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  1. Business - Economy

    Pacific Rim trade pact remains elusive

    Posted Dec 11th 2013, 05:05am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Singapore Hopes to seal deal this year sink amid split views on farm tariffs and state-owned firms Pacific Rim trade pact remains elusive An ambitious trade pact between a dozen countries around the Pacific Rim will not be finalised this year, with no agreement on thorny issues such as intellectual property, agricultural tariffs and state-owned enterprises. The United ...

  2. News - World

    House Democrats deal a blow to White House Pacific Rim trade push

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 04:00am by Reuters

    ... House of Representatives stated their opposition, complicating efforts to finalise a pact with 11 Pacific Rim countries. Obama administration officials have argued that Trade Promotion ... difficult. In a letter to President Barack Obama, 151 House Democrats said on Wednesday there had not been enough consultation between the administration and Congress over the proposed Trans-Pacific ...

  3. Comment - Blogs

    Why are the Chinese the first ones to die in Pacific Rim?

    Posted Jul 25th 2013, 04:27pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... Jeremy Blum jeremy.blum@scmp.com This big-budget summer blockbuster may seem different, but it's still very American Pacific Rim is a movie about giant robots fighting monsters in Hong Kong. So why are the Chinese characters in the film the first to die?  Make no mistake – this does not necessarily make Pacific Rim a bad movie. Directed by Pan’s Labyrinth mastermind ...

  4. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM REVIEW

    Film Review: Pacific Rim

    Posted Jul 18th 2013, 12:00am by Richard James Havis

    ... PACIFIC RIM Starring: Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi Director: Guillermo del Toro Category: IIA Everyone loves a good monster movie, and Pacific Rim is one of the better ones. ... in the South China Sea. Pacific Rim works because, although the premise is ridiculous, the story sticks to the rules of the world that has been created. As del Toro knows, that is the secret to making ...

  5. Pacific Rim weathers storm

    Posted Oct 29th 2010, 12:00am by Ajay Shamdasani

    ... Ajay Shamdasani A year of volatility has seen Western economies in the doldrums while Asia's, particularly the Pacific Rim, have strengthened. Today's CPA Congress will offer insights into how business professionals need to think and act to ensure their organisations thrive in this new landscape. Changes in Asia mean Singapore's economy is expected to grow 3-5 per ...

  6. Mainland sets pace for Pacific Rim economies

    Posted Jun 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... Kelvin Chan The Pacific Rim's main economies are forecast to grow 4.7 per cent on average this year, followed by a 4.4 per cent expansion next year, a regional group said yesterday. Hong Kong would see above-average growth of 5.5 per cent, while the mainland would be the star performer this year, surging 8.2 per cent, the Pacific Economic Co-operation Council said in its ...

  7. Pacific Rim fight urged on shipping pollution

    Posted Oct 09th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that enables the mainland and Hong Kong to designate such areas. Instead, the department said Hong Kong should collaborate with other ports in the Pacific Rim region in its fight against pollution. ... a SECA,' she said. 'Establishing a SECA in this region will require agreement by other ports in the entire Pacific Rim.' She said there had been preliminary discussions with other ports ...

  8. Cosco Pacific buys 50pc stake in Bohai Rim terminal

    Posted Jun 18th 2004, 12:00am by Annette Chiu

    ... Annette Chiu Cosco Pacific has further consolidated its port operations by acquiring a secondary terminal in the Bohai Rim from its parent company. The Hong Kong-listed company yesterday ... is of the view that the acquisition represents an excellent opportunity for the group to further expand its container-terminal business in the Bohai Rim region, where growth has been strong,' ...

  9. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    China faces hurdles on path to Asia-Pacific free-trade deal

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 05:19am by Teddy Ng

    ... in the way. China is pushing for a Pacific Rim free-trade zone, known as the Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific (FTAAP), to be in place by 2025. But discussion on the FTAAP was being distracted ... Partnership (TPP) covering 12 Pacific Rim countries but not China. Beijing is also looking to wrap up talks on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, which would draw in the 10 members ...

  10. Rim Polymers leverages CEH Group's strength

    Posted Aug 09th 2013, 04:02pm by Michelle Phillips, Christina Liedke, Stacey Johnson, Joonyoung Kim and Laleh Larijani

    ... expanding the business of equipment manufacturers in the region. Rising labour costs have also led to the growth of factory automation equipment, creating opportunities for Rim Polymers Industries to showcase its high-quality processing machines. A leading manufacturer of polyurethane machines and plants, Rim Polymers serves multinational and key local corporations in the vehicle, ...




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