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  1. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Arrested development

    Posted May 05th 2014, 05:38am by DAVID BROWN

    ... David Brown The bullish mood taking hold in developed nations is thin on the ground in emerging markets, where risks to global trade flows cloud the outlook Arrested development Economic ... the radar screen of risks to recovery shows many more blips in the once fast-growing emerging markets, with companies in developed markets increasingly optimistic about their own growth prospects. ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Logistics firms eye artificial island at HK-Zhuhai-Macau bridge

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 04:29am by FANNY FUNG

    ... businesses expressed hope of being part of that development. "Manufacturers in the Pearl River Delta have bypassed Hong Kong. We hope the bridge will bring opportunities back to Hong Kong's ... on the island to fulfil expected demand. Research into industry views on the future development of the island showed the city's logistics industry needed an estimated 70 hectares to grow ...

  3. News - China - ECONOMY

    Xi Jinping departs for South America tour

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 11:15am by AFP, Reuters

    ... development bank and emergency reserve arrangements," state television reported yesterday, but gave no details. The BRICS meeting is expected to produce a deal to open its own development bank- ...

  4. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Mainland China growth rates don't add up

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

    ... and growth but it fails to capture static size. The NBS is reportedly going to amend its own accounting models by including research and development expenditure into its calculations. Nomura analysts ...

  5. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    World Bank chief backs launch of BRICS bank

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:20am by Victoria Ruan

    ... of the BRICS Development Bank. President Xi Jinping also broached the idea in October last year to set up a US$50 billion Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank to finance projects in the region. The initiatives are expected to boost China's clout, which sparked concerns that the new banks might compete with existing multilateral lenders, such as the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank, ...

  6. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Shanghai cuts negative list to woo foreign investment

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 01:45am by Daniel Ren

    ... yesterday an upgraded version of the zone's "negative list"- sectors off-limits to foreign investors- touting it as a move to reinforce the development of the zone and facilitate ... in September, which they said was too "lengthy". The central government gave Shanghai its endorsement to develop the Hong Kong-style free port in late September, billing it as a test bed ...

  7. News - China - ECONOMY

    Guangdong still in frame for free-trade zone, deputy commerce minister says

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 03:45am by Kwong Man-ki

    ... is the only mainland city so far to have received the green light to develop a free-trade zone. Gao said the free-trade zone in Shanghai was a testing ground for innovative policies, ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Political tensions could undermine Hong Kong as China's top financial centre: Joseph Yam

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 11:36pm by Cannix Yau and Enoch Yiu

    ... developments unnerve the country's leaders. The Hang Seng index dropped 389 points yesterday, its biggest fall in three months, amid growing concerns about political instability. And Chow ... of his new book, Gui On Si Ngai, Yam writes: "The politics of finance is already complex … It may well be that political developments in Hong Kong are eroding the willingness ...

  9. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Outsized conglomerates weigh on Korea's growth

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 02:37am by William Pesek

    ... risks losing ground. The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development issued a report last week on the structural weaknesses that threaten to undermine Korea's effort to match ... with more than 1,300 government programmes, by the OECD's count- they've failed to restructure, improve corporate governance or develop disruptive products. Korea's small companies ...

  10. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Data gives mixed picture of China's economy

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 05:58am by Victoria Ruan

    ... boosting the role of consumption through faster development of the services sector while trimming reliance on investment and exports amid concerns about financial risks and soaring labour costs. On the property market, realtors- both residential and commercial- were pummelled, with revenues squeezed by weaker pricing. However, developers reported higher starts and rising prices, the CBB survey ...




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