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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    No one nation, whether America or China, can rule Asia

    Posted Jun 11th 2013, 12:00am by SIMON TAY

    ... is on consensus, yet behind the scenes bigger economies like Indonesia and others like Singapore quietly have influence. Working in this way, the group has emerged- if not without criticism- as relatively ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Japanese companies must adapt to a changed Asia

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 12:00am by SIMON TAY

    ... and more developed economies in Asia have a more equal working relationship with Japan. The renewed interest and vigour of Japan- both in the government and corporations- can build new partnerships ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The women of Asia's family-owned business are coming into their own

    Posted Mar 08th 2013, 02:15am by ANITA FUNG

    ... and the potential of an independent career. A new report, “Understanding the past – Looking to the future”, for HSBC Private Bank,  examines the competing pressures on a new generation of women working ... of her father. It is not that they resent coming back to work for the family firm. It is clear from our research that despite any misgivings, family is still the core of their focus: they value ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Ang Lee's Oscar shows Asian cinema has come of age

    Posted Feb 27th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... and his tiger look suspended in horizonless infinities, a haunting visualisation of the book's deep spiritual message. Here is that rare work that uses technology to carry a message, rather ...

  5. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    Southeast Asian countries stock up on arms as they face off with China

    Posted Feb 09th 2013, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... in Singapore, an annual gathering of defence ministers, top military brass and scholars. "In the last year or so, I've noticed the smiles on the faces of my peers working the region ...

  6. Business - Companies - AVIATION

    Qantas brings forward Asian flight times

    Posted Feb 04th 2013, 01:00pm by Bloomberg

    ... "There's still some work to be done on this," said Russell Shaw, an analyst at Macquarie in Sydney. "I'd think this will be the first announcement of several as they ramp up these connections." Flights into Hong Kong, Singapore and Bangkok will be brought forward by as much as about four hours using capacity freed up by the agreement with Emirates. Service to Frankfurt would stop ...

  7. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Standard Life Investments to tap investment shift

    Posted Feb 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Ray Chan

    ... Ray Chan ray.utchan@scmp.com The British asset manager plans big expansion in Asia as investors swing towards diversified products to look for better capital returns Standard Life to tap shift in market Standard Life Investments, the US$270 billion investment management arm of British-listed life insurer Standard Life, is planning a major expansion in Asia to exploit ...

  8. News - Asia - GAMBLING

    Asian casinos solve conservative beliefs by allowing foreigners only

    Posted Jan 28th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... one - Kangwon Land Resort - is open to locals. Its remote location in a mountainous area, several hundred kilometres and a three-hour express bus ride from Seoul, was supposed to deter salarymen from nightly excursions during the working week. But special "bullet taxis" offer a high-speed, white-knuckle service that promises to get punters there in half the time. Nepal ...

  9. News - World - DIPLOMACY

    Kerry not sure of need for military build-up in Asia

    Posted Jan 26th 2013, 03:20am by AGENCIES

    ... But he hoped to work more closely with China’s new leaders on a broad range of issues, including North Korea and climate change. “My hope is that [Communist Party leader] Xi Jinping and the new ... and I will work to give diplomacy every effort to succeed,” Kerry said. “But no one should mistake our resolve to reduce the nuclear threat.” Associated Press, Reuters ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    As Asia grows, SMEs must venture out, or miss out

    Posted Jan 24th 2013, 12:00am by ALBERT CHAN

    ... on subcontracting work abroad reported increased turnover, compared to 35 per cent for all SMEs. Those that are internationally active also reported higher employment growth, while the study found a close ...




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