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  1. Business - Economy - US FEDERAL RESERVE

    Perceived shift in US Fed's monetary policy causes uncertainty

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 09:30am by NICHOLAS SPIRO

    ... Nicholas Spiro A perceived shift in US Federal Reserve's monetary policy has caused uncertainty in markets fearing swifter and sharper tightening measures Dove goes hawkish As the dust begins to settle around the latest perceived shift in policy on t ...

  2. Business - Economy

    Pursuit of unconventional monetary policy may be in the market's hands

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 11:42am by NICHOLAS SPIRO

    ... recession-stricken economies and in the face of repeated failures by politicians to implement much-needed fiscal, structural and governance reforms- particularly in the case of the euro zone and the US. ... economy, to the dismay of emerging markets' policymakers, investors' willingness to distinguish more clearly between developing economies with strong fundamentals and those with weak ones ...

  3. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Bank of Japan keeps rates on hold, says economy starting to recover

    Posted Jul 11th 2013, 11:40am by Reuters

    ... forecast that consumer inflation will accelerate to nearly 2 per cent by March 2016, a key target for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's drive to reflate the economy. As widely expected, the bank ... "Japan's economy is starting to recover moderately," the central bank said after its two-day meeting, revising up its assessment for the seventh consecutive month. The last time the bank used ...

  4. Business - Economy - UNITED STATES

    US retail sales rise in May in sign world's biggest economy is recovering

    Posted Jun 14th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... benefits fell last week, suggesting the economy was squeezing out of a soft patch. The signs of resilience in the economy, despite belt-tightening in Washington, could heat up the debate on when ... The economy grew at a 2.4 per cent rate in the first three months of the year. In a separate report, the labour department said initial claims for state unemployment benefits fell 12,000 ...

  5. Business - Economy

    China's consumer prices rise at steady rate of 2.5pc year on year in January

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 10:20am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan in Beijing victoria.ruan@scmp.com Consumer price index rises 2.5pc year on year, leaving room for interest rate reform Mainland inflation steady in January The mainland's consumer price index climbed 2.5 per cent year on year last month ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Timing the key in Japan's massive gamble to revive the economy

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by DAN STEINBOCK

    ... Dan Steinbock Dan Steinbock says the monetary and fiscal expansion must end before bond holders are spooked Timing is the key in Japan's massive gamble to revive its moribund economy ... into the economy within two years. It hopes to double the monetary base to 270 trillion yen (HK$19.6 trillion) by the end of 2014. However, by targeting the monetary base, the BOJ has effectively abandoned ...

  7. Portfolio Picks

    Posted Jul 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... banks will be badly hurt. But I cannot see such a signal yet. As the global economy continues to slow and the yuan appreciates, mainland exporters will suffer and this might hurt the banks. ...

  8. Why is the mainland economy slowing? What impact will the slowdown have on Hong Kong's economy and markets?

    Posted Jul 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... fallen as well. It provides some room for officials to support growth by loosening monetary policy again should the economy slow down even more sharply than expected. Hong Kong's economy is increasingly tied to the mainland. So far there are few signs that the territory's economy is going through a pronounced slowdown, says Neumann, as the territory continues to enjoy a loose ...

  9. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Financial Secretary John Tsang says Hong Kong economy faces challenging year

    Posted Jan 08th 2013, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu, TONY CHEUNG AND RAY CHAN

    ... Enoch Yiu, Tony Cheung and Ray Chan Financial secretary warns of inflation and asset bubble risks amid poor outlook in the US and Japan and concern over European debt crisis Tsang says HK faces challenging year Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah has warned of challenging conditions in the Hong Kong economy this year in light of volatile Western and Japanese markets. Tsang ...

  10. Business - Economy

    Shinzo Abe: Economy is Japan's priority

    Posted Dec 19th 2012, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... Kevin Rafferty Shinzo Abe may want to talk tough with China over disputed East China Sea islands, but he would do well to address domestic issues first All about the economy Japan's ... scars and could seriously damage Asia and the world, as well as Japan itself. When he takes over tomorrow Abe's priority should be the economy. He has already got a plan- Abenomics- it has ...




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