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  1. News - World - MEDICINE

    Fight against cancer is stalling, specialists told at world forum

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 12:00am by The Guardian in London

    ... The Guardian in London Learning from the fight against Aids, world forum draws up a 10-point plan to provide treatment and prevention where it is most needed The fight against cancer ... countries, in the same way that Aids doctors took on the fight to get HIV treatment into Africa. The meeting of the World Oncology Forum, organised by the European School of Oncology, agreed ...

  2. News - World - UNITED NATIONS

    Barack Obama urges world leaders to unite in fight against Islamic State

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 04:48am by AP

    ... 'Dismantle this network of death' Declaring the world at a crossroads between war and peace, US President Barack Obama vowed at the UN yesterday to lead a coalition to dismantle an Islamic State ... an opening" for peace. If Russia followed through on the deal, Obama said the US would lift economic sanctions that have damaged Russia's economy. The chaotic global landscape Obama described ...

  3. Business - Money - STOCKS

    Hang Seng Index hits six-year high on economic data and property hopes

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 01:09am by DON WEINLAND

    ... economic data and hints that the central government could further promote lending to the property sector. The index hit a 52-week top of 25,325.16, its loftiest since May 2008, as major companies ... watermark driven in part by the release of better-than-expected economic data. HSBC's and Markit Economics' non-manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index, a gauge on activity ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Defeating deflation in EU and Japan key to global economic outlook

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 04:46am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial EU, Japan have to beat deflation For a long time now, bad news has been good news for the US stock market. Now the Europeans are taking their cue. Economic news from ... policies. The world economy cannot be fully restored until the largest economies are back on a healthy growth trajectory. The US is now on a convincing steady growth path, leading the Federal ...

  5. Business - Money - WEALTH MANAGEMENT

    Industry waiting for first trust company to default in China

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 06:19am by DON WEINLAND

    ... Committee, said at the World Economic Forum in Tianjin yesterday. "There was a lot of excitement in January about a wealth management product … which looked like it could be about to default. ... distress, participants at the World Economic Forum said. The possibility of an economic downturn or a crisis would push back against regulators as they tried to implement reform, Paul Sheard, chief ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    BRICS countries' investment in education will change the world

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 04:17am by IRINA BOKOVA

    ... At their recent summit in Fortaleza, Brazil, the leaders of the BRICS nations confirmed their resolve to become the world's new global economic powerhouse and leading architect of the international ... of the global total in 2012. China alone accounts for 16.8 per cent. Given that one in three students in the world today lives in one of the BRICS countries, these developments represent a tipping point ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Once ratified, new trade deal easing cross-border flow of goods could reduce world hunger

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 02:43pm by Mark Gottfredson and Gerry Mattios

    ... conducted for the World Economic Forum by the World Bank and the management consulting firm Bain & Company found that reducing even a restricted set of supply chain barriers halfway to global ... that could encourage dramatic changes, not only in the reduction of world hunger but also in fostering environmental sustainability and economic development. It is evident that this agreement poses ...

  8. Business - Economy - CHINA

    World Bank official urges China to be vigilant over rising debt levels

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 05:57am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan in Beijing victoria.ruan@scmp.com World Bank's chief economist says mainland GDP growth of 7 per cent would be acceptable China urged to be vigilant over debt ... build-up, says World Bank chief economist and senior vice-president Kaushik Basu. Basu's comments come amid calls for Beijing to lower and even cancel its annual growth target starting next ...

  9. Business leaders mapping ways ahead at Oxford-HKUST forum

    Posted Jan 14th 2014, 04:33pm

    ... BEN KWOK Hong Kong business leaders are mapping out strategies to meet current economic and political challenges and help the city play an influential role in the rise of Asia ... contemplate. Inaugurating the “Visions of the City” forum in the Oxford-HKUST Leadership and Public Policy Series on January 8, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying set the tone for the discussion. “Hong ...

  10. News - World - DIPLOMACY

    Norway running short of options as it tries to improve ties with China

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 09:43pm by SARAH KARACS

    ... recommended China as a permanent observer on the Arctic Council- an intergovernmental forum in which northern states discuss shipping and security issues. But these attempts have fallen on deaf ears, ... reserves and a large budget surplus- can exist economically independent of China, it is missing out on a lucrative market. Norway's share of the Chinese salmon market, for example, had dropped ...




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