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  1. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    ECB ready for more aggressive policy action

    Posted Nov 07th 2014, 05:18am by Reuters

    ... adding stimulus. Sources close to the ECB have said its plan to buy private-sector assets may fall short of its goal and pressure is likely to build for bolder action early next year, firstly ...

  2. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    China economic growth drops to five-year low of 7.3pc

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 10:54am by Victoria Ruan

    ... of restrictions on homebuyers and credit injections into selected banks- being extended to help build growth momentum in the final quarter. "The worst period for economic operation may have fallen ...

  3. Property - International - ECONOMY

    Hong Kong investors to turn Cadbury's Birmingham HQ into flats

    Posted Oct 11th 2014, 03:18am by JING YANG

    ... and two-bedroom flats. "The building is in an excellent location and we aim to develop it into quality properties affordable for first-time buyers, not out of the reaches of the mass market," ... a consortium of Chinese investors, said to be factory owners from Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, bought 130 Colmore Row, a historic-listed building in Birmingham for several million pounds, ...

  4. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Australia to invest A$82b in roads as part of 'contribute and build' budget

    Posted May 12th 2014, 02:58am by Reuters

    ... the economic blueprint his government will deliver as a "contribute and build" budget. Australia's A$1.5 trillion economy sailed through the global financial crisis, but a slump ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Labour woes will put brakes on growth

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 04:52am by Amy Nip

    ... cent- from 980,000 in 2012 to 2.56 million by 2041, according to government statistics. The manpower issue was raised last month when the government announced a HK$110 billion plan to build ...

  6. Property - International - ECONOMY

    Growing clout of global cities offers property opportunities

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 04:36pm by DAVID JI

    ... and telecommunications multinationals. In London, Amazon and Skype have taken new headquarters in districts traditionally associated with law firms, while in New York, the Empire State Building is developing ...

  7. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Australia worries about two housing markets: its own and China's

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 04:18am by Reuters

    ... defaults- potentially associated with a sharp correction in property prices- could be more damaging." Even if the financial fallout is contained, any weakness in home-building would ...

  8. News - China - ECONOMY

    Premier Li Keqiang points to six barriers to rural progress

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 03:16am by MANDY ZUO

    ... Centre, said that if the rural-urban gap in wealth and public services was not narrowed, "it will be impossible to build up a moderately prosperous society". According to the National ...

  9. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    G20 chiefs fear market risks from low interest rates

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 04:28am by Bloomberg

    ... stimulus to bolster growth. "We are mindful of the potential for a build-up of excessive risk in financial markets, particularly in an environment of low interest rates and low asset price ...

  10. News - China - ECONOMY

    Guangdong farmers wait for the bulldozers amid ambitious new-town plans

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 05:52am by He Huifeng

    ... of the municipal government building, but no one met them to discuss their complaints. Instead, two or three of the residents were detained for 15 days for leading the illegal protest. For Ruan and his ... as the authorities start to build at least a dozen new cities and towns, and hundreds of industrial parks, over the next seven or eight years. These construction plans are part of an ambitious, five-year ...




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