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  1. Business - Economy - REPORT

    Japan overtakes Hong Kong in competitiveness rankings

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 10:43am by Reuters

    ... might be the increasing difficulties faced by businesses and research institutions in finding the talent they need to preserve their outstanding capacity to innovate,” the report said. Mainland ... most deadly Ebola outbreak. A potential threat to Switzerland might be the increasing difficulties faced by businesses and research institutions in finding the talent World Economic Forum ...

  2. Business - China Business - REGULATION

    Chinese insurers fined 111m yuan over price fixing in car policies

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 10:19am by Kwong Man-ki

    ... Kwong Man-ki in Beijing phoenix.kwong@scmp.com China’s anti-monopoly regulator has slapped a fine of 111 million yuan (HK$139.86 million) to an insurance association and 23 property insurers in Zhejiang province for fixing prices on car insurance policies ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    New iPhone launch to help boost exports from mainland China and Taiwan

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 09:47am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... is Apple’s biggest market after the United States. In its financial third quarter to June earnings report, Apple posted a 28 per cent increase in revenue from China to US$5.93 billion from US$4.64 billion a year earlier. That made up 16 per cent of its total US$37.43 billion revenue for the quarter. Apple’s iPhones, iPads and MacBooks are all designed in the US, but these are manufactured ...

  5. Business - Banking & Finance - INVESTIGATIONS

    Credit Suisse probing alleged pillow talk by trader

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 09:27am by Reuters

    ... for interest rates and the possible rigging of the US$5.3 trillion-a-day currency markets. Several banks subsequently placed tighter controls on chat functions or limited access to certain forums. ...

  6. Sport - Tennis - US Open

    Peng Shuai storms into semi-finals of US Open

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 09:21am

    ... But her day finally came on Tuesday when Peng beat 17-year-old Belinda Bencic 6-2, 6-1 in the US Open to earn a spot in a grand slam semi-final for the first time in 37 tries. Only five women have ... Playing mostly with partner Hsieh Su-Wei, Peng reached a No. 1 ranking in doubles earlier this year. Asked to explain why she is doing so well at the US Open now, after so many years of falling ...

  7. Business - Companies - FUNDRAISING

    Midas to raise HK$110m in rights offering

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 09:18am by Ray Chan

    ... Ray Chan ray.utchan@scmp.com Printing firm Midas International plans to raise HK$110 million through a rights offering, it said in a filing with the Hong Kong stock exchange on Tuesday night. The firm said it would issue one new share for every two existi ...

  8. Sport - Golf - Ryder Cup

    Webb Simpson, Keegan Bradley and Hunter Mahan are US Ryder Cup wild cards

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 09:14am

    ... at Medinah, when the visitors made a stunning last-day singles rally to stun the US squad on home soil. “That was a hard loss for the American players and it still sticks with a lot of them,” Watson said. “They want to make amends for what happened at Medinah two years ago.” Previously assured of a place on the US team for the September 26-28 meeting with Europe were Bubba Watson, Rickie ...

  9. Comment - Blogs - IMMIGRATION

    Meet Zhuang Zhuang: Not your typical immigrant success story

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 08:58am by Ian Young

    ... Zhuang, grinning up at us. An impressive white fluffball of a dog (a purebred Samoyed, as close as can be established), Zhuang Zhuang had only three legs but nevertheless looked pretty pleased ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 05:06am by STAFF

    ... Front convenor Johnson Yeung Ching-yin. The council will report its own observations of the march.   Obama meets Baltic leaders in Estonia US President Barack Obama meets the presidents of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania during a one-day stopover in Tallinn on his way to a Nato summit in Wales. Obama will emphasise the US commitment to defending its Baltic Nato allies. This comes after ...




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