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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    United States should end its debt-ceiling hostage crisis

    Posted Oct 18th 2013, 03:09am by STAFF

    ... SCMP Editorial End debt-ceiling hostage crisis The trade in US Treasuries may be the most liquid, safest and deepest of financial markets. But it still has to rely on market confidence to function. That was what was threatened by the imbroglio in Washington. The Republican-led fights over the federal budget and the debt ceiling called into question the full faith and credit of the US ...

  2. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Xi Jinping calls for closer ties with oil-rich Venezuela

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 05:20am by STAFF, AFP

    ... barrels, in part to pay off Venezuela's debt of some US$17 billion. Both countries aim to increase exports in the coming years to one million barrels a day. Watch: China's Xi in Venezuela ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 03:25am by STAFF

    ... Union, if Kiev fails to pay. Ukraine has an outstanding debt of US$3.5 billion to Gazprom. Relations have soured between Moscow and Kiev following pro-EU protests that led to the flight of former ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - A BAD WEEK FOR ...

    A Bad Week for..., December 1, 2013

    Posted Dec 01st 2013, 05:38am by STAFF

    ... Rafael Hui Si-yan The High Court declared the former chief secretary bankrupt for failing to repay unspecified debts to the Bank of East Asia (BEA). Hui, 65- who is also involved in a corruption case with Sun Hung Kai Properties' co-chairmen Thomas Kwok Ping-kwong and Raymond Kwok Ping-luen- faces claims from five lenders, including BEA, which filed the bankruptcy petition ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - A BAD WEEK FOR ...

    A Bad Week for..., November 3, 2013

    Posted Nov 03rd 2013, 04:51am by STAFF

    ... to the ground. Once Brazil's richest man, Batista filed for bankruptcy protection in Rio after debt-restructuring talks failed.   Brian Kan Judges left the 75-year-old champion racehorse trainer ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Global economy needs Washington to rediscover compromise

    Posted Jan 03rd 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... was on the brink of national default. Then, Congress finally reached a deal to raise the national debt ceiling so the government could continue to borrow to meet its obligations. This flirtation ... the blame at their door. More serious brinkmanship looms in two months, when the government runs out of borrowing authority and asks Congress to raise the debt ceiling again. This will coincide ...

  7. News - China - TRADE

    Bird flu, Korea tensions cast shadow over spring session of Canton Trade Fair

    Posted Apr 15th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... and the debt crisis in the euro zone remaining under control. He predicted that the number of visiting buyers would be about the same as the fair's last session, in November. "There ...



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