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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 ...

  2. Business - Money - WHITE COLLAR

    Poor-mouthing brokers have fat bottom lines

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 10:55am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu 14 may have closed down last year, but data shows fat profits for the rest Times not all that hard at city's brokers Brokers often complain that keen competition and the shortening of lunch breaks at the stock exchange have made their lives miserable, but their bottom lines tell a different story. While it is true that 14 broker firms closed down last year, it would ...

  3. Business - China Business - EARNINGS

    Component supplier AAC bets on broader product line to boost sales

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 06:34am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com AAC pins growth hopes on broader product line Apple component supplier AAC Technologies, which posted record-high revenue and net profit last year, expects to bolster its global market share as smartphone and media tablet sales continue to grow and demand picks up for the new category of "wearable computing" devices. Shenzhen-based AAC ...

  4. Business - Money - LISTINGS

    Investors line up as e-commerce drives European IPO rush

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 01:11am by Reuters

    ... Emma Thomasson in London Online shopping websites are lining up to list in Europe, but traditional high-street retailers are not enjoying the same market support Investors flock to e-commerce European retailers are rushing to list in 2014 but traditional high-street chains are notable by their absence, replaced instead by the online, discount and convenience players ...

  5. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    Beijing issues detailed rules on banks' sale of preferred shares

    Posted Apr 19th 2014, 01:09am by Reuters

    ... in stricter capital adequacy requirements last year in line with global rules on bank capital known as Basel III. Preferred shares are a form of hybrid security with characteristics of debt ...

  6. Comment - Blogs

    China smartphones stall, as ZTE launches Star 1

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 11:26am by Doug Young

    ... sells nearly all of its popular models online. The new Star 1 line of phones follows ZTE's recent relaunch of another separate brand, nubia, which is aimed at higher end buyers and got a recent boost when China's first lady Peng Liyuan was spotted using one of the models during a recent trip to Europe. The new Star 1 line is aimed at tech savvy online gadget fans, ...

  7. Business - Commodities - ANALYSIS

    China's commodity demand tied to risky credit deals

    Posted Apr 19th 2014, 01:09am by Reuters

    ... the apparently increasing use of commodities to access lines of credit hasn't had as much impact on markets as might be expected. But surely the risks must be mounting as it becomes clearer ...

  8. Business - Economy - REGULATION

    Insurance oversight body moves step closer

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 01:10am by Enoch Yiu

    ... for Financial Services and the Treasury, in a media briefing yesterday. This will bring Hong Kong in line with … international practices AU KING-CHI, GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL "This will enhance policyholders' protection. This will bring Hong Kong in line with the international practices of countries like Britain, Australia and Singapore that also have independent insurance regulators ...

  9. Business - China Business - STOCKS

    Shareholders eye slice of Gome founder's cash

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 01:17am by Enoch Yiu

    ... for their misconduct in a 2008 share repurchase agreement. In return, the SFC will not take further action against them, drawing a line under their legal battle. A shareholders' meeting was hosted ...

  10. Business - Companies - LOGISTICS

    Diamonds, and gold, are Malca-Amit's best friends

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 11:34am by Enoch Yiu

    ... mothers buy gold for their daughters' dowry in line with local wedding traditions. Many wealthy individuals also like to buy physical gold as a way to preserve their wealth. "Gold ...




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