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  1. Facing up to the risks

    Posted May 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... missed an opportunity to reform in response to the financial crisis. This view is a stunning rebuff to the quantitative easing by the Federal Reserve in the United States and other central banks such as the Bank of England and the European Central Bank. ...

  2. British firms have no plans to reduce mainland investments

    Posted Oct 01st 2007, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu in London Despite a bank run last week and fallout from the subprime crisis, British financial institutions believe growth will continue in the mainland and have no plans to curtail their investments, according to China-Britain Business Council chairman Sir David Brewer. In the country's first bank run in 150 years, the Bank of England last Wednesday offered ...

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    The limits of central banking

    Posted Aug 18th 2012, 12:00am by Andrew Sheng

    ... adviser on the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee has urged the bank to buy more private-sector assets, other than government bonds. This raises the question whether central banks ... Andrew Sheng Andrew Sheng says an overreaching monetary policy only delays the inevitable and dents banks' credibility While politicians fiddle, central bankers seem only to be adding ...

  4. Global inflation cannot be blamed on a China syndrome

    Posted Jun 21st 2006, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... the People's Bank of China cited the risk of inflation as a main reason for tightening monetary policy when it raised banks' reserve requirements. And only a few days earlier, the governor of the Bank of England, Mervyn King, warned of upward pressure on the price of mainland exports as a source of inflation for Britain. As neither the senior officials of the PBOC nor Mr King ...

  5. Tighter governance urged at Big Four

    Posted Jan 31st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Crockett, a seasoned central banker whose career has included a 17-year stint with the International Monetary Fund and appointments as an executive director of the Bank of England and general ... banking Bei Hu Tighter governance advised for Big Four Adviser calls for cautious reform ahead of planned listings More corporate governance improvements are needed to prepare China's ...

  6. Shining price of gold should not dazzle long-term investors

    Posted May 04th 2006, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... of England, the German Bundesbank and the Swiss National Bank, would dearly like to sell the useless stuff, if only they could offload it without sending the price into a death spiral. With any other ... Granted, if you live in a potential war zone, a portable stock of Krugerrands or gold sovereigns could help speed your exit when the balloon goes up. Otherwise, a Swiss bank account is generally ...

  7. HK gold players take the bullion rally in their stride

    Posted Mar 14th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Oliver

    ... limits on bullion sales by central banks in an effort to encourage price stability. The Bank of England did not sign the new agreement, saying it has no plans to sell gold. It has been replaced ... the piece. Normally, these are classed as ornamental jewellery and tend to be given away as gifts. Investors searching for gold bars can find plenty of bullion dealers and banks that offer physical ...

  8. Good times over as market shifts

    Posted Mar 12th 2008, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... took on big debts during the boom-time are finding it tough to pay them off now. The Bank of England may have cut interest rates twice by a total of 0.5 per cent recently, but many mortgage ... of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) the downturn started last summer. Most of its members had experienced price falls for the past six months, it said. A downturn that started in parts of northern England ...

  9. Apart from the herd

    Posted Jan 21st 2008, 12:00am by Tony Latter

    ... Tony Latter In the 1980s, many of the world's leading banks were hammered by the Latin American crisis, having failed to appreciate that sovereign governments were just as likely as anyone else, if not more so, to renege on their debts. In the Asian crisis of the 1990s, banks were hit by their failure to recognise weak economic fundamentals and the damage that foreign ...

  10. Failure to publish Gini figure hides Swazi level of inequality

    Posted Jan 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... is famously uniform, and the egalitarian social democracies of Scandinavia. According to the World Bank, all get scores of around 25. In contrast, the most unequal countries are to be found ... Bank reckons China's Gini co-efficient for 2005 was 41.5. Researchers at the Brooks World Poverty Institute in Manchester came up with a score of 44.5 for 2006. And last year, Professor Li ...




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