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  1. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1584414/growth-australias-gdp-slows-05pc
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1584400/funding-must-be-front-and-centre-debate-third-runway
  3. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

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

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

    ... 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 ... services and maps offering,” Baidu vice-president Liu Jun said. He said the intellectual property portfolio of IndoorAtlas and its global geographical coverage “will be instrumental in helping us ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1584387/baidu-raises-bar-mobile-mapping-us10m-indooratlas-investment
  4. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1584369/chinese-islamic-state-fighter-captured-iraq-iraqi-military-claims
  5. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/community/article/1584368/hugh-watkins-raises-bar-refs
  6. 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

    ... Occupy was ready for a long struggle. “The battle is only halfway through. It’s too early to give up,” Chu said, adding that Occupy had already succeeded in making political reform the biggest ... 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1584360/we-wont-stop-occupy-central-benny-tai-says-era-civil-disobedience
  7. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/topics/1584269/what-might-be-causing-you-eye-and-sleep-problems
  8. Comment

    Is it time to leave beloved Hong Kong?

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 11:58am by Joyce Man

    ... With Beijing's announcement, these hopes have been dashed. For those of us who moved all those years ago- to Canada, the US, Britain, Australia and beyond- we had a very clear idea of what we were running from. Images of the violence and bloodshed in the Tiananmen crackdown were etched in our memories. The same thing could befall us, we thought. If ever a tank rolled over the Lok Ma Chau ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1584333/it-time-leave-beloved-hong-kong
  9. Business - Economy - COMMENT

    Link between Chinese exports and US job losses isn’t cut and dried

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 11:48am by PATRICK LOW

    ... Patrick Low Is China to blame for unemployment in the United States? A recent study by five prominent US economists found that the US lost between two million and 2.4 million manufacturing ... exports on US manufacturing jobs. The indirect effects are upstream and downstream net job losses in other industries. The US lost 5.8 million manufacturing jobs from 1999 to 2011.  China’s share ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1584327/link-between-chinese-exports-and-us-job-losses-isnt-cut-and-dried
  10. Business - Economy - REPORT

    Japan overtakes Hong Kong in competitiveness rankings

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

    ... A major brake on competitiveness for many advanced economies, including the US, Japan and many EU countries, was doubt about their macroeconomic environments. In that category, the US was ranked ... above US$100,000 per head. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1584291/japan-overtakes-hong-kong-competitiveness-rankings

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