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  1. Business - Economy - EURO DEBT CRISIS

    Euro zone, IMF agree on new deal Greek debt deal

    Posted Nov 27th 2012, 08:58am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Brussels Euro zone finance ministers struck a new deal with the IMF early on Tuesday to slice more than 40 billion euros (US$52 billion) off Greece’s massive debt ... the country’s debt-to-GDP ratio from an estimated 144 per cent to 124 per cent come 2020, European Union sources said. The ministers then agreed to release 43.7 billion euros after months in which ...

  2. Business - Economy

    China deficit debate heats up with wave of debt set to come

    Posted Dec 27th 2012, 04:11pm

    ... Reuters Finance Ministry mulls strict controls on local government debt China is considering a mechanism to cap local government debt, a researcher affiliated with the Ministry of Finance was cited as saying, as policymakers debate deficit levels for a year in which a wave of debt will come due. Local governments’ approved debt levels would be set taking into account the a local ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCY

    Euro stops two-year loss on Mario Draghi commitment on debt crisis

    Posted Dec 31st 2012, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in New York ECB's pledge on debt crisis lifts shared currency while yen extends loss over stimulus push Euro ends two-year drop on Draghi reassurance The euro halted a two-year losing streak as European Central Bank president Mario Draghi's commitment to backstop the shared currency stymied a debt-contagion threat. In its 14th year, the 17-nation currency ...

  4. Business - Economy - FINANCING

    Provincial debt won't be threat to the economy, says Standard & Poor's

    Posted Dec 10th 2012, 12:00am by JANE CAI

    ... debt won't be threat to the economy Local government debt will not pose a systemic risk to the Chinese economy in the next three to five years, according to a director at ratings service ... financial crisis. The amount seemed manageable compared with the nearly 40 trillion yuan gross domestic product in 2010, noted analysts, although the rapid growth of local debt raised eyebrows ...

  5. Business - Banking & Finance - BONDS

    Dim sum debt leapfrogs rivals to be best in Asia

    Posted Dec 28th 2012, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg Dim sum debt leapfrogs rivals to be best in Asia Dim sum bonds were transformed into the best local-currency company notes in Asia this year from the worst in 2011, and are among ... currency company bonds from any other Asian country, according to HSBC indices. Dim sum debt beat the 4.8 per cent on non-government Hong Kong dollar notes and the 4.7 per cent increase in similar ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - BONDS

    Beijing mulls plan to boost debt market

    Posted Dec 27th 2012, 12:00am by Daniel Ren

    ... to direct a part of the debt currently traded on the interbank market to the domestic stock exchanges. The National Association of Financial Market Institutional Investors, a government-backed ... yesterday but two people with knowledge of the matter confirmed that such a plan is being studied. Under the depository receipt system, bond holders transfer the debt to a custodian bank, which ...

  7. Business - Economy

    Euro gains to six-week high as Greece offers debt-buyback plan

    Posted Dec 04th 2012, 06:55am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg The euro rose to a six-week high versus the dollar as a Greek offer to spend as much as 10 billion euros to buy back government securities eased concern the regions’ debt crisis is worsening. The 17-nation euro gained as Greek bonds led advances in debt from the euro area’s lower-rated nations, including Spain and Italy. The Dollar Index sank to a one-month low amid a hardening ...

  8. Business - Money - BONDS

    HSBC: dim sum debt sales could reach HK$448bn in 2013

    Posted Dec 19th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg HSBC expects China's new leaders to push greater use of yuan from London to Taipei Dim sum debt sales may reach HK$448b in 2013 Sales of dim sum debt may reach 360 billion ... outside the mainland will rise from 263 billion yuan in the first 11 months of this year as cross-border trade settlement in the currency increases, HSBC, the leading underwriter of such debt ...

  9. Business - Economy

    Greece close to reaching debt buyback target: official

    Posted Dec 10th 2012, 12:00pm

    ... Greece is near to reaching its target in a buyback of sovereign debt that will unlock aid from the International Monetary Fund and the European Union, according to a Greek government ... debt it sold earlier this year and secure funds that have been blocked since June as the government tries to get its bailout program back after two elections and a deepening recession. ...

  10. News - Asia - LAOS

    European leaders in Laos to seek Asian support on debt crisis

    Posted Nov 05th 2012, 09:38am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Vientiane Dozens of European and Asian leaders gathered in impoverished Laos on Monday for a major summit dominated by the euro zone debt crisis and growing ... that the long-running euro zone crisis is finally coming under control. The diplomatic offensive is seen as a sign of the growing importance that debt-laden Europe places on Asia’s fast-growing economies, ...




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