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  1. IMF meeting ducks currency war issue

    Posted Oct 12th 2010, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... Kevin Rafferty Finance ministers and central bank governors in Washington at the IMF/World Bank annual meetings ended their discussions with much whimpering, and a whimper of a final communiqu? There was much talk of 'war'- currency war, trade war- in the hallways and hotels, if not yet in the formal forums, but in the end, the so-called leaders of the financial world ...

  2. Directing the world without a compass

    Posted Nov 17th 2010, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... in Seoul, American domination of the world economy was challenged in much the same way that Obama's Democrats were mauled in this month's US congressional elections, which he termed a 'shellacking'. The traditional family portrait of the 33 leaders at the G20 summit (swollen by the heads of the United Nations, IMF, World Bank, World Trade Organisation, OECD and European Union) ...

  3. Censors delete 95pc of blogs a day, forum told

    Posted Jun 20th 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Berkman Centre for Internet and Society, told the Asia-Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum in the city on Thursday that the official number of postings fell far short of what it should be. ... the information in the cloud- the subscriber or the service provider- has yet to be clearly defined in the international community, said Galligan, who was at the Internet Governance Forum, which was also ...

  4. Ticket prices and sales hottest topics on internet discussion forums

    Posted Feb 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen Preparations for Shanghai's World Expo have fuelled intense discussion on the mainland's internet chat sites, with ticket prices and sales arrangements the hottest topics. A report, jointly released yesterday by Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide and CIC, an internet research and consulting firm, looked at more than 120,000 Expo-related comments taken from ...

  5. Greed keeps world in state of discord

    Posted Apr 28th 2010, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... and the World Bank. The fog of crisis that pervaded a year ago has largely been blown away. IMF predictions that global growth will be 4.2 per cent next year put cheerful glossy make-up on the economic ... countries, is not an appropriate forum for arguing about international trade or exchange rate rows, the news from Beijing is a worrying indicator that China wants to run the world and the World Bank ...

  6. Beijing should focus on economic soft power

    Posted Oct 12th 2010, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... with a Chinese official at the Pan-Beibu Gulf Economic Co-operation Forum in Nanning, the capital of Guangxi, the southern province neighbouring Vietnam. Although the vice-minister declined to talk ... Toh Han Shih China's hard power is raising concern around the world, but it is the country's soft power, manifest in infrastructure and soft loans, that will extend its global ...

  7. Boao Forum emerges as stage for cross-strait talks

    Posted Mar 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... in recent years. The annual forum was originally designed to draw together the region's political and business elite, with a view to rivalling the influence of the Asia Pacific Economic ... the administration of Chen Shui-bian, of the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party. 'The regional forum has not only allowed Taiwan to attend a major international economic conference after ...

  8. Youth forum gives students a new perspective

    Posted Jul 14th 2010, 12:00am by Cathy Chan

    ... geography, literature, economics and social studies. Andrew Wong Weng Seng, a Form Four student at Hwa Chong Institution, said he learned about the economic crisis and how the government responded. ...

  9. Inquiry as sex blackmail case victim named

    Posted Aug 01st 2010, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu Police are investigating whether online forums including Facebook have breached a court order banning the identification of a member of a religious group blackmailed over ... victim and threads from some Chinese discussion forums. Police opened an inquiry on Friday. The 76-year-old blackmail victim was identified only as X in court. Two weeks ago Cheung Ka-wo, ...

  10. Facebook activists force policymakers to play catch-up

    Posted Mar 14th 2010, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... in an online forum hosted by the website of the Hong Kong Economic Journal to discuss the government proposal to set up a financial dispute resolution centre. The proposed centre would handle investor ... not underestimate the difficulties of engaging the public in busy societies such as Hong Kong, such as how to attract public attention to the Web forums hosted by the government,' the official said. ...




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