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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Standard Chartered hit with first S&P downgrade in 20 years

    Posted Nov 29th 2014, 04:47am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London S&P lowers StanChart rating amid 'tough' times Ratings agency Standard & Poor's cut its credit rating on Standard Chartered for the first time in 20 years yesterday, citing the "tough period" the Asia-focused bank was going through and its weaker creditworthiness. S&P cut its long-term issuer credit rating on Standard ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    New route mooted for Standard Chartered marathon

    Posted Nov 27th 2014, 04:04am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... Elizabeth Cheung elizabeth.cheung@scmp.com Government officials open to ideas for a more spectator-friendly race New route mooted for marathon The government will consider allowing a more spectator-friendly route for the annual Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon- if organisers come up with feasible ideas and district councils give their support. Much of the race, which starts from Tsim Sha ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance

    StanChart banks on long-term benefits from sustainability work

    Posted Nov 24th 2014, 04:59am by DON WEINLAND

    ... Devadason, Standard Chartered's global head of sustainability, a division responsible for organising and carrying out community investment in the more than 100 countries the bank operates in. ... That figure is only what Standard Chartered reports to the London Benchmarking Group, a charity that sets measurement standards for community investment from corporations around the world. The bank ...

  4. RTX raises standards in wireless technology

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 05:44pm

    ... audio, consumer and health care. "RTX was built to establish wireless technology standards. We have profound knowledge of these standards and are able to use them to their limits," says ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Arrest the undeniable decline in English standards in Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 05:04am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Arrest decline in English standards Bemoaning the new generation's declining language skills has become a common trend the world over. This is partly attributed ... to disprove it, it does no harm to heighten our guard lest the standards slip further. Our business competitiveness hinges on our ability to communicate effectively in the international language ...

  6. News - World - POLLUTION

    Obama to tighten restrictions on smog emissions

    Posted Nov 27th 2014, 03:52am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington Stricter standard to make good on pledge the president made in first White House campaign Obama tightens restrictions on smog emissions Coming full circle ... health problems. The stricter standard would makes good on a pledge President Barack Obama made during his first campaign for the White House and one of his first environmental actions ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    New bank rules distorting Europe's credit markets

    Posted Nov 29th 2014, 04:14am by Bloomberg

    ... said he expected increased issuance through holding companies. Giles Edwards, an analyst at credit rating agency Standard & Poor's, said: "As a bondholder, where would you rather ...

  8. Business - Companies - MONEY MATTERS

    Letter suggests CMR director Yan Qiping is anything but independent

    Posted Nov 29th 2014, 04:49am by Shirley Yam

    ... to long-term planning' and the compilation of 'system management standards', and took charge of electronic-commerce development, employee education and training, new market investment ...

  9. News - China Insider - CHINA DIGEST

    Mother of all hot pots; temple stolen overnight; wild panda dies of injuries

    Posted Nov 29th 2014, 03:40am by Staff Reporter

    ... reports. The ambulances are made to the national standard clearance height of 2.75 metres but the ring road's 2.5-metre barriers force ambulances to go a different way. Porcelain discovery ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Can an electoral win for Abe stop Abenomics floundering?

    Posted Nov 28th 2014, 12:44pm by Kevin Rafferty

    ... cent, still relatively high by the standards of recent prime ministers, who have seen their support in single digits. But diminishing popular support leaves him vulnerable to critics within ... dare not go ahead with the 2-percentage-point increase in the consumption tax, taking it to 10 per cent, low by the standards of other developed countries, for fear of deepening the decline. ...




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