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  1. Euro may survive one default but not the next

    Posted Sep 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... day now. The second is a collapse of the euro, triggered by a Greek default. That would plunge Europe back into recession, and cause chaos in the financial markets. The third is the collapse of the EU itself. This, we are told, would cause it to rain blood, or at least frogs, all over Europe. So, let's begin with Greece. Why should it default on its international debts? Because ...

  2. Going dotty ...

    Posted Sep 14th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 1 George Nelson-inspired Marshmallow steel and leather miniature sofa, $3,999, by Vitra Design Museum at Aluminium (Capitol Plaza, 2 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, tel: 2546 5904; www.hk-aluminium.com ). 2 Silmu cotton fabric, $299 a metre (145cm wide), by F ...

  3. Signs that the euro-zone crisis is finally nearing its endgame

    Posted May 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tom Holland After almost two-and-a-half years in which Hong Kong's financial markets have been relentlessly whipsawed by developments in Europe, the euro crisis may finally be nearing its endgame. When European leaders get together today for an informal summit meeting, Germany will face calls from the euro area's other major economies, including France, to allow ...

  4. Business - Economy - SINGAPORE

    Singapore economy beats forecasts with 1.8pc expansion

    Posted Jan 03rd 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Singapore City state averts recession even in the absence of stimulus from central bank Singapore outpaces forecasts with 1.8pc expansion Singapore's economy expanded ... estimate in a survey was for a 1.6 per cent expansion. The economy grew 1.2 per cent last year. The World Bank last month raised its outlook for emerging East Asia nations, citing China's ...

  5. Euro-crisis storm clouds still hanging over HK's economy

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the country's bail-out. With the economy deteriorating fast, compliance simply isn't an option. As a result, markets rapidly came to the conclusion that the events of the last week have merely ... That means the storm clouds are still hanging over Asia's economies. In a new study, Robert Prior-Wandesforde at Credit Suisse in Singapore has attempted to gauge the effect of a Greek exit ...

  6. Bolster, don't bash, Japan's economy

    Posted Feb 09th 2007, 12:00am by Christopher Johnson

    ... 1997 and 2005- rose a mere 0.2 per cent. This situation is not in the best interests of Europe, China- or any country that needs Japanese buyers, visitors and investors. A downturn in Japan ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCY

    Euro stops two-year loss on Mario Draghi commitment on debt crisis

    Posted Dec 31st 2012, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... support for countries that sign up to economic reforms as part of a bailout from Europe's rescue fund. The Outright Monetary Transactions programme caused bond yields of the region's ... and achieve 3 per cent nominal economic growth. Japan's deflation-plagued economy has contracted 7 per cent since 2007 as six prime ministers, including Abe in his first term, failed to reverse ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Asia at risk if insolvencies hit euro zone

    Posted Apr 08th 2013, 12:00am by DAN STEINBOCK

    ... Dan Steinbock Dan Steinbock warns that the post-Cyprus fallout is adding to Europe's existing challenges Asia won't be spared the bill if insolvencies hit struggling euro zone According to IMF data, central banks in emerging economies cut their euro holdings by 8 per cent, or €45 billion (HK$450 billion) in 2012. The world economy is moving towards a multipolar currency ...

  9. Business - Economy

    Asian central banks seen entering currency markets if Fed tapers off

    Posted Jun 15th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... of cheap US dollars could leave Asian economies in the face of the biggest inflection point for investors since 2008- the eventual tightening of US monetary policy. For now, central banks see ... central banks pumped cheap money into the world economy. Stock markets and bonds have declined, but the losses are tiny against the gains of the past two years. The region's economic growth ...

  10. The ideal union eludes Europe, 10 years on

    Posted Jan 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jonathan Power Writing in 1751, Voltaire described Europe as 'a kind of great republic, divided into several states, some monarchical, the others mixed... but all corresponding ... of the world.' Ten years ago, this January 1, in a way that Charlemagne, Voltaire, William Penn and Gladstone, the early advocates of European unity, could only dream, a united Europe became a reality. ...




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