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  1. Business - Economy

    US budget battle is a playground fight with no winners

    Posted Mar 06th 2013, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... along with a 0.5 per cent cut in economic growth, which will cause a "ripple effect" of pain, especially among the US middle classes. "Businesses will suffer because customers ... Kevin Rafferty The US budget battle is like a playground fight between Democrats and Republicans- and with, apparently, no adult around to break it up Plenty of pain but no gain Where ...

  2. Graphite export decision a boost for US business

    Posted Aug 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Paul Moon, Paul Mooney

    ... of the US business community most concerned about these proposed expanded control regulations is that products proposed for prohibition under US regulations would be available from other international suppliers in the end-user country targeted by US controls,' he said. 'It [Mr Bush's decision] may be somewhat heartening to the business community.' He said ...

  3. News - China - POLITICS

    'I'll break your legs if you go into business': former president's career advice to children

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 01:02pm by DARREN WEE

    ... his children he would break their legs if they went into business, according to a mainland news report. Li’s daughter, Li Xiaolin, said her father was a strict parent who wanted his children ... of their connections to further their careers. “I’ll break your legs if any of you want to do business,” Li once told his children over the dinner table, the report said. Li Xiaolin said apart from business ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Lack of political leadership bad for business

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 12:00am by MATTHEW GARLAND

    ... two million workers and control companies valued at more than US$5 trillion. Responses to the council's survey show the lowest level of business optimism since the onset of the crisis. ... Matthew Garland Matthew Garland says ineffective, divisive politics is bad for business From East to West, leaders are failing to revitalise economies We are in the midst of a protracted ...

  5. Energy security a risky business with Iran

    Posted Dec 20th 2010, 12:00am by Paul Letters

    ... respects an old civilisation and a rising power seeking nuclear parity with others. Beijing's past military aid for Iran was designed partly to counterbalance US interests in the region. Yet ... However, in October The Washington Post reported that the US had intelligence on Chinese companies known to be providing illegal technology to Iran, including materials needed for enrichment. More ...

  6. It's all just a matter of business for HK merchants

    Posted Jan 18th 2011, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... of international diplomatic quackery and just getting down to business. It has been that way from the beginning- find inefficiencies of commerce caused by politicians playing silly games and exploit ... oil firms. To set things up for itself, the US government next installed a puppet monarch, the Shah, who misruled the country for 26 years before he was thrown out in a revolution inspired ...

  7. Business and the debate

    Posted Feb 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Do you think the debate over patriotism and political reform in Hong Kong will hurt the economy? Share your views: write to us. ...

  8. Business first

    Posted Apr 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Michael Chugani Eva Cheng probably doesn't even realise it, but our transport and housing secretary has given us a valuable peek into how this government sees its priorities. When ... been taken.' Those few words tell us a lot about how the government thinks. They scream out that the government cares more about building a bridge than about the quality of air you ...

  9. News - China - POLITICS

    ‘Make it short!’: reports of verbose official’s dressing down censored

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 02:15pm by Keira Lu Huang

    ... of the “undesirable work styles” the government has vowed to stamp out. The comments during the meeting on Monday were reported by the China Business Journal and the Hong Kong-based Sing Tao Daily and were ... management office came to us and demanded that we take it down.” A news editor at the website Tencent, who asked not to be named, said: “We received orders to delete that news, but they didn’t tell ...

  10. Risky business

    Posted Jun 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ethnic Chinese journalists risk official threats and arrest working on the mainland. How can the Hong Kong authorities help and protect local journalists working on the other side of the border? Share your views: write to us ...




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