Economics/Business

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China’s Unknown Housing Magnate

Yang Guoliang used to plant rice seedlings, tend cows and mix cement in a poor village in Guangdong. He never wore a new shirt until he was 18. But in a week’s time, the company he created is expec...
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China’s Middle Class: Not What You Think It Is

There seems no end to the American delusion that it can and should keep its economy buoyed by consumption and borrowed money. But much of Asia is guilty of two related delusions. The first is that it ...
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The Chinachem Code: Can it be Cracked?

Related Stories: Goodbye Nina Enduring Tower Block Mystery   The unexpected death of Nina Wang, the Chinachem boss who was widely touted as Asia’s richest woman, raises the q...
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Nina and Teddy: The Drama’s Final Curtain

Nina Wang, who staged an epic eight-year legal battle to maintain control of her murdered husband’s Chinachem property empire, died Tuesday, apparently from cancer, at the age of 69, according to a sta...
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The Korea-US Trade Deal

The landmark bilateral trade agreement signed between the United States and South Korea Monday symbolizes the final end of the protected, export-led economic model that molded South Korea into one of Asia&r...
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Vietnam: Awash in Money

Amid the myriad booms and bubbles the asset world has witnessed in recent months, one stands out, at least for originality: Vietnam. It is awash in more money than it can handle. In mid-March, a thou...
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A Japanese Scientist Lights Up the World

Shuji Nakamura never meant to change the world. All the Japanese scientist wanted was to do some original research, write a few academic papers, make his presence felt. But he ended up revolutionizing the wo...
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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...