Saturday, 18 June 2011

Tighter controls double price of some rare earths

Beijing’s plans to centralise control of mining assets and restrict overseas sales souring ties with clients

Vietnam’s lure hurt by strikes

Foreign companies drawn by cheap labour to open factories in the country are going elsewhere as inflation forces workers to demand higher pay

Wine investors see red

A week after news of a police probe into an alleged investment scam involving Premium Liquid Assets’ (PLA) Hong Kong office hit the headlines in the territory, Singapore investors of the locally-incorporated wine investment company are also searching for answers about their investments.

Friday, 17 June 2011

Corrupt Chinese officials flee with US$120b

Corrupt Chinese officials siphoned more than US$120 billion out of the country in less than two decades, the central bank has said in a study highlighting the widespread scourge of government graft.

Asia Housing Boom Stalls as Tightening Puts Brake on Prices

From Mumbai to Melbourne, Asia’s property boom is stalling as the world’s highest interest rates and government efforts to curb prices take hold.

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Wife had affair with ex-student, claims man

She denies this and tells divorce hearing that he physically abused her

Party drug use rises in China

More Chinese people younger than 35 years old, including white-collar workers and university students, have been taking synthetic drugs in Shanghai, according to the latest statistics from the Shanghai Narcotics Control Commission.

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

China Property Sector Faces ‘Deepening Correction’: S&P

Standard & Poor’s believes a “deepening correction” is looming over China’s red-hot real estate market, with prices set to fall 10 to 30 percent over the next 12 months.

There You'll Be - Faith Hill

Tuesday, 14 June 2011



Can the US stay on top?

Prospect of US economic decline presents a growing challenge for American business leaders and politicians

Internet users set up site to report bribery

Anti-graft website reports on money paid to teachers, doctors and businessman

Sorry, we’re full. Luxury brands find China taken

No more prime sites left that fit high-end retailers’ exacting standards, say property consultants

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Foreign workers in Singapore 'bear the brunt'

The presence of so many foreign workers in a densely populated city-state has become a hot issue in Singapore and the debate reached a crescendo in the campaign for last month's general elections, raising fears of more abuse.

Stemming the tide of workers in Singapore

A likely verdict of the immigration backlash by Singaporean voters is being felt by foreign workers half a world away -- foreign hopefuls ranging from middle-aged professionals to fresh-faced graduates, from technicians and waitresses to construction workers, seeking to land a well-paying job here.