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  1. Stormy waters as the US opens new 'sluice gate'

    Posted Nov 15th 2010, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... pundits and newspaper headlines begun to warn about 'brimming water' than the US Federal Reserve opened another sluice gate earlier this month by deciding to pump an additional US ... into the mainland as the bulk was invested through illegal channels because of China's tight capital controls. But one can safely assume that it's billions of US dollars each month. One crude ...

  2. Eye-opening experience

    Posted Nov 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Victoria Burrows The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) Hong Kong Optical Fair is an eye-opening experience, offering a wide range of optical products, including frames ... Kong is a world leader in the supply of frames and other optical products. Last year, Hong Kong exported US$1.8 billion worth of such products and, from January to September this year exports ...

  3. Turning pro on back burner as Hak aims for college degree first

    Posted Nov 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... at the UBS Hong Kong Open starting on Thursday. The US-based Hak is one of a handful of players to receive a sponsor's invitation to play- the others include China's number one Liang ... Open, Hak broke Sergio Garcia's record (15 years and 45 days) to become the youngest player to make the cut on the European Tour. He has continued to make steady progress. In July, he moved ...

  4. Shanghai moves to further open financial markets

    Posted Jun 20th 2009, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... support Hong Kong's role in pioneering yuan offshore business while it would concentrate on domestic yuan business. With the US dollar's leading position in world business hit hard ... with Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Dongguan and Zhuhai. Beijing has also signed agreements with several countries in currency swap programmes, totalling US$95 billion by the end of April. Beijing ...

  5. Japan in denial opens old wounds

    Posted Jul 07th 2007, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... both past and present. Its defenders say the military has come of age and that the political adventurism of the Imperial Army of the 1930s is a thing of the past. Let us hope so. Yes, most ... Today's Japan does have plenty of military worries. They include: North Korea's missile development and its nuclear potential; the continuing security of the US nuclear umbrella; territorial ...

  6. Junior tycoons' talent for opening doors at banks starts to fade

    Posted Jan 15th 2008, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu It is becoming tougher for the sons and daughters of tycoons in Hong Kong, with daddy's name no longer opening as many doors in the financial world as before. A well-worn ... the youngsters are really fit for the jobs,' one investment banker said. 'The situation is likely to continue because the subprime crisis in the US is likely to haunt investment banks ...

  7. Bangladesh quietly opens transit route for traffic from India

    Posted Mar 24th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and illegal immigration,' a senior Indian official observed. In return, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's government has approved a US$2.25 billion investment by India's biggest private ... India's refusal to throw open its huge domestic market to Bangladeshi goods. The so-called Bangla corridor is the shortest and most economical route for transporting goods from India's east ...

  8. What the US Can Learn from China

    Posted Jan 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... David Wilson What the US Can Learn from China by Ann Lee Berrett-Koehler Publishers China-bashing borders on a 'contact sport', according to New York professor Ann Lee. Her new book, What the US Can Learn from China, sets out to show that China has some model credentials. Her knowledge-rich book (subtitled An Open-Minded Guide to Treating Our Greatest Competitor as Our ...

  9. Friendly tone to Sino-US talks

    Posted Jun 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Greg Torode in Singapore greg.torode@scmp.com Continued Sino-US military relations- even in times of trouble- are critically important, outgoing US Defence Secretary Dr Robert Gates told his Chinese counterpart, General Liang Guanglie, last night. The pair's final meeting before Gates leaves office later this month opened with both defence chiefs acknowledging ...

  10. US brokerage revises its approach to Hong Kong

    Posted May 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Peggy Sito A failed attempt to enter Hong Kong's brokerage market has not deterred US property agency Intero Real Estate Services from seeking a foothold in the city to sell local properties. In February this year the Califorinia-based property agency opened for business in an office in the International Finance Centre. But instead of selling Hong Kong homes, it will be using ...




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