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  1. Business - China Business - REFORM

    China health care reform poses risks and opportunities for foreign firms

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 09:33am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Shobert said. On March 25, Premier Li Keqiang announced that health care reforms would be deepened this year. More play would be given to market forces, while public health care services would ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Health care reform in China, unfolding amid a government crackdown on corruption, presents opportunities and challenges to foreign players Foreign firms ...

  2. Business - Economy - ITALY ECONOMY

    Renzi’s mission: nurse Italy back to health

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 11:50am by NICHOLAS SPIRO

    ... Nicholas Spiro Italy's incoming prime minister has set an ambitious agenda to nurse the 'sick man of Europe' back to health but massive challenges await him A dose of Renzinomics Italy has been the "sick man of Europe" for some time. Matteo Renzi might just be able to restore it to health- but the remedy will not be delivered easily. There's a huge ...

  3. Business - Money

    Public hospitals- Britain versus Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 10:33am by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... Anna Healy Fenton anna.fenton@scmp.com Having now experienced both Hong Kong's Health Authority and Britain's National Health Service hospitals, version 2014, it's ... of the Queen Mary respiratory ward. But my experience of Hong Kong public hospitals is that they are efficient, effective and get the job done, even if bedside manner is a low priority. The NHS cannot ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    New Zealand-China currency deal to boost bilateral investments

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 05:29am by Jeanny Yu

    ... demand for public services … New Zealand companies have a lot of experience in these sectors and are relatively low-cost providers of health care and education. We see opportunities ... Jeanny Yu jeanny.yu@scmp.com Direct conversion between the kiwi and the yuan will further encourage bilateral investments beyond dairy products to health care and aviation NZ-China deal ...

  5. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Long Hair's pension fund filibuster a grand idea

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 12:57am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... fiscal savings of the government and various statutory bodies plus the accumulated investment profits on these savings. It is like a general public savings account with the bank. But the one ... of the government's fiscal balance. We could also do so by setting up a universal health fund to formalise what is already effectively a national health plan funded every year in general expenditure. It would ...

  6. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Legco advisers to tobacco groups should declare their interest

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 01:37am by Howard Winn

    ... is that governing bodies "should ensure that interaction with the tobacco industry on matters related to tobacco control or public health is accountable and transparent". So it is disappointing ... on the other hand, will co-ordinate enforcement-cum-publicity activities at idling engine black spots by distributing idling ban leaflets and stickers to drivers. "On the afternoon of 4 April, we ...

  7. Business - Money

    Valuations in US shade Hong Kong's appeal as a city to go public

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 01:25am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... Benjamin Robertson benjamin.robertson@scmp.com Valuations in US shade city's appeal As stock exchange officials ponder what might have been, they should bear one fact in mind. Chinese technology firms can raise a lot more money in the US. "In ge ...

  8. Business - Companies

    Danone sales slow as Russia, China bite

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 01:09am by Reuters

    ... products due to a health scare that began with concerns raised by New Zealand-based supplier Fonterra. A bacteria found by Fonterra turned out to be less harmful than feared. Danone is now suing ...

  9. Business - Money - LISTINGS

    Weibo raises US$286m in IPO with low-end pricing

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 01:17am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg Weibo raises US$285.6m from low-end price plan Weibo, the microblogging service owned by Sina and Alibaba, raised US$285.6 million in its initial public offering in the United ... offered for US$17 to US$19 apiece, will be listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market. From the time Weibo first publicly filed for its listing on March 14, the Nasdaq 100 Index had dropped 3 per cent ...

  10. News - China - weibo ipo

    Weibo stock debut highlights complicated dance with Chinese censors

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 09:46am by Reuters

    ... Marvin Lo said the public relations effect from censorship controversies could hurt, especially as Weibo competes against Weixin- the messaging app operated by rival Tencent Holdings Ltd that has ... million in 2012, while its net loss fell to US$38.1 million in 2013 from US$102.5 million the previous year. Watch: A look inside Weibo's Beijing office Public platform Still, many analysts ...




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