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  1. Business - Banking & Finance

    Investors brace for US Fed verdict on interest rates

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 11:08am by Reuters

    ... that a roller-coaster debate over a new tool for controlling interest rates is nearing its resolution. Investors worldwide are watching the US central bank’s policy meeting that ends on Wednesday for hints ... become the main lever for steering interest rates and play a central role in a new monetary policy framework. However, after a long debate over the merits and potential risks of the new tool ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1594472/investors-brace-us-fed-verdict-interest-rates
  2. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Royal Opera targets the very young with special shows

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 12:46pm by Reuters

    ... David Milliken Royal Opera set to entice young audience Britain's Royal Opera House, which launched its new season on Thursday, has opened its doors to children as young as two as the 282-year-old institution seeks a new generation of music lovers. A ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1590968/royal-opera-targets-very-young-special-shows
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Is it too much to expect civil servants to serve the public interest?

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 03:25pm by Stephen Vines

    ... Long that greatly increased in value after a decision was made to create a new town on an adjacent site. As a senior member of the department, Lam was likely to have been aware of the internal ... to build four houses on the land. She absented herself from that discussion, having declared an interest. Once all this came to light, the government moved with great haste not only to give Lam ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1574170/it-too-much-expect-civil-servants-serve-public-interest
  4. Business - Banking & Finance

    Diners Club sale draws interest from Japanese banks

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:40am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Tokyo Banks look at Diners Club sale in Japan Citigroup's Diners Club card brand in Japan is among assets drawing interest from lenders as the bank seeks bids for its ... and Shinsei Bank are among banks preparing to submit preliminary bids, said the people, who asked not to be named. Citigroup is gauging interest in the consumer bank separately or as a package ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1592717/diners-club-sale-draws-interest-japanese-banks
  5. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Developers keen as MTR's Tai Wai residential project up for tender

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 03:15am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu yvonne.liu@scmp.com Improved market sentiment boosts interest in prime location, with 23 developers responding Developers keen as MTR's Tai Wai site back in play MTR ... and interest, is about HK$20 billion. The site covers an area of 521,107 square feet and could yield a gross floor area of 2.7 million sq ft. It could provide for 2,900 flats and a shopping centre. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1593409/developers-keen-mtrs-tai-wai-residential-project-tender
  6. Fears over plan to develop valley

    Posted Jan 28th 2007, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Town Planning Board decides northeast part of Sha Lo Tung should become conservation zone and site of special scientific interest January 2001: Court of First Instance blocks company?s judicial ... hands, on which it would build. The plan would require doubling the single-lane road linking the valley with Ting Kok near Tai Po. The valley is one of 12 ecologically important sites identified ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/579889/fears-over-plan-develop-valley
  7. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Uncovering the secrets of Mount Paektu on the China, North Korea border

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 09:58pm by AP

    ... raised in South Korea and Japan that nuclear tests in the North- conducted at a site less than 100km away- might trigger an eruption. "That activity sparked a lot of interest both in China ... Uncovering the secrets of Paektu More than 1,000 years ago, a huge volcano straddling the border between North Korea and China was the site of one of the biggest eruptions in human history, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1584579/uncovering-secrets-mount-paektu-china-north-korea-border
  8. Comment - Blogs

    Xiaomi eyes finance, Phoenix tries news feeds

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 04:39pm by Doug Young

    ... become quite popular but also very unruly these days. P2P finance sites operate online platforms where people with extra cash can lend their money to borrowers at relatively high interest rates. ... Doug Young Xiaomi's new investment in a P2P platform reflects its interest in online finance, while Phoenix's investment in a customized news feed app looks like a smart move ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1590205/xiaomi-eyes-finance-phoenix-tries-news-feeds
  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Guangdong demonstrators take to streets for second day to protest waste incinerator plans

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 02:19pm by He Huifeng

    ... the public" and would "pick the project site scientifically and in accordance of the law". In April, residents in three Guangdong cities- Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Maoming- took to the streets ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1592354/guangdong-demonstrators-take-streets-second-day-protest-waste-incinerator
  10. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Declaration of interest row after Lands Department official bought 13 plots

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 04:25am by FANNY FUNG, Olga Wong

    ... official's property deal The Lands Department will review its declaration-of-interest procedures after it was revealed a senior official overseeing Yuen Long had bought 13 plots of land ... and planning director Ling Kar-kan is chairman, approved the application on July 25. Lam had declared her interests and was excused from the discussion during the meeting. But committee member David ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1567858/row-over-officials-property-deal

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