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Foreign companies lured by growth in Asean office market

Rental growth in Shanghai slowed in the first quarter.

International occupiers have shifted their focus from the mainland to the Asean office markets, lured by better economic growth and lower costs, according to property consultant DTZ.

Wednesday, 15 May, 2013, 3:06am

Long-standing myth of double standards haunts multinationals

Volkswagen was forced to announce a recall of more than 380,000 vehicles in mainland.

A long-standing myth among mainlanders holds that Japanese car makers have secretly maintained three quality standards - the cars sold in Japan have the highest quality, followed by those in the United States and Europe, where the protection of consumer rights is strict, and that those sold in the developing countries including China receive less quality control but fetch higher prices because of strong demand and lax regulation.

25 Mar 2013 - 11:57am 6 comments

Western China set for economic development: report

Vast development potential in western China. Photo: AFP

Western China, where the economy is expected to grow faster than in the developed eastern areas, is likely to attract more overseas investors to its agriculture, education and financial service sectors in the next few years, economists said.

19 Dec 2012 - 2:45am

New Myanmar foreign investment law offers better terms to multinationals

Myanmar's President Thein Sein

Myanmese President Thein Sein signed a foreign investment bill after lawmakers removed protectionist clauses inserted in earlier drafts, clearing the way for multinationals to spend more in the formerly military-run nation.

4 Nov 2012 - 2:46am

Hong Kong can learn from Singapore's search for talent

Hong Kong has positioned itself as Asia's world city. However, if there is one thing that the SAR has really changed, it is its international outlook. Photo: Robert Ng

The Leung Chun-ying administration is undergoing a severe credibility crisis. Despite repeated assurances from Mr Leung, Hong Kong people suspect (and probably with good reasons) that his government will always put "one country" before "two systems". If I were Mr Leung, what would I do?

24 Oct 2012 - 2:19am

Fashion labels 'ignoring Chinese suppliers' dirty practices'

Rivers in Zhejiang which environmentalists say are clogged with effluent from companies supplying textiles to some of the world's leading clothing brands. Photos: SCMP

More than 20 of the world's biggest fashion brands have been blasted by mainland environmentalists for ignoring the pollution practices of their alleged Chinese textile suppliers.

9 Oct 2012 - 3:44am