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  1. Trust key to burying regional suspicions and building success

    Posted Apr 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to 'trust each other with sincerity and enhance consultation and mutual trust'. The need for trust reflects not only lingering historical suspicions and tensions among individual countries ... in once-isolated northern Laos - a trend matched behind the scenes by growing political and diplomatic links. Laos has long been the region's most isolated and poorest country - and best highlights ...

  2. Big steps forwards

    Posted Mar 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a truly developed country should be tolerant and respect its citizens' rights. I believe this can be achieved through Beijing's step-by-step efforts. Alan Wong, Hang Seng School ... before it matches the freedoms we have in Hong Kong. Just this week, for example, rights activists and 'dissidents' have been reportedly put under house arrest due to the National ...

  3. Asia leads insurance unit's earnings

    Posted Sep 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Mr Bannister said that when HSBC Holdings completed its deal to acquire Korea Exchange Bank, it would be able to expand its insurance business in that country. Asia, led by Hong Kong, ...

  4. People in the headlines

    Posted Jul 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... countries. c. She is a famous singer and actress. She gave birth to her first child, a boy, last week. The 36-year-old was voted 'Most Popular Female Singer' six years in a row, from 2001 ...

  5. An opportunity missed to blow our trumpet

    Posted May 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that Hong Kong officials have kept quiet about it, rather than blowing their own trumpet. The CMIM was finalised early this month by finance ministers of the 10 Asean countries and China, Japan ...

  6. Letters

    Posted Feb 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in European countries. We must respect animals' rights. Dorothy Lai, Tuen Mun Litterers act with impunity When I first came to Hong Kong, in 1989, you could report littering out of a car ... Cheung, Tsing Yi Marathon suited to wheelchairs I refer to the report 'Wheelchair athlete hits marathon brick wall' (January 31). You said that Kwan Kee, chairman of the Hong Kong ...

  7. Revaluation push gains currency

    Posted Sep 24th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... countries have happily signed up, as it allows a never-ending supply of cheap goods to enrich their consumers. The region needs to ask whether this arrangement, supported by currency intervention ... example of a country that, after the financial crisis of 1997-1998, reformed a statist banking system that aimed to foster national exporting champions at the expense of domestically focused ...

  8. Standard Chartered sees continuation of Asia growth story

    Posted Sep 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to the east. 'Sovereign wealth funds across Asia and the Middle East are indicators of that shift,' Mr Sands said. He said countries in the east were getting richer, adding that for nations ... said this week that banks in Asia would report moderating profit growth and a worsening in asset quality into next year as the region's economies expand at a slower pace. HSBC Holdings ...

  9. Tide is turning for Mekong nations

    Posted Sep 20th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... countries benefiting from the natural resources it provides, co-operation between them on trade and development has not always been easy to achieve. It is therefore encouraging to see progress being ... into the region over the past decade in a bid to further economic ties. The six countries concerned are linked not only by the river, but also by strong cultural and historical ties. But suspicion ...

  10. Invitation to play in backyard of the gods

    Posted Jul 07th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to change that. Tourism is already one of the country's biggest industries, representing about 3 per cent of gross domestic product and employing about 300,000 people. But the NTB knows ... January to May, third-country arrivals - those other than from the main Indian market - were down 4 per cent. The NTB acted by shifting its focus to neighbouring countries, with an aggressive ...




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