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  1. Business - China Business - EQUITIES

    Shipping stocks rise on cabinet guidelines

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 02:48pm by Ray Chan

    ... Ray Chan ray.utchan@scmp.com Shipping stocks jumped after Beijing issued a new set of guidelines to speed up restructuring of the industry. The State Council said on Wednesday that there were seven key areas the country’s shipping industry should follow t ...

  2. Business - Economy - Consumption

    Growth in Australia’s GDP slows to 0.5pc

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 02:35pm by Reuters

    ... of a 0.4 per cent rise, leaving the Australian dollar steady at 92.75 US cents. “When we average out the first-half GDP, growth was tracking along at 3 per cent per annum, and that looks good when ... and why investors are wagering that, if there is a move, it will be downward. Yet more timely data suggests this quarter has seen a pick-up in growth, with businesses reporting rising sales ...

  3. Business - Economy - COMMENT

    Funding must be front and centre in debate on third runway

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 02:18pm by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... of HK$3,000 a month. I myself thought it a poorly considered scheme, but I accept that old-age poverty is a problem. Now let us assume that we put HK$200 billion into an old-age investment fund ...

  4. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Beijing leaders out in force at 1945 war anniversy in pointed message to Japan

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 02:13pm by Teddy Ng

    ... Wednesday’s event was the first commemoration of the event since the NPC’s designation. The ceremony was broadcast live by state media and marked the start of a busy month of commemorations. Two other ...

  5. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Baidu raises bar in mobile mapping with US$10m IndoorAtlas investment

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 01:54pm by BIEN PEREZ

    ... for US$160 million to expand its location-based services business and e-commerce initiatives. Nuomi’s online daily deals service provided geographically targeted promotions, which enabled ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com Internet search titan Baidu has raised the bar in making mobile mapping services ubiquitous in China following a deal to invest US$10 million in Finnish ...

  6. News - China Insider - IRAQ

    'Chinese Islamic State fighter' captured in Iraq, military claims

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 01:29pm by Chris Luo

    ... at least several hundred from Britain, Australia and the United States. READ MORE: Islamic State claims to have beheaded US journalist Steven Sotloff Last year a video emerged on YouTube ...

  7. Sport - Rugby

    Hugh Watkins raises the bar for refs

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 12:57pm

    ... exactly going as he would like them to was really important for us,” he said. Needham also heralded the impact of several new faces in the HKRFU referees department, including Rodden and senior ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    'We won't halt Occupy Central': Benny Tai says era of civil disobedience is here to stay

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 12:42pm by Shirley Zhao and Jeffie Lam

    ... actual action to threaten the central government,” said Leung. “Although we still couldn’t reach our goal, but if there were more people and social groups supporting and joining us, maybe things ...

  9. What might be causing you eye and sleep problems?

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 12:16pm by Contributor

    ... caused this rapid increase? Interestingly, this increase in myopia is accompanied by a rise in the use of smart phones and tablets. Most of us own at least one smartphone and a tablet, and the fact is, most of us can’t resist the temptation of Facebook, Twitter, or checking a few emails right before bed. But little do we know, the emission of high energy blue light from our devices ...

  10. Business - Companies - TELECOMMUNICATIONS

    China Mobile shares hit HK$100 on iPhone hopes

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 12:00pm by Ray Chan

    ... Ray Chan ray.utchan@scmp.com Shares in China Mobile hit HK$100 for the first time in six years during early trading on Wednesday. Demand for the stock was heavy ahead of Apple’s launch of the latest version of its iPhone, expected later this month, drivin ...




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