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  1. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    World Bank chief backs launch of BRICS bank

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:20am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan in Beijing victoria.ruan@scmp.com World Bank chief says new entrants will help the multilateral lender battle poverty and spur growth rather than threaten its position Kim backs launch of BRICS bank World Bank president Jim Yong Kim welcomed the initiatives of establishing two new multilateral lenders, saying they would not pose a threat to the Washington-based ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1549975/world-bank-chief-backs-launch-brics-bank
  2. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    High Noon for ECB

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 03:07am by DAVID BROWN

    ... David Brown With the political stakes high, Europe's central bank is likely to opt for new easing measures this week, but it needs to take the plunge into QE High Noon for ECB ... is "High Noon" for the European Central Bank (ECB). Thursday's monetary policy meeting should see new easing measures pulled from the hat. Expectations are running high. The odds ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1523419/high-noon-ecb
  3. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    China central bank move on yuan a sign of caution, not reform zeal

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 04:45am by Reuters

    ... of controls on deposit rates. However, government economists and policy advisers involved in internal policy discussions said that of all the possible policy steps, the central bank chose the one ... appreciation Senior economist "The band widening was an easier step. Removing the ceiling on bank deposit rates needs more preparation, and it's unlikely to happen this year," said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1455673/china-central-bank-move-yuan-sign-caution-not-reform-zeal
  4. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Weaker June inflation data may prompt more stimulus from Beijing

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 10:45am by Reuters

    ... or a nation-wide reduction in bank reserves. Policymakers are reluctant to announce a massive stimulus programme like the one adopted during the 2008-09 global financial crisis, which fuelled inflation. ... the central bank will likely continue to do so in a targeted manner." The weaker June inflation reading was mainly due to lower pork and vegetable prices. The CPI fell 0.1 per cent in June from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1550172/china-inflation-slows-23pc
  5. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    IMF forecasts strengthening economic growth in second half

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:26am by Reuters

    ... central banks' accommodative policies could have only limited impact on demand and that countries should also act to boost growth by investing in infrastructure, education and health, ... was dragging down growth in most countries. "Despite the many responses to the crisis … recovery is modest, laborious, fragile, and measures to boost demand, despite the goodwill of central banks ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1548294/imf-forecasts-strengthening-economic-growth-second-half
  6. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Mortgage debt a threat to recovery, says Bank of England

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:19am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in London Britain's central bank governor warns interest rates could rise soon as housing loans increase BOE sees threat from surging mortgage debt Bank of England governor ... bank's benchmark rate increasing until April next year, Carney said it "could happen sooner than markets currently expect". Higher borrowing costs could stretch over-leveraged ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1532080/mortgage-debt-threat-recovery-says-bank-england
  7. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Bank of Japan stands pat as Kuroda sees ‘gentle recovery’

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 03:43pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Further stimulus unlikely as the central bank offers a more upbeat view on overseas growth with solid household spending and better job market Japan on track for gentle recovery The Bank of Japan kept monetary policy steady yesterday and offered a slightly more upbeat view on overseas growth, signalling confidence that the economy is on course to meet its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1531600/bank-japan-stands-pat-kuroda-sees-gentle-recovery
  8. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Beijing prodded to act on growth amid risk of further slowdown

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 03:07am by Victoria Ruan

    ... if the economy failed to hold up well. A State Council meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang decided on Friday to allow more banks to reduce the required share of their deposits that must be parked at the central bank as reserves, provided that the banks have lent enough to smaller firms and agricultural businesses. It is the second major step the government has taken towards increasing liquidity, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1523465/beijing-prodded-act-growth-amid-risk-further-slowdown
  9. Business - ECONOMY

    World Bank cuts growth forecast for China to 7.6pc

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 01:10am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Washington Emerging markets advised to beef up economies to guard against next bout of financial unrest World Bank cuts China forecast The World Bank cut its forecast ... Russia and India- and called on emerging markets to strengthen their economies before the US Federal Reserve raises interest rates. The World Bank predicts the world economy will expand 2.8 per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1530419/world-bank-cuts-growth-forecast-china-76pc
  10. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    BOE refuses to budge as data points to higher rates

    Posted May 26th 2014, 05:06am by DAVID BROWN

    ... optimism through its Help-to-Buy scheme- an initiative aimed to help first-time buyers acquire homes with as little as a 5 per cent deposit. Forcing tougher mortgage lending criteria on the banks ... David Brown The UK economy is booming, with retail spending, home prices, inflation and the pound rising, while the central bank defers on higher rates Bubbling Britain Britain is booming ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1519498/boe-refuses-budge-data-points-higher-rates

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