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  1. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Clearer air at the end of the tunnel at last

    Posted Sep 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... quality and public health. This is an enormous step, since it means that dealing with our foul air becomes not just a matter of cost but also a question of benefits in the form of better public health, a reduced number of avoidable deaths, lower occupancy of hospital beds and fewer visits to doctors. It's believed the bureau intends to announce initial proposals for dealing ...

  2. Business - Economy - INVESTMENT

    China steps up bid to lure private funds in key sectors

    Posted Nov 27th 2014, 06:17am by Victoria Ruan

    ... into major projects to boost investment efficiency and fill the gap in supply of urban facilities, infrastructure, educational opportunities, health care and ageing services, especially in poorer ... of the government's strategy of rebalancing the economy to favour consumption. In a statement, the cabinet pledged to use subsidies, guarantees and discounted loans to support private investment in public ...

  3. Business - Economy - MACROSCOPE

    Spectre of trade protectionism on the rise

    Posted Nov 27th 2014, 06:17am by PATRICK LOW

    ... Patrick Low Economic health and international co-operation are at risk as governments introduce more and more restrictive measures and hurt competition Concerns loom large over growing ... The introduction of measures is correlated with economic fortunes. History shows how accumulating acts of protectionism corrode economic health and undermine international co-operation. Each individual ...

  4. Business - Economy - Free-trade accords

    Specter of trade protectionism on the rise in world trade

    Posted Nov 26th 2014, 08:17am by PATRICK LOW

    ... up again subsequently. The introduction of new measures is correlated with economic fortunes. History shows how accumulating acts of protectionism corrode economic health and undermine ... and Japan are 32 hours, 40 hours and 58 hours respectively. The WTO acquired the authority to monitor and report publicly on restrictive trade measures in 2010. Its latest report identifies 1,284 ...

  5. Business - Comment - THE VIEW

    Democracy alone may not solve Hong Kong's ailments

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 04:05am by Richard Wong

    ... rates are among the top 10 in the world. The situation is particularly severe among low-income classes living in public housing estates. Fifth, high-income families invest heavily in their children at very early ages, giving them learning and health advantages for a lifetime of competition. Sixth, the rich-income classes are able to invest in financial and physical assets ...

  6. Business - Money - INVESTIGATIONS

    Engineering firm Wison's shares tumble on bribery and fraud charges

    Posted Nov 14th 2014, 07:00am by Eric Ng

    ... suspension. It was priced at HK$2.79 at its initial public offering in December 2012. Controlling shareholder and chairman Hua Bangsong has been assisting mainland authorities in their investigation ... about the company's financial health, the shrinkage in the size of a major overseas order, the delay in completion of a domestic order due to deferral of a financing plan and damage to its ...

  7. Business - China Business - MAKING MILLIONS

    Billionaire profile: Liu Qiangdong, JD.com

    Posted Nov 14th 2014, 09:11am by James Griffiths

    ... was the third-largest initial public offering in the US this year. In 1994, while a student at Beijing's prestigious Renmin University, Liu decided to open a restaurant near the campus. Though he ... and in debt. After graduation, Liu put his dreams of entrepreneurship on hold and went to work for health products company Japan Life, where he quickly rose through the ranks. "During the two ...

  8. News - World - ANALYSIS: U.S. ECONOMY

    Why few Americans are celebrating a falling unemployment rate

    Posted Nov 10th 2014, 04:56am by AP

    ... of the economy's health- had fallen to 5.8 per cent, its lowest level since 2008. A year ago, it was 7.2 per cent. Five years ago, it was 10 per cent. It's the kind of sustained decline that would normally suggest a satisfied public. Not so much anymore. After Tuesday's midterm elections, exit polling showed how little falling unemployment has resonated. Most people said they voted out ...

  9. Business - Money - EQUITIES

    Shenzhen stocks seen as new growth story

    Posted Nov 11th 2014, 05:33am by Bloomberg

    ... Emerging Markets Group expecting a Shenzhen equivalent within two years. Technology, consumer and health-care stocks make up almost half the Shenzhen Composite Index, where companies have ... of the link within one to two years. Companies that completed initial public offerings this year are posting the biggest rallies in Shenzhen, led by Zhejiang Garden Bio-chemical High-tech, which ...

  10. Business - Companies - LISTINGS

    Austar shares surge in its market debut

    Posted Nov 07th 2014, 11:31am by Ray Chan

    ... on its trading debut after raising HK$390 million in an initial public offering in Hong Kong. The stock shot up more than 24 per cent at one point amid brisk buying, before finishing the day up ... was the listing sponsor, as well as being joint bookrunner with Bocom International. In an otherwise lukewarm market, health care and pharmaceutical companies continue to be well received by institutional ...




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