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  1. Business - Economy - THE VIEW

    China’s debt dominoes could fall fast

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 10:11am by RICHARD HARRIS

    ... Richard Harris Mainland debt points to crisis as profligacy of local governments sees public borrowing hit US$3 trillion Debt at tipping point The game of dominoes was invented in mainland ... debt goes wrong. We know from public, private and anecdotal sources that public debt levels on the mainland are very high. The big debts lie with local governments- there is a combined public ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1550901/chinas-debt-dominoes-could-fall-fast
  2. Comment - Blogs

    China Forestry joins debt default queue

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 05:24pm by Doug Young

    ... Doug Young China Forestry's missed bond interest payment is the latest sign of distress in a corporate debt market whose defaults could pick up sharply in the next two years ... which carry a relatively attractive coupon rate of 10.25 per cent. The missed payment comes as China Forestry lobbies current debt holders for an early redemption of the bonds, which aren't ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1541023/china-forestry-joins-debt-default-queue
  3. Business - Banking & Finance - THE VIEW

    China speeds up transformation of yuan into global currency after crisis

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 09:26am by Cathy Holcombe

    ... the US has learned that even if it blows up its financial system through years of reckless, corrupt practice, then issues stupendous amounts of debt to mop up the mess, investors will line up gratefully to buy this debt. The world has basically accepted this system since the end of the second world war- is there now an attempt to revolt? Is that why so many investors, countries ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1620428/china-speeds-transformation-yuan-global-currency-after
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MARKETS

    Wall Street's long dormant 'fear index' is back in play

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 04:31am by AP

    ... levels last seen in June 2012, when worries about the European debt crisis gripped global markets and the US economy's fitful growth kept investors on edge. By Friday, as markets rallied, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1619432/wall-streets-long-dormant-fear-index-back-play
  5. Business - Comment - THE VIEW

    Time for arbitration in Hong Kong stand-off

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 10:40am by RICHARD HARRIS

    ... in Beijing refused to sell the property to pay its debt. The case was taken to arbitration and an award was given in favour of the bank for a sum of US$430 million. The proceedings took just two ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1617495/time-arbitration-hk-stand
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Stability will only return when Hong Kong ends its property tyranny

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 05:44pm by ANDY XIE

    ... of debt, which means people must work even harder to keep their tiny apartment. The system worked when incomes were rising rapidly. When China was not fully open up to the world, Hong Kong had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1616266/stability-will-only-return-whenhong-kong-ends-its-property
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Six years on, we still haven't learned the real lessons from Lehman collapse

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 05:01pm by Andrew Sheng

    ... Andrew Sheng Andrew Sheng says regulators fail to understand that the world needs equity, not more debt Six years on, we still haven't learned the real lessons from the Lehman ... the cart but ignoring the horse. If the horse is overleveraged, giving it more debt won't make it run faster. Thus, it makes more sense to inject capital into the real economy, rather than ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1590964/six-years-we-still-havent-learned-real-lessons-lehman-collapse
  8. Business - Comment - MONEY MATTERS

    Leung the politician needs to explain arrangement with UGL

    Posted Oct 11th 2014, 04:15am by Shirley Yam

    ... talks with its debt-ridden British peer DTZ Holdings to buy its business. Under the arrangement, UGL paid Leung- a director and the Asia-Pacific chairman of DTZ- an agreed sum for not forming ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1614047/leung-politician-needs-explain-arrangement-ugl
  9. Business - Economy - MACROSCOPE

    The euro is a broken currency and possibly beyond repair

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 04:10am by DAVID BROWN

    ... zone is being sucked into a downward spiral of recession, deflation and deeper debt. A third recession in less than five years seems on the cards. Headline inflation has sunk to 0.3 per cent- ... down. Markets are not impressed by what they see. Fiscal consolidation has been put on the back burner. Euro-zone deficits and government debt look set to mushroom. The weakest link is the ECB. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1610110/euro-broken-currency-and-possibly-beyond-repair
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Smart investors bank on finding the next Alibaba

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 12:51pm by Andrew Sheng

    ... in the 1980s. Debt has grown faster than stocks because lower interest rates pumped up financial asset values, especially if such investments were leveraged. With interest rates in advanced economies ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1613555/smart-investors-bank-finding-next-alibaba

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