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  1. Business - Comment - THE VIEW

    Building blocks needed in Hong Kong's political development

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 02:59pm by Richard Wong

    ... Richard Wong Debates over the future political framework to sustain the Basic Law have split into three narratives, with all groups guilty of pushing the envelope Brick by brick The political reform framework decided by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress has evoked strong reactions in Hong Kong. The pan-democrats have denounced it as undemocratic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1593825/building-blocks-needed-hks-political-development
  2. Business - Economy - GERMANY

    German investor confidence falls as Europe is wracked by political tension

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 05:39am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Frankfurt German confidence falls amid tension German investor confidence dropped to the weakest in 21 months amid increasing political tension in Europe, even as the European Central Bank steps up its stimulus. The ZEW Centre for European Economic Research in Mannheim said its index of investor and analyst expectations, which aims to predict economic developments six ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1594214/german-investor-confidence-falls-europe-wracked-political-tension
  3. Business - Banking & Finance - MR. SHANGKONG

    No 1 risk for investing in Alibaba is Chinese politics

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:40am by George Chen

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com Beijing is eager to support national brands but Chinese politics can throw up obstacles The No 1 risk for investing in Alibaba What is the biggest risk for investors in China's e-commerce giant Alibaba? In one word: politics. Jack Ma Yun, English teacher-turned entrepreneur, is already a legend in China for the incredibly fast growth ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1592536/no-1-risk-investing-alibaba-chinese-politics
  4. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    How will Beijing contain city's demand for political reform?

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 12:28am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn After years of being promised political change, it turns out that what Hong Kong is going to get is universal suffrage with Chinese characteristics. It bears little resemblance ... are clearly in for a period of political unrest. Hong Kong protesters are among the most peaceable in the world but it is not hard to imagine the presence of agent provocateurs to stir up trouble. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1583210/how-will-beijing-contain-citys-demand-political-reform
  5. Business - Money

    Chart of the day: Politics priced into China markets

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 05:29am by NICK EDWARDS

    ... Chart of the day: Politics priced into China markets Political turning points always matter for markets, none more so than those on the mainland. Analysts broadly concur that the launch of an investigation into former security chief Zhou Yongkang signals a consolidation of power by President Xi Jinping, boding well for the political unity needed to drive economic reform. Strategists at Swiss ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1567828/chart-day-politics-priced-china-markets
  6. Business - Economy - COMMENT

    Handle with care- the politics of naming places

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 05:29am by AP

    ... Ken Moritsugu Politics of place names can be a sensitive subject Is it the Persian Gulf or the Arabian Gulf? Mount McKinley or Denali? Mumbai or Bombay? Some geographic names don't just tell us where we live or where we're going. They are also a political statement, or in the eyes of some, a politically incorrect one. They may not spark a war of the worlds, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1567915/handle-care-politics-naming-places
  7. Business - Economy - THE VIEW

    Hong Kong: one city, two narratives

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 04:18am by Richard Wong

    ... The pan-democrats are a heterogeneous group that shares a common "bottom-up narrative" of "one country, two systems". This narrative anchors political decision-making in the people ... ideals are rooted in the theory that political liberty is the foundation of the rule of law and other economic and civil liberties. Adherents regard a diversity of minority interests ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1604923/hong-kong-one-city-two-narratives
  8. Business - Money - LISTINGS

    IPO fundraisers arrive in Hong Kong despite civil strife

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 04:18am by Ray Chan

    ... Ray Chan ray.utchan@scmp.com Political uncertainty increases caution among investors, but listing candidates are still arriving IPO fundraisers arrive in HK despite civil strife Three ... by floating shares in Hong Kong. Against the backdrop of rising political uncertainty due to civil unrest that broke out on Sunday, a handful of institutional investors have increased their cash ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1604912/ipo-fundraisers-arrive-hong-kong-despite-civil
  9. Business - Economy - OUTLOOK

    Fitch rules out ratings impact on Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 11:31am by Sandy Li

    ... questions from a credit perspective, but these will likely play out only over the longer term. One is whether the [city] can resolve its political issues so that we have a government that commands basic popular consent to implement economic and structural policies … The second is whether the political stand-off eventually [affects] domestic and foreign perceptions of Hong Kong’s stability ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1603821/fitch-rules-out-ratings-impact-hong-kong
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - THE VIEW

    Why business should stay out of the protests

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 10:54am by Stephen Vines

    ... wisely adopt a low profile on political issues. This is not because businessmen lack political views but because they appreciate the wisdom of not alienating the people who are responsible ... that to be a real patriot you must fear the people and view their participation in politics as a negative? Hong Kong has survived many crises and it will survive this one. Indeed, as everyone knows, crises ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1605268/why-business-should-stay-out-protests

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