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His devotion to ailing wife will move you to tears

His devotion to ailing wife will move you to tears

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014
The New Paper
By Maureen Koh

SINGAPORE – Devotion is a word not often used these days where love is the common currency of expression between a man and woman. If you want to truly understand it, you need to read this story.

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Temasek’s dealmaking reflects big bets on rise of the consumer

Last updated: April 14, 2014 7:25 pm

Temasek’s dealmaking reflects big bets on rise of the consumer

By Jeremy Grant in Singapore

From toothpaste and shampoo in China to instant noodles and tomato paste in Africa, Temasek is betting big on growth in an emerging middle class – a significant shift for Singapore’s $171bn national investment agency, long known for its emphasis on the financial sector.

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Buffett derivatives, just ignore the volatility

Buffett derivatives, just ignore the volatility

Dan McCrum | Apr 14 16:44 | Comment Share

Part of the BUFFETT DERIVATIVES SERIES

There’s an old Russian proverb, popularised by Ronald Reagan, which comes up among due diligence types: trust, but verify. Read more of this post

Is ‘smart beta’ the latest magic money tree? Returns could decline as more money flows into the strategies

April 14, 2014 8:30 am

Is ‘smart beta’ the latest magic money tree?

By Pauline Skypala

Returns could decline as more money flows into the strategies

Investors are always on the lookout for a magic money tree. The latest candidate for that label has been dubbed “smart beta”, although some would argue it fits neither of those descriptions. Read more of this post

Chinese munis will help curb shadow banks; Beijing to hasten launch of municipal bond market

April 15, 2014 6:38 am

Chinese munis will help curb shadow banks

By Henny Sender

Beijing to hasten launch of municipal bond market

It is never a good idea to have an overdeveloped capital market, as is the case in the US. Nor is it a good idea to have an under-developed capital market, as is the case in China. But at least governments can address the former more easily than the latter. Read more of this post

China engineers ‘Potemkin defaults’ to mask debt reality; Beijing wants market discipline without halting growth

April 14, 2014 11:46 am

China engineers ‘Potemkin defaults’ to mask debt reality

By Jamil Anderlini in Beijing

Beijing wants market discipline without halting growth

In the past two months, China has suffered its first domestic bond default in recent history and a series of small bankruptcies that have some investors fretting the country could face its very own “Lehman moment”. Read more of this post

The Fragile Middle: China’s migrant workers test urbanisation drive; One in five Chinese only a wage away from losing middle-class status

April 14, 2014 4:04 pm

The Fragile Middle: China’s migrant workers test urbanisation drive

By Jamil Anderlini in Beijing

Xu Bo has worked in a construction gang in Beijing for four years, helping build the city apartments and skyscrapers that symbolise China’s urban transformation. Read more of this post

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