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  1. News - China - ECONOMY

    Xi Jinping departs for South America tour

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 11:15am by AFP, Reuters

    ... Agencies in Beijing and Brasilia President to meet friends old and new for BRICS talks and to keep the resources pipeline flowing Xi off to do business in America's backyard President Xi Jinping has departed for a visit to four South American countries, including Brazil, to build ties in a resource-rich region traditionally considered the backyard of the United States. Xi ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1553212/chinas-leader-xi-jinping-departs-south-america-tour
  2. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Year-on-year inflation in Hong Kong slowed slightly in June, government reports

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 06:10pm by Phila Siu

    ... year-on-year in May, the Census and Statistics Department said. The slightly smaller increase was mainly due to a slowed rate of increase in private housing rent. The rise was led by 7.8 per cent price increases in alcoholic drinks and tobacco, mainly due to the tobacco duty hike, according to the department. Despite it slowling slightly on the year-on-year rise last June, the second largest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557006/year-year-inflation-hong-kong-slowed-slightly-june-government-reports
  3. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    IMF forecasts strengthening economic growth in second half

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:26am by Reuters

    ... central banks' accommodative policies could have only limited impact on demand and that countries should also act to boost growth by investing in infrastructure, education and health, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1548294/imf-forecasts-strengthening-economic-growth-second-half
  4. News - China - ECONOMY

    Local government debt show signs of improving

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 07:48pm by Keith Zhai

    ... Keith Zhai keith.zhai@scmp.com But extravagance and corruption persist at some departments and state firms, audit chief says Local government debt show signs of improving China's ... and corruption persisted in some departments and state enterprises despite President Xi Jinping's nationwide crackdown on graft. Together, their audited expenses accounted for 154 billion yuan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1539727/chinas-audit-central-government-budget-uncovers-array-problems
  5. Business - Banking & Finance - ECONOMY

    French economist's long-forgotten demand theory gets its due after new US policy

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 01:20pm by STEVE HANKE

    ... Steve Hanke JB Say’s message was that a demand failure could not cause an economic slump In late April this year, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) at the US Department of Commerce announced that it would start reporting a new data series as part of the US national income accounts. In addition to gross domestic product (GDP), the BEA will start reporting gross output (GO). ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1543497/french-economists-long-forgotten-demand-theory-gets-its-due
  6. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Outsized conglomerates weigh on Korea's growth

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 02:37am by William Pesek

    ... to spur sectors like finance, education, health care and tourism. But I worry she's putting the cart before the proverbial horse. The real problem is the chaebol. With tentacles deep into any ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1539898/outsized-conglomerates-weigh-koreas-growth
  7. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    US jobless claims show surprise increase in week

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 05:57am by Reuters

    ... to change views the labour market was strengthening. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits climbed 4,000 to a seasonally adjusted 317,000 for the week to June 7, the labour department said. ... was revised higher. The commerce department said retail sales, which account for a third of consumer spending, gained 0.3 per cent after a revised 0.5 per cent jump in April. Economists had forecast ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1531111/us-jobless-claims-show-surprise-increase-week
  8. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Impact from cutting number of mainland tourists ‘only short term’, says think tank

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 07:18pm by Johnny Tam

    ... employment opportunities for low-skilled workers. Professor Terence Chong Tai-leung of the department of economics at Chinese University did not believe the drop in real GDP would be that drastic, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1530931/economic-impact-reducing-mainland-tourist-numbers-hong-kong-only
  9. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Jobless rate could rise if retail sales keep declining, financial secretary warns

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:03am by Phila Siu

    ... sounded the alarm on his blog after the Census and Statistics Department announced last week that retail sales in April dropped 9.8 per cent year-on-year to HK$38.8 billion, or 9.5 per cent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1528229/jobless-rate-could-rise-if-retail-sales-keep-declining-financial
  10. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Fall in imports raises fresh fears about economic growth in China

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 04:00pm by SANDY LI AND AGENCIES

    ... will pose significant pressure on imports going forward." He said weak import growth would keep the yuan under pressure in the coming months Meanwhile, customs department spokesman Zheng ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1527968/chinese-exports-rise-7-cent-imports-slip

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