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  1. Business - Economy

    Reforms enter critical stage, says Premier Li Keqiang

    Posted Sep 12th 2013, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan in Beijing victoria.ruan@scmp.com Finance-sector restructuring poses the greatest challenges as drive moves into 'deep-water zone' Reforms enter critical stage, premier says Premier Li Keqiang says Beijing's economic restructuring drive has entered a critical stage, with an overhaul of the financial sector one of the most important and most ...

  2. News - China - REGULATION

    EU group wants fairer policies for foreign firms

    Posted Sep 05th 2013, 09:33pm by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan victoria.ruan@scmp.com EU group wants fairer policies for foreign firms The central government must deepen structural reforms, reduce intervention in the market and offer an equal playing field for foreign companies, the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China said yesterday. It also warned that Beijing's recent investigation into European drug companies ...

  3. Hong Kong’s Secretary for Labour and Welfare and former Premier of Victoria highlight horseracing’s positive contribution to the community

    Posted May 06th 2014, 07:40pm

    ... the Jockey Club’s commitment to contributing to this city’s long-term social development.   “In short, the Jockey Club is far more than a powerhouse of horse racing of international standing.  ... John Brumby, former Premier of the State of Victoria in Australia, outlined “racing’s capacity to make a significant contribution to public revenues, employment, economy and society” in his ...

  4. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Gaza strikes kill 4 militants as 68 rockets hit Israel

    Posted Oct 24th 2012, 03:23pm by Agence France-Presse in Gaza City

    ... Agence France-Presse in Gaza City Tensions soared around Gaza on Wednesday after Israeli air raids killed four militants and Palestinian armed groups fired 68 rockets at southern Israel, ... early on Wednesday killed a third militant and injured another near the southern city of Rafah, medics said. During the morning, Gaza’s Hamas-run health ministry also said another militant who ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Toxic air fears over PLA warships moored in Victoria Harbour

    Posted May 01st 2014, 04:21am by Ernest Kao

    ... to be exempted from a law that would require ocean-going vessels to use cleaner fuels while at berth in the city's waters. A 150-metre site near the PLA barracks in Admiralty will officially ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - LEISURE

    Lifeguards on ‘sickout’ force HK$800m Victoria Park public pool to close

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 04:59pm by Ernest Kao

    ... services are not affected." Kwok said Victoria Park was not the only public pool short of lifeguards; the number needed to increase by 20 per cent across the city. But he said hiring had been ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Victoria Park pool closed for three hours as lifesavers act in dispute over staff 'shortage' Swimmers left high and dry as guards call in sick ...

  7. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    No relief from yuan pain for exporters

    Posted Jun 10th 2013, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan in Beijing victoria.ruan@scmp.com Regulators unlikely to hold back the currency's rise to help boost exports, although the end of quantitative easing may come to firms' rescue No relief from yuan pain for exporters The mainland's struggling exporters will look in vain to currency regulators to help them survive a prolonged downturn in demand from ...

  8. News - China

    Robots on the rise in China

    Posted May 31st 2013, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan in Beijing victoria.ruan@scmp.com With wages rising on the mainland and cheaper foreign competition increasing, automated workers are replacing humans Robots on the rise in China As Liu Yilian busily hands out promotional materials at an international machine-tool show in Beijing, several industrial robots nimbly flex their long arms as they work away behind ...

  9. News - China

    Analysts say moving too fast on yuan convertibility will be risky

    Posted May 24th 2013, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan in Beijing victoria.ruan@scmp.com Beijing is stepping up moves towards yuan reform, but analysts say the process is fraught with danger because of weak export demand Setting the stage for a convertible currency Beijing is stepping up its efforts to make the yuan a convertible currency for use in international trade and investment, but analysts say the central bank ...

  10. Business - Money - STOCK MARKETS

    Markets fall as Chinese production weakens

    Posted May 24th 2013, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Mainland figures fuel fears after US Fed chief hints at pulling back on stimulus measures Follow @scmpmoney Stock markets slipped from Japan to Australia yesterday as evidence of weakening manufacturing activity in China rocked confidence about the streng ...




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