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  1. Building blocs is harder than inventing Brics

    Posted Jun 16th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland Never underestimate the publicity value of a good acronym. Just consider 'Brics', an abbreviation lumping together the world's four largest developing ... was looking to pick up increasingly lucrative investment banking mandates in the developing world. To do that most effectively, however, it first needed to persuade investors to ramp up ...

  2. Too early for US to fear Bric's economic clout

    Posted Jun 18th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... specific issues. He urged the three others to take advantage of historic opportunities to collectively advance the interests of developing countries. Asian Development Bank economist Zhuang Jian ... Al Guo The inaugural Bric meeting concluded on Tuesday with a joint communique calling for structural changes in the international financial system and a more diversified currency system- ...

  3. Bric bats for the US

    Posted Jun 16th 2009, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... Fund and the World Bank, backs the globalisation of one economic model and development formula, known as neo-liberal economics or, sometimes, voodoo economics. At its core is Adam Smith's ... a view that promotes one model of development and 'structural re-adjustment' for transitional economies- has called for many shock therapies. These include opening capital markets, ...

  4. Brazil is making HK investors dance

    Posted Apr 01st 2009, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... developments in Sao Paulo were sold to Hong Kong buyers by British estate agent Dehouche Land last November. The investors paid between?250,000 (HK$2.82 million) and?500,000 for apartments at two projects- Supremo and Vision- in Campo Belo near the city centre. Developer Gafisa will complete Vision's 264 apartments by next year and Supremo's 192 apartments by 2011. Seventy per cent ...

  5. Investment 'detectives' offer advice on sniffing out deals

    Posted Feb 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a big factor determining whether local property prices and rents rise or fall is international banks and other financial institutions moving highly paid staff in and out of Hong Kong. When banks ... or Discovery Bay, where rents would also rise. In the last six months, thousands of expats have been fired or called home by international banks, insurers and law and accountancy firms. Analysts expect ...

  6. What the G20 needs now is a G5.75

    Posted Sep 29th 2009, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... yawning development gap' between the developed and emerging economies. But even Xinhua ignored the comments of the president in its wrap-up of the summit, which it said 'ended ... and central bank governors twice a year accompanying the spring and annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. They have their privacy, but there is plenty of press on hand ...

  7. Emphasis on tightening responsibility loopholes

    Posted Sep 05th 2009, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... a different mindset that puts less emphasis on short-term financial gains and much more on creating long-term sustainability. 'At the course level we are developing and revamping to address some ... of Business, said that, in the wake of the financial downturn, adjustments to the curriculum were essential. 'Concerning the banking crisis, we have already added this element in the appropriate ...

  8. New reserve currency on BRIC talks agenda

    Posted Jun 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... change, development aid and BRIC's future will also be discussed but top of the agenda will be seeking a way out of the financial crisis, including looking at updating international financial ... Ng Tze-wei President Hu Jintao will attend the first BRIC leaders' summit, to be held next week in Russia, where the gathered heads of state will discuss issues caused ...

  9. Fellow Bric road

    Posted Jun 30th 2009, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... Laurence Brahm The tectonic plates of our global financial system shifted when Brazil, Russia, India and China- known by their acronym Bric- held their first standalone meeting in the Russian city of Yekaterinburg on June 16. Did the Bric meeting echo the Bandung conference of non-aligned developing nations in 1965? Unlike Bandung, Bric was not about broad political vision ...

  10. China Development Bank planning sale of 3b yuan bonds

    Posted Jul 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maria Chan China Development Bank, a former policy lender on the mainland, plans to sell as much as 3 billion yuan (HK$3.4 billion) worth of yuan-denominated bonds in Hong Kong by the end of the month, sources say. The bank would sell the bonds, which have a two-year maturity, between July 28 and August 14 with an expected coupon rate of more than 2 per cent but lower than the 2.8 per ...




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