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  1. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Keeping the taxman on the other side of the mountains

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 12:47am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... on the other side of the mountains "As the next step, the taxation administration will rigorously investigate major cases of tax fraud," the [State Administration of Taxation] said. SCMP, January 25 I am much taken by an old Chinese aphorism on relations between government and citizen- san go wong dai yuen: the mountains are high and the emperor is far away. For a concrete example ...

  2. Business - Economy

    Swiss ski slopes bid welcome to Chinese tourists

    Posted Oct 29th 2013, 01:49pm by AFP

    ... – many of whom prefer to take photographs and enjoy the fresh Alpine air than to don skis – to stay a few more days in the mountains. A confident Bosshart said: “These people may not come just ...

  3. Business - Economy

    Japan panel warns of dangers of debt mountain

    Posted May 21st 2013, 01:21pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo A Japanese government panel warns there is “absolutely no guarantee” that domestic investors will keep financing the country’s massive public debt, citing the risk of a spike in bond yields that could crimp long-term growth prospects, dra ...

  4. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Welcome to euro casino

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 05:07am by DAVID BROWN

    ... a horror show. These countries are plagued by recession risks, crippled by mountainous debt and handicapped by compromised banking sectors. In effect, they remain zombie economies kept alive ...

  5. Business - Money - COMMENT

    Two-way through train better for mainland investors, brokers

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 10:16am by Cathy Holcombe

    ... surpluses, exports were booming, and foreign direct investment and speculative capital inflows were heady. The central bank was printing a mountain of fresh yuan to keep the currency from ...

  6. Business - Money - FUND MANAGEMENT

    China Everbright goes full steam on expansion after painful restructuring

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 05:07am by RAY CHAN AND JEANNY YU

    ... Ray Chan and Jeanny Yu After a painful restructuring and asset disposals, the red chip looks to double its assets under management in three years from HK$33b now China Everbright goes full steam on growth It was awful-tasting medicine, but the patient needed it. Four years after the 1997 Asian financial crisis, a mountain of outstanding debt and a cash-flow crunch propelled China ...

  7. Business - Economy - CURRENCIES

    The euro's failed experiment

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:38am by DAVID BROWN

    ... in the U-turn. Stronger growth and job creation are the new imperatives. Italy remains on the brink, weighed down by a yawning budget deficit and mountainous public sector debt. There is no mandate ...

  8. Business - Companies - COMPANY VISIT

    Game developer Kabam reveals its mobile ambitions

    Posted Mar 15th 2014, 01:54am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... executive, said the company "had about 25 people working above a dim sum restaurant in Mountain View", a city in the heart of California's Silicon Valley. Co-founder Michael Li said ...

  9. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    How to go beyond blindly following Warren Buffett's investment tips

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 01:26am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Chicago Bershire Hathaway's big jumps are far behind it but holding on to an index fund is sage advice Look beyond Buffett's tips when seeking best returns While it is hard to knock the advice of Warren Buffett, whose annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders recently came down from the mountain of capitalism, some of his tips can be tweaked. Among ...

  10. Business - Economy - INVESTMENT

    A new super-cycle for bonds

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 05:59am by DAVID BROWN

    ... of Treasury bonds heading their way. A yawning US budget deficit at close to 10 per cent of GDP, a towering government debt mountain equal to the country's entire economic output and the absence ...




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