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  1. So is this euro crisis good or bad for China?

    Posted May 24th 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... by capital controls. And although the euro zone was China's largest export market last year, buying 20 per cent of its goods shipments, the crisis-hit countries of Portugal, Italy, Greece ... set to drive a marked rise in the euro zone's trade surplus with the United States. That will make it more difficult for Washington to engineer a rebalancing of its own economy, which ...

  2. The euro wolves are kept at bay, but for how long?

    Posted May 11th 2010, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... But research by the Bank of International Settlements says the problems of high-spending governments are bigger, wider and deeper than the euro zone or the EU or Europe. There are still questions about ... the massive support deal for the euro, finally reached after 2am yesterday. He boasted that the package, which is worth nearly US$1 trillion including backing from the International Monetary Fund, ...

  3. Factory owners gloomy on outlook but toughing it out

    Posted May 11th 2009, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... of the respondents felt, but not before Hong Kong investors' dominance in the area is dented. The more pessimistic among the respondents feared that the global financial crisis would hurt the Pearl River Delta's international competitiveness. The survey was the first large-scale inquiry conducted by the trade organisation among its members since the onset of the global credit crisis ...

  4. Senior judge urges Beijing to set up protest zone where petitioners can air grievances

    Posted Mar 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok A delegate to the government's top advisory body suggested yesterday that Beijing set up a protest zone to allow petitioners a platform to air their grievances. ... to Beijing,' she said. Professor Xie said setting up a protest zone would give the petitioners, who come from all over the country, a channel to deliver their complaints. 'They can do whatever ...

  5. Comment - Debates

    Crisis in Japan refuels HK nuclear debate

    Posted Mar 15th 2011, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... province. Nuclear specialists say it is unlikely Daya Bay will be hit by the kind of crisis facing Fukushima, because the plant is not located near a seismic zone. Moreover, the 90cm-thickness ... Stephen Chen, Cheung Chi-fai and Adrian Wan The nuclear power plant crisis in quake-hit Japan has renewed debate in Hong Kong as to whether the city should go for a plan to import more ...

  6. Markets rally as world leaders turn on the taps

    Posted Oct 14th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... to recapitalise banks. French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who hosted a euro-zone summit with Britain on Sunday which agreed on the co-ordinated action, said France would guarantee Euro320 billion of bank ... an unprecedented plan to release a flood of dollars into the credit-starved economy, and major European governments committed Euro1.1 trillion (HK$11.5 trillion) to prop up banks and prevent the collapse ...

  7. One killed, at least 24 hurt as tremors shake disaster zone

    Posted Jul 25th 2008, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... dead or missing. The quake also caused widespread damage to Gansu province and left millions in the quake zone homeless. Xinhua said a 60-year-old woman in Guangyuan died after a severe shock. ... county all have a heightened sense of crisis after our intensive disaster education in the past two months,' Mr Zheng said. 'That's why so many people could head back to open ...

  8. Banks clear 3b yuan in loans for quake-hit zone

    Posted May 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... condition going into this crisis.' Mainland banks reduced their non-performing loans to a record low of 5.8 per cent of lending in the first quarter from 6.18 per cent at the end of last year. ...

  9. Hu grabs the media spotlight in first visit to quake zone

    Posted May 17th 2008, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... disaster in China in decades, the leadership knows it needs to demonstrate to international and domestic audiences that it is capable of responding to the crisis openly, swiftly and efficiently. ... hands with Premier Wen Jiabao, who flew into the disaster zone within hours of the quake and had remained at the scene. 'Usually, Premier Wen is the only human face of the Chinese Communist ...

  10. Anglo Irish crash shows again why it's unwise to bet the farm

    Posted Oct 05th 2010, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... describes it. Try 'total wreck'. The rescue of this bank is now expected to cost the Irish government up to Euro35 billion. This is the equivalent of HK$370 billion- and the Irish economy ... to flushing money down the gurgler. Then again, however, could the Irish have avoided it? Prices on their property market crashed by 70 per cent with the 2008 global economic crisis. Surely ...




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