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  1. News - Asia - RELIGION

    Pope Francis heads to South Korea with message of peace

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 02:50am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Rome Pope plans message of peace on first trip to Asia Pope Francis travels to South Korea this week with a message of peace for the divided peninsula on his first papal visit to Asia, where the Catholic Church is undergoing dramatic growth. The 77-year-old will fly into Seoul on Wednesday in a trip also aimed at making up for his predecessor, Emeritus ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1570955/pope-francis-heads-south-korea-message-peace
  2. News - Asia - WEALTH

    Fortunes rise the fastest for Japan's millionaires among Asia-Pacific rich

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 04:02am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Singapore Fortunes rise the fastest for Japan's millionaires Japan's millionaires increased their wealth at the fastest pace in the Asia-Pacific region last year ... 20 per cent to US$3.8 trillion, as the number of high net-worth individuals in the nation expanded 18 per cent to 758,000. "While equity-market performance across Asia-Pacific was mixed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1621680/fortunes-rise-fastest-japans-millionaires-among-asia-pacific-rich
  3. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    Pope Francis ends South Korean visit with message of peace

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 09:38pm by Reuters

    ... with words of peace Pope Francis yesterday called for peace and reconciliation on the divided Korean peninsula and sent a further message of goodwill to China, wrapping up a five-day trip to South Korea and the first papal visit to Asia in 15 years. Before a mass yesterday at Seoul's Myeongdong Cathedral, the pope prayed with a small number of "comfort women", who were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1576167/pope-francis-ends-south-korean-visit-message-peace
  4. Property - International - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korea's homebuyers buoyed by eased mortgage curbs

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 05:34am by BLOOM

    ... moved into a new three-bedroom apartment. "I can get a bigger loan now; it may be the time to finally buy a home rather than swallowing this crazy rent rise." South Korea relaxed banks' mortgage restrictions this month as Finance Minister Choi Kyung-hwan, appointed last month, seeks to revive a property market in Asia's fourth-largest economy, boost growth ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1580843/south-koreas-homebuyers-buoyed-eased-mortgage-curbs
  5. Business - Economy - RETAIL

    Hong Kong protests put huge dent in Asia luxury goods sales

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:05am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Top brands also hurt by mainland slowdown and anti-corruption drive Protests put dent in Asia luxury goods sales Protests in Hong Kong, an economic slowdown and anti-corruption drive in China and a coup in Thailand: Asia is no longer a market of constant growth for luxury goods firms. LVMH, world leader in the sector and owner of brands like Louis Vuitton, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1620175/hong-kong-protests-put-huge-dent-asia-luxury-goods-sales
  6. Business - Commodities - METALS

    LME plays Asia card in bid for gold pricing job

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:39am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Exchange hopes expertise in metals will help it win right to replace bullion market benchmark LME plays Asia card in bid for gold pricing job The London Metal Exchange hopes its links to Asia and expertise in physical metals will help it win the right to manage the century-old London gold pricing benchmark, chief executive Garry Jones said. The 137-year-old ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1620912/lme-plays-asia-card-bid-gold-pricing-job
  7. News - Asia - Flight MH370

    New information on missing MH370 flight shows it 'may have turned south earlier'

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 03:31pm by Agence France-Presse in Canberra

    ... Agence France-Presse in Canberra Further refinement of satellite data from aircraft indicates hunt must focus its priorities 'a little further south' inside search area, says ... information suggested it “may have turned south” earlier than thought. The new detail came after “further refinement” of satellite data and as investigators attempted to map the position ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1581437/new-information-missing-mh370-flight-shows-it-may-have-turned-south
  8. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Back-to-school buying buoys PC sales in Asia Pacific

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:26pm by Sophie Yu

    ... Sophie Yu sophie.yu@scmp.com Back-to-school buying buoys PC sales The Asia Pacific personal computer market fared better than expected in the three months to September thanks to demand from China and India, says research firm IDC. Shipments in Asia-Pacific excluding Japan grew 8 per cent to 26.6 million units in the third quarter from the previous quarter. And even though ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1620660/china-and-india-prevent-pc-market-crash
  9. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Sewol ferry disaster captain admits error in leaving inexperienced crew member at helm, denies playing on phone

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 03:11am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Gwangju Sewol disaster captain admits error The captain at the heart of South Korea's ferry disaster acknowledged during his murder trial yesterday that he had erred in leaving an inexperienced crew member at the helm when the vessel capsized. Testifying for the first time in court, Lee Joon-seok also denied allegations by some of the crew that he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1611634/sewol-ferry-disaster-captain-admits-error-leaving-inexperienced-crew
  10. News - Hong Kong - ART

    Photo artists from across Asia shed light on women's plight

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 05:45am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Artists from across Asia shed light on women's plight Hongkongers can catch a rare glimpse into the world of suppressed women across Asia in a photography exhibition that opens in Wan Chai today. Thirteen photographic artists from 11 Asian countries have captured unique moments in places where extreme gender inequality exists, including Afghanistan, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1619531/photo-artists-across-asia-shed-light-womens-plight

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