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  1. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    How to eradicate poverty - at least by the official definition

    Posted Oct 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... - at least by the official definition At the weekend, the Hong Kong government rolled out its latest big idea: an official poverty line. In its wisdom, the government decreed that anyone earning less ... Setting your poverty line relative to median income is a little like having an education secretary who declares that all children should get above-average exam grades. Your policy is never going ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1323068/how-eradicate-poverty-least-official-definition
  2. Business - Economy - THE VIEW

    Cash subsidies go only so far in reducing poverty in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 11:22am by Richard Wong

    ... the newly defined poverty line. This proposal is quite similar to the earned-income tax-credit scheme in the United States, which is a refinement of Milton Friedman's proposal for a negative ... Richard Wong The plight of the poor in Hong Kong needs to be addressed, but we must recognise that cash subsidies only go so far in alleviating the problem Poverty track Tackling poverty ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1557146/cash-subsidies-go-only-so-far-reducing-poverty
  3. Business - Companies - THE INTERVIEW

    Snapdeal founder's silver linings playbook'

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 01:39am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... 'India's Alibaba' head finds silver lining Kunal Bahl, the co-founder and chief executive of Indian e-commerce titan Snapdeal, is a big believer in finding the silver lining in every cloud. ... with my best friend," he told the South China Morning Post. "I saw the silver lining." From Alibaba, I learned the value of building a powerful ecosystem KUNAL BAHL, SNAPDEAL ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1559365/snapdeal-founders-silver-linings-playbook
  4. Business - Economy

    Japan government's lowered economic growth forecast in line with central bank

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 01:33am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Government estimates in line with central bank, which says consumer prices will continue to rise Japan government lowers economic growth forecast Japan's government slightly lowered its growth forecast for the current fiscal year because of sluggish exports and a drop in demand after the April sales-tax increase, but the forecasts were largely in line ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1557377/japan-governments-lowered-economic-growth-forecast-line-central
  5. Business - Comment - THE VIEW

    End of the line for China's low cost manufacturing model?

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 12:01am by Cathy Holcombe

    ... Cathy Holcombe If low-end production can be done by robots, developing nations might have to skip China's export model and jump straight to a service economy End of the line ... instead of man. In this line of thinking, China is not only the last in- it is helping to close the gate by contributing to an overinvestment bubble in robots. When China invests heavily ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1557109/end-line-chinas-low-cost-manufacturing-model
  6. Business - Money - THE VIEW

    Investing between the lines in China

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 10:35am by Cathy Holcombe

    ... Cathy Holcombe Despite policy uncertainty and a high equity risk premium, investors in Chinese assets who accurately interpret the sector can reap large rewards Investing between the lines Except for lawbreakers, most investors around the world analyse the same information when they make asset allocation calls. In the West, policy transparency has improved to the point where some ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1553881/investing-between-lines-china
  7. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Housing Authority must raise public housing rents or run out of money

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 12:45am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... by 2017-18. SCMP City What an irony that a government corporation set up to help the poor should draw a poverty line at HK$28.2 billion. But while it still has about HK$68 billion in liquid assets ... of HK$1,200. These rents can go much higher. And the tenants will have little cause to plead poverty. As the second chart shows, wages have risen quite notably over the last seven years while public ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1549258/housing-authority-must-raise-public-housing-rents-or-run-out-money
  8. Business

    Chart of the day: Between the lines

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:26am by Nicole Elliott

    ... Nicole Elliott Chart of the day: Between the lines Gold is in a secular downward trend, but the rallies along the way make a definitive near-term sell signal hard to identify. The 50 and 200-day moving averages underscore the uncertainty. The triangular trading pattern feels like a market getting used to new, lower levels. It also suggests US$1,350 an ounce will be the high point ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1548248/chart-day-between-lines
  9. Business - Commodities

    Australia gives go-ahead to Adani's A$16.5b coal project

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 01:26am by Reuters

    ... is in the outback Galilee Basin, where massive reserves of coal remain untapped due to the hefty costs of building ports and rail lines to the east coast nearly 500km away. Hurdles to Galilee Basin projects ... said. Adani, which recently lined up South Korea's Posco Engineering & Construction to build the rail line for the project, aims to start producing in 2017, which would be three years ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1561392/australia-gives-go-ahead-adanis-a165b-coal-project
  10. Business - China Business - REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT

    Beijing-Hebei-Tianjin integration to challenge local leaders' power

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 11:35am by Reuters

    ... one’s own conditions, the comparative advantages are wasted.” That there are so many poverty-stricken people on the outskirts of such big cities is outrageous – the surrounding regions of big ... poverty-stricken people on the outskirts of such big cities is outrageous – the surrounding regions of big cities are normally highly developed,” he said at a conference in the steel-making city ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1557443/beijing-hebei-tianjin-integration-challenge-local-leaders

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