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  1. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Japan's industrial output rises in May, signalling rebound after tax hike

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 04:05am by Reuters

    ... in a flat trend. The government raised the national sales tax to 8 per cent from 5 per cent on April 1 to pay for rising welfare costs, which has chilled private spending. Manufacturers have reduced ...

  2. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Arrested development

    Posted May 05th 2014, 05:38am by DAVID BROWN

    ... per cent. The business sector is booming. And the Bank of England is voicing deep concerns about the risks of a speculative bubble bloating the housing market. The animal spirits of recovery ...

  3. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Time for Fed to push for sustainable growth and full employment

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 04:47am by DAVID BROWN

    ... reputation on QE because it wants to revive the animal spirits that existed pre-crisis and, for the most part, it wants the irrational exuberance that went along with it too. It wants stronger ...

  4. Business - China Business - ECONOMY

    China holiday sales grow at slowest in decade amid crackdown on graft

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 02:54pm by Langi Chiang

    ... Ligang said: "If the official spending can be used more on the social and economic welfare of the people, China's consumption will pick up more quickly, because of the reduced [need ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Financial Secretary John Tsang warns that city needs to raise more revenue

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 04:57am by FANNY FUNG

    ... in expenditure. In an entry on his official blog, he wrote: "These are recurrent expenditures, most of them being basic welfare, which can hardly be contained … One day we will have to deploy our ... against the expansion of welfare, which put an increasing burden on the public coffers. ...

  6. Property - Hong Kong & China - ECONOMY

    Property to take less of the GDP load

    Posted Jan 01st 2014, 04:20am by Langi Chiang

    ... that in the mainland's new urbanisation push, efforts would focus on integrating rural people into urban life and its social welfare net, rather than the mere expansion of cities. That focus meant the mainland ...

  7. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Growth targets ensure reliance on investment

    Posted Nov 11th 2013, 05:17am by Victoria Ruan

    ... system and expanding social welfare networks. But to the country's leaders such a move would be politically risky as a sharp slowdown in economic growth might lead to lay-offs and fuel ...

  8. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Abe takes bold tax step towards cutting debt

    Posted Oct 01st 2013, 01:31pm by Reuters

    ... in spending. As Abe is watering down the impact of the tax increase and has yet to address an explosion of social-welfare spending, critics doubt yesterday's move will be enough to get Japan ...

  9. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Mainland Chinese tighten purse strings amid gloomy times

    Posted Jul 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... But there was still a lot the government could do. "Increasing incomes, especially in rural areas, improving the social welfare system and providing consumers with safe and good-quality products ...

  10. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Social security fund aims for 9.9pc rise in income

    Posted May 08th 2013, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Although expenditure is expected to climb at a faster rate, NSSF is in line for a healthy surplus Social security fund aims for 9.9pc rise in income The National Social Security Fund (NSSF), the central government's reserve for the provision of a range of social welfare services, is budgeting for a 9.9 per cent increase in its income. ...




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