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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 - Banking & Finance - SHIPPING

    China Merchants Bank gives Cosco 300m yuan credit line

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 09:05am by JING YANG

    ... Jing Yang jing.yang@scmp.com China Merchants Bank is granting a 300 million yuan (HK$378 million) credit line to its second-largest shareholder, China Ocean Shipping (Group) Co (Cosco), the lender said in a statement to the Shanghai Stock Exchange. The credit facility is valid for three years to the company and its subsidiaries. Cosco is China’s largest shipping and logistics ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1581375/china-merchants-bank-gives-cosco-300m-yuan-credit-line
  4. Business - Companies - SHIPPING

    Four container shipping lines team up to serve North East Asia-Oceania

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 01:10am by JING YANG

    ... Jing Yang jing.yang@scmp.com 4 container lines team up to offer joint services Four of the world's biggest container shipping lines have come together to run a joint service that will carry cargoes between North East Asia and Oceania, in a move to further share costs as the industry continues to be affected by oversupply. Hong Kong-based Orient Overseas Container Lines ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1580706/four-container-shipping-lines-team-serve-north-east-asia-oceania
  5. Business - Companies - SHIPPING

    Neptune Orient Lines considers sale or spin-off of logistics unit

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 01:28am by JING YANG

    ... cash from logistics unit disposal Neptune Orient Lines, a Singapore-based container shipping and logistics company, is looking to sell or spin off its profitable subsidiary APL Logistics ... 10th-largest container shipping line by fleet size, according to Alphaliner. The move would quench the company's thirst for cash and help it trim some debts as NOL, like many of its rivals, has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1577989/neptune-orient-lines-considers-sale-or-spin-logistics-unit
  6. Business - China Business - RETAILING

    Sportswear firm Li-Ning sees first-half loss soar 218pc

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 10:07am by TIFFANY AP

    ... Tiffany Ap tiffany.ap@scmp.com Interim chief executive sees challenges ahead as sportswear firm's first-half loss soars by 218.5pc Li-Ning admits turnaround needs more time The mainland's second-largest sportswear brand, Li-Ning, saw its first-half loss soar 218.5 per cent year on year to 586 million yuan (HK$737.5 million)- versus a loss of 184 million yuan a year ago- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1573346/transformation-plan-extends-li-nings-losses
  7. Business - Economy - PENSION PLANNING

    Retire these amateurish efforts at pension reform

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 02:33pm by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... sustainability and socio-economic developments in Hong Kong, members [of the commission on poverty] agreed that it has to be taken forward prudently and that more time is needed to examine the report ... and care for the aged, however, is far less important than pouring concrete. The commission on poverty obviously recognised this indubitable truth and baulked at the cost. It is just as well ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1582903/retire-these-amateurish-efforts-pension-reform
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - THE VIEW

    China’s strategy: keep tilting the playing field until someone notices

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 10:38am by RICHARD HARRIS

    ... line For millions of Chinese, a summer trip to the seaside involves playing in sand, a dip in the sea and bad food. Last week a group of elite leaders went to the coastal resort of Beidaihe ... the counter. There is more emphasis on environmental protection and reducing poverty. The authorities have levelled high-profile allegations of price gouging and corruption against foreign companies ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1578314/chinas-strategy-keep-tilting-playing-field-until-someone
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - THE VIEW

    Can party wean itself off growth at all costs?

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 09:24am by Cathy Holcombe

    ... on track." It would seem hard to argue with growth that at one point remained above 10 per cent for a decade, pulling millions of Chinese out of dire poverty and creating an urban middle class. ... expanding would only lead to a more dreadful reckoning further down the line. However, it did not take long before China's new, supposedly more fiscally conservative leaders blinked. Beijing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1575893/can-party-wean-itself-growth-all-costs
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    Don't change listing rules until lawyers have to change theirs

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 05:23am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... nothing beats boring companies that do boring things. They make you money. IT loses you money. Don't believe me? Welcome to poverty. And let's get it straight about Alibaba, too. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1581986/dont-change-listing-rules-until-lawyers-have-change-theirs

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