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  1. Locke linked to firm's debt row with in-law

    Posted Nov 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... brother-in-law- over an unpaid US$11 million debt. The company, Geosun, used the popular Sina Weibo microblogging site to bring up its near 20-year trading history with US-based EML Technologies. ...

  2. Arms sales and debt top agenda

    Posted Aug 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com United States Vice-President Joe Biden will visit China later this month, as Beijing is showing growing concerns about the ongoing US debt crisis ... visit came after the US Senate voted to raise the nation's debt ceiling, but Beijing - the largest holder of US Treasury bonds - said the effects of the debt crisis would still linger. ...

  3. Lessons from US debt farce

    Posted Aug 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... had agreed on a deal to raise the country's US$14.3 trillion debt ceiling just in time to avoid a default today. Even before the deal's approval by Congress, a lively inquest has ... States but also the world as a whole'. It called on America to kick its 'debt addiction'. People's Daily kept up the pressure, warning that a US debt default could weaken ...

  4. Lazard chases debt as ShengdaTech files for bankruptcy in US

    Posted Aug 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... balances. Lazard has been pursuing ShengdaTech over the debt for weeks, people familiar with the situation said. Since ShengdaTech missed an interest payment, that meant Lazard and other bondholders ... available. In its bankruptcy filing, ShengdaTech said it had US$181 million of debts, including the US$130 million of bonds outstanding. ShengdaTech shares, following their removal from Nasdaq trade ...

  5. Advice aplenty offered Beijing after US debt downgrade

    Posted Aug 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... by Standard & Poor's downgrade of the US government's debt from 'AAA' to 'AA+'. The commentary said China now held US$3.2 trillion in its foreign-exchange reserves ... But it said it was the entire world that had been kidnapped by the US, or rather by its old habit of lavishly borrowing money. So the US Congress' decision to raise the debt ceiling, achieved ...

  6. US dances on debt's cliff edge

    Posted Jul 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... being played between the White House and the US Congress on budget deficits and the debt ceiling, it seems that today's American politicians are determined to prove Churchill wrong. ... be struck to raise the US$14.3 trillion ceiling on US debts before the August 2 deadline. The emptiness of his optimism was shown when he added that he hoped a deal would be on the table ...

  7. Americans abroad: a debt to Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 18th 2008, 12:00am by Edith Terry

    ... reverberations of US policy. As Americans abroad, we carry a dual responsibility, to our nation and to others. In Hong Kong, I would go farther, and say we owe a debt of gratitude, to the strong legal ...

  8. Exposed HK in harm's way

    Posted Jun 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Vines moneypost@scmp.com It's hard to think of an issue more discussed in financial circles these days than sovereign debt. In the United States, the national debt hovers ... of Greece imploding should it default on its burgeoning debt. In Japan, where levels of sovereign debt are running at almost double the nation's gross domestic product, there is something ...

  9. Business - Comment

    What 'pivot'? Real US-China war will be over money

    Posted Sep 13th 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland Any default on America's debts will result in an overhaul of the financial system and leave the biggest creditor writing the rules to suit itself Forget Pacific,real ... was that it prevented governments from printing money at will. With the anchor cast loose, the US financial system embarked on a credit creation binge that saw total debt, both public and private, explode from ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Admit it's a 'Western financial crisis'

    Posted Jan 31st 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... in the latter's default in 2001. To his list we can add: the Mexican peso crisis of 1994 and 1995 or the Tequila crisis, as Wall Street humour had it; and the Latin American debt crisis of the 1980s, ...




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