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  1. Najib to unveil overhaul of Malaysia's economic model

    Posted Mar 24th 2010, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... cent last year, largely as a result of the global financial crisis. Details of the economic model will be made public on March 30 and the central bank will reveal the economic forecast today. ... Denise Tsang Malaysia will next week unveil an overhaul of the country's economic model, with a new blueprint striving to increase growth and investment, according to Prime Minister ...

  2. Emirate wins respect amid growing economic nationalism

    Posted Nov 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... investment plans of government funds from places such as the mainland, Russia and the Middle East. Economic nationalism has been growing around the globe in recent years, with Beijing fretting over ... in this climate. 'They're very visible to the public, the public is invested in them, so they see it as a national concern,' said Nasser al-Shaali, chief executive officer of the Dubai ...

  3. Lockdown of Tibetans takes economic toll

    Posted Mar 25th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... Peter Simpson Beijing's lockdown of Tibetan communities is starting to take an economic toll in the tourist town of Shangri-la in the north of Yunnan province. Authorities have ... the chanting of newly arrived People's Armed Police members undergoing anti-riot drills on the steps of the public library broke the eerie calm. Platoons dressed in fatigues and riot helmets ...

  4. Next year should be good but economic old age is approaching

    Posted Dec 27th 2006, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland OVER THE SHORT TERM, Hong Kong's economic prospects are in robust health. In the longer run, however, the territory will face increasingly strong headwinds. The threat ... will be home-grown, as Hong Kong's economic output deteriorates as it increasingly becomes a city of elderly retirees. For the time being, such problems remain far in the future. For most Hongkongers, ...

  5. Myanmar's border towns gasp for economic life

    Posted Oct 15th 2007, 12:00am by Christopher Johnson

    ... and even government officers- who won't discuss politics for fear of joining an estimated 2,000 political prisoners- speak openly about their economic hardships. They say border towns ... to the nearest college in Dawei, and then 12 hours by road to Yangon. With no public transport, many Myanmese have to either walk or whiz around traffic circles on made-in-Thailand motorbikes. Even ...

  6. Asian growth: beyond economics

    Posted May 05th 2007, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... be prudent. After all, economic success in Japan, India and Bangladesh or even North Korea means prosperity and potential markets; conversely, political breakdown, religious tension, riots ... is a given. He cites an Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation study of capital markets that found 30 regulatory and systemic impediments to cross- border investment in Asian capital markets, ranging from ...

  7. Back to the future as region grapples with economic imbalances

    Posted Aug 27th 2005, 12:00am by Rex Aguado

    ... and domestic consumption, one could almost hear economists clicking on their spreadsheets to downgrade their GDP and currency forecasts for the region's vulnerable economies. Most economic ... market, high oil prices will force companies and the public to slash oil consumption, conserve energy and shift to alternative sources. The opening of Central Asian oil supplies may also help Asia ...

  8. Economically, China and Japan are one

    Posted Apr 15th 2005, 12:00am by Bernard Chan

    ... It was not good publicity for China, and I hope- and expect- that protests planned this weekend here in Hong Kong will be peaceful. If anyone did throw a stone at a Japanese business in Hong Kong, ... there. This is just starting, but it could mark a major step forward in Asian economic integration. At the same time, Japan has significant economic ties with Southeast Asia, and China is also ...

  9. Domestic demands may slow liberalisation of yuan

    Posted Jan 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... May Chan may.chan@scmp.com The internationalisation of the yuan would be slowed by Beijing's need to keep domestic growth robust amid global economic uncertainties, the International ... and the financial system. Beijing was seeking to avoid looming macroeconomic risks amid a 'very difficult global economic situation', and the need to keep domestic growth robust amid a slumping ...

  10. 'Zealots spare public to boost cause'

    Posted Aug 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in 1986,' he said, but economic development had been much more rapid elsewhere than in Xinjiang, resulting in a huge income discrepancy. 'When these hidden, unstable factors are mixed ...




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