Economics/Business

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China Rewards its Own

The real story behind the PetroChina A share issue in Shanghai this week is not, contrary to almost unanimous press reports, that it is now the world’s highest capitalized company and for a da... Read More...
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Korea’s Samsung Scandal Deepens

In an episode that shows how deeply one giant corporation’s tentacles extend into Korea’s legal, advertising and industrial sinews, accusations are snowballing over a slush fund of as much... Read More...
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Energy Peril

Renewable City A Comprehensive Guide to an Urban Revolution By Peter Droege Published in 2006 by Wiley-Academy As China and India increase their rates of car ownership, t... Read More...
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Damned Lies and Statistics?

US Dept. of Commerce, Washington Yesterday, as the US dollar fell to new record lows and oil and gold prices surged to new highs, the US Commerce Department delivered meaningless government data... Read More...
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Sliding their way through slush

A Korean lawyer, acting through a Catholic Priests’ organization, has accused Korea’s Samsung Group of maintaining an illegal bijageum, or slush fund, using accounts in his name worth 5... Read More...
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Rice and Chips

Published in 2007 by Prentice Hall Pearson Education South Asia Pte Ltd 23/25 First Lok Yang Road, Jurong Singapore 629733 If you were a Martian venture capitalist tasked with setting up a new office... Read More...
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Indonesia Comes Alive

Mannequin in Jakarta by Jonathan McIntosh This could well be a case of the hare and the tortoise. So much noise is made about the rapid growth of India and China that Asia’s third most popu... Read More...
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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...