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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Who said it?

    Posted Oct 26th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... of the Hong Kong Sevens is at stake Hong Kong Rugby Union chief Trevor Gregory warns of dire consequences if the government fails to build a bigger stadium   I had no choice. The door was open, and it was simply walk out or be thrown out Ex-European Union health chief John Dalli, who quit amid a scandal over his links to Big Tobacco ...

  2. Business - Economy - Unemployment

    High minimum wage kills jobs and makes poor worse off

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 11:31am by STEVE HANKE

    ... for America," he said in his recent State of the Union address. As the worldwide economic slump drags on, the political drumbeat to either introduce minimum wage laws (read Germany) or increase ... at the data from Europe. There are seven European Union countries in which no minimum wage is mandated- Austria, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Italy and Sweden. Compare the levels of unemployment ...

  3. Business - Economy

    France's growth push sets up showdown with Brussels

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 10:10am by NICHOLAS SPIRO

    ... Brussels has been pressuring France to adhere to its commitment to bring its budget deficit within the European Union's limit of 3 per cent of GDP by next year and push ahead with structural ...

  4. Business - Economy - UKRAINE

    Perils of Ukraine’s revolution

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 02:00pm by NICHOLAS SPIRO

    ... Russia-friendly regime of Viktor Yanukovich were pitched against rooftop snipers allegedly linked to special forces troops, a new pro-European Union government is beginning to take shape as fears ...

  5. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    Fed subjects big foreign banks to same standards as US ones

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 03:12pm by Reuters

    ... warned of tit-for-tat action, with European Union financial services commissioner Michel Barnier saying in October last year that the bloc would draw up similar measures if the Fed pushed ahead ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Mar 22nd 2013, 12:00am by VARIOUS

    ... pre-qualification tournament. The festival also includes mini-rugby, youth games and the Hong Kong Women's Rugby Sevens contest.   EU faces hot debate on arming Syrian rebels The European Union heads ...

  7. Business - China Business - TRADE

    China and Europe make up after averting subsidy row

    Posted Oct 25th 2013, 01:11pm by Reuters

    ... averting subsidy row China and the European Union sought to mend ties on Thursday after narrowly avoiding a trade war this year, but the EU's trade chief told Beijing to stop handing out state ... bedevilled by a series of trade rows over products ranging from steel and wine to solar panels. "China is ready to work with the European Union to set out a comprehensive plan for the future ...

  8. Business - Economy - AVIATION

    EU revives emissions charging plan

    Posted Oct 18th 2013, 04:31am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Brussels Non-European nations and airline groups angered by move to impose carbon fee EU revives emissions charging plan The European Union on Wednesday revived a proposal to charge foreign airlines for emissions over European airspace, drawing the ire of airline groups which say it goes against the spirit of a recent global aviation deal and could reignite trade ...

  9. Business - Economy

    EU trying to close 'letter-box subsidiary' tax loophole

    Posted Nov 26th 2013, 09:20am by Reuters in Brussels

    ... Reuters in Brussels The European Commission will attempt to close a loophole that allows companies to cut their tax bill, a top official said on Monday, but the EU executive will first need to persuade member countries to back the change. The commission w ...

  10. Business - Economy

    Euro zone’s queasy feeling as it looks in Japan mirror

    Posted Jul 11th 2013, 01:32pm by Reuters

    ... Alan Wheatley in London Like Japan, many countries in the European Union will also need to cope with rapidly ageing populations Monetary policy that cannot get traction; weak banks ... now has more people over 60- 32 per cent of its population- than any other country, according to the UN. Yet Japan is not alone. Many countries in the European Union will also need to cope ...




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