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  1. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Chinese passport holders gain from US visa deal

    Posted Nov 17th 2014, 05:08am by George Chen

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com China will stay more united to its people by making its passport more travel-friendly Mainlanders gain from US visa deal US President Barack Obama, whose ... appointment to an American university fellowship meant I could sponsor my parents' trip. Chinese passport is not always the most hassle-free travel document with which to enter foreign nations ...

  2. Business - Economy - THE VIEW

    Hong Kong at mercy of forces far beyond its control

    Posted Nov 20th 2014, 07:46am by RICHARD HARRIS

    ... exchange market. It also forgets that much Japanese-owned industry is now in the United States, Europe and China, removing the simple export benefit. Such things are not war, but are the naturally ... capital markets needed at this stage of development. We hear that nations are using the oil price, now at 4-year lows, to wage war against each other. Falling crude was blamed on the Americans ...

  3. Business - Money - TRADING

    Ethnic diversity prevents market bubbles: Study

    Posted Nov 18th 2014, 11:42am by Reuters

    ... as was the ability to thwart pricing bubbles, the study by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found. "Traders in ethnically homogenous markets are significantly less accurate, and thus ... conformity, interrupt taken-for-granted routines and prevent herding," the paper said. The study was conducted among people from East Asia and the Southwest United States. It measured a baseline ...

  4. Business - Economy - INVESTMENT

    Beijing seen as lifeline to Latin American economies

    Posted Nov 20th 2014, 07:13am by Toh Han Shih

    ... of an insufficiently prepared rush, the project was cancelled," said Enrique Dussel Peters, a professor at the Graduate School of Economics at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. Some Mexican ... to provide a further US$4 billion to the fund. Since 2006, Chinese banks have pledged US$50 billion in loans to Venezuela, mainly in the energy sector, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit ...

  5. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Global economy at risk from Asian slowdown and European stagnation

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 04:27am by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... For the United States, the developments have raised few concerns. The US economy is growing at 3 per cent per year, and falling petrol prices have pumped US$80 billion into American wallets. The Dow ... an increase in the national sales tax in April- the first in 17 years- that slowed consumer spending more than expected, Japan's economy minister acknowledged. "The numbers are absolutely ...

  6. Business - Companies - THE VIEW

    Jury out on internet monopolies in China

    Posted Nov 17th 2014, 08:32am by Cathy Holcombe

    ... is that this debate is hardly occurring in China, which unlike the United States still happens to be a nation of producers- and where the internet firms have even more market power. We often hear of how ...

  7. Business - Companies - REGULATION

    Nowhere to hide from bribery laws

    Posted Nov 17th 2014, 05:08am by Benjamin Robertson, Toh Han Shih

    ... a London-based lawyer who has acted both for and against cases brought by the Serious Fraud Office, Britain's financial crimes watchdog. Many developed economies, including the United States and Canada, also have extraterritorial laws penalising companies that pay bribes overseas. Britain's laws are seen as the broadest in scope. Anti-bribery rules apply not only to British nationals ...

  8. Business - China Business - COURTS

    Ralls gets crack at overturning US order blocking its wind farms deal

    Posted Nov 12th 2014, 06:29am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com US judge paves the way for Ralls to have second chance to buy wind farm site that was blocked by Obama on grounds of national security China firm cleared ... the secretive government review of foreign investments in the United States. That, however, is not expected to result in a reversal of Obama's decision, the first time in 22 years that a US ...

  9. Business - Commodities - STEEL

    Record Chinese steel exports risk global trade war

    Posted Nov 13th 2014, 05:38am by Bloomberg

    ... to export will continue next year," said Luo Yongdong, the head of imports and exports at Panzhihua Iron & Steel (Group), a unit of Anshan Iron & Steel Group, one of China's largest steelmakers. "As a result, trade disputes will intensify." Hebei Iron & Steel Group's Tangshan unit said this week it would make its first shipments of auto sheet ...

  10. Business - Economy - MERGERS

    China CNR and CSR Corp said forming joint venture for international projects- report

    Posted Nov 12th 2014, 10:12am by JING YANG, CHIM SAU-WAI

    ... CNR and CSR, which have fiercely undercut each other when bidding for overseas projects, will unite into one company to participate in future bids, especially high-speed train projects. ... a request proposal early next year and to award the contract by the end of next year or 2016. Gary Wong, an analyst at Guotai Junan Securities, said if CNR and CSR united in overseas biddings, ...




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