Economics/Business

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South China Morning Post Editor Departs

After a tumultuous year that brought chaos to the newsroom of Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post, Asia's biggest English language daily, Mark L. Clifford is stepping down as editor with the announ... Read More...
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Free Trade and the Filipino Maid

It takes a world of anger to push a Filipino domestic helper onto the streets of Hong Kong in protest. Her weekend lasts a single day, and she’s on-call or working for every waking moment of the rest... Read More...
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China’s Bull Market Bullsh*t

Everybody knows there’s a China bull market in full force at the moment, despite the shiver that went through equities last week. But if there were any doubt, consider a recent research report from Me... Read More...
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Waiting for the Global Financial Drama

The script is complete. The dress rehearsal has been held. But the curtain has yet to go up on the first night of the Great Global Asset Price Collapse. Markets have recovered some composure after the... Read More...
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Royal Wealth (continued)

The history of the land owned by the Thai monarchy, and thus the Crown Property Bureau, can be traced as far back as the Buddhist kingdom of Sukothai in the 13th century, as traditionally in Thailand the... Read More...
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Thailand’s Royal Wealth

A man, let’s call him Somchai, lives in a prime location in central Bangkok. Now in his sixties, Somchai designed and built his house himself nearly 30 years ago. He doesn’t own the land, but... Read More...
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Mystery Inside the Hong Kong Police

After nearly a year of delay, a lengthy coroner’s inquest is to begin Monday into one of Hong Kong’s most mysterious crimes – the apparent ambush by one Hong Kong police officer of two of hi... Read More...