Economics/Business

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India’s IT Sector Needs to Reboot

  After spectacular tenfold expansion over the last decade, India’s vaunted information technology juggernaut is slowing, a victim of rising wages, an appreciating rupee, slowing exports to... Read More...
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A Falling Dollar Does Nobody Any Good

Although the vast majority of economists are currently hailing the free fall of the dollar as a windfall for American business, the dollar’s demise is a disaster for American consumers. And a disas... Read More...
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Is Inflation Returning to Asia?

  The specter of inflation is haunting Asia. Just ask Singapore, normally viewed as the least inflation-prone country in the region. Despite a strong currency, deflationary fiscal policies and th... Read More...
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All is not Well in Macau

Photo by Derrick Chang The former Portuguese enclave of Macau has long been almost as notorious for the corruption of some government officials as for its gambling and sex industries. But mass p... Read More...
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Roaring Against the Mouse

Virtually every day for 17 years, a brash entrepreneur named Allen Zeman drove past the entrance to Ocean Park, the ageing, somewhat tatty mountainside amusement park on the south coast of Hong Kong Is... Read More...
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Hong Kong Calling

There is an almost perfect yet absurd symmetry to the latest attempt to seize control of PCCW, the former Hong Kong Telecom. It was once the largest listed entity on the Hong Kong stock exchange but ... Read More...
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China’s Inflation Ticks Higher

Earlier stories: Return to Sender: China’s Poisonous Present Asia May Catch Cold After All   Additional evidence that China’s stubborn inflation is being exported to... Read More...
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Hong Kong’s Merger Muddle

Merrill Lynch offers what could well be described as “the best advice money can buy.” And, when it comes to being paid a huge sum to give advice on the acquisition via a 50-year l... Read More...
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Fiery End to Phuket-Bound Plane

See Also: Low-Cost and High-Risk A Thai-owned budget airliner filled with foreign tourists crashed amid bad weather and low visibility on Thailand’s resort island of Phuket on Sunday afte... Read More...