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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - ANALYSIS

    Gas debt hit as banks lose government guarantees

    Posted Nov 30th 2013, 04:27am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Dallas Fading government support for big lenders sees ratings cut on bank-backed natural gas bonds Gas debt hit as banks lose government guarantees The fading notion that the largest US finance companies are too big to fail led Moody's Investors Service to cut ratings on US$5.5 billion of bank-backed debt used to buy natural gas. Investors see the bonds as too ...

  2. Business - Economy - ANALYSIS

    Asset bubbles risk deflating global economic recovery, warn analysts

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:26am by AFP

    ... debt-driven overspending. The BIS, the so-called central bank of central banks, called for policies that "lean more deliberately and persistently against financial booms and ease less ... time to move them to new and more productive uses." Bond rates for European countries hit hard by the euro-zone debt crisis, such as Greece, have slumped, showing investors do not see them ...

  3. Business - Economy - ANALYSIS

    Now is the time to worry about inflation not deflation

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 01:04am by RICHARD HARRIS

    ... and unemployment are the big issues now- and avoiding at all costs the 20-year death spiral of slow growth, low inflation Japan. Inflation is now needed to erode government debt, to keep happy salarymen ... but there is not enough to bail governments out of their debt trap. Those same policymakers are therefore terrified of deflation and in Europe, there is enough panic to experiment with negative interest rates. ...

  4. Business - Economy - ANALYSIS

    Sex and drugs to add to Europe's murky GDP figures

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 01:30am by BLOOM

    ... area's statutory 3 per cent of GDP. They would also help him meet requirements to show declines in Italy's debt to GDP ratio, which continued its steep rise to 132.6 per cent as of December. ...

  5. Business - Companies - ANALYSIS

    Hutchison Whampoa has 25 billion reasons to sell assets now

    Posted Mar 15th 2014, 01:54am by DENISE

    ... at the School of Accounting and Finance in Hong Kong Polytechnic University. "Sale proceeds can be redeployed in Europe, where there are more investment opportunities, or used to reduce debts ... asset sales could be used to acquire technology firms and utilities in Europe. More importantly, they shore up Hutchison's cash pile to tackle debts. Li said at the press conference ...

  6. Business - Companies - ANALYSIS

    Move to delay listing AS Watson surprises market

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 01:30am by Toh Han Shih

    ... following the decision of the United States to end a stimuls programme, Guotai Junan analyst Jason Song said. "Li Ka-shing's companies have lots of debt." Part of the proceeds of the Watson sale would be used to discharge debts of Hutchison's retail division, Hutchison said. Separately, China Huiyuan Juice also announced yesterday Temasek had bought US$150 million ...

  7. News - China - ANALYSIS

    'Tough road' ahead for reform effort

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 05:02am by Cary Huang

    ... ahead for reform effort Li Daike is the kind of man leaders in Beijing would like to see a lot more of on the mainland as they try to wean the nation's economy off debt-fuelled government ... dubbed by some economists as "Likonomics". The term was coined by media and investment bank economists in June to summarise the premier's strategy of reducing debt and economic ...

  8. Business - Economy - ANALYSIS

    Greece awakens from coma but recovery likely to be anaemic

    Posted Jun 11th 2013, 10:58am by Reuters

    ... to meet ambitious debt targets and reduce towering unemployment. Greek business is awakening from a coma; the long-forgotten sound of drills and hammers can be heard on Athens construction sites ... with the hard numbers signalling stagnation rather than the robust growth needed to meet ambitious debt targets and reduce towering unemployment. “True, the phones have started ringing again but nobody ...

  9. Business - Money - ANALYSIS

    US budget crisis had little market impact on the way in or out

    Posted Oct 18th 2013, 04:31am by Jasper Moiseiwitsch

    ... Jasper Moiseiwitsch jasper.moiseiwitsch@scmp.com The Fed's stance on quantitative easing is a bigger issue than the US government's brief shutdown and near debt default, analysts ... threatened a US default on government debt, which prompted investment banks heads such as Jamie Dimon (JP Morgan) and Anshu Jain (Deutsche Bank) to warn of a "catastrophic" outcome ...

  10. Business - Economy - ANALYSIS

    Euro bailout Troika nears end of road with patchy record

    Posted Jun 11th 2013, 12:33pm by Reuters

    ... of one win, one loss and one draw. The uneasy trio of European Commission, International Monetary Fund and European Central Bank was assembled in haste in March 2010 after Greece’s public debt ... its debt, forcing investors to take losses, and whether Ireland should make bondholders in its shattered banks share the cost of a financial rescue. They still differ over whether European ...




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