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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - MACROSCOPE

    Fed faces tall order to switch policy with economic gradualism

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 01:35am by DAVID BROWN

    ... David Brown US central bank needs to adopt a tightening approach after six years of quantitative easing without upsetting the global economic system Fed faces tall order to switch policy ... The Fed's economic gradualism so far seems to be working. A dovish-sounding Janet Yellen has helped. She has largely convinced investors that it will be a long time before she would consider selling ...

  2. News - China

    Public suspicion greets China’s pledge on waste incinerator

    Posted May 12th 2014, 05:37pm by Associated Press

    ... Associated Press in Beijing Government pledges to seek public approval for a planned waste incinerator in eastern China failed to appease the project’s neighbours on Monday after thousands of them, concerned over potential health hazards, blocked a highway and clashed with police in a bid to stop the construction. Officials repeated in state media that they would seek public support ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ENERGY

    Public demands more information about energy plans from government

    Posted May 12th 2014, 04:39pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Bureau is under pressure to provide more information about its two controversial proposals for the city’s future energy mix, after energy experts and the public complained of not being able to make an informed decision. At a meeting of the Legislative Council’s economic development panel on Monday, a total of 27 energy experts, political party members and concerned residents ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    China's ambassador to UK hits out at public nomination for 2017 election

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:30am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Envoy hits out at call for public nomination China's ambassador to Britain has joined the chorus of criticism against having public nomination ... knowledge, no British prime minister or American president has been selected through 'public nomination'. Electoral systems vary so, obviously, there is no 'international ...

  5. News - World - BRITAIN

    Public workers strike across Britain as Cameron pledges union crackdown

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 01:20am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Cameron promises crackdown on unions after walkout for higher pay Public workers strike across Britain Hundreds of thousands of public sector workers including teachers, ... government are making us pay more for our pension for it to be worth the same, and making us work longer," he said. The biggest public sector union involved, Unison, said early reports showed ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - TALKING POINTS

    Talking points

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 05:04am by STAFF

    ... cooperation between the special economic zone and Hong Kong. She will meet senior municipal officials, including mayor Xu Qin, to discuss the forging of closer ties. She will also visit Qianhai ... councillors focus on tenancy control Members of Legco's housing panel hold a special meeting to hear public views on proposals to impose tenancy controls on those renting properties, ...

  7. News - China

    China establishes office to pursue corrupt officials who flee the country

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 04:26pm

    ... – a sport often seen as luxurious by party cadres in China. Also last week, the Ministry of Public Security announced it was setting up a new working group to retrieve bribery funds from overseas and go after suspects in economic crimes. ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. News - China - MACAU

    Occupy-style public vote on universal suffrage to be held in Macau

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 01:30pm by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com After massive protests in May against pensions for officials, public will be asked about 'one man, one vote' and whether they have confidence ... election committee and the public.” HSBC alters report naming Occupy Central as reason for downgrade of Hong Kong outlook Sou said the group wanted to exert pressure on both the central government ...

  10. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Shrinking lake, sinkholes threaten 123-storey tower being built in Seoul

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 10:13pm by AP

    ... Korea reels from the Sewol ferry sinking in April that killed hundreds of teenagers. The disaster provoked a scathing reassessment of an ethos that put economic progress before safety. ... tallest tower with a high-class hotel, office accommodation, flats and an observatory. "After Sewol, the public's sentiment has taken a turn to stress safety over any other values ...




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