The changing face of higher education

The changing face of higher education

The recent report of a Hong Kong couple transferring US$2 million to a so-called educational consultant in an attempt to get their children into Harvard might inspire bemusement or schadenfreude but also perhaps some rueful understanding from Asian parents for whom an eli

Friday, 19 October, 2012, 2:12am

Annan reveals little of his personality

Annan reveals little of his personality

Interventions: A Life in War and Peace

by Kofi Annan


Charley Lanyon

23 Sep 2012 - 10:26am

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

Asean eyes on Chinese minister's visit to Singapore

28 May 2012 - 12:00am

Morals and the market

Peter Turkson is not a name that's readily recognised on Wall Street, the City of London, Hong Kong's Central financial district, or Tokyo's Marunouchi district. Neither would he be instantly recognised if he walked into Silicon Valley, Germany's Ruhr industrial heartland, Toyota City, or a sweatshop in Guangdong.

17 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

Hong Kong's new cardinal meets the press

2 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

City retains prized status

Hong Kong's globalisation credentials received a boost with the release of Ernst & Young's index.

One of the big four accounting and consulting firms says that its Globalization Index 2011, released in co-operation with the Economist Intelligence Unit, shows that Hong Kong ranks highest among the 60 largest economies in the world for the second consecutive year.

21 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Slide in foreign capital continues

Foreign direct investment (FDI) in the mainland shrank for the third consecutive month in January, prompting a new official warning about the threat that the euro-zone debt crisis poses to the world's second-largest economy.

17 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Global woes hit investors' appetite for China outlay

Foreign direct investment in China fell for the second straight month in December. It was a further sign of the impact that the European debt crisis and the sluggish US economy are having on China, though the full-year FDI figure still showed gains.

19 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Asia's path

History may judge that 2011 was the year when the 21st century really began. Back in 2000, continuity seemed assured, with the US consolidating power and primacy. One decade on, the changes have the potential to upend the global balance.

2 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Year of the part-time dragon

Short-term employment looks set to become a long-term staffing solution in Hong Kong, says Pallavi Anand, head of recruitment firm Robert Half. Despite the increase of multinational offices in the city, global economic uncertainty is prompting organisations to hold back on permanent headcount.

17 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

The world at your feet

Globalisation is hardly a new subject for Thomas Friedman, internationally renowned author, New York Times columnist, and recipient of three Pulitzer Prizes.

17 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

East and West - the twain often do meet

Many in the West have hidden behind the self-delusion of ... believing that, as China develops, it will inevitably and eventually adopt Western values that are billed as universal. These people need to realise that: rich or poor, powerful or weak, China will never become a liberal electoral democracy with market capitalism and the individual as the core unit of its society

8 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Warning over lack of global compliance

Financial and tax reporting is becoming increasingly challenging for multinational companies, according to a report by auditor Ernst and Young.

More than 200 finance and tax executives - working for either Fortune Global 500 companies or Forbes Global 2000 companies on global compliance and reporting - were surveyed earlier this year

26 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Activists' next move crucial, say analysts

Demonstrators in the anti-capitalism 'Occupy Central' campaign bedded down for a third night underneath HSBC's Central headquarters last night, but experts say whether the campaign will take root in the city depends on the protesters' next move.

18 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created

1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created by Charles Mann Alfred A Knopf (e-book)

2 Oct 2011 - 12:00am