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  1. Business - Banking & Finance

    RBS to relocate to England if Scotland votes for independence

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 06:19am by Bloomberg

    ... to England, accusing the British government of deliberate "scaremongering" before next week's independence referendum. "A Treasury source told the BBC that it had discussed ... information." That was a matter of "extraordinary gravity", he added. RBS's proposal to move to London from Edinburgh if voters backed independence was first reported by the BBC. RBS ...

  2. Business - Economy - THE VIEW

    Markets more focused on what Hong Kong could lose than universal suffrage

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 12:47pm by RICHARD HARRIS

    ... playing field, planning for the future, and making sure the MTR ran on time. In two days, the likelihood is that the National Peoples Congress will put the suffering back into suffrage- and say ... Kong can elect its mayor by universal suffrage- universally meaning "one man, one vote", will not Beijing and Shanghai want the same? This is not to say that Hong Kong people should ...

  3. Business - Comment - THE VIEW

    Building blocks needed in Hong Kong's political development

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 02:59pm by Richard Wong

    ... The political reform framework decided by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress has evoked strong reactions in Hong Kong. The pan-democrats have denounced it as undemocratic ... that was promulgated by the National People's Congress in 1990. To be sure, all interested parties and groups have pushed the envelope, but this is not the same as saying one side abrogated a promise. ...

  4. Business - China Business - CARS

    China to allow direct sales of car parts amid anti-monopoly push

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 05:10am by Bloomberg

    ... to publicly release vehicle maintenance and technical information of newly introduced models, including those that are imported, according to the guidelines jointly issued yesterday by the National ... for over-priced spare parts, as an April report by the Insurance Association of China and China Auto Maintenance & Repair Association found replacing all the components of a Mercedes C-class car can ...

  5. Business - Money

    Risky stocks identified in event of Scottish independence

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 06:19am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Paris Risky stocks identified in event of independence Say no to Scotland's stocks if its voters say yes to independence. That is the analysis of strategists at Credit ... over the year to date, although it is up 1.5 per cent since the start of August. With the Switzerland-based bank assigning a 25 per cent probability that Scotland will choose independence ...

  6. Business - Money - EQUITIES

    Investors hedge their bets in case Scotland votes for independence

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 06:19am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London As poll on independence looms, the prospect of market chaos sees options trading escalate Investors hedge bets in case of Scottish 'yes' vote As Scottish ... in Ukraine. Arcanum Asset Management's Paul Gleeson said that although he expected the "No" campaign against Scottish independence to prevail, he was nevertheless buying up options ...

  7. Business - China Business - E-COMMERCE

    Transformation still incomplete in Alibaba's new China

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 04:59am by Ray Chan

    ... trying to bribe regulators to try and get special advantages," said Xiao, who is also an honorary professor at the University of Hong Kong and an independent director of HSBC Bank's ... according to government statistics. Ma once remarked about the difficulty with being an entrepreneur in China- "Today is difficult, tomorrow is more difficult"- in a nation where ...

  8. Business - Companies - INTERNET

    Poaching of Microsoft's top China executive a coup for Baidu

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 04:13am by BIEN PEREZ, SUE SU XINQI

    ... the National Basketball Association. Zhang stepped back to focus on his research duties after Simon Leung Lim-kin was appointed chief in 2009. For Baidu, hiring Zhang as president for new business ... elementary and high school early. At 12 years old, he became the country's youngest college student after being admitted to the University of Science and Technology of China, in Anhui province. ...

  9. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Microsoft’s man in China defects to search powerhouse Baidu

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 04:12am by BIEN PEREZ, SUE SU XINQI

    ... In 2007, Zhang took over Microsoft's mainland leadership role after Timothy Chen Yongzheng resigned as chief executive to join the National Basketball Association. Zhang stepped back to focus ... conference room". A child prodigy, Zhang finished elementary and high school early. At 12 years old, he became the country's youngest college student after being admitted to the University ...

  10. Business - China Business - MAKING MILLIONS

    Billionaire Profile: Lei Jun, Xiaomi

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 05:10am by James Griffiths

    ... engineering at Wuhan University, Lei read Fire in the Valley, Paul Frieberger and Michael Swaine's account of the early days of the PC industry and vowed to follow in Jobs' footsteps. "I was greatly influenced by that book, and I wanted to establish a company that was first class," Lei told The New York Times in 2013. "So I made a plan to get through college ...




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