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  1. Business - TRADE

    'Triangular debt' squeezes HK exporters' supply chain

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 12:00am by Denise Tsang, JANE CAI

    ... Denise Tsang and Jane Cai in Beijing Delays in foreign orders and payments are hindering manufacturers' own ability to pay suppliers and banks 'Triangular debt' squeezes HK ... ability to pay their own suppliers, and even banks, creating a "triangular debt" situation. Triangular debt, exacerbated by Beijing's tight credit regime, had ballooned so much ...

  2. Business - Economy - TRADE

    'Chindia' dream gets a second chance

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 01:15am by BLOOM

    ... rampant corruption that squanders growth; runaway pollution; insatiable appetites for energy and other commodities; worrying public debt levels; a preference for boys that's wreaking havoc ...

  3. Business - China Business - TRADE

    Trend of overdue payments sweeps Chinese firms

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 06:34am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... More than 80 per cent of mainland firms selling on credit have had to lengthen payment deadlines and increasingly write off missed payments as bad debt, says a report by Coface that shows ... manufactures as a high-risk sector as any further increase in unpaid dues would erode an ability to service debts. He estimated the sector's debt-equity ratio at 357 per cent. Tung described ...

  4. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Economic honeymoon between China and Germany fades

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 01:13am by Reuters

    ... construction group Sany's record-setting purchase of Mittelstand firm Putzmeister months before Wen flew in. And Berlin, grappling with the euro-zone debt crisis, was keen to cultivate closer ... in the euro-zone debt crisis made her the go-to European leader for Beijing, have given way to a more realistic sense of what the relationship can deliver. Berlin and other Western capitals welcomed ...

  5. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Market boom swinging south

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:38am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... It would top US$4 trillion by 2018, Minh said. In recent years, credit ratings of Asean members' sovereign debt, with the exception of Vietnam, have all been upgraded. Despite a basic ...

  6. Business - Companies - TRADE

    Payment delays get shorter as credit risks grow

    Posted Jul 11th 2013, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam anita.lam@scmp.com Bad debts owed to exporters from firms in the worst-performing European economies double Payment delays get shorter as credit risks grow Hong Kong exporters ... from the United States accounted for 15 per cent of bad debts this year, up from 10 per cent last year, even as the US economy shows signs of recovery. A struggling Europe's share of bad ...

  7. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Analysts cautious on prospects for China's exports

    Posted Jan 10th 2014, 11:58am by Victoria Ruan

    ... expected from Beijing's rebalancing efforts and its curbs on industrial overcapacity and local government debt risks. We expect modest improvements in external demand going forward HSBC ...

  8. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Hong Kong exports to double next year

    Posted Dec 08th 2012, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... this year. The index has stayed below the threshold of 50 for the whole year, reflecting concern over the European debt crisis and the slowdown in the mainland's economy. Above 50 indicates ... relationship between Japan and China. "Since the EU is not determined to resolve the problem, the debt crisis will linger," he said. Exports to Europe, which account for 10 per cent of total ...

  9. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Britain picks up Chinese investment after Osborne trip

    Posted Oct 20th 2013, 03:04pm by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... of the US debt ceiling deadlock, saying it will contribute to global economic stability, but Beijing’s official news agency poured scorn on US politicians. China meanwhile has the world’s largest ...

  10. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Japan faces record run of deficits

    Posted Sep 17th 2013, 02:05pm by Reuters

    ... public debt. Ramping up more foreign investment, so far low on the list of priorities of the world's top creditor country, may also become a necessity. Abe's policies are designed ...




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