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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - JAKE'S VIEW

    New Asia bank part of China's agenda

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 05:42am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... not to sign up with Beijing. So far, South Korea and Indonesia have heeded the call. Leaving aside how silly this political spat is, what stands out here first of all is the estimate that Asia needs ... Jake van der kamp Infrastructure lender a political move to boost Beijing's recognition and strengthen yuan New Asia bank part of China's agenda China and 20 other countries ...

  2. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    China faces hurdles on path to Asia-Pacific free-trade deal

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 05:19am by Teddy Ng

    ... is seeking to leverage its status as host of the Apec summit to advance talks on an Asia-Pacific free-trade deal and a joint push against corruption, but work on other agreements is standing in the way. China is pushing for a Pacific Rim free-trade zone, known as the Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific (FTAAP), to be in place by 2025. But discussion on the FTAAP was being distracted ...

  3. Business - Companies

    Hapag-Lloyd helmsman charts a new course in Asia

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 03:41am by JING YANG

    ... a new course in Asia Rolf Habben Jansen has taken the helm at Hapag-Lloyd at a time of transformation in the shipping industry, ensuring plenty of challenges for the Dutch national. He is convincing the board to invest in China's logistics industry- a step rarely seen among Western shipping lines- as part of the solution to the German company's underexposure to Asia ...

  4. Business - Companies - BRANDS

    South Korean TV dramas exploit success to push products across Asia

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:08am by AFP

    ... stealth marketing opportunities that have become distinctly less stealthy as competition has intensified. [TV product placement has] an immediate and widespread impact in Asia Amorepacific South ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Companies paying huge amounts for product placement on TV shows to boost sales in Asia Korean dramas exploit success to push products The export success ...

  5. Business - Banking & Finance - EXCHANGE RATES

    Malaysia, S Korea currencies lead as Asia dodges emerging markets slump

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 12:38am by BLOOM

    ... to strengthen last month, six were from Asia, with Malaysia's ringgit and South Korea's won leading the gains. A Bloomberg index of the 20 most-traded emerging-market currencies posted its ... markets attracted a combined US$5 billion last month from international investors, while Turkey and South Africa saw outflows of US$2 billion, data shows. Asia stands out as a safe haven, far away ...

  6. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Don't lump emerging Asia with Brazil, India, Turkey and South Africa

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 03:55am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Don't lump emerging Asia with Brazil, India and Turkey Emerging markets have become the new focus for investors' fears, leading to capital outflows, sharp falls ... the BRITS markets- Brazil, India, Turkey and South Africa. And they are wrong to call those emerging markets. They are the submerging markets. Every now and then they rise to the surface for another ...

  7. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Investors in Asia calmer over future U.S. interest rate rise

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 04:42am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Singapore Reform-minded governments in India and Indonesia are among the reasons investors look set to stay in Asia when US interest rates increase Investors calmer over future U.S. rate rise Faced once again with the prospect of rate rises in the United States, investors in Asia are no longer selling and running as in the past, choosing instead to stay in markets ...

  8. Business - Economy - FINANCIAL MARKETS

    Asia stocks dip after Fed ends QE

    Posted Oct 30th 2014, 09:18am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Asian stocks dipped and the dollar hovered at three-week highs versus the yen after the US Federal Reserve ended its quantitative easing programme as expected, but laced its economic assessment with a tinge of optimism. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japanwas down 0.5 per cent in early Asian trade on Thursday. Tokyo’s Nikkei bucked ...

  9. Business - Economy - EMPLOYMENT

    Outlook improving for white-collar jobs in Asia, recruitment agency says

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 10:41pm by Benjamin Robertson

    ... Benjamin Robertson benjamin.robertson@scmp.com Outlook good for Asia's job market, says headhunter The number of online adverts for white collar jobs rose 20 per cent in the third quarter, according to the latest recruitment agency report to hint at a rosy outlook for Asia's job market, even in Hong Kong. "As both the local and global economic environment continued ...

  10. Business - Economy - EMPLOYMENT

    Starbucks stars as South Korea aims to boost jobs for women

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 01:33am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg Starbucks leads the way as the government vows to name and shame companies that slack off in terms of targets for females in the workforce South Korea aims to boost jobs for women When former kindergarten teacher Kim Sun-sung tried to rejoin South Korea's workforce after five years raising her children, she found it tough. Then 41, Kim was either told she ...




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