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  1. Private enterprise spreads its net unevenly

    Posted Jan 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ed Zhang One of Deng Xiaoping's most famous quotes on his historic southern tour 20 years ago was: 'Only development counts.' It gave a green light to all forms of development, and in particular to private enterprise. At the time, China was still feeling the effects of the Tiananmen crisis of 1989 and the collapse of the Soviet Union at the end of 1991, ...

  2. Unions seek 12pc pay rise for foreign helpers

    Posted May 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com A coalition of foreign maids' unions has asked for a 12 per cent pay rise for about 290,000 domestic helpers imported from overseas. The Asian Migrants' Co-ordinating Body (AMCB) said their salary- set by the government after a regular review- had not been adjusted for more than two years and they wanted it to be revised to HK$4,000 ...

  3. Seeking a cure for capitalism

    Posted Jul 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kevin Rafferty Modern market capitalism used to be heralded as the best way to run an economic system, especially after the collapse of the Soviet Union. It was said that it promoted rapid growth and encouraged invention and enterprise; it offered freedom and opportunities for all, the advantages of competition, efficient use of finances, fairness and equality. Increasingly, ...

  4. Business - Money - BONDS

    Safe havens are now risky

    Posted Sep 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Evelina Leung

    ... in BlackRock's global bond portfolio team. He says the risk profile of peripheral economic and monetary union government bonds varies significantly across countries, with the path to debt sustainability ...

  5. State of Asian politics gives little hope for monetary union

    Posted Oct 05th 2005, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland That old chestnut, Asian monetary union, is back on the economic menu. But despite the best efforts of the idea's backers, there is little real appetite among the region's policymakers for greater financial integration. Asian monetary union- and its ultimate objective, a single Asian currency- would hold huge benefits for businesses. It would impose fiscal ...

  6. Playing with oil prices

    Posted Oct 11th 2005, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... 3 million barrels a day- mostly from the Gulf region. The Labour News analysis claimed that it was the manipulation of oil prices that, effectively, forced the collapse of the Soviet Union. But, in the late 1980s, prices actually dropped- down to US$7-$8 per barrel- tripping up Soviet oil exports, its main source of foreign exchange. It is true that oil prices are fixed through an oligopoly, ...

  7. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

    Book review: Merchant, Soldier, Sage, by David Priestland

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... to a narrative account of recent history seen in terms of the competition between these three castes. Today, he says, the merchant caste rules alone in the West. Everywhere, trade unions were vanquished, ...

  8. Employers stand firm over minimum wage

    Posted Sep 08th 2006, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Employers remained united in their opposition to a law enforcing a minimum wage as a union campaign got under way to press the chief executive for legislation on the issue. ... that companies be regulated by a form of pledge instead of legislation. Legislators and members of the Federation of Trade Unions will stage a sit-in protest outside the Hong Kong government headquarters ...

  9. Model behaviour

    Posted Jan 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and political control, the model seemed to be a success. However, as is now well known, the Soviet planned economy eventually failed. The reasons were: first, a lack of effective incentives, namely profit; second, compared with the market, central planning was ineffective in resource allocation; and, third, a serious problem of unfair political power was evident in the Soviet model. ...

  10. Talking points

    Posted Jul 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ... Clinton in HK before Dai Bingguo meeting in Shenzhen US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who arrived in Hong Kong last night, will meet Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen ...




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