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  1. Business - Economy - ANALYSIS

    Now is the time to worry about inflation not deflation

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 01:04am by RICHARD HARRIS

    ... housing" or "less oil". It took decades for the cost of vinyl records or coal to come out of the consumer price index. The Europeans are adding the economic value of prostitution ... annual inflation of just 1.1 per cent per annum, while in Japan prices have stayed dead flat. In that time, Hong Kong has grown 3.5 per cent a year, Japan less than 1 per cent and the US, 2.41 ...

  2. Business - Economy - ANALYSIS

    Asset bubbles risk deflating global economic recovery, warn analysts

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:26am by AFP

    ... days- although Germany's main index, Frankfurt's DAX 30, hit a record high this month. Concern about asset bubbles is also spreading to property markets, with London real-estate now on average 20 per cent more expensive than before the onset of the financial crisis, and even the government in Berlin concerned about high asset prices. German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble ...

  3. Business - China Business - ANALYSIS

    Monopoly factor a key driver of mainland China internet stocks' surge

    Posted May 12th 2014, 02:58am by Cathy Holcombe

    ... monopolies. Perfect competition is all good and well if you're a consumer or economic theorist, but for an investor, there is nothing as alluring as protected profits. As an example: in the four ... still trade at extremely rich multiples. Alibaba and Baidu, for example, have 70 per cent-plus market share in their respective consumer e-commerce and search engine markets. And while ...

  4. Business - China Business - ANALYSIS

    VAT reform to put pressure on telecoms giants' shares

    Posted May 03rd 2014, 04:00am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com Mainland network operators expect the prices of their stocks to be badly affected when the value-added tax is extended to the industry Telecoms firms to take ... material" and that "negative share price reaction" should be expected, according to a report yesterday from Barclays Research. The Ministry of Finance and the State Administration ...

  5. Business - Commodities - ANALYSIS

    China's commodity demand tied to risky credit deals

    Posted Apr 19th 2014, 01:09am by Reuters

    ... be that iron ore producers, traders and consumers have little to do with their counterparts in copper, soya beans and gold and they are unaware of the risks mounting in parts of the market other than ... is likely to boost gold demand in the world's largest producer and consumer of the precious metal. The report said it expects gold demand to rise by 25 per cent to at least 1,350 tonnes ...

  6. Business - China Business - ANALYSIS

    Baidu cautious on acquisitions as giants rush to strike deals

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 09:50am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... be on investments to bolster its mobile and cloud-computing businesses; location-based search service; consumer products such as music, literature and social media; and international expansion. While the appetite for mergers and acquisitions remains healthy for the mainland's internet sector, aggressive deal-making by companies could be tempered by their falling share prices. Tencent's ...

  7. Business - Companies - ANALYSIS

    Hutchison Whampoa has 25 billion reasons to sell assets now

    Posted Mar 15th 2014, 01:54am by DENISE

    ... valuation of AS Watson at HK$195 billion, or HK$50 per share, compared with the HK$15 it is believed to contribute to the HK$107 share price of Hutchison. AS Watson accounted for 36 per cent ... property flagship Cheung Kong, was down 1.3 per cent to HK$120.80. The Hang Seng Index ended 1 per cent lower at 21,539.49 points. ...

  8. Business - China Business - ANALYSIS

    China Mengniu Dairy sees change in fortunes

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 01:11am by Denise Tsang

    ... spent HK$5.15 billion to raise its stake in the company. The icing on the cake came the same day it was named as a new constituent stock of the Hang Seng Index. Danone's top-up of its ... the past five years. Investors rushed to give their appraisal on the Danone deal, pushing its shares to fresh highs at HK$39.50, while some analysts upgraded their target prices for the stock. ...

  9. Business - Money - ANALYSIS

    US budget crisis had little market impact on the way in or out

    Posted Oct 18th 2013, 04:31am by Jasper Moiseiwitsch

    ... (October 11) and consumer price inflation data (October 16), among others. Fed Beige Book data released on Wednesday- a snapshot of the US economy in the absence of regular data releases- indicated the economy was strong but that the budget impasse had created uncertainty. It showed price and wage pressures remained in check, with consumer spending up slightly. "There was an uncertainty ...

  10. Business - Economy - ANALYSIS

    American business attacks generous hand that feeds it

    Posted Jan 18th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... to force spending discipline. Business leaders say a prolonged political showdown could dent consumer confidence or unsettle equity investors. In 2011, the Standard & Poor's 500 Index fell almost 17 per cent in the 11 trading sessions following the breakdown of debt-reduction talks between the White House and congressional Republicans. The Conference Board's consumer ...




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