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  1. Business - China Business - BONDS

    China calls on banks to boost mortgage securities market

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 01:26pm by DON WEINLAND

    ... Don Weinland don.weinland@scmp.com Central bank and regulator's call comes in bid to revive financing for flagging homes sector Beijing calls for boost to mortgage securities market The mainland's central bank and banking regulator have called on lenders to create a larger mortgage-backed securities market as part of an effort by the central government to revive a flagging real ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance

    Banks agree derivatives rule to end 'too big to fail' scenario

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 04:13am by Reuters

    ... regulators to wind down failed banks without destabilising markets. The International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) and 18 major banks that dominate the market will now allow financial watchdogs to apply temporary stays to prevent a rush to close derivatives contracts if a bank runs into trouble, the ISDA said. A delay would give regulators time to ensure that critical parts ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance

    Interest rates kept on hold in Europe

    Posted Aug 01st 2013, 12:44pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Frankfurt and London ECB and BOE opt to keep rates at 0.5pc, with the latter sticking to bond-buying pause Interest rates kept on hold in Europe The European Central Bank (ECB) left interest rates at a record low 0.5 per cent yesterday and affirmed they will remain there for some while to come and could yet fall further. Meanwhile, the Bank of England also maintained ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance

    Time for ECB to man the quantitative easing pumps

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 03:33am by DAVID BROWN

    ... needs to raise the bar much higher. The ECB needs at least to match the quantitative easing investments put in by the US Federal Reserve and the Bank of England to get roughly similar results. ... pumps The European Central Bank has been long on promises and short on delivery for too long. Two years after president Mario Draghi pledged to do "whatever it takes" to save the euro, ...

  5. Sport - Other Sport - CRICKET

    Alec Stewart backs Kevin Pietersen over mock Twitter account

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 10:58pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Ex-England captain says sacked batsman was right to criticise those who used the social media tool Stewart backs Pietersen over mock Twitter claim Former England captain Alec Stewart said Kevin Pietersen had been right to complain of England players' Stuart Broad, Graeme Swann and Tim Bresnan's access to a parody Twitter account mocking ...

  6. Sport - Soccer - EURO 2016

    Danny Welbeck gets England off to winning start in Euro 2016 qualification

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 10:12am

    ... Agence France-Presse Spain A double by Danny Welbeck and Sergio Busquets’ first goal in 70 appearances helped England and Spain begin their respective Euro 2016 qualifying campaigns ... to Arsenal last week – saw England to a 2-0 win over Switzerland in Zurich while Busquets’ effort came in a 5-1 humbling of Macedonia. There was however, not to be a memorable evening for Swedish ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 04:31am by STAFF

    ... rise   China is a country that due to its culture and superb athletic skills is a natural to do well at cricket Former England captain Mike Gatting, who is leading an MCC women's team ...

  8. News - World - BRITAIN

    England hints at more autonomy for Scotland as poll puts pro-independence camp ahead

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 04:30am by Reuters

    ... union with England. The government's offer came after a YouGov poll published in The Sunday Times gave the "Yes" camp 51 per cent support compared to the "No" ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - TALKING POINTS

    Talking points

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 04:51am by STAFF

    ... Weil, 54, the former head of the Swiss banking giant's global wealth management business, plans to plead not guilty at the federal trial in Florida. If convicted, he faces up to five years ... Archaeologists will start to test a theory that King Harold, the last Anglo-Saxon king of England, did not die in the Battle of Hastings in 1066. Peter Burke, an amateur historian, suggests he may have ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Smart investors bank on finding the next Alibaba

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 12:51pm by Andrew Sheng

    ... Andrew Sheng Andrew Sheng says many eschew the publicly traded market to focus on the riskier SME market Outplayed by the fast traders, smart investors try to pick the next Alibaba The spectacular departure of Pimco bond whiz Bill Gross last month to join ...




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