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  1. Business - China Business

    Yue Yuen workers go on strike at Zhuhai plant

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

    ... resolved," he said. This week's strike is the second work stoppage for the shoemaker this year, after employees at its factory in Dongguan, staged a week-long protest in April over social security payments and salaries. The mainland operations of Wal-Mart Stores, International Business Machines Corp, PepsiCo have all been idled by labour protests this year as more workers demand ...

  2. Business - Companies - RETAILING

    Swatch Group voices concerns over uncertain Hong Kong outlook

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

    ... Reuters in Zurich Swatch voices concern over Hong Kong outlook Swatch Group yesterday warned of an uncertain outlook for its major market Hong Kong after reporting an 11.5 per cent fall in first-half profit. Chief executive Nick Hayek said he was concerned about the situation in the city, where pro-democracy protesters have clashed with police in past weeks. "There's a lot ...

  3. Business - Economy

    Thai recession threat rises as opposition protests delays recovery

    Posted May 17th 2014, 02:02am by BLOOM

    ... the way Thailand was looked at was that the economy ran on a separate track from its politics, but I think that assumption cannot be taken for granted any more." Protests that began ... and the first quarter of 2009 after a global economic slowdown led to an exports slump and anti-government protesters shut down Bangkok's main international airport for more than a week. Overseas ...

  4. Business - Economy - THE VIEW

    Occupy Central is Hong Kong's 'mad as hell' moment

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 01:35am by Peter Guy

    ... for medieval witch-hunts. Doomsayers are warning about the kind of chaos and turmoil that resembles a zombie apocalypse rather than civil protest. Brusque declarations and a blunt white paper from ... of the world. Their views are shaped through yesterday’s Hong Kong. They cannot envision the future A protest and show of support of this magnitude for local democratic process will actually ...

  5. Business - Banking & Finance - FINANCE

    Taiwan to renegotiate deal on yuan investment quota

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 12:52am by BLOOM

    ... in June 2013. The deal has languished after student-led protests against closer economic ties with the mainland shut down Taiwan's legislature for more than three weeks this year. "If we ...

  6. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Mainland China growth rates don't add up

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:09am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... Forum" centred on former premier Zhao Ziyang. He left China in 1988, a year before his mentor's downfall during the Tiananmen Square protests. He now works at a Japanese university. ...

  7. Business - Money - MARKETS

    Impact of Brazil's crushing World Cup defeat to extend far beyond field

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:55am by Bloomberg

    ... the tournament in a country where 7.2 million people still live on US$1.25 or less a day. More than one million people took to the streets last year to protest against inflation, corruption and poor ...

  8. Business - China Business - MR. SHANGKONG

    Beijing's Weibo ban hits close to home

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:26am by George Chen

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com Suspension of accounts after the July 1 protest a worrying sign of threat to innovation, freedom Beijing's Weibo ban hits close to home Hong Kong is apparently becoming the next Tibet or Xinjiang on Sina Weibo, China's answer to Twitter, in terms of the level of political sensitivity these days. Politics and business can never be completely ...

  9. Business - Comment - THE VIEW

    Will Occupy Central send Hong Kong down the road to irrelevancy?

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 12:26pm by Cathy Holcombe

    ... Central protests- with one group making a video in which the business district is represented by a heart, and animated blood spurts everywhere when the Occupy Central knife cuts in. Hong Kong has ...

  10. Business - THE VIEW

    Hong Kong's financial fireworks

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 01:39am by RICHARD HARRIS

    ... to be the city's annual protest march on July 1, but it came and went with a peaceful demonstration and the traditional token removal of some demonstrators by a tolerant police force. The official line from Beijing is that protests endanger social stability and, by extension, Hong Kong's position as an international financial centre. The truth is Hong Kong people seem ...




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