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  1. Business - Economy

    Trade still key to China's economy despite attempts at rebalancing

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 05:21am by CHIM SAI WAI

    ... Chim Sau-wai sauwai.chim@scmp.com Exports likely to be key for some time, despite attempts to create a consumer-driven economy Mainland trade still trumps consumption Despite the emphasis on consumption, economists expect trade to remain important to the mainland's economy, doubling by 2020 from the current 4 trillion yuan (HK$5.06 trillion) even though the current trade outlook ...

  2. Business - Economy - UNITED STATES

    Robust consumer spending shields US economy from global turmoil

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 05:51am by Bloomberg

    ... shields U.S. economy Call it the US$11 trillion advantage: Consumer spending is likely to steer the United States economy safely through the shoals of deteriorating global growth and turbulent ... up almost 70 per cent of the US$16.8 trillion US economy and have climbed an average 2 per cent in the recovery that's now in its sixth year. Spending growth is forecast to accelerate ...

  3. Business - Economy - THE VIEW

    Umbrella Revolution won't dump heavy rain on Hong Kong economy

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 04:22am by RICHARD HARRIS

    ... Richard Harris Scaremongering cries of damage to the economy are well off the mark, providing it ends peacefully No economic storm The Umbrella Revolution is a historical event- not just ... and the police to wisely enact a hands-off policy breaks the cycle of reaction and protects the economy. This is now a polite protest with water-serving extremists and rubbish-collecting militants ...

  4. News - World - ECONOMY

    French PM Manuel Valls vows to introduce Sunday shopping

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 05:23am by GDN

    ... to remain a central figure in the EU, saying the EU without the United Kingdom would be like an amputation. But he also warned the city of London would lose much if it turned its back on Europe. ... will extend to the introduction of Sunday shopping in Paris, and the major towns of France. Valls is fighting to lift the French economy out of the doldrums, and may face a confrontation with the new ...

  5. Business - Economy - TRANSPORT

    Truck driver shortage plagues US as economy heats up

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 01:28pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Chicago Shortfall could exceed 240,000 if problem not addressed, with low wages seen as root cause Truck driver jobs go begging as US economy grows As the United States economy ... Jason Seidl, a transport analyst at Cowen & Co. "This is the mother of all truck driver shortages," he said. Trucking companies often experience driver shortages as the economy ...

  6. Business - Economy

    Regime uncertainty posing problem to US economy

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 04:32am by STEVE HANKE

    ... uncertainty still prevails and the United States economy, which is being touted as one of the strongest, isn't so strong. Nominal final sales to domestic buyers, which is the best proxy ... Steve Hanke Not all rosy in America as current policies point to more subdued confidence and low rates of bank money and credit growth Regime uncertainty posing problem to US economy ...

  7. Business - Economy - CHINA

    Trade gloom hangs over Chinese economy

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 05:40am by NICK EDWARDS

    ... with economists estimating total trade to be worth US$4.2 trillion, compared with the US$3.9 trillion recorded by the United States. While it is the biggest trading economy on paper, analysts ... that a faltering economy could be revived by an export-led recovery. The gloomy analysis by ING's head of Asian economic research, Tim Condon, came as the WTO on Tuesday slashed its forecasts ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - ISLAMIC STATE

    The world must unite in the struggle to defeat Islamic State fanatics

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 03:31pm by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai

    ... Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai Islamic State threatens our interdependent world and, despite ... economies have become. In today’s crisis of extremism, we must recognise that we are just as interdependent for our security, as is clear in the current struggle to defeat Islamic State (IS). If we ...

  9. News - World - SCOTLAND

    Scottish support for independence slips one week before vote, poll says

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 09:45am by Reuters in Edinburgh

    ... for independence on September 18, Britain and Scotland would have to begin work on dividing up the United Kingdom’s US$2.5 trillion economy, North Sea oil and the national debt while Prime Minister David ... Scotland in the United Kingdom have clawed back a 4 percentage point lead over separatists, a YouGov poll showed on Friday with just a week to go before Scots vote in a referendum on independence. ...

  10. News - World - UNITED NATIONS

    Barack Obama urges world leaders to unite in fight against Islamic State

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 04:48am by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York Barack Obama says United States will be a 'respectful' partner in the fight against Islamic State, and implores Muslims to reject its ideology ... "network of death" that has wreaked havoc in the Middle East. Speaking to the annual gathering of the United Nations General Assembly, Obama said the US would be a "respectful ...




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