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  1. Business - Companies

    Weibo: Execs ruminate on college exam, news app

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 09:51am by Doug Young

    ... Doug Young The microblogging realm was relatively quiet over the past week, as all of China took a moment of silence for the thousands of high school students who had to suffer through the annual torture session also known as the national college entrance exam, or gaokao, held over the weekend. A few tech executives reflected on the gaokao on their microblogs, though none had too ...

  2. Business - China Business - TRAVEL

    China to knock US off the world's business travel top spot

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 01:26am by BLOOM

    ... this year to US$1.18 trillion, according to a report by the Global Business Travel Association. Growth will accelerate by an estimated 8.6 per cent next year and then slow in 2016 to 2018, ... with the other BRIC countries of Brazil, Russia and India, are leveraging their business travel expenditures into more economic opportunities," said Michael McCormick, the association ...

  3. Business - LAI SEE

    Old school politician Macfarlane tells it like it is on carbon tax

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 04:05am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn Western politicians these days are masters of the 30-second sound bite, and spin prevails over substance. So it was refreshing to encounter an old school politician who tells it like it is in the form of Ian Macfarlane, Australia's minister for industry. He was speaking at the Asia Mining Club in Hong Kong yesterday where he was interviewed by Lai See. Although ...

  4. Business - Economy

    China reaps rewards from rebalancing push

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 01:24am by Reuters

    ... months. Growth also diverged sharply between eastern and western China. The coastal and northeastern regions fared the worst, while activity was the most buoyant in the central and western areas, ...

  5. Business - China Business - ENERGY

    Clean water access offers flood of business opportunities

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:26am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... associate at the Washington-based policy Centre for Strategic and International Studies. A specialist in identifying disruptive trends, Ledgerwood said there are solutions. "We have ... showers and recycle rainwater, the thirstiest users by far are farms and industry. Chinese factories waste four to 10 times more water than Western counterparts, but Tan said this gap can ...

  6. Comment - Blogs

    Huawei, Lenovo smartphones surge, ZTE fades

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 05:40pm by Doug Young

    ... The massive surge for Huawei, which I'll describe shortly, shows the company may be making rapid inroads to lucrative western markets like Italy, as it leverages connections from its core ... The latest growth figures show it is executing well in its plan to take its show to more lucrative western markets where margins are typically higher and competition less intense. By comparison, ...

  7. News - World

    Britain's Prime Minister Cameron rallies world leaders to G8 summit

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 02:49pm by Associated Press in Enniskillen

    ... Associated Press in Enniskillen British Prime Minister David Cameron says leaders gathering on Monday for the G8 summit in Northern Ireland should reach speedy agreement on trade and tax ... said he also hoped to achieve agreement that no G8 member should pay ransoms to secure the release of hostages in North Africa, where western and Asian workers are top targets for kidnappers. ...

  8. Business - Economy - RUSSIA

    Russia digs in its heels

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 11:44am by NICHOLAS SPIRO

    ... ethnic Russian population in eastern Ukraine. The tragic downing on July 17 of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, killing all 298 people on board, has turned Western denunciation of Moscow's ...

  9. Business - China Business - REGULATION

    Brokerages eye bigger share of shadow banking market

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 01:24am by BLOOM

    ... for trusts and a 41 per cent gain for mutual funds, a Securities Association of China report showed. Securities firms' advance into off-balance-sheet lending reflects the difficulty of policing ... Research in Beijing, said. "When one channel fills up and investors become anxious about the associated risks, the risk bounces to another channel. The risk is generally the implicit guarantee ...

  10. Business - Commodities

    EU-China solar deal fails to offer dumping protection

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 01:24am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Brussels Solar deal fails to protect EU firms The European Union's deal to end a trade dispute over solar panels with China risks creating a downward spiral of prices, further damaging the EU producers it is designed to protect, their association said yesterday. The EU agreed a year ago to allow up to seven gigawatts per year of Chinese solar panels imports free ...




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