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  1. Business - Economy - THE VIEW

    Hong Kong political impasse could compromise city’s future

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 03:43pm by Richard Wong

    ... Richard Wong Hong Kong needs to address the question of political reform if it is to regain momentum to deliver a popularly elected chief executive in 2017 Breaking the gridlock My ... through universal suffrage in 2017. Hong Kong needs political reform to address two critical problems. The first relates to the deep economic and social contradictions that have arisen here from ...

  2. Business - Economy - CURRENCIES

    Pound traders braced for more political turbulence

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:56am by Bloomberg

    ... for more turbulence No sooner have traders in the British pound got past the Scottish independence referendum than the potential for more political upheaval is being thrust upon them. Recent ... more seriously the possibility of Britain's eventual exit from the European Union. British politics in 2015 would make the Scottish vote "look like a Sunday picnic" ...

  3. Business - Economy - CURRENCIES

    Beijing's political ties crucial to liberalising the yuan

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 04:13am by Jeanny Yu

    ... Jeanny Yu jeanny.yu@scmp.com Xi Jinping's overseas trips are well-planned business initiatives and are a way of plotting Beijing's currency policies on the global stage Political ... this activism, such as the political support gained from countries that back its currency initiatives. The central banks that have given high-profile endorsement of China's monetary ambitions ...

  4. Business - Economy - THE VIEW

    Education, not politics, key to economic strength

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 05:26am by Cathy Holcombe

    ... Cathy Holcombe An educated population leads to better economic strength, which in turn leads to more vocal calls for leaders to provide greater political freedoms The politics of education ... Asia's authoritarian rulers have, however, invested heavily in education, and sure enough, over time, their political systems have evolved to become pluralistic. Yet 25 years after Tiananmen, ...

  5. Business - Comment - MONEY MATTERS

    Hong Kong to pay for politics of tear gas and anarchy

    Posted Oct 04th 2014, 04:46am by Shirley Yam

    ... Shirley Yam Given increasing public opposition, the street protests will soon peter out, but the real tragedy is polarisation among Hongkongers Hong Kong to pay for politics of tear gas ... in the political field share this question, although with a completely different angle. Why fire the tear gas and retreat, leaving the streets to the protesters? Let's discuss the tear gas first. Some ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - JAKE'S VIEW

    New Asia bank part of China's agenda

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 05:42am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der kamp Infrastructure lender a political move to boost Beijing's recognition and strengthen yuan New Asia bank part of China's agenda China and 20 other countries ... not to sign up with Beijing. So far, South Korea and Indonesia have heeded the call. Leaving aside how silly this political spat is, what stands out here first of all is the estimate that Asia needs ...

  7. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Time for C.Y. Leung to take reality check

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 05:19am by George Chen

    ... he has done anything wrong, ever. Politics aside, will you accept a person who believes he has always made the right decisions and done great things, and if there is any problem, ... contributed to the city's worst political crisis in decades. Leung just didn't want to admit to any problems even when thousands of protesters lost their patience and decided to occupy ...

  8. Business - Economy - THE VIEW

    Tung Chee-hwa and Hong Kong government's 'gloom and doom' propaganda hokum

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 02:08pm by Stephen Vines

    ... and pursuing a political agenda. They play loose and fast with data and stretch its interpretation to serve less than benign interests. This explains why, as the government faces unprecedented ... somewhat premature. It is therefore safe to treat the more alarmist statements for what they are: political propaganda. And this kind of propaganda works both ways because when economies are doing ...

  9. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Shek Kwu Chau incinerator smells even before it starts

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 06:04am by Howard Winn

    ... of HK$2 million per tonne. Then there is the question of location. Initial studies showed the best location was near the ash lagoons at Tsang Tsui, near Tuen Mun. But a political decision ...

  10. Business - Comment

    Pulling the strings

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 05:19am by Peter Guy

    ... Peter Guy Chief executive's gaffe raises the prospect of the elite perverting legal system to their advantage Pulling the strings In one of the worst political gaffes since US ... of politics and policies". One assumes he was referring to excessive welfare for the poor rather than the corporate welfare that benefits tycoons today. Rather than defusing the Occupy protests, ...




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