Archive for May 2010

Teacher’s tip: Have sex every night


Active sex life and reading makes one healthy, wealthy and wise, he says


City Harvest Church under investigation


CNA 31 May 2010 The Office of the Commissioner of Charitiies (COC) has received complaints of misuse of church funds against City Harvest Church. The COC has informed the Commercial Affairs Department (CAD) and they are investigating some financial transactions involving several individuals and companies related or connected to the City Harvest Church. The COC […]

Foxconn seen as bullying the media


Foxconn chairman Terry Gou’s invitation for reporters to tour its Shenzhen factory after a spate of suicides was a dramatic departure from the firm’s usual approach to the media.

The diary of a rainmaker in China


Some practices of Chinese IPO aspirants are said to be comical, even disturbing, but IPO managers have now wised up

China’s yuan: overvalued or undervalued?


By Chris Isidore 24 May 2010 Could the Chinese yuan be overvalued? Critics have long accused China of keeping its currency artificially low in order to boost exports, and have pressured Chinese leaders to break that hold and allow the yuan to appreciate. But some experts now believe the crisis in Europe could actually push […]

Property price tightening won’t help Chinese stocks


By ANDY XIE 25 May 2010 A bartender at my neighbourhood pub recently asked me how the Shanghai stock market was performing. I said it was at about 2,600 points. He jumped and said, ‘No! The Communist Party wouldn’t let that happen.’ He spent the next 10 minutes trying to convince me that the Communist […]

Alleged assault by Saudi diplomat: Probe completed


By K.C. Vijayan 24 May 2010 The police have concluded a probe into an alleged assault by a Saudi diplomat on a condominium resident and have referred the findings to the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC). Responding to media queries, a spokesman said last Friday that the police are awaiting the AGC’s ‘directions on the appropriate course […]

Speculation rife as Beijing’s elite puzzle over loss of their clubs


Wang Xiangwei 24 May 2010 Mainland stock markets may have had their worst performance this year, down 20 per cent and the international community has been nervously watching the European sovereign debt crisis and the plunging euro. But Beijing’s rich and elite have been transfixed by something much more mundane and personal over the past […]

No more ‘cowboy diplomacy’ for US


New strategy rooted in engagement and cooperation, rejects ‘Bush Doctrine’

Watch out, it is starting to look like Sept 2008 all over again


By ANDREW MARKS 22 May 2010 The great ‘de-risking’ of 2010 has seemingly just gotten underway, and with the ghosts of September 2008 lurking, it looks like plenty more is in store for equity markets in coming weeks. Rampant fear and uncertainty brought on by Europe’s headline-making sovereign debt crisis and an onslaught of high […]