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  1. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

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

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

    ... Laden (a warrior, according to Priestland) prompted the resurgence of the warrior ethos, represented most crudely by former United States secretary of defence Donald Rumsfeld. Yet ... revolution in Russia, or 1945, when the second world war came to an end. Four years on, the crisis shows no sign of coming to an end, and political systems, economies and societies seem in a state ...

  2. Even without a US default, there's lots to worry about

    Posted Jul 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... if the fractious politicians in Washington fail to agree on an extension of the United States government's US$14.3 trillion debt ceiling by the US Treasury's deadline on Tuesday. Just a few weeks ... of the US Constitution, the government is legally obliged to honour its debts. Of course, even if the bickering parties in Washington do manage to cobble together a deal, it is still likely ...

  3. The poor go short as food prices bite

    Posted Aug 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... interviewed 600 such families from May to July, and found one in six were in a state of 'high food insecurity' because of a lack of money. 'The finding is a shocking and terrible one. ... daughters more but sadly we can't. We simply cannot afford it.' The survey found another third of the households interviewed were in a state of 'low food insecurity', where ...

  4. US rolls out welcome mat for Chinese

    Posted Jul 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Anita Lam anita.lam@scmp.com The United States government is betting on an expected influx of mainland tourists to boost its economy and employment in the next four years. Returning from a China visit to promote Washington's latest initiatives on trade, investment and tourism, Nicole Lamb-Hale, US assistant secretary of commerce for manufacturing and services, said China ...

  5. Clock ticking on a global implosion

    Posted Jun 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kevin Rafferty Just when you thought global economic news could not get gloomier, it did. Poor unemployment figures from the United States on Friday along with fresh news of uncertainty ... the US too close to European-style 'socialism', and Romney will try to shrink the state that imposes taxes on freedom and threatens enterprise. He also has little sympathy ...

  6. China take on Greek debt? That would be thoroughly silly

    Posted Sep 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... on Wednesday, China will help Europe and the United States overcome their financial and economic difficulties. It may not exactly have been an official pledge but it came across that way in media ... an achievement this would be for the Chinese statesman who makes it happen. And the EU, although not the United States, may just have worked itself into such a mess with its common currency ...

  7. All abroad for a better deal

    Posted Jul 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jasper Moiseiwitsch Hongkongers like their foreign-currency investment products. They like their Australian dollar fixed deposits, their local currency Asian bond funds and their Singapore dollar real estate investment trusts. The investment story is basi ...

  8. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Nobel-winning economists' theory applied to finding a mate

    Posted Oct 21st 2012, 12:00am by Tom Yam

    ... algorithm, came up with practical designs now being used by the National Resident Matching Program in the United States to allocate new doctors to hospitals during their internship. He also used ... Tom Yam Economic theory matches men and women to stable partners using list-based game Finding Mr Right is easy- just state your preference How do you find Mr or Ms Right, scientifically? ...

  9. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    My life: Muhammad Yunus

    Posted Oct 07th 2012, 12:00am by CHARLEY

    ... Vanderbilt University, in Nashville, in the United States) and started teaching at Middle Tennessee State University. In December 1971, I resigned and started teaching in Bangladesh. I saw famine ...

  10. State units may default on loans of 4.7tr yuan

    Posted Jun 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... government finance platforms (LGFP) that thrived following the outbreak of the global financial crisis in 2008. About 70 per cent of the state's 4 trillion yuan stimulus package was shouldered by local governments and state-owned enterprises, analysts said. While the biggest risk to the credit quality of listed mainland banks is related to these finance vehicles, the bulk of the exposure ...




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