misuse of campaign funds

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... of dollars on Bruce Lee souvenirs and a US$4,000 guitar once owned by Michael Jackson and Eddie Van Halen. The Illinois Democrat, the son of the noted civil rights leader, reportedly faces up to 57 ... items that once belonged to Michael Jackson one day in August for US$17,100. The spending spree with campaign funds continued in 2010, when Jackson bought Jimi Hendrix memorabilia for US$2,775 ...

  6. Muddled US policy helps rivals' success

    Posted Jun 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com A new study by an advocacy group co-founded by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg finds, astonishingly, that foreign-born researchers were behind more than three out of four patents obtained by top US research universities last year. Yet bizarrely, as the study points out, US immigration policy has made it difficult for even the most talented foreign graduates ...

  7. Homeless figures blemish mayor's record

    Posted Aug 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Rong Xiaoqing New York With less than 18 months left of his term, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is on his way to becoming one of the most successful mayors in the city's history. At least that's what the numbers are suggesting. New York's public high school graduation rate has jumped to a record high, it is ranked as the safest big city in the country, ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, May 9, 2013

    Posted May 09th 2013, 12:00am

    ... Hong Kong civilised, not democratic According to Michael Chugani, universal suffrage is mere icing on the democracy cake ("Over-egging it", May 4). It is correct that Hong Kong enjoys a relatively high degree of civic freedom but this is maintained by the rule of law as developed and passed on via the Basic Law from the British colonial administration. Democracy ...

  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Disney investors threaten to revolt over chief executives pay

    Posted Mar 03rd 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... Iger of one of his roles. In 2004 when Michael Eisner was in charge, the funds forced Disney to split the two top jobs. Disney agreed to appoint an independent chairman and to offer ...

  10. News - World - RUSSIA

    US envoy tells Russia to stop ‘exploiting’ boy’s death

    Posted Feb 22nd 2013, 09:18pm by AFP

    ... Michael McFaul said he was troubled by how the American people, legal system and diplomacy are being portrayed in the Russian press. “I am troubled by how my people and my country are being ...




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