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  1. News - China - CRIME

    Businessman caught in Colombia is China's first economic fugitive extradited from Latin America

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 04:32pm by Jing Li jing.li@scmp.com

    ... Jing Li jing.li@scmp.com Suspect, 35, from Zhejiiang province, allegedly fled China leaving debts totalling more than four million yuan (about HK$5 million), China News Service reports. A businessman from Zhejiang province, who was arrested in Colombia over allegations he fled the mainland after leaving debts totalling millions of yuan, was repatriated to China yesterday. The case ...

  2. Comment

    Turning on the money tap will do little to ease China's liquidity bottlenecks

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 11:50am by Hu Shuli

    ... and the risks of a property market correction greater, but the economy is now also grappling with local government debt. Further, despite the recent roll-out of yet more- though much milder- stimulus ... projects to fund. Inevitably, problems in the real economy have spread to the financial sector. A surge of bad debt has swept the country, with defaults affecting bank loans, trusts and other ...

  3. Business - Economy - REPORT

    Japan overtakes Hong Kong in competitiveness rankings

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 10:43am by Reuters

    ... of government debt. “All this suggests that the implemented reforms are starting to pay off,” the report said. Bottom-ranked this year was Guinea, lately in the news for being the source of the world’s ...

  4. Business - Companies - DEBTS

    China Taiping perpetual bond to raise US$600m

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 09:57am by Ray Chan

    ... Ray Chan ray.utchan@scmp.com China Taiping Insurance plans to offer its first US dollar-denominated perpetual subordinated bond, raising US$600 million to strengthen its capital base and operation. In a filing with the Hong Kong stock exchange on Wednesda ...

  5. Property - International - AFRICA

    High returns attract real estate funds to Africa

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 03:50am by Reuters

    ... investors, despite more immediate concerns in some countries about Ebola, terrorism or political stability. Investors have already taken a liking to sub-Saharan African dollar debt, encouraging ...

  6. Business - Economy

    Stalling economy highlights tricky Swiss balancing act

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 01:33am by BLOOM

    ... the cap remains "key", Jordan said in Lugano on Monday. The limit was imposed in September 2011 to ward off deflation and a recession after investors anxious about the sovereign debt ...

  7. Business - Economy - EMPLOYMENT

    Starbucks stars as South Korea aims to boost jobs for women

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 01:33am by BLOOM

    ... to shrink after 2016, according to Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development data, barriers thrown up to women like Kim are threatening to slow growth and further swell household debt ... at Moody's Investors Service in Sydney. "A stronger labour market, alongside lower rates, gives households the capacity to reduce debt burdens." An OECD report submitted to Park last year ...

  8. News - Asia

    Thai surrogate mother for Japanese mystery man recalls day she met him

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 11:36pm by AP

    ... but wanted a child. Wassana, a lifetime resident of the slums, viewed it as a nine-month solution to her family's debt. She didn't ask many questions. In reality, there was no couple. ... the family debt but was not enough to drag them out of the slums. She still lives in the same derelict tenement. She told police that she would be willing to raise the boy if he was being mistreated. ...

  9. Business - Companies - FUNDRAISING

    Chinlink bond issue raises HK$300m

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 11:02am by Ray Chan

    ... Ray Chan ray.utchan@scmp.com Chinlink International, a Hong Kong-listed interior design company, has raised HK$300 million in a bond offering. Half of the proceeds would be used to finance acquisitions and the rest for refinancing existing debt, the loss-making company said in a filing with the Hong Kong stock exchange late on Monday. “The company is in preliminary discussions ...

  10. Business - Companies - JOINT VENTURES

    Failed coal marriage highlights risk of public-private partnership

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 10:02am by Eric Ng

    ... and the contractor for a reason unknown to China BlueChem, he said. Chief financial officer Quan Changsheng said it would not be feasible for China BlueChem to use its own resources to pay off the debt ...




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