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  1. Business - Companies - COMMENT

    Delay some more, to get it right

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 11:15am by Stephen Vines

    ... Switching away from what is proven to work and embracing what looks better and more exciting can prove to be costly The people selling the goods push hard to launch new products as soon as possible, while the people who have designed them are all too well aware of the problems and glitches that crop up when something new is being developed. Taking pride in their work, they prefer to wait ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1584313/delay-some-more-get-it-right
  2. Business - Economy - SURVEY

    China services PMI edges up to 54.4

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 10:56am by Reuters

    ... points to contraction. The sub-index measuring the number of people working in the services sector edged up to 49.6 in August from 49.3, still indicating a slight contraction in employment. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1584309/china-services-pmi-edges-544
  3. News - Hong Kong - MASS TRANSIT

    Trains delayed in morning rush hour as MTR finds crack in tracks

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 10:46am by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit yingkit.lai@scmp.com Train services on the MTR Kwun Tong line were delayed during the morning rush hour on Wednesday after a crack was detected on the tracks in Kowloon. Commuters were delayed by up to 20 minutes after trains were slowed between Tiu Keng Leng and Yau Ma Tei. The MTR said signals had been found to be unstable on a section between Diamond Hill ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1584308/trains-delayed-morning-rush-hour-mtr-finds-crack-tracks
  4. News - China

    Eleven dead, 27 missing in China rainstorms

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 10:35am by Agence France Press in Beijing

    ... the local government as saying. In Fengjie County, on the vast Yangtze river, landslides have formed two barrier lakes, with the water level rising a metre (three feet) an hour, according to local ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1584302/eleven-dead-27-missing-china-rainstorms
  5. Business - Companies - DEBTS

    China Taiping perpetual bond to raise US$600m

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 09:57am by Ray Chan

    ... Ray Chan ray.utchan@scmp.com China Taiping Insurance plans to offer its first US dollar-denominated perpetual subordinated bond, raising US$600 million to strengthen its capital base and operation. In a filing with the Hong Kong stock exchange on Wednesday, the insurer said it had hired HSBC Holdings, Standard Chartered and CCB International Capital, the overseas brokerage arm ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1584274/china-taiping-perpetual-bond-raise-us600m
  6. News - China - MACAU

    90pc don't trust Macau leader, says 'referendum'

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 05:54am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... leader of Open Macau Society, has been placed under judicial investigation. Two journalists working for Macau Concealers- an online medium operated by the city's most prominent pro-democracy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1583949/90pc-dont-trust-macau-leader-says-referendum
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    After easy re-election, Macau leader now faces many challenges

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 05:06am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Many challenges for Macau leader It's not much of an election if it is a one-horse race. Credibility is further undermined when the ballot is confined to only 400 of 624,000 citizens. As awkward as it is, this is how Macau picks its chief executive. The poll on Sunday took less than an hour to complete, sealing the city's fate for another five years under ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1584012/after-easy-re-election-macau-leader-now-faces-many
  8. News - China - MARITIME DISPUTES

    China deploys new oil rig to drill in East China Sea

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 04:49am by STAFF

    ... of schedule in July, with Beijing saying it was because its work was completed. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1584040/china-deploys-new-oil-rig-drill-east-china-sea
  9. News - China - CHARITY

    Party chief of scandal-plagued China Red Cross steps down

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 04:49am by Alice Yan

    ... of the 22.3 million yuan taken by movie star Jet Li's One Foundation. The Red Cross statement yesterday praised Zhao for her "diligent work and efforts" over the past three years. Her successor, Xu, worked in Jilin province from the 1970s until transferring to the Ministry of Health in 2001. Xu was appointed a deputy minister of the National Health and Family Planning Commission ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1584041/party-chief-scandal-plagued-china-red-cross-steps-down
  10. Property - International - DESIGN

    James Cheng creates living spaces that enhances interactivity

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 03:50am by Kavita Daswani

    ... hours. After a few other successes like that, Cheng said, "Vancouver got the stamp of approval". "We worked hard to make urban living the convenient thing to do," he said. ... of easy, accessible, communal, indoor-outdoor living infuses much of his work; it is an architectural style colloquially known as "Vancouverism", and Cheng was one of the earliest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1583864/james-cheng-creates-living-spaces-enhances-interactivity

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