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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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. ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - TALKING POINTS

    Talking points

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 04:49am by STAFF

    ... The city hopes to cut US$12 billion in unsecured debt to a "much more manageable" US$5 billion. Massive debt, thousands of creditors and complex union and pension issues had many experts ...

  8. Business - Commodities

    Hedge funds cut gold bullish bets as bullion recovery stalls

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 12:38am by BLOOM

    ... showed on August 29. Gold jumped 70 per cent from December 2008 to June 2011 as the Fed bought debt and held borrowing costs at a record low. "The Fed is not in a hurry to raise rates, ...

  9. Business - Economy

    German contraction a danger to fragile euro-zone recovery

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 12:38am by BLOOM

    ... forecasts may prove too optimistic. The weakness of a German economy that has outperformed its peers since the regional debt crisis comes as Draghi ponders adding more stimulus to fight the threat ...

  10. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    Canberra weighs multibillion-dollar purchase of fleet of Japanese stealth submarines

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 09:39pm by Reuters

    ... a complete weapons platform overseas. Bulk orders for Japanese arms makers would help to bring down weapons-procurement costs for Tokyo, which has the biggest debt burden in the industrial world. ...




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