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  1. Only Europe can solve its debt crisis

    Posted Sep 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Organisation as a market economy and an end to trade restrictions. Wen says China remains willing to invest. But there is no quick fix to Europe's dilemma: a vicious circle of deteriorating ... But speaking from a position of strength, Premier Wen Jiabao has set terms for a Chinese bailout of debt-laden developed economies, including putting their own houses in order and meeting political ...

  2. Europe's other bad-debt problem

    Posted Mar 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and household debt. Much of this debt is in core euro-zone economies and previously was not widely associated with Europe's debt crisis. A healthy debt market is essential to growth. And growth ... merely met the markets' minimum expectation by avoiding an ugly imminent default. The rescue has created breathing space. But it will be just that as long as Europe lacks a coherent policy ...

  3. Chinese investors receive warm welcome in Europe

    Posted Jun 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Toh Han Shih in Beijing hanshih.toh@scmp.com China cannot save the troubled European economy, but Europe will be an important target of Chinese investment in the coming years, analysts say. 'It is up to Europeans to resolve the euro crisis. Chinese investment in Europe may be helpful for specific companies or sectors but will not resolve the crisis. Chinese investment ...

  4. In Europe, a tussle plays out between market certainty and political reality

    Posted Dec 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... duly fell from 7.3per cent a year to 6per cent, but even at that level, the real interest rate (after deducting inflation of 3.3per cent) is 2.7per cent. With the economy growing at near zero ... Hong Kong's experience with the link to the US dollar meant the economy must be flexible to maintain the fixed exchange rate. Ireland has to do the same. The Irish authorities understand ...

  5. HSBC to sell yuan bonds in Europe

    Posted Aug 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... HSBC Global Asset Management plans to launch yuan-denominated bond funds in Europe later this year. Europe's largest lender will sell Luxembourg-domiciled yuan bond funds throughout ... to capture growing business opportunities on the mainland, now the world's second largest economy. HSBC has a mainland joint venture fund company HSBC Jintrust, with whom 'we have been ...

  6. China could show Europe a way out of the debt trap

    Posted Sep 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... prescription of belt-tightening and balanced budget. This is known to be excruciatingly painful but, after a few riots and several changes in governments, their economies would be restored to normal and, in Russia's case, to half its previous size. At least, this was their standard prescription for developing economies when they were suffering similar afflictions. If you consult ...

  7. Hard times ahead as Europe's banks cut lending to Asia

    Posted Dec 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... export industries, and how the resulting decline in shipments will weigh on Asia's economic growth. But weakening demand in Europe is only half the story as far as the impact of the European debt crisis on Asian economies is concerned. At least as important will be a reduction of lending in the region by Europe's dangerously weakened banks. The problem is that euro-zone banks ...

  8. Europe must have its banking house in order

    Posted Sep 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... it is just as important for the global economy for Europe to follow suit. ... the crisis. It follows the most sweeping overhaul of America's financial system since the Great Depression. This, too, will have repercussions across the global economy because American capital ...

  9. Dow, Europe fall after HK's record rise

    Posted Jan 24th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... to come for the US economy. In Europe, the FTSE 100 Index was down 2.73 per cent at 3pm, while France's CAC 40 had dropped 3.31 per cent and Germany's DAX 4.78 per cent by 4pm. Wall ... the US Federal Reserve's unexpected interest rate cut convinced skittish investors the global economy can avoid a recession. But the reprieve from the brutal sell-off of Monday and Tuesday ...

  10. Hang Seng rally a triumph of hope over experience

    Posted Oct 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Europe's leaders announced their latest financial rescue plan, investors rediscovered their appetite for equity risk and bought into the market with a will. It will be interesting to see how long ... that hole and restore confidence in the banking system, Europe's leaders said the continent's banks will raise around Euro108 billion in fresh capital by June next year. And to prevent any ...




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