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  1. Business - Economy - CHINA

    Lingering euro-zone crisis expected to hinder China's economic recovery

    Posted Sep 06th 2012, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Standard Chartered sees U-shaped rebound on the mainland as crisis in the euro zone lingers Europe to hinder China's recovery The euro-zone crisis will last longer than expected and slow the mainland's economic recovery, Standard Chartered economists predict. Although Standard Chartered improved its outlook for the euro zone's gross ...

  2. Euro-zone crisis has exporters ducking for cover

    Posted Jul 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com It's not just the banks suffering in the euro-zone crisis- it has left a growing number of European firms unable to settle trades with Asian exporters, ... to pay within a set period or goes bankrupt. 'The euro-zone crisis has led Coface to pay more claims last year. But it has also led more exporters in the Asia-Pacific region to buy cover ...

  3. Signs that the euro-zone crisis is finally nearing its endgame

    Posted May 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the crisis is that Greece and the other Mediterranean members of the euro zone cannot compete within the single currency. As the second chart shows, between its euro entry in 2001 and 2010, Greece's unit labour costs climbed by 36 per cent. Germany's rose just 2 per cent. That leaves just two viable options. Greece can leave the euro zone and allow its new currency to devalue ...

  4. How should investors approach investing in bonds in the context of rising interest rates, rising inflation and the euro-zone crisis?

    Posted Jun 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... headwinds such as an anaemic US economy and the debt crisis brewing in Europe. 'That said, we believe Asian bond investors are being compensated for these risks by, in most cases, valuations that are generous,' says Moore. He notes that credit spreads in Asia are roughly double their pre-financial-crisis levels, which he says is difficult to justify on fundamental grounds. He says demand ...

  5. Germany holds all euro-zone cards

    Posted May 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Euro-zone officials have been discussing preparations by member states for a possible Greek exit. That is a signal to Asia to prepare for an outcome to the euro crisis sooner rather than ... Despite the turn in French public opinion, Germany and France continue to share responsibility for euro-zone leadership in a crisis. They must work to bridge their differences for the greater ...

  6. Euro-zone deal a turning point

    Posted Jul 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... come to be seen as a turning point. Markets soared after euro-zone leaders agreed to a surprise deal to help Spain and Italy, which have been forced to pay unaffordable interest rates to add ... will be the introduction of a new system of euro-zone banking supervision through the European Central Bank, a first step towards a full banking union. The leaders also agreed to open talks on closer fiscal ...

  7. Euro-zone woes set to erode office rents in Central

    Posted Jul 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... triggered by the euro-zone sovereign debt crisis to push rentals down in the second half as corporates migrate to cheaper areas of Hong Kong. A Cushman and Wakefield study found that grade A office ... if the euro-zone crisis worsens. Siu said demand for bigger areas- those of more than 20,000 sq ft- remained weak in greater Central, and companies were still trying to save on rent, reflecting ...

  8. Be prepared for euro-zone fallout

    Posted Dec 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Eurogeddon has been averted, for the moment at least. Led by Germany and France, the 17 euro-zone members plus nine other members of the European Union have made a pact to deepen economic ... As a result, some euro-zone members still face the threat of an imminent credit downgrade. Europe has nonetheless made progress in the long term in meeting the demands of Beijing and Washington among ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Euro zone holds key to recovery

    Posted Jun 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... if there is no resolution to the euro-zone debt crisis. The euro zone has been lurching from one crisis to another and Greece, in the centre of the storm, has slipped into a deep abyss, affecting equity markets ... suffered a double impact from the euro-zone crisis and from a slowdown in the mainland economy, the world's second-biggest economy. Some strategists are of the opinion that a few companies who ...




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