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  1. It can only get a lot worse

    Posted Jan 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... leaders to consider as they pack their warm woolly underwear and snow boots for the annual pilgrimage to Davos to give their opinions to the World Economic Forum (WEF) and the world next week. ... they defined as rule by multi-millionaires. The Japanese, more optimistically, chose 'kizuna', meaning 'bond', referring to people coming together in the face of the triple economic ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Silencing a moderate Uygur like Ilham Tohti is a rash measure

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 06:03am by SCMP Editorial

    ... But separatism was one of the issues discussed on his website, a forum for his economics students at a Beijing university to debate the region's challenges. No other ethnic Uygur on the mainland ... the articles "attacked China's ethnic, religious, economic and family planning policies, and incited ethnic hatred by distorting the causes of … riots and disputes … in Xinjiang ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 05:06am by STAFF

    ... competitiveness report The World Economic Forum publishes its annual report on global competitiveness. It assesses the competitiveness of 148 economies by examining drivers of productivity and prosperity. ... he took office in late 2012. Analysts will be looking at how the changes will affect his economic policy and his stance towards China, as well as whether the right wing of the ruling Liberal ...

  4. Business - Companies

    The return of 'Made in Hong Kong'? Companies hope to revive city as manufacturing hub

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 06:13am by Denise Tsang

    ... hi-tech or high- value-added industries is key to boosting Hong Kong's competitiveness, which the World Economic Forum has deemed static for the past few years. Hong Kong lags behind ... manufacturing centre, Hong Kong must improve its post-secondary education and innovation, particularly by increasing the number of scientists and engineers, according to the World Economic Forum. About ...

  5. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Capital economic region finally starts making progress

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 10:56am by Andrew Ness

    ... Andrew Ness Capital Economic Region, which will impact 8.2pc of the mainland population, finally begins to move forward at a faster clip Hebei hub an ambitious rebalancing programme The concept of a capital economic region, with Beijing and Tianjin at its core surrounded by 11 cities in Hebei province in a massive hub and spoke formation, was first announced in 2004. However, ...

  6. Forum aspires to be world class

    Posted Nov 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... issues. Modelled on the World Economic Forum in Switzerland, Boao is the centrepiece of China's non-government, multilateral approach to reach out to the rest of Asia. Last year's ... Boao Forum for Asia today. It will be China's first attempt to host the regional gathering to world standards and without the logistical problems that plagued last year's event. Forum ...

  7. Business - Economy - EMPLOYMENT

    China's job market said 'severe', finding work difficult- survey

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 02:33pm by Victoria Ruan

    ... bank's website. Job expectations also rose to 48.2 per cent from 47.8 per cent over the period. Li has claimed that the job situation's importance exceeds the rate of economic growth. Speaking at the World Economic Forum last week, Li said the stable survey-based jobless rate around 5 per cent in the first eight months and nearly 10 million urban new jobs created so far ...

  8. News - Hong Kong

    Poverty won't be tackled until more speak up for the poor, forum hears

    Posted Dec 13th 2013, 11:31pm by Jennifer Ngo

    ... aren't more thinking about the poor? How one of the world's most prosperous cities manages to let nearly a fifth of its population exist in poverty is a question that bothers many. Bad ... a former head of the Central Policy Unit which advises the government, said poverty persists because of lopsided economic development, antipathy towards social welfare and the low political ...

  9. News - World - DISEASE

    World is losing battle to contain Ebola: Medecins Sans Frontieres

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 10:57pm by AP

    ... the world is losing the battle to contain it," Liu said on Tuesday at a UN forum on the outbreak. "Ebola treatment centres are reduced to places where people go to die alone, where little ... Associated Press in New York UN and Medecins Sans Frontieres implore countries worldwide to send more workers, saying the outbreak has been underestimated World is warned: Ebola is winning ...

  10. Business - Companies - E-COMMERCE

    Time for Amazon to move over? China's Alibaba takes on the world

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 10:32pm by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg Tapping into Chinese diaspora part of e-commerce giant's strategy for taking on Amazon and eBay Alibaba takes on the world Using a combination of word of mouth ... exceed Visa's US$19.7 billion IPO in 2008 as the biggest US offering. Founded in Ma's Hangzhou apartment, Alibaba has ridden China's economic liberalisation to be the nation's ...




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