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  1. Loan crunch looms in Asia as euro-zone banks retreat

    Posted Jan 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Satyajit Das moneypost@scmp.com Do you think of the euro-zone crisis as a faraway problem that is little connected to booming Asia? If you run a business with ongoing needs for loan capital you might not feel that way. That is because battered euro-zone banks are being forced to redirect lending to Europe, which means pulling money out of Asia. The European Banking Authority ...

  2. A new financial mess is the last thing we need

    Posted May 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and spread. The potential damage from a full-blown euro-zone crisis is more dangerous to the world economy- which is still in slow recovery- than the global fallout from the East Asian meltdown was. ... is surprising is that euro-zone leaders had six months to tackle the crisis, yet allowed the uncertainty of a rescue to persist up to the eve of redemptions of Greek bonds in the next few weeks. Still, ...

  3. In a crisis, credit ratings just make things worse

    Posted May 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... trouble in the euro zone, it can pose a danger to the system and be a destabilising force in a crisis. Just as euro-zone leaders and the International Monetary Fund were putting together a rescue ... of contagion spreading from Greece to the other exposed euro-zone member states. More importantly, it made it difficult for the European Central Bank to inject liquidity for Greece because ...

  4. US speaks sense but no one listens

    Posted Sep 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... is now more of a problem than a solution. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner was invited to a meeting of euro-zone finance ministries. Seeing how European officials have messed up in their handling of the financial crisis, what Geithner said actually made sense. He essentially said euro-zone countries needed to act with one voice to calm markets, and to put up much more money ...

  5. Talking points

    Posted Nov 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... were injured. Authorities say they have begun prosecuting 20 officers involved in the crackdown and that more steps will be taken. Euro zone 1: China focuses on debt crisis, trade pact China's top think tanks on international relations and the global economy offer their assessments on the euro zone's debt crisis and the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact at the China ...

  6. Fewer cheap flats sold last year

    Posted Jan 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of concern about the impact of the euro-zone debt crisis and the global economic slowdown. There were 17,506 transactions in the sub-HK$2 million category last year, accounting for 25.8 per cent ... announced in 2010 to penalise quick resales. Increased land supply and rising mortgage rates in Hong Kong, restrictions on bank lending on the mainland, the euro-zone debt crisis and the global ...

  7. Asia to take a beating if recession hits anew

    Posted Oct 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... financial problems in the euro zone, triggered by a Greek default. 'In the next six months, the decline in trade could be 10-15 per cent globally. In Asia it would be slightly less and China ... zone's financial woes would not be lifted until at least December when the International Monetary Fund would be due to decide whether to release Euro8 billion in aid to Greece. Kwan also doubted ...

  8. Hard times ahead as Europe's banks cut lending to Asia

    Posted Dec 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tom Holland As the crisis-stricken euro zone slides into recession, concerns in Asia are focused on the damage that a slump in European consumer demand will inflict on the region's ... debt crisis on Asian economies is concerned. At least as important will be a reduction of lending in the region by Europe's dangerously weakened banks. The problem is that euro-zone banks ...

  9. Appetite for opulence

    Posted Dec 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... raising fears that it could enter negative territory by the year's end. The report cites mounting pressures on the global economy, with no end in sight to the euro zone debt crisis. Renewed ...

  10. Supporting role

    Posted Oct 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Simon Tay Fears about Europe have rippled through the global economy and Asian markets are not immune. At times, assurances are given and the euro rallies, but the euro zone crisis is far ... sentiment for some, that would not be the best policy. Despite talk of euro-irrelevance, a considerable interdependence remains. As the crisis has deepened, Asian growth expectations have been ...




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