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  1. Lifestyle - Food & Wine - ASK THE FOODIE BRIAN GOLDBERG

    Ask the Foodie: Brian Goldberg

    Posted Jan 24th 2013, 12:00am by Vicki Williams

    ... on Hong Kong and mainland cinema. To immerse himself in his studies and improve his Putonghua, he spent a year in Beijing when he was 21. It was during that year that he became enamoured of jian ... ago, taking a trip to Beijing and eating the snack food brought all those memories and plans flooding back. Feeling that the timing was right, he decided to open Mr Bing, a tiny restaurant ...

  2. What HK drivers and Beijing policymakers have in common

    Posted Jul 16th 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... by cutting back on the supply of bank credit. The result was a steep slowdown which, exacerbated by the 2008 global slump, threatened to tip the country into recession. Panicked, Beijing threw ... was overheating. So Beijing slammed on the brakes again, restricting the supply of credit, especially to the red-hot property sector. And activity duly slowed in the second quarter. Data released yesterday ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance - FINANCIAL SERVICES

    Beijing is key to city's fund success

    Posted Apr 18th 2013, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Proposed changes will help boost the industry in Hong Kong, experts say, but a mutual recognition deal on cross-border selling is essential Beijing holds the key to 'world fund city' dream Proposals designed to make Hong Kong a "world fund factory" have won industry backing, but fund managers say that persuading Beijing to allow ...

  4. Beijing to step up policy fine-tuning

    Posted Aug 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the development of the real economy,' the PBOC said on its website. Beijing has pledged to make growth and employment its top priorities for the second half of this year. It has separately cut ... 'Clearly, Beijing's policymakers are well aware of downside risks to the country's outlook and remain willing to step up policy easing in support of growth and employment,' HSBC ...

  5. Factory output growth weakest in three years

    Posted Aug 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jane Cai in Beijing xuejun.cai@scmp.com The mainland's industrial output growth cooled the most in more than three years last month, a further sign that Beijing will have to prepare ... according to the statistics bureau. The Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.61 per cent yesterday, while the Hang Seng Index gained 1.02 per cent, amid mounting expectations Beijing will bring in more ...

  6. Small lenders boom on mainland

    Posted Jun 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jane Cai in Beijing xuejun.cai@scmp.com For Mr and Mrs Yang, a couple in their 60s, it did not seem like a difficult decision to make. They withdrew millions of yuan from a savings deposit account with a major state-controlled bank in Beijing last month, and handed it to a private 'microcredit' firm, expecting to earn a 10 per cent annualised return on their investment. ...

  7. Mainland slowdown curbs HK growth

    Posted May 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing cary.huang@scmp.com Hong Kong registered its lowest rate of economic growth in more than two years in the first quarter, with a slowdown on the mainland having ... data, could push Beijing to speed up monetary policy loosening. 'All the readings surprised on the downside, so the markets could respond quite negatively,' said Ting Lu, China ...

  8. HK will feel the pain, whatever Beijing does

    Posted Jan 25th 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... the risks of coupling to a speeding train are becoming increasingly clear. If Beijing fails to hit the brakes smartly enough, Hong Kong could soon fall victim to a nasty bout of consumer price inflation. On the other hand, if Beijing does tighten monetary policy aggressively in an attempt to cool the overheating economy, Hong Kong's stock and property markets are likely to suffer ...

  9. Deferral of LGFV loans will backfire

    Posted Dec 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com Beijing's decision to allow local governments to defer repayment of bank loans- to avoid the loans being declared non-performing- is widely ... to the China Banking Association. The China Banking Regulatory Commission has allowed some LGFVs to defer repayments if they meet collateral requirements. The move is part of Beijing's efforts ...

  10. PBOC move signals start of a new easing cycle

    Posted Dec 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing cary.huang@scmp.com The mainland central bank's unexpected move to boost liquidity on Wednesday signals the beginning of an easing cycle, analysts say, ... an economic adviser to the State Council, said that while the latest move signalled that Beijing would place greater emphasis on economic growth, it did not suggest 'broad-based change of its ...




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