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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    'Cliff' still looms as lawmakers go on holiday

    Posted Dec 23rd 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington President Obama calls for a stopgap bill to protect middle-class taxpayers 'Cliff' still looms as lawmakers go on holiday Democratic ... the so-called fiscal cliff. To prevent automatic and massive spending cuts and tax increases due to kick in for all Americans on January 1, Obama called for a stopgap bill to protect middle-class ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1111097/cliff-still-looms-lawmakers-go-holiday
  2. News - World - ESPIONAGE

    Germany frees Russian spy early in rumoured swap

    Posted Nov 23rd 2014, 08:13am by AFP

    ... America and were living what prosecutors called a "middle-class existence" as a cover for their clandestine activities. Germany is dropping a six-month probe into the alleged tapping ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1646320/germany-frees-russian-spy-early-rumoured-swap
  3. News - Asia - AVIATION

    More than 350 new airports planned across Asia-Pacific as tourism booms

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 10:16pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore China alone plans to build over 100 in the next 10 years as middle classes spread their wings Rush to build airports in Asiaas tourism booms Faced ... in the region. From China and India to the Philippines and Indonesia, the fast-growing middle classes are looking to spend their cash by spreading their wings, leading to a boom in the Asia-Pacific ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1562931/more-350-new-airports-planned-across-asia-pacific-tourism-booms
  4. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Xi commits to Antarctic deal with Australia on first visit to Tasmania

    Posted Nov 18th 2014, 02:30pm by AFP

    ... of China's middle classes through food and wine exports, renewable energy projects and tourism. The state's premier, Will Hodgman, signed four agreements with China on Monday. China ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1642889/xi-commits-antarctic-deal-australia-first-visit-tasmania
  5. News - World - CLIMATE

    Sino-US global warming deal faces Republican resistance in Congress

    Posted Nov 13th 2014, 11:10am by MCT, AFP

    ... energy that is already hurting jobs and squeezing middle-class families." But administration officials said congressional support was not a necessity. "We have the ability under laws ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1638695/republicans-obama-not-so-fast-climate-action
  6. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Apple opens its first South American store in Rio de Janeiro

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 05:17am by AFP, Bloomberg

    ... demand of customers in this huge country with its burgeoning population of middle-class consumers. Growth over the past decade has allowed more than 40 million people to escape poverty and join the ranks of the middle class. "We are very excited about the first of what we hope will be many stores in Brazil," said Steve Cano, Apple's senior vice-president, speaking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1429041/apple-opens-its-first-south-american-store-rio-de-janeiro
  7. Business - Companies - JEWELLERY

    Diamond demand to rise 4.5pc this year, De Beers says

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 02:32pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Johannesburg Leading diamond producer De Beers said it expects global demand for polished gems to rise by up to 4.5 per cent this year thanks to the US market recovery and a bouyant China and India. “The global economy is still not doing very well, but we are lucky that we have a good mix of countries and that the middle class is growing, which means our ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1530668/diamond-demand-rise-45pc-year-de-beers-says
  8. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Eight women padlocked in Manila warehouse die in blaze

    Posted May 30th 2014, 07:35pm by AFP

    ... out,” he said. Gabutin said six of the dead women identified so far were aged between 19 and 24. A neighbourhood watchman in the middle-class residential area where the fire occurred, Jayvee ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1522034/eight-women-locked-building-die-philippine-fire
  9. News - World - BRITAIN

    Riots to riches: gentrification sparks fears for Brixton's soul

    Posted Oct 28th 2013, 04:47am by AFP

    ... subway journey from the city centre. "I fear that in 10 to 15 years' time, Brixton will go the same way as Notting Hill where it becomes a totally middle-class area," said Alex ... is not going to change into a sort of twee, Laura Ashley middle-class place, in my opinion," he said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1341222/riots-riches-gentrification-sparks-fears-brixtons-soul
  10. News - World - US ECONOMY

    Obama: deal in sight to avert fiscal cliff

    Posted Jan 01st 2013, 03:43am by AFP

    ... unemployment insurance for two million people which are due to expire later Monday. “For now, our most immediate priority is to stop taxes going up for middle class families, starting tomorrow. I think ... around and vote for a tax cut on the middle class. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1117104/obama-deal-sight-avert-fiscal-cliff

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