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  1. Hong Kong moneymen join ride to rescue euro

    Posted Jun 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in an interview in Beijing on Monday that China had already taken precautions for a worst-case scenario in the euro zone. 'A total collapse of the euro zone is very unlikely because no one ... with any fallout from the euro zone. The two have been briefed by chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying to keep a close watch on the crisis. Europe's financial difficulties could deteriorate ...

  2. Investors from HK, mainland shun Spain

    Posted Jun 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Hong Kong and mainland Chinese investments in the euro zone fell sharply this year, with investors spooked by Spain's debt troubles. The Spanish ... billion) for the whole of last year. The value of similar acquisitions in the euro zone has plunged to Euro3.15 billion so far this year from Euro17.22 billion for all of last year, according ...

  3. Events

    Posted Aug 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and unlocking the power of social media'. Hong Kong Club, Central. ANREV lunch: 'Looking beyond the debt crisis: Prospects for real estate markets in the euro zone, US and Asia '. ...

  4. Europe told to solve crisis itself

    Posted Nov 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jane Cai, Ed Zhang and Celine Sun in Beijing The euro-zone debt crisis should be solved by Europeans, and the best help China can offer is to develop its own economy in a balanced way, Liu ... looked to China to bail them out by buying their bonds, extending loans or making direct investments in the euro zone. However, Beijing has not announced any concrete plans to help, ...

  5. HK economy shows 'first signs of fissure'

    Posted Jun 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Hong Kong's private-sector activities shrank for the first time since December, underscoring concerns the mainland slowdown and euro-zone debt crisis are spreading to the city. ... 'Hong Kong's private sector has yet to buckle under the weight of an intensifying euro-zone crisis and feeble mainland demand,' HSBC economist Donna Kwok said yesterday. 'But ...

  6. Asian buyers see big returns in European assets

    Posted Aug 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in the first half of this year amid a slowing domestic economy and the euro-zone debt crisis, Loletta Chow, global leader for China overseas investment at Ernst and Young, said mainland companies continued to make acquisition and investment plans despite the economic uncertainties. 'The euro-zone debt crisis posed excellent opportunities for acquisition of valuable assets. Western ...

  7. Analyst urges quick integration

    Posted Apr 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to speculation that the US may increase interest rates in 2014, Leung said the slow recovery pace in the world's biggest economy and the unresolved euro-zone debt crisis meant higher interest rates were unlikely. He said it could take more than 10 years to fix the euro zone's high-cost structures in order to boost the competitiveness of their economy, which would continue ...

  8. Talking points

    Posted Mar 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... changes after the ECB pumped a record Euro529.5 billion into euro-zone banks last week. ... is intended to reduce the Euro206 billion (HK$2.11 trillion) of privately held Greek debt by 53.5 per cent, helping to avert a default that could panic markets and send shockwaves through the euro ...

  9. Expats rush in to escape Euro-woes

    Posted Jul 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... you 500 euros [HK$4,700].' Although Fitchett recognises that Hong Kong is a better place to live in for a foreigner, he said he would consider moving back to Shanghai because of the less ...

  10. Talking points

    Posted Aug 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tensions high going into summit on debt crisis Tensions between France and Germany over solving the euro zone crisis will be tested at an economic summit, as Italy adds to growing pressure ... on an indefinite hunger strike in April. He called it off when the government promised to introduce a reform bill. Euro zone GDP tipped to show spending slowdown Second-quarter estimates for the euro ...




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