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  1. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    World Bank chief backs launch of BRICS bank

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:20am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan in Beijing victoria.ruan@scmp.com World Bank chief says new entrants will help the multilateral lender battle poverty and spur growth rather than threaten its position Kim ... institution and would instead help it fight poverty and spur economic growth. The world's five key emerging nations of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa have proposed the launch ...

  2. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    African lions hope to emulate economies of Asian tigers

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 03:26am by Bloomberg

    ... poverty and inequality, a rise in Islamist militancy and poor infrastructure. Data from the African Development Bank support the premise of an Africa on the rise: average life expectancy rose ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Number of poor rising in Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 14th 2012, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... with poverty in city The median salary of Hong Kong's top earners is HK$88,800 a month, 26.1 times the poorest 10 per cent, government figures show. Overall, one in six people, or 17.6 per cent of 6.7 million people, struggled with poverty in the second quarter of this year, up 0.6 percentage points from last year, Oxfam Hong Kong said. The figures, retrieved by the group from ...

  4. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    The two Brazils

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 11:53am by NICHOLAS SPIRO

    ... Lula da Silva. One of Lula's biggest achievements was to drag millions of Brazilians out of poverty through Bolsa Familia, a conditional cash-transfer programme offering a monthly stipend ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Li Ka-shing warns Hong Kong is a 'spoilt child' set on a dangerous path

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 11:23pm

    ... on poverty relief. The chairman of Cheung Kong (Holdings) and Hutchison Whampoa, who is ranked 20th in Forbes magazine's list of the world's super-rich this year, told online news service ... of populism, criticising them for taking advantage of social problems as a "platform to get votes and power". Poverty relief was at the heart of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's policy ...

  6. Business - Money - ECONOMY

    Why Hong Kong’s latest No 1 ranking was greeted with silence

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 11:51am by Stephen Vines

    ... tree, in case anyone cares, this is very bad news indeed, because there is a direct correlation between the poverty gap and the degree of crony capitalism. Every global survey of the gap between ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Change accounting rules to keep land revenue windfalls separate, urges government adviser

    Posted Jan 17th 2014, 04:14am by Olga Wong

    ... equivalent to 7 per cent of total recurrent expenditure for this year. With Leung focusing his spending on poverty alleviation, Tsang is facing pressure to help the middle class when he reveals his ...

  8. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Tianjin, Hebei in Beijing's circle of development

    Posted Aug 06th 2013, 12:00am by Kwong Man-ki

    ... poverty in the suburbs of Hebei. ...

  9. News - Asia - ECONOMY

    Indian policy makers flip-flop as rupee's dive steepens

    Posted Aug 22nd 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... fast-enough growth to either alleviate the poverty that still afflicts many of its 1.2 billion people or create enough jobs for a population where a majority is under 30 and 13 million Indians reach ...

  10. News - China - ECONOMY

    World Bank to help tackle China's urbanisation

    Posted Dec 01st 2012, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... 600 million people out of poverty in the past three decades, but still faces the challenge today of being home to the second-largest number of poor in the world". According to a Xinhua ...



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