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  1. Down with monopoly

    Posted Dec 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Christine Loh Kung-wai As demonstrated in the case of the Canadian Wheat Board, a market without monopoly does not necessarily bring benefit to the business environment. But in Hong Kong, tighter control over monopoly might be what we need in order to mai ...

  2. Opportunity knocks when the economy slows down

    Posted Dec 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Wang Xiangwei The mainland's sudden decision on Wednesday to cut commercial banks' reserve requirements, the first such cut in nearly three years, is stoking widespread optimism that the move could signal a fundamental shift in the Chinese leade ...

  3. Mainland outlook down, but not causing worries

    Posted Oct 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lulu Chen Lulu.Chen@scmp.com While economists are busily revising down China's outlook on the back of weakening export growth and concern about its property and banking sectors, many economists still do not expect a 'hard landing' for the mainland next year. Liu Li-Gang, head of greater China economics at Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ), who sees ...

  4. Down but not out

    Posted Aug 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Frederic Neumann It's not exactly pretty out there. Financial markets have traded in such violent fashion of late that even hardened investors wonder whether we are heading into another major bust. The memory of 2008, when the collapse of Lehman Brot ...

  5. West's credit woes expected to drag down exports from Asia

    Posted Aug 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... back into a recession next year, what is almost certain is that economic growth will slow down,' George Leung Siu-kay, Asia-Pacific strategy and economics adviser, told a radio talk show. ...

  6. China trade surplus up as imports slow down

    Posted Jul 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... appreciation and raise concerns of a hard landing of China's economy, economists played down both concerns. China recorded a June trade surplus of US$22.27 billion, compared with the US$14.2 billion median estimate of 21 economists polled by Bloomberg. Exports grew 17.9 per cent year on year to US$161.98 billion, short of analysts' projections of 18.6 per cent and down from 19.4 ...

  7. Not yet, but what goes up must come down one day

    Posted Apr 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... that will disqualify many first-time buyers from the HKMC's mortgage insurance programme. At the moment close to 20 per cent of borrowers take out mortgage insurance, which allows buyers to put up a down ... income, for many first-time buyers a 30 per cent down payment will simply be unaffordable. Initially, knocking some first-timers out of the market is unlikely to have a huge effect on prices. ...

  8. Magazines - Money - MONEY TALKS

    The way ahead is asset spread

    Posted Nov 19th 2012, 12:00am by MARTIN MERZ

    ... gone down for 20 years." Yes, it had gone down for 20 years- 10 years ago- but nobody was interested at that time. Now there is more interest, but still not much. But at that time ... it evolves. But I have friends- and they're not stupid- who think the market will go down 90 per cent. Where I'm mostly negative is US government bonds. They may rally for 10 days or even ...

  9. Slow down the yuan, says analyst

    Posted Feb 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Tom Miller

    ... bank to allow the yuan to appreciate more quickly. 'The US economic correction will not only drag down the world economy but also have, directly or indirectly, a negative impact ...

  10. What makes a floating currency go up or down

    Posted Jan 14th 2008, 12:00am by Sophie Paine

    ... Money is written by Sophie Paine, who teaches financial literacy at www.aandbmake3.com Gold: for a long time, most currencies were pegged to gold. The system crashed in 1971 and most currencies have now floating rates. Economical factors: such as growth, ...




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