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  1. The European renaissance is overdue

    Posted Sep 26th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Oliver

    ... three holdings are Bank of America, Bristol Myers and Royal Dutch. Thanks to the summer sell-off, European corporate dividends are about the same as government bond yields, Mr van Tiggelen says. ... financial markets have yet to display signs of life in the four years since the onset of the bear market in 2000, says the deputy head of global equities at ING Investment Management. Add to that, ...

  2. Business - Economy

    Private schools, dental visits fuel Australian inflation, pushing interest rate cuts off the table

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 03:18pm by Reuters

    ... of a historic mining boom. It means that the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) could be forced to close the door on further rate cuts when it holds its first policy meeting of the year on Tuesday. The central bank might also have to ratchet back the rhetorical campaign for a weaker local currency given the risk higher prices for imported goods could further fuel inflation. “Higher near-term ...

  3. Beijing steers a steady course on economic front

    Posted Dec 08th 2009, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... group ING, expects a gradual tightening in monetary policy, with the interest rate paid on bank deposits rising in each of the next four quarters. Lu and Bond said the short-term impact ... in macroeconomic policies,' Ting Lu and T. J. Bond, economists at Bank of America-Merrill Lynch, said. However, they said that a careful reading of the statement showed that the government would try ...

  4. Rural fallout seen likely to soften curbs on lending

    Posted May 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... prices in real estate moving up quite a bit,' said Paul Sheehan, managing director and regional head of banking at ING Financial Markets. 'These are all kinds of tip-offs in what my old ... Kelvin Wong Mainland regulators are not keen to do anything that will hurt poorer regions The economy may be overheating, but mainland banking regulators are unlikely to take drastic ...

  5. Asian volatility a springboard

    Posted Nov 30th 2003, 12:00am by Stephen Seawright

    ... Stephen Seawright Asian stock markets are among the most volatile in the world and are showing signs of short-term weakness but offer strong long-term returns, according to a report by ING Financial Markets. 'Asia now has higher implied volatility ratings than the US and European markets, bar the DAX [the German stock market],' according to the report by ING strategists ...

  6. Higher ground

    Posted Aug 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in domestic politics, several reform initiatives, including liberalising prices of utilities, have been put on the back burner. Last December, the central bank hinted at a speedy breakthrough in liberalising interest rates as part of factor-price reform. But this is now on hold because the government fears it would further unsettle investors' confidence in Chinese banks. While the banks ...

  7. PBoC move suggests Beijing still cautious

    Posted May 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cary Huang People's Bank of China's latest move to increase bank deposit reserves suggested Beijing was cautious about raising interest rates and would use other tools to combat ... effect on May 18, China's largest banks will face a 21 per cent reserve requirement, among the highest in the world. This is the fifth action this year after six hikes in 2010, each by 50 ...

  8. News - China - ECONOMY

    Inflation is controllable, People's Bank of China deputy Yi Gang says

    Posted Mar 04th 2013, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan victoria.ruan@scmp.com Expected rise in CPI to 3pc unlikely to bring about any major policy shift, Yi Gang indicates Inflation is controllable, central bank deputy says ... Conference, deputy central bank governor Yi Gang said the consumer price index might rise to about 3 per cent, compared with 2.6 per cent last year. "We will face some inflationary pressures ...

  9. Business - Economy

    Time for more easy money

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Washington and London With inflation slowing, central banks are ready to continue quantitative easing programmes, and in Japan's case, to dramatically ramp it up Time ... European Central Bank president Mario Draghi may cut his benchmark rate to a record low this week as ebbing price pressures let him deliver more stimulus to the euro area's recession-riddled ...

  10. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    People's Bank of China sounds alarm over inflationary pressures

    Posted Feb 07th 2013, 10:59am by Daniel Ren, Sean Kennedy

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai and Sean Kennedy Monetary easing abroad may put extra inflationary pressure on a recovering mainland economy, the People's Bank of China warns Inflation likely to cast a pall over China in 2013 The mainland economy, already showing signs of recovery, will face inflation pressure as it falls victim to monetary easing by foreign countries, the central bank ...




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