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  1. America the beautiful

    Posted Jun 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... particularly the euro-zone crisis. But there is another, home-grown explanation, which is that their respective booms have resulted in wasteful investment, bad debt and over-consumption. There's ... of debt-fuelled overspending seen in the American consumer market just prior to the 2008-09 global credit crisis. A few data points are illustrative. Last year, four of the five top-selling cars ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1004278/america-beautiful
  2. Profits highest for four years

    Posted Apr 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lulu Chen lulu.chen@scmp.com Mainland banks last year posted their highest profits in at least four years, despite a slight rise in bad loans for some in the fourth quarter amid a slowing economy. About 3,800 institutions on the mainland, including policy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/999212/profits-highest-four-years
  3. Funds remain robust

    Posted Mar 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... registered in that period. However, following the heavy sell-off of global equity markets due to the escalation of the euro-zone sovereign debt crisis and concerns about the outlook of the United ... sovereign debt crisis, investors' risk aversion increased and sales lost momentum in the second half of the year. 'Nevertheless, net outflows in September and October were attributable ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/996691/funds-remain-robust
  4. CCB sets sights on emerging markets

    Posted Mar 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... year. The bank's NPL ratio fell 5 basis points to 1.09 per cent, but bad debt rose 10 per cent to 70.9 billion yuan in the last quarter, resulting in a quarter-on-quarter NPL ratio increase. Mainland banks' overall bad debts rose 5 per cent in the fourth quarter, said Michael Werner, a senior analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein. Stanley Li, a senior analyst at Mirae Asset ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/996708/ccb-sets-sights-emerging-markets
  5. Ask our experts

    Posted Mar 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jasper Moiseiwitsch jasper.moiseiwitsch@scmp.com The panel addresses vexing questions of investor interest: Mark Leahy (head of debt origination and fixed income syndicate, Asia ex-Japan, ... sovereign debt crisis. The recent rally delivered double-digit gains in certain markets, such as Hong Kong (up 17 per cent year to date) and India (23 per cent)- a robust start for this year. We ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/994490/ask-our-experts
  6. Financing shortage looms over ship orders

    Posted Feb 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... primary sources of funding identified by the shipping sector over the next two years, according to the Norton Rose survey. The others were bank debt, which has historically provided most ship ... the benefits of private equity and as well as converting debt to equity during a Hong Kong Shipowners Association lunch meeting today. But Beardmore said that while up to US$10 billion of private ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/993190/financing-shortage-looms-over-ship-orders
  7. Mainland bank loans may fall as liquidity tightens

    Posted Feb 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... this year, compared with 2011. Issuers reliant on exports, in need of short-term financing, or undergoing large, debt-funded expansion would also be at greater risk of downgrade this year, as demand ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/991617/mainland-bank-loans-may-fall-liquidity-tightens
  8. MPF back on track after rebound

    Posted Feb 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the European leaders to surmount the sovereign debt crisis. 'Investment sentiment worldwide has improved but whether this will continue for long will depend on the corporate earnings results ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/991623/mpf-back-track-after-rebound
  9. Further easing on horizon amid jump in bank loans

    Posted Jan 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... be ready to tackle possible shocks from Europe's debt crisis and economic uncertainties in the US. Beijing will cut at least 150 basis points in reserve requirements in the first half ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/989763/further-easing-horizon-amid-jump-bank-loans
  10. Beijing moves to clean up problems with local debt

    Posted Jan 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lulu Chen lulu.chen@scmp.com The central government said yesterday it had cleaned up nearly half the 530 billion yuan (HK$649 billion) worth of local government debt from 2010 found ... to address the mainland's underlying debt problem. In June, the National Audit Office said local government debt had reached 10.7 trillion yuan by the end of 2010- or roughly a quarter ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/989240/beijing-moves-clean-problems-local-debt

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