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  1. Business - Economy - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine economy expands by 7.2pc in 2013, despite natural disasters

    Posted Jan 30th 2014, 11:52am by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... of the fastest-growing in Asia last year after shrugging off devastating natural disasters and expanding at a “remarkable” pace in the final quarter, the government said in Manila on Thursday. The economy grew ... economic stewardship. The Philippines endures relentless natural disasters because it is located along a typhoon belt and the so-called Ring of Fire, a vast Pacific Ocean region where many ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1417359/philippine-economy-expands-72pc-2013-despite-natural-disasters
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1349000/natural-disasters-help-insurance-industry-grow-asia
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1354720/saudi-arabias-reliance-high-oil-prices-courts-disaster
  4. Business - Companies - PUBLIC RELATIONS

    Some disasters can defeat a firm's best efforts at crisis communications

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 11:10am by Stephen Vines

    ... and crew. While this is primarily an intensely human disaster, it is also a profoundly disturbing corporate nightmare. To pre-empt understandable misgivings about discussing this aspect of the MH370 ... The immediate impact was to slice BP's stock market valuation in half over a 50-day period. BP has clawed back much of this loss, but its share price is still about a third below pre-disaster ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1451411/some-disasters-can-defeat-firms-best-efforts-crisis
  5. Business - Companies - RECRUITMENT

    Disaster awaits firms that choose wrong CEO

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 02:59am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang denise.tsang@scmp.com Senior appointments can be costly if they are not right for the job Disaster awaits firms that choose wrong CEO Hiring the wrong C-level executive can be expensive- in more ways than one. Time and money wasted, opportunity cost, not to mention disruption to the business and corporate culture, are just some of the consequences, head-hunters say. Alice ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1438934/disaster-awaits-firms-choose-wrong-ceo
  6. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Top finance officials confident world has turned corner

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 05:07am by AP

    ... painfully high in many nations. Lagarde referred to the years from 2008 to 2010 as an economic "disaster" and she said now "we are moving into a strengthening phase". [If the US ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1481108/top-finance-officials-confident-world-has-turned-corner
  7. Business - Companies - LEGISLATION

    Three cheers for Hong Kong’s new companies law

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 11:50am by RICHARD HARRIS

    ... at least one director who is a natural person with a name and an identity number. Having a human being to chase is important to counter money laundering and tax evasion. The new ordinance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1483691/three-cheers-hong-kongs-new-companies-law
  8. Business - Money

    Graft crackdown fuels concerns over laundering in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 05:07am by Toh Han Shih

    ... trust, "we will find it difficult to do", said Hamlin. "That raises red flags because naturally their salaries are low." An investment banker, who wished to be unnamed, said: ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1481150/graft-crackdown-fuels-concerns-over-laundering-hong
  9. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Hong Kong urged to expand its advantage in yuan trade

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 12:59am by Ray Chan, Jeanny Yu

    ... such as London and Frankfurt that have only recently entered yuan settlement and clearing services. "Hong Kong has a natural advantage in China's long-term goal of internationalising the yuan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1477019/hong-kong-urged-expand-its-advantage-yuan-trade
  10. Business - Commodities - GOLD

    Low gold price spells lacklustre profit outlook for Zijin

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 10:44am by Eric Ng

    ... flat, and if Zijin's production costs remain high given the nature of its new projects,its profit [growth] will likely be sluggish." Zijin's net profit is forecast to fall 5.6 per ... June. Evy Hambro, chief investment officer for natural resources equity at BlackRock, the world's largest asset manager, said he expected metal prices to be range-bound this year. He said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1475633/low-gold-price-spells-lacklustre-profit-outlook-zijin

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