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  1. News - China - ECONOMY

    Local government debt show signs of improving

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 07:48pm by Keith Zhai

    ... Keith Zhai keith.zhai@scmp.com But extravagance and corruption persist at some departments and state firms, audit chief says Local government debt show signs of improving China's growth in local government debt has been slowing since the middle of last year, the National Audit Office said, but cautioned that some provinces were deferring the problem by repaying old debts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1539727/chinas-audit-central-government-budget-uncovers-array-problems
  2. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Mortgage debt a threat to recovery, says Bank of England

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:19am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in London Britain's central bank governor warns interest rates could rise soon as housing loans increase BOE sees threat from surging mortgage debt Bank of England governor Mark Carney said rising mortgage debt might threaten Britain's recovery as he signalled interest rates might start to increase earlier than expected. While investors do not see the central ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1532080/mortgage-debt-threat-recovery-says-bank-england
  3. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    European Central Bank announces buying spree to kick-start economy

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 04:22am by Reuters

    ... Bank will buy bundles of loans and other forms of secured debt from the middle of this month in an attempt to kick-start a languishing euro zone economy, despite misgivings in Germany ... it would begin to buy covered bonds, a form of secured debt, from banks in mid-October and purchase asset-backed securities (ABS)- bundled loans- at some point in the fourth quarter of the year. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1608467/european-central-bank-announces-buying-spree-kick-start-economy
  4. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Japan's Abe is 'neutral' on raising sales tax

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 04:10am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Prime minister facing tough decision as he seeks to curb debt without hurting economic recovery Japan's Abe is 'neutral' on raising sales tax Japanese Prime ... debt. The risks to his "Abenomics" strategy to reflate the long-moribund economy are increasing, whether Abe decides to go ahead with the tax or not. Raising the tax as recovery ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1610305/japans-abe-neutral-raising-sales-tax
  5. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    World Bank trims growth forecasts for developing East Asia and China

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 01:59pm by Reuters

    ... this year and 7.5 per cent next year and in 2016. "Measures to contain local government debt, curb shadow banking, and tackle excess capacity, high energy demand, and high pollution will reduce ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1610578/world-bank-trims-growth-forecasts-developing-east-asia-and-china
  6. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Japan's huge public debt not seen falling until 2018

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 04:47am by Jeanny Yu

    ... Jeanny Yu jeanny.yu@scmp.com Japan's public debt seen falling in five years Japan, the world's most indebted economy after Greece, could see its vast public debt begin falling in five years with two rounds of consumption tax rises and faster economic growth, the International Monetary Fund said. "In a successful scenario, in five years from now, Japan's debt ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1429245/japans-huge-public-debt-not-seen-falling-until-2018
  7. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    China's factories pick up pace but credit costs hold back recovery

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 10:35am by Victoria Ruan

    ... on corporate expansion, the China Beige Book said. "Credit was more expensive this quarter, virtually across the board," it said. Concerns over bad debt and overcapacity have prompted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1598561/china-factory-activity-edges-employment-shrinks
  8. Business - Banking & Finance - ECONOMY

    Local government financing needs revamp to avoid risk of excessive debt, analysts say

    Posted Jan 24th 2014, 10:21am by Victoria Ruan

    ... on infrastructure Debt issue spurs need for fiscal reform The fast growth in the mainland's local government debt has highlighted the urgency of a revamp of the country's seriously imbalanced ... if economic conditions weaken sharply," Standard & Poor's credit analyst Tan Kim Eng said. Local government debt on the mainland reached 17.9 trillion yuan (HK$22.7 trillion) at the end ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1412361/local-government-financing-needs-revamp-avoid-risk
  9. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1394343/beijing-vows-rein-local-debt
  10. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    China credit fluctuation stirs policy uncertainty

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 12:15pm by Victoria Ruan

    ... for the economy. It has also revised the budget law to allow local authorities to issue debt directly to expand financing channels. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1590778/chinas-money-supply-rebounds-still-short-expectations

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