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  1. Business - Economy

    More fiscal stimulus may add to Japan debt woes

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg Japan's economy faces debt trade-off, says economist Japan's debt burden will become "more serious" as its government takes extra steps to stimulate growth in the world's third-biggest economy, according to an International Monetary Fund economist. "The debt overhang is becoming more serious so they need to go further in fiscal consolidation," IMF ...

  2. News - World

    JPMorgan Chase sells US government debt exposed to debt ceiling out of money market funds

    Posted Oct 11th 2013, 06:09am by AP

    ... NEW YORK (AP) — JPMorgan Chase sells US government debt exposed to debt ceiling out of money market funds. ...

  3. Business - Economy - LENDING

    Local government debt signals rising risks in Chinese financial system

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 09:06pm by Jane Cai in Beijing

    ... Jane Cai in Beijing xuejun.cai@scmp.com Local governments owe HK$23 trillion, underscoring dangers to the economy, but experts say country not on brink of debt crisis Increased debts signal risks in financial system Mainland local government debt had swollen to 17.9 trillion yuan (HK$22.7 trillion) by the middle of this year, according to the National Audit Office (NAO). ...

  4. Business - China Business - ECONOMY

    Beijing vows to rein in local debt

    Posted Jan 01st 2014, 04:17am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing Policymakers will also keep monetary measures stable amid the push for financial reforms Beijing vows to rein in local debt The mainland's top planning agency pledged yesterday to curb local government debt while the central bank said it would keep monetary policy stable this year as it pushes ahead with financial reforms. The promises come ...

  5. News - China Insider - Morning Clicks

    China news round-up: Local government debt rises, artist Ai Weiwei protests with flowers

    Posted Dec 31st 2013, 08:09am by Patrick Boehler

    ... of debt obligations as of the end of June. That was an increase of 12.7 per cent from December 2012. China Change More than 20 journalists are speaking out again against the Southern Media Group. ... down on online media in 2013. Wall Street Journal- China Real Time Report A new breed of shadow bankers has stepped in to lend to debt-hungry businesses and households as the Chinese government ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - LENDING

    No end in sight for bad-debt malaise at mainland Chinese banks

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 04:47am by JANE CAI

    ... Jane Cai in Beijing xuejun.cai@scmp.com Economic slowdown will continue to mount pressure on the asset quality in the sector No end in sight for bad-debt malaise at mainland banks Joey Li, the owner of a micro-credit company in Jiangsu province, says he spent most of his time this month trying to collect debts. But many of the cable manufacturers, metal producers, textile plants ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance

    PBOC seen staying out of market to curb debt

    Posted Dec 24th 2013, 01:55am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg Stocks extend decline as the central bank's move triggers a surge in borrowing costs PBOC seen staying out of market to curb debt Two of the mainland's three biggest securities firms predict the central bank will refrain from using open-market operations to inject funds this week as policymakers seek to rein in debt and contain inflation. Citic Securities, ...

  8. News - World - RUSSIA

    Russia agrees deal to buy Ukrainian debt and cut gas prices

    Posted Dec 17th 2013, 11:03pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Brussels Russia buys Ukrainian debt, slashes gas prices Russia threw Ukraine an economic lifeline yesterday, agreeing to buy US$15 billion of Ukrainian debt and to reduce ... would tap a National Welfare Fund- a rainy day fund- and use the US$15 billion to buy Ukrainian eurobonds. The deal boosted the price of Ukraine's dollar debt, a sign of investors' ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance - BONDS

    HSBC unit taps into onshore debt market

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 04:28am by Jeanny Yu

    ... into onshore debt market HSBC's asset management arm is stepping up efforts to tap the mainland's onshore bond market, the fourth-largest in the world, but one still largely closed to foreign investors, as a key part of its strategy to take advantage of Beijing's sweeping plans to globalise the yuan. Relatively higher yield and abundant liquidity has made mainland onshore debt ...

  10. News - China - LOCAL GOVERNMENT

    Chinese local government officials face penalties over debt

    Posted Dec 10th 2013, 05:15am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Cadres on notice over excessive debt The party's organisation department has issued a circular threatening to punish local officials who raise public debt for useless ... cadres to include indicators such as the level of local debt and environmental degradation, in addition to gross domestic product growth. "The assessment of local debt should be strengthened ...




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