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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

    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
  4. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Deutsche co-chief for Asia an unabashed bull

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:18am by Jasper Moiseiwitsch and Ray Chan

    ... should be in a good position to leverage on this recovery Bhupinder Singh His views for China's debt markets are similarly upbeat. Singh projects that Asian investment-grade issuance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1556885/deutsche-bank-investment-director-unabashed-bull-asia-pacific
  5. 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
  6. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    IMF forecasts strengthening economic growth in second half

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:26am by Reuters

    ... provided their debt stays sustainable. The IMF's update of its global economic outlook, expected this month, would be slightly different from the forecasts published in April, she said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1548294/imf-forecasts-strengthening-economic-growth-second-half
  7. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Mainland China growth rates don't add up

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:09am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... "I don't think we have seen anything as dramatic as Wu's argument." Wu said he did not use "anecdotal evidence", such as bad debts floating around the banking system, ... If Chinese banks wrote down bad debts like banks in the US or Britain, GDP growth could be even lower, said Pettis, although he is not sure by how much. Japan's economy went from representing 10 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1553600/mainland-china-growth-rates-dont-add
  8. 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
  9. News - China - ECONOMY

    Guangdong debt call sparks fears over local government finances

    Posted Nov 24th 2013, 06:32am by Zhang Hong

    ... Zhang Hong Zhang.hong@scmp.com Court's renewed call for repayment of debts worth 1.85b yuan makes Zhanjiang city the latest in Guangdong to be told to repay cash Fears grow over state of local finances A notice from a court in Guangdong that city authorities were ignoring its orders to repay hundreds of debts totalling 1.85 billion yuan (HK$2.34 billion) has highlighted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1364075/guangdong-debt-call-sparks-fears-over-local-government-finances
  10. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Abe's economic reforms seen as falling short in Japan growth push

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 02:37am by Reuters

    ... the 2 per cent growth level the government says is needed to reduce its mammoth public debt. Among the steps outlined so far is a future cut in Japan's effective corporate tax rate- among ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1539920/abes-economic-reforms-seen-falling-short-japan-growth-push

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