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  1. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Germany's selfishness hangs over its weaker euro-zone partners

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 04:45am by DAVID BROWN

    ... in France, Italy and Spain ballooned. Germany's current account surplus probably hit a new record in 2013, about US$250 billion, even greater than that of China. Before the creation ... the scale of stimulus pumped into it in recent years. Germany's current account surplus probably hit a new record in 2013, about US$250 billion, even greater than that of China The massive ...

  2. News - China - ECONOMY

    US Fed comments causing anxiety, says finance deputy Zhu Guangyao

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 05:20am by Kwong Man-ki

    ... Kwong Man-ki in Beijing phoenix.kwong@scmp.com Possible rate rise in spring would ripple through emerging economies, Zhu Guangyao warns US Fed comments causing anxiety, says finance deputy Deputy Finance Minister Zhu Guangyao said yesterday that hawkish signals by the US Federal Reserve had brought uncertainty to the global economy. He warned that an interest rate rise next spring ...

  3. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Thai economic growth slumps at end of 2013

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 02:22pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Bangkok Political unrest clouds outlook after expansion loses momentum towards the end of 2013 Thailand lowers forecast after GDP growth slows Thailand's economic growth slowed significantly in the final quarter of last year, and the state planning agency cut its forecast for this year because of political unrest that could prevent the formation of a fully ...

  4. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Japan economy expands 1.6 per cent in 2013, but growth slows in last quarter

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 02:00pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Abenomics scores its first win but concerns loom Japan's economy logged its best performance in three years as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's growth blitz drove the expansion, but weak second-half data and a sales tax ...

  5. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Small firms feel pinch from Beijing's anti-corruption drive

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 05:09am by Bloomberg

    ... not explicitly single out companies, luxury items were soon hit. In 2013, sales of high-end Swiss watches fell, as did deliveries at Fiat's Ferrari and Volkswagen's Lamborghini. Overall, 2013 ... at Gucci stores, saw mainland sales rise at least 25 per cent in the last three months of 2013. Hong Kong-based Halewinner, which sells watches ranging from 8,000 yuan Tissots to 150,000 yuan ...

  6. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    India to tighten belt despite election

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 04:47am by AFP

    ... the government to unleash a voter-pleasing spending spree before the polls. However the finance minister has dismissed talk of pre-poll giveaways and termed the fiscal gap target for 2013 ...

  7. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    No Christmas cheer for Hong Kong's retailers as they reveal lower-than-expected sales growth

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 05:37am by TIFFANY AP

    ... 24.8 per cent in 2013, helped by the surge in gold sales as prices fell between April and June. Tobacco and alcohol sales dropped 3.5 per cent in December but 8.2 per cent for the entire year, ...

  8. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Scrutiny increases after trade mismatch between China and Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 05:02am by Bloomberg

    ... that the "improvement is real" in global demand for mainland exports, said Kuijs, who previously estimated that fake invoices inflated the mainland's 2013 export gains by about 2 percentage points. ...

  9. Business - China Business - ECONOMY

    China's factories off to a slow start

    Posted Jan 24th 2014, 02:19am by Reuters

    ... growth deceleration seen in the first half of 2013." The flash PMI showed a faster rate of decrease in new export orders and employment in January. The new orders index came in at 49.8, ...

  10. News - China - ECONOMY

    Guangdong boss Zhu Xiaodan expects 8.5pc growth, vows free-trade zone push

    Posted Jan 17th 2014, 03:33am by Mimi Lau

    ... while delivering the 2013 government work report during the opening of the Guangdong Provincial People’s Congress’ annual plenum. A year ago, Zhu projected economic growth of 8 per cent, ...




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