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  1. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Fed's zero interest rate hurts Asia and may not help the US

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland Federal Reserve's rock-bottom approach feeds inflation in developing countries – and might even prolong the downturn in America Fed's zero interest rate hurts Asia and may not help the US Speaking in Hong Kong this week, Charles Evans, head of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, reiterated the Fed's pledge to keep US interest rates at rock-bottom ...

  2. Beijing signals its confidence to pursue Chinese interests

    Posted Aug 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Beijing's growing need for imported energy, but also its intention to demonstrate its differences with certain US policies that undermine its interests as a rising superpower. China increased its ... of self-restraint and loudly express itself when national interests are at stake. Dr Hooman Peimani is the head of the Energy Security Division and a principal fellow at the Energy Studies Institute, ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Japanese companies must adapt to a changed Asia

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 12:00am by SIMON TAY

    ... Simon Tay Simon Tay says government and business face a more complex landscape Japan must adapt to a new Asia if it seeks engagement Japanese interest in South and Southeast Asia ... of Japan pump out more money at low interest rates. Domestic production cannot absorb it all, given that labour and other costs remain high, despite the managed drop in the yen's value. ...

  4. Lifestyle - Books - CHINA

    Using the past to speculate on China's future

    Posted Sep 16th 2012, 12:00am by Amy Russell

    ... China China Into Its Second Rise: Myths, Puzzles, Paradoxes, and Challenges to Theory James C. Hsiung World Scientific3 and a half stars Amy Russell China Into Its Second Rise by James C. Hsiung World Scientific   Amy Russell The title of this work is somewhat deceptive for it's only really in the last couple of chapters that we get into the meat of China going "into its ...

  5. History unearthed

    Posted Jan 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... (Unesco) would show an interest in the findings and list the dig as a world heritage site. 'The excavation done so far proves that this is a cultural heritage in terms of scale and age,' ... significant remains on the site of a proposed new parliamentary building in central Hanoi, but it was not until excavations began on the site last year that they were proved right. Contractors working ...

  6. Emperor no garden-variety ruler

    Posted Jun 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lilly Zhang and Adrian Wan The secrets of Emperor Qianlong's Forbidden City garden will be revealed in Hong Kong today. They form an exhibition- A Lofty Retreat from the Red Dust: The Secret Garden of Emperor Qianlong- that opens at the Hong Kong Mus ...

  7. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    Huge crowds mourn Cambodia’s beloved former king

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 10:33am by Agence France-Presse in Phnom Penh

    ... With two monks riding a float shaped as a mythological bird at the head of the procession, the body of the late monarch was paraded through the capital, heading for a specially built crematorium ... leaders and members of the public have paid their respects. It will be kept at the cremation site for religious ceremonies and for people to pay their respects until Monday when his wife and King ...

  8. China must look beyond its Mideast commercial interests

    Posted Jan 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... When Premier Wen Jiabao sets foot in the Middle East, the headlines will be about Iranian posturing, but the core of Beijing's business will be in the Arabian Peninsula. Expect deals to be struck in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar - ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Credit Suisse trains sights on Asia's growing wealth

    Posted Apr 08th 2013, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... are still very fragile." Interest rates are another challenge, he said. "In such a low interest rate environment, it is hard to produce products that meet investors' hunger ...

  10. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Gillard leads delegation to Beijing in bid to put Australia at centre of Asia

    Posted Apr 05th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... "I'll be promoting our trade and economic interests and sharing perspectives on global and regional economic and security challenges," Gillard said. She will meet President Xi Jinping ...




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