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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hongkongers are ill prepared for aftermath of natural disaster

    Posted Nov 19th 2013, 05:07am by EMILY CHAN, CHI SHING WONG

    ... Emily Chan and Chi Shing Wong Emily Chan and Chi Shing Wong say Hongkongers are largely unaware of the health risks associated with natural disasters, and that needs to change Unseen storm ... and stronger typhoons in the future. There may be no way to prevent such natural disasters, but surely the damage can be minimised if both the government and the people are well prepared. ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance

    Natural disasters help insurance industry grow in Asia

    Posted Nov 06th 2013, 03:42pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Asia’s vulnerability to natural disasters is helping drive the insurance industry in the region, an international conference in Singapore heard ... with rising asset values, will lead to greater demand for catastrophe insurance and reinsurance Ravi Menon, Monetary Authority of Singapore One major driver is Asia’s vulnerability to natural ...

  3. News - China Insider - JACKIE CHAN

    Jackie Chan hits back at 'sensationalist' media reports on his natural disasters comments

    Posted Oct 24th 2013, 12:35pm by Olivia Rosenman

    ... reporting” over his recent comments that he wished countries should experience natural disasters more often, while social media reacted with great disdain but little surprise over his gaffe. “How could anyone like to see natural disasters?” Chan told Tencent Entertainment over the phone. “What I meant was I want everyone to rally together, to protect and defend each other. “I don’t know ...

  4. News - Hong Kong

    Pearl Delta at high risk in event of natural disaster, says insurer

    Posted Sep 19th 2013, 06:18pm by Audrey Yoo

    ... of world's most vulnerable areas' The Pearl River Delta is one of world's most vulnerable urban areas because of the large number of people who could be affected by natural disasters ... be affected by natural catastrophes, noted the Mind the Risk  report, which was Swiss Re’s first ranking of cities under threat from disasters. In the case of the Pearl River Delta, earthquakes ...

  5. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Is Philippines heading for a natural disaster? Super typhoon a warning of worse to come

    Posted Feb 19th 2013, 12:00am by The Guardian

    ... earthquakes and tremors and occasional volcanic eruptions, making it one of the world's countries most prone to natural disasters. But more disturbing than Bopha's size was the fact ... population (the Philippines has about 95 million people and a median age of 23). "All together this could eventually lead to disaster," Sering said. Bopha presented an enormous test ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    In face of disaster, let Hong Kong's kindness prevail

    Posted Nov 12th 2013, 04:23am

    ... SCMP Editorial Let Hong Kong's kindness prevail The Philippines, no stranger to the awesome power of nature to wreak death and devastation, has suffered its worst recorded natural disaster. So extensive is the destruction wrought by Super Typhoon Haiyan, so catastrophic the loss of life, that the full extent may not be known for days as rescue and relief teams battle ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Philippines needs to improve its disaster response

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 03:36am

    ... SCMP Editorial Disasters require faster response A week after Super Typhoon Haiyan swept through the central Philippines, President Benigno Aquino is under pressure over how long it is taking to get food, water, medicine and other emergency supplies to survivors. Despite an international wave of compassion after the country's worst natural disaster on record, ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    When disaster strikes, politics should yield to relief work

    Posted Nov 18th 2013, 04:37am by Alice Wu

    ... Alice Wu Alice Wu says in a time of disaster, we should all honour our humanity by setting aside political differences to heed the cries for help Higher calling The devastation left ... either. Mother Nature doesn't discriminate; we're in this together. Our hearts and prayers go out to those who suffer. And so I applaud you- all of you heroes who have held on to your ...

  9. Business - Commodities - ANALYSIS

    Saudi Arabia's reliance on high oil prices courts disaster

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 03:17am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Numerous risks face the kingdom's finances, with a collapse in the oil price a real possibility Saudi Arabia's reliance on high oil prices courts disaster Saudi ... per cent at present, the IMF said. Finally, in common with other crude producers, Saudi Arabia faces a challenge from cheap natural gas. Train companies, truckers, ship owners, logistics ...

  10. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    President Aquino's handling of typhoon disaster under scrutiny

    Posted Nov 17th 2013, 05:55am by Alan Robles

    ... this is unprecedented." The challenge now for Aquino, a week after Haiyan, is to speed up the flow of aid, rebuild the confidence of a nation shattered by one of its worst natural disasters, and harness ... Alan Robles in Manila As the Philippines struggles to cope in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan, the president is facing criticism over his handling of the disaster In the eye ...




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