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  1. Forum for leadership

    Posted Oct 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... becoming the largest economy in the world, striking a better balance between economic growth and social development, the contribution made by public and private sectors, and efficient use ... professionals. Alex Malley, CEO of CPA Australia which organises the congress, says the event provides a forum for thought leadership and learning from experts on subjects ranging from the economy ...

  2. Summer Davos laments the loss of reform spirit

    Posted Sep 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ed Zhang in Dalian ed.zhang@scmp.com Ambivalence hung over the World Economic Forum meeting that was held in Dalian, Liaoning province. Participants were eager to compare notes but few ... Known as the summer Davos, the three-day meeting which ended on Friday attracted 1,600 participants- the largest number since it was first held on the mainland five years ago, according to forum ...

  3. Government to try Facebook forum again

    Posted May 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong The government is opening a real-time question and answer session on its official Facebook page on Friday, with Undersecretary for Home Affairs Florence Hui Hiu-fai hosting. A spokesman from the Chief Executive's Office said other session ...

  4. China looks to the Arab world

    Posted Jul 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... an annual economic forum and trade fair with the Arab states in September. The first was held last year. The events will be jointly hosted by the Ministry of Commerce and China Council for the Promotion of International Trade. Local press reported that Ningxia would build a permanent venue for the annual China-Arab states economic forum in 2015. Ningxia wanted to beef up its industries ...

  5. Chef to address global youth forum

    Posted Sep 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Wong Yat-hei Jamie Oliver will give a speech at the One Young World summit in Zurich tomorrow. He is a counsellor for the global youth forum, which begins today and continues until Sunday. ... Young World to address the summit, I knew that it would be one of the toughest speeches I would ever give. These 1,200 delegates, all under 27, come from more than 170 different countries ...

  6. The Forum to get HK$560m redevelopment

    Posted Dec 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Yvonne Liu yvonne.liu@scmp.com Hongkong Land, the largest landlord in Central, plans to spend HK$560 million to redevelop The Forum in Exchange Square, the company said. The 23-year-old The Forum- currently a five-storey building with restaurants and retail space- will be redeveloped into a seven-storey office building with a total gross floor area of 48,491 sq ft. Construction ...

  7. When China and the US trade barbs, the rest of the world is the worse for it

    Posted Nov 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... problem came immediately after the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation forum when Obama flew to Australia. He announced the US was going to deploy a contingent of marines, eventually 2,500 ... and the US have cooled so much that it should be a matter of grave concern not only to Chinese and Americans, but to the whole world. Just three years ago, as Obama entered the White House, all ...

  8. Bosses still refuse to hire disabled staff, forum told

    Posted Oct 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... 'Many overseas countries have already set a standard for companies and those who failed to meet it are fined,' he said. Speaking at a at Polytechnic University forum on the experiences ... of Hong Kong's disabled people were economically active, compared to over 60 per cent among society in general, said Cheung citing government figures. Being 'active' includes doing ...

  9. Beijing gives verdict on rest of world economies, and the forecast is grim

    Posted Apr 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Chen Europe has the worst economy in a world full of bleak markets. That was the verdict from China at the Boao Forum for Asia in Hainan yesterday. However, its in-depth analysis ... the United States, and we will continue to invest.' Europe's biggest problem, Lou said, was sluggish internal demand. He added world economic growth was likely to slow down in December ...

  10. Runway forum erupts in confrontation

    Posted Jul 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com A public forum on the proposal to build a third airport runway erupted in confrontation yesterday when supporters and opponents clashed. Security guards rushed to create a human wall to protect a panel of speakers. More than 200 people turned up to the two-hour forum in Kowloon Tong, which was hosted by the Airport Authority as part of a three-month public ...




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