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Jun 5, 2015
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Review: Growth pains for Asia’s eco-capitalists

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The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.

Asian entrepreneurs are searching for smog’s silver lining. “The Greening of Asia” by Mark Clifford sets out to show that local businesses can – and do – profit from efforts to avert an environmental emergency. But his eulogy to green business inadvertently highlights new technologies’ unhealthy dependence on subsidies and debt. It’s a flaw that Asia’s eco-capitalists must confront.

Jun 5, 2015
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Review: Growth pains for Asia’s eco-capitalists

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The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.

Asian entrepreneurs are searching for smog’s silver lining. “The Greening of Asia” by Mark Clifford sets out to show that local businesses can – and do – profit from efforts to avert an environmental emergency. But his eulogy to green business inadvertently highlights new technologies’ unhealthy dependence on subsidies and debt. It’s a flaw that Asia’s eco-capitalists must confront.

Apr 13, 2015
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China index: Economy springs back, for now

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The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.

Breakingviews’ alternative gauge of activity recovered slightly in February to its highest level since last spring. Chinese New Year celebrations and a bump in exports gave the economy a temporary boost to offset falling steel production, rail freight volumes and truck sales.

Feb 4, 2015
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China index: Trouble at home

By Katrina Hamlin

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.

Breakingviews’ monthly index shows the economy suffering, and residential property plays a big role. Housing investment fell nearly 3 percent in December – the first drop in more than a decade. That was despite key indicators like exports and lending holding up well last quarter.

Feb 4, 2015
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China index: Trouble at home

By Katrina Hamlin

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.

Breakingviews’ monthly index shows the economy suffering, and residential property plays a big role. Housing investment fell nearly 3 percent in December – the first drop in more than a decade. That was despite key indicators like exports and lending holding up well last quarter.

Jan 22, 2015

Modicare may add to big pharma’s Indian gripes

(The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions
expressed are her own.)

By Katrina Hamlin

HONG KONG, Jan 22 (Reuters Breakingviews) – Indian Prime
Minister Narendra Modi is about to launch a universal healthcare
scheme. Since as much as a quarter of India’s 1.2 billion people
lack access to medicine, that sounds like happy news for drug
makers. Yet the plan bodes ill for efforts to improve the
country’s unreliable patent protections.

Jan 2, 2015
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China index: Ending the year without a bang

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By Katrina Hamlin

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.

Breakingviews’ alternative growth gauge slowed slightly in November. In contrast to the same period last year, measures like residential property investment and export growth dragged. Shrinking steel production, rail freight and truck sales set the scene for a quiet year-end.

Dec 31, 2014
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Wearable tech will go from novelty to necessity

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By Katrina Hamlin

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.

Wearable technology is a novelty. Soon it will become a necessity.

Consumers are embracing activity-tracking wristbands, which tell wearers how many steps they took or hours they slept. More than 3 million were sold in the United States alone in the year to last March. Developers like Jawbone and Fitbit collect the information and use it to offer motivational tips and advice on better lifestyle choices.