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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Taiwan needs to think long-term as region's economic focus shifts

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 06:02am by SCMP Editorial

    ... that will cost jobs and lead to economic dependence. A drawn-out legislative process will do nothing for Taiwan's long-term interests. An ongoing reminder of this is to be found ... and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, comprising the 10 member nations of the Association of Southeast Asian nations plus six others, including mainland China, India and Japan. ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR RIGHTS

    Union demands government approves statutory 17 public holidays to all Hong Kong workers

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 05:08pm by Ada Lee

    ... of statutory holidays in Hong Kong to 17, so all workers would be entitled to every public holiday. As many in the city began a four-day weekend to mark Easter yesterday, the Confederation of Trade ... receives 12 statutory public holidays by law, but it is up to employers to decide whether they will give workers five other "bank holidays", including Good Friday and Easter Monday. ...

  3. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    China economic growth to slow with investments, says ADB

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 05:45am by Victoria Ruan

    ... growth, reduce industrial overcapacity and bring local government debt under control," the Manila-based multilateral bank said yesterday in its annual economic publication, Asian Development ... Victoria Ruan in Beijing victoria.ruan@scmp.com Mainland growth to slow with investments The mainland's economic expansion may cool to 7.5 per cent this year as investment growth ...

  4. Business - China Business

    Logistics firms wary of China's economic zones despite lures

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 05:27am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... Benjamin Robertson benjamin.robertson@scmp.com Logistics firms wary despite lures Officials in China's new economic zones are hoping cheap warehousing and hassle-free customs ... to develop and integrate southern mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau into a single economic hub. Initiatives including preferential tax treatment and liberalised financial reforms were pitched ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Politics undermining Japan's economic rejuvenation

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 03:33am by DAN STEINBOCK

    ... to achieve the 2 per cent inflation target, seeking to double the monetary base by the end of this year. That was the first tenet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's economic reform agenda. ... appointed assertive conservatives to Japan's public broadcaster NHK, including novelist Naoki Hyakuta, who announced that the Nanking massacre had never happened; and director general Katsuto ...

  6. News - World - EGYPT

    Egypt's generals use power grab to increase their economic clout

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 11:30pm by WASHPOST

    ... to the public. In the years before the 2011 revolution, the military and its businesses sometimes competed for economic policymaking power with the family of ousted autocrat Hosni Mubarak and a handful ... The Washington Post in Cairo Military chiefs place allies in key economic posts and expand their authority over highly lucrative deals, such as the Suez Canal project Generals look to turn ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - CHINA

    Beijing 'will do everything' to maintain Hong Kong's economic might, Li vows

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 02:37pm by Kwong Man-ki

    ... remain steadfast, Premier Li Keqiang said as he vowed Beijing would “do everything” to help maintain the territory’s economic status. He pledged the government’s support to the city – a sometimes ... and clear,” Li said. The premier said Hong Kong played a key role in the country’s “opening up” economic policy, which began in the 1970s. “Hong Kong has made significant contributions during reforms ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Public want controls on mainland visitors: poll

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 03:38am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Research reveals local fears amid concern that government's projections are too low Public want controls on mainland visitors: poll Almost two-thirds of Hong ... and [Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong] Express Rail Link will be completed in the coming years, why would the government assume a slowdown in tourism growth?" he asked. Unionist Chan Yuen-han agreed. Economic ...

  9. News - China

    Military veterans demand public trial of deputy logistics chief Gu Junshan

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 02:33am by Zhang Hong

    ... Zhang Hong in Beijing Keeping case in public eye 'would show resolve' in tackling military corruption Veterans demand open trial for officer People's Liberation Army veterans and legal experts have called for a public trial of the disgraced deputy logistics chief Gu Junshan, so the Communist Party can show its resolve in cleaning up the military. The calls come ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    John Tsang's troubling lack of economic vision for Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 03:42am by Regina Ip

    ... economic development A disturbing lack of vision Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah deserves full credit as a tried-and-true custodian of public finance. Since assuming office in 2007, thanks ... in his latest budget, Tsang tried to wean people off the sweeteners and warned of a "structural budget deficit" within 15 years as economic growth slows and public expenditure ...




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