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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. 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 ... cent to 16,312.16. Last week, the benchmark slumped more than 16 per cent to post the worst performance since the Asian financial crisis. 'There is increased clarity around government ...

  3. 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 ... to be merrily rolling along for an extended period when bang- confidence collapses, lenders disappear and a crisis hits.' It is clear from work by the Bank of International Settlements ...

  4. 2010 hits and misses

    Posted Jan 09th 2011, 12:00am by Debasish Roy Chowdhury

    ... on the euro-zone debt front and concerns over inflation in developing economies persist. But signs of a strengthening US economy may check gold's rally, as was evident last week. MPF ... struggled because of the sovereign debt crisis. ...

  5. Prices rise in Cyprus as investors flood market

    Posted Jul 13th 2005, 12:00am by James Tu

    ... Interest rates must fall from 6.5 per cent to the 3.5 per cent euro-zone level so Cyprus can join the European currency. 'Interest rates have been cut by 1 per cent since May. It is becoming ...

  6. Crisis at home overshadows weakened Asian champions Japan

    Posted Mar 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... 'We have to be brave so that the people back home can also be brave,' said Japan sevens coach Wataru Murata, as the Asian champions gear up for an emotional weekend at the Cathay Pacific/Credit Suisse Hong Kong Sevens. Japan, weakened by the abs ...

  7. Profits up, but Peninsula chain hit by Japan's crisis

    Posted Mar 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, owner of the Peninsula luxury hotel chain, suffered in the aftermath of Japan's nuclear crisis, despite delivering a 26 per cent jump ... and staff.' Firefighters and engineers have been battling to bring the Fukushima nuclear plant under control. The world's worst nuclear crisis in 25 years was triggered by a huge earthquake ...

  8. Crisis offers a chance for closer ties with Japan

    Posted Mar 21st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the Japanese crisis- but still underscored the complex differences plaguing East Asian ties. Embattled Japanese officials spoke warmly yesterday of the sessions in Kyoto, including a meeting between ... and nuclear crisis- the country's worst crisis since the second world war. He also invited Matsumoto and Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan to China this year. But he did not budge when ...

  9. The proof that we can pull together in a crisis

    Posted Mar 25th 2011, 12:00am by Bernard Chan

    ... say the radiation levels are in fact safe, but people can be forgiven for being cautious. We have had plenty of food scares in the past. How would Hong Kong people behave in a real crisis ... there is no good reason. (Having said that, even the Japanese have been listening to rumours in the past week or two.) For most of us in Hong Kong, the nearest comparison to the earthquake crisis ...

  10. Radiation Crisis

    Posted Mar 24th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter After Japan's disaster it seems everyone is worried about radiation. Radiation cannot be seen, but if we get a lot of it, it can kill us. It can hang around on our food and in our water too. So here's what you need to know about the radiation crisis: Where? Where does the radiation come from? The radiation is leaking from nuclear power plants in Fukushima, ...




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