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  1. Despite fears for the future, Hong Kong is in rude health

    Posted Oct 25th 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... initial public offerings on the Hong Kong stock exchange, compared with US$132 billion in Shanghai and just US$27 billion in Shenzhen (see the first chart below). And for much of that time, ... that advantage. So despite persistent fears for Hong Kong's future, the city's financial centre is in rude health. No doubt Singapore- and even Sydney- would like to muscle in and capture some ...

  2. Business - Money

    Asia's health care boom is here to stay

    Posted Jan 14th 2013, 12:00am by Carl Berrisford

    ... Carl Berrisford moneypost@scmp.com Asian health care services look to be a good bet, writes Carl Berrisford There's gold in them ills For those who find it nerve-racking trying to time share markets, why not choose a powerful investing theme that is sure to run for decades, and buy and hold? For example, Asian health care. The sector is recession proof and growing ...

  3. News - Hong Kong

    Singapore's new air quality standards much tougher than Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 25th 2012, 12:00am by Kristie Wong

    ... Kristie Wong kristie.wong@scmp.com Island state raises the bar for public health, and battle for competitiveness Singapore outflanks HK on air quality Hong Kong is set to lose more of its ... the state to "achieve a high standard of public health and economic competitiveness". Both cities reviewed their air quality objectives in 2009 but while Singapore took a leap in adopting ...

  4. HK can educate Asia on misuse of antibiotics

    Posted Apr 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... ignorance and misconception pose greater risks to public health. Hong Kong should take up the challenge of leading Asia's response to the misuse of antibiotics by setting an example in public ... When the World Health Organisation dedicates World Health Day each year, it tends to focus on things that can make the world a safer place, like road safety, child health or combating ...

  5. More country park vandalism... sorry, vital public works

    Posted Mar 19th 2011, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo It's vandalism if anyone else does it. But if officials do it, it's for the public good. In its wisdom, the government has decided to run long, huge pipes alongside ... let's leave these official markings there for weeks, even months. They are needed for public works. 'Unfortunately I have to tell you there is the latest government sponsored vandalism ...

  6. Health packages

    Posted Jun 30th 2008, 12:00am by Joey Wong

    ... Joey Wong Countries scrap for a share of lucrative sector Health checks, plastic surgery, dental work and cardiovascular treatment are some of the more popular reasons people travel to Asia for medical attention. While packages differ from hospital to hospital, general health checks are usually comprehensive as they screen for numerous conditions, including those found ...

  7. 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 Monetary Fund and other market experts said yesterday. Sean Craig, ...

  8. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTHY GOURMET

    Healthy Gourmet

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 12:00am by Andrea Oschetti

    ... bodies produce and take in more toxins than they can safely eliminate, and so we live in a state of chronic toxicity. Many natural health professionals believe this to be the underlying cause ... health practice. The problem is that detox has become fashionable and commercialised. There are a plethora of detox options, some of which may only mess up your metabolism more, weaken your ...

  9. Manage the health of a fitness group

    Posted Feb 18th 2006, 12:00am by Elizabeth Horscroft

    ... throughout Asia. That would include fitness, yoga, beauty, food and beverage, health and ancillary services. The company wants to expand its operations through new centres in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, ...

  10. Comment - News

    Asia is wary of chameleon Romney

    Posted Nov 06th 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... Greg Torode Greg Torode says the possibility of a Romney victory caught Asian officials off guard, but an actual win would cause headaches Certain doubts Should US President Barack Obama win re-election- as Electoral College predictions suggest he will, j ...




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