Joel Lo CNNGo.com 04/27/2011
Jon Swaine Telegraph 04/09/2011
Peter Eisler and Dan Vergano USA Today 03/18/2011
Heather Smith Bloomberg.com 03/07/2011
Robert Baer Time 02/24/2011
There's been virtually no reliable information coming out of Tripoli, but a source close to the Gaddafi regime I did manage to get hold of told me the already terrible situation in Libya will get much worse. Among other things, Gaddafi has ordered security services to start sabotaging oil facilities. They will start by blowing up several oil pipelines, cutting off flow to Mediterranean ports. The sabotage, according to the insider, is meant to serve as a message to Libya's rebellious tribes: It's either me or chaos.
Rahul Jacob Financial Times 12/22/2010
Vitasoy’s vending machines are so ubiquitous in Hong Kong that they sometimes seem as numerous as mass transit ticket machines. The company’s decision on Tuesday to introduce machines that accept renminbi notes at ferry terminals on the Hong Kong side – thoroughfares for mainland Chinese travellers visiting the city in increasing numbers – will be seen as yet another bellwether pointing to the increasing usage of RMB in Hong Kong.
Ivan Lau CNNGo.com 12/14/2010
Kent Ewing Asia Times 12/14/2010
Yes, as so many commentators in the West are keen to point out, the symbolism of the empty chair for jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo at Friday's Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo was a powerful reminder of China's intolerance of dissent and disregard for human rights. But the 18 other empty seats in the room were of equally potent import. Those chairs were reserved for China and 17 other countries or government entities that appeared to bow to Beijing's pressure to boycott the ceremony.
Ben Sin CNNGo.com 12/01/2010
James Chapman Daily Mail 11/23/2010
Craig Stephen MarketWatch 11/22/2010
Britain is in danger of being sucked into yet more multi-billion-pound EU rescue packages as the Irish bailout threatens to spiral out of control. Under the terms of a deal signed by Alistair Darling after Labour lost the May election, the UK can be required to offer guarantees to other EU countries until 2013. So if the chaos continues to spread through Europe, we could have to bankroll other ‘basket-case’ economies such as Portugal and even Spain.
Asian markets have not missed out on the pain this week as the twin problems of the Irish economy and inflation in China have rattled investors.
The Economist 11/19/2010
Ryan Kellett The Washington Post 11/16/2010
THE gesture was meant by the territory’s chief executive, Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, to be a show of generosity on the part of Hong Kong’s government and its business titans. Instead, it has had the unanticipated effect of bringing together wildly disparate groups to blow a collective raspberry, throwing the plan into disarray. The fiasco underscores changing attitudes not just towards government paternalism, but towards Hong Kong’s once-lauded property tycoons.
Craig Stephen MarketWatch 11/15/2010
The Wall Street Journal 11/10/2010
Hong Kong is about to enact its first minimum wage, which will likely be around 28 Hong Kong dollars, or US$3.61, per hour. Legislation to enact a minimum wage was passed in July and is part of the government’s efforts to address Hong Kong’s worsening wealth gap. But opinion is divided on whether setting a wage floor will help or harm workers as well as the overall economy.
Hugh O'Shaughnessy The Independent 09/27/2010
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