North Korea fires two short-range missiles into sea: Seoul

North Korea fires two short-range missiles into sea: Seoul

7:10pm EST

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea fired two short-range missiles on Monday into the sea off the east coast of the Korean peninsula, South Korea’s defense ministry said, days after launching similar rockets last week. Read more of this post

LG Chem CEO says mulls electric car battery plant in China

LG Chem CEO says mulls electric car battery plant in China

Sat, Mar 1 2014

SEOUL (Reuters) – Chief executive of LG Chem said that the South Korean company was considering building an electric vehicle battery plant in China, expecting Beijing’s efforts to tackle air pollution to drive demand. Read more of this post

Spot checks on the global economy and a dilemma for the ECB

Spot checks on the global economy and a dilemma for the ECB

2:03pm EST

By Jeremy Gaunt

LONDON (Reuters) – Take your pick of the most important economic event of the coming week – forward-looking global activity data, interest rate decisions in Europe or a spot-check on U.S. jobs after a month of particularly bad weather. Read more of this post

Comcast would consider a spinoff of subscribers: source

Comcast would consider a spinoff of subscribers: source

Fri, Feb 28 2014

By Liana B. Baker

(Reuters) – Comcast is considering spinning off the 3 million subscribers it has offered to divest as part of its proposed $45.2 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable, into a publicly traded company, according to sources familiar with the matter. Read more of this post

Productivity challenge stumps Singapore builders

Productivity challenge stumps builders

Monday, Mar 03, 2014

Cheryl Ong

The Straits Times

SINGAPORE – Builders are used to meeting complex challenges – just look at the Marina Bay Sands or any MRT station – but lifting productivity in the construction sector seems to stump them at every turn. Read more of this post

Is Chinese Centrally Planned FX Policy “Just A Silly Game”?

Is Chinese Centrally Planned FX Policy “Just A Silly Game”?

Tyler Durden on 03/02/2014 15:52 -0500

Submitted by Jake van der Camp via The South China Morning Post,

The mainland’s foreign-exchange regulator said recent volatility in the yuan’s exchange rate is normal, while playing down the possibility of large capital outflows, in a statement apparently aimed at easing market concern over a sharp currency depreciation. Read more of this post

China annual legislature session to face familiar problems

China annual legislature session to face familiar problems

Sunday, March 2, 2014 – 14:42

AFP

BEIJING – China’s annual show of political theatre, the National People’s Congress, opens this week – the first under a new Communist Party leadership facing intractable problems including endemic corruption, slowing economic growth and tensions with neighbouring countries. Read more of this post

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