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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Protesters want a rethink of Basic Law bargain between Communist Party and big business

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 12:55pm by John Burns

    ... John Burns John Burns says the injustices of the current system make it untenable Rethink Basic Law bargain favouring big business Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's comments in the international media implying that government in Hong Kong must be protected from populism is a timely reminder of the bargain the Chinese Communist Party struck with big business in the 1980s ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1626578/protesters-want-rethink-basic-law-bargain-between-communist
  2. Business - Companies - INTERNET

    WhatsApp returns US$10m in sales after Facebook's US$22b acquisition

    Posted Oct 30th 2014, 06:26am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in San Francisco Zuckerberg says he is in no rush to make money from US$22b acquisition despite US$138m loss Facebook's WhatsApp returns US$10m in sales The numbers are in for Facebook's acquisition of mobile-messaging application WhatsApp: The social network paid US$22 billion for a startup that generated US$10.2 million in revenue last year. In a regulatory filing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1627871/whatsapp-returns-us10m-sales-after-facebooks-us22b-acquisition
  3. Sport - BASKETBALL

    NBA gets back to business following tumultuous off season as game one approaches

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 09:22pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington LeBron James' is gunning for glory with Cavaliers, while Spurs eye succesful title defence as plenty of records are up for grabs Back to business ... Racism issues forced two team ownership changes, injuries hit stars Kevin Durant and Paul George and the league signed a nine-year television deal worth US$24 billion that begins in 2016 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/article/1626057/back-business-after-nba-reshuffle
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - THE VIEW

    Lenovo looking smart for buying out IBM’s PC business

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 01:19pm by Cathy Holcombe

    ... Cathy Holcombe Mainland tech giant Lenovo reaps from taking over IBM's 'ice age' personal computer business One smart click Nearly a decade ago, Lenovo Group bought IBM Corp's personal computer business, and was thought a chump for doing so. The narrative went like this: IBM, the forward-thinking and savvier company, recognised that the desktop computer would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1625737/lenovo-looking-smart-buying-out-ibms-pc-business
  5. HLB guides Asian family businesses into Europe

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 05:57pm

    ... and tax consulting firm offers comprehensive business support to Asian family businesses investing in the Netherlands and the rest of Europe. "We nurture close relationships with families and understand their businesses," says Erik van der Haar, partner and managing director. "We can outline the risks and issues they'll likely meet in Europe." Leveraging its extensive ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1623864/hlb-guides-asian-family-businesses-europe
  6. Business - Companies - THE VIEW

    The grey area of corruption in the business world

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 06:25am by Stephen Vines

    ... This leaves us with some thin lines in the conduct of business and it really is not that simple to know where crossing them becomes problematic. In some ways, it is easiest to say that all business ... Stephen Vines Hong Kong's levels of corruption in the business world are still low, but there are worrying signs of small favours increasingly being asked for The grey area of graft ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1622378/grey-area-corruption-business-world
  7. Business - Economy - OUTLOOK

    US growth steady as businesses more optimistic, says new Fed survey

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 10:56am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington The United States economy is growing steadily with little sign of change of pace, but businesses are generally more optimistic about the future, ... and real estate and construction weakness in half of the Fed’s 12 districts. It said the service industry, excluding banks, reported improving business, but manufacturing was more mixed. However, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1584948/us-growth-steady-businesses-more-optimistic-says-new-fed-survey
  8. Business - Companies - TRADE

    Electronic gadgets and wearables keep trade fairs busy

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 05:47am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... busy Attendance estimates at recent back-to-back electronics fairs show little indication that Occupy Central demonstrators or a spluttering global economy are having any impact on consumer ... carved out a stand-alone fair for a sector that sits midway between electronics and fashion. The company estimates the still embryonic market will be worth US$8 billion by 2018 and expects ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1618816/electronic-gadgets-and-wearables-keep-trade-fairs-busy
  9. Business - Economy - UNITED STATES

    US beats forecasts with 3.5pc economic growth

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 06:04am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington Smaller trade deficit and rise in defence spending cited for buoyant third quarter US beats forecasts with 3.5pc growth A smaller trade deficit and a surge in defence ... at a 3.5 per cent annual rate, the Commerce Department said, beating economists' expectations for a 3 per cent rise. While the pace of growth in business investment, housing and consumer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1628530/us-beats-forecasts-35pc-economic-growth
  10. A Business Mind: Steven Lam Hoi-yuen, co-founder of GoGoVan

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 12:28pm

    ... WONG YAT HEI Steven Lam Hoi-yuen, co-founder of GoGoVan, was running a lunchbox business with his partners when they discovered the potential of van transport service. Every day, Lam would ... in an average of 10 to 15 seconds, compared to a 20-to-30 minute wait via a van calling centre.  Drivers spend less time idling. Some have told us that their income has increased by 20 or 30 per cent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1615652/business-mind-steven-lam-hoi-yuen-co-founder-gogovan

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