Friday, 8 July 2011
Thursday, 7 July 2011
Wednesday, 6 July 2011
U.S. and Chinese officials will meet next week to discuss giving American securities regulators the right to investigate companies within China for the first time, said two Chinese officials with direct knowledge of the plans.
Arthur Garlock Chang was 13 when he left his mother and eight siblings in China to join his father in Australia. It was the 1930s, and even though he promised to return in five years’ time, Chang’s reunion with his mother did not take place for another 27. “After the war I was told that I could go [to China], but not come back,” Chang recalls. “I couldn’t leave at my will.”
Tuesday, 5 July 2011
China’s local government debt burden may be 3.5 trillion yuan ($540 billion) larger than auditors estimated, putting banks on the hook for deeper losses that could threaten their credit ratings, Moody’s said on Tuesday.
Monday, 4 July 2011
The much-anticipated election has passed in Thailand and “the people have spoken”. The biggest problem, however, remains unsolved, and it has nothing to do with how to have a workable government, or how to handle the potentially explosive issue of “amnesty”, or how the Thai military should behave.
Thailand’s powerful military will respect a landslide election win by allies of Thaksin Shinawatra who it toppled five years ago, the defence minister said Monday, easing fears of another coup.
Ending a marriage is a simple formality, and rising wealth has been matched by an increase in break-ups