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  1. Funds remain robust

    Posted Mar 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... registered in that period. However, following the heavy sell-off of global equity markets due to the escalation of the euro-zone sovereign debt crisis and concerns about the outlook of the United ... says market sentiment has improved in the past two months as the euro-zone debt crisis seems to have stabilised and US economic data announced recently was better than the market expected. Also ...

  2. Growth in new loans better than expected

    Posted Dec 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... 'Provided that the euro zone withstands the crisis, China would not need drastic measures like another stimulus package. The central bank is likely to cut the reserve requirement ratio three to four ...

  3. Risks souring 'candy floss' economies

    Posted Oct 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... of derivatives in the 1990s to hide losses, in a practice known as tobashi. In the midst of the euro zone debt crisis, it also emerged that Greece's public debt was fudged with derivatives to mask ... of dollars. Over the quarter that ended on September 30, the MSCI's global equity index lost 17.3 per cent as concerns deepened over the euro zone's sovereign debt problems. Several markets ...

  4. Reserve cut to free 396b yuan in bank system

    Posted Dec 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... further monetary easing down the road as the mainland grapples with an economic slowdown amid the worsening euro-zone debt crisis. Mainland banks are expected to benefit from further reserve ...

  5. Ask our experts

    Posted Mar 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... into equities? In the past two months, equity markets have gained from encouraging US economic data, sustained growth in emerging countries and Asia, and improved sentiment towards the euro-zone sovereign debt crisis. The recent rally delivered double-digit gains in certain markets, such as Hong Kong (up 17 per cent year to date) and India (23 per cent)- a robust start for this year. We ...

  6. MPF accounts hit hard in August

    Posted Sep 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Asia-Pacific, called August 'one of the worst months since the financial crisis', resulting in 'dramatic negative performance for MPF investors'. 'Fears of a double-dip recession in the US and slower growth in Europe as a result of the euro-zone debt crisis caused many international investors to pull back from equities and seek the safety of US bonds ...

  7. America the beautiful

    Posted Jun 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of this was the proverbial flight-to-safety as a result of another flare-up in the euro-zone crisis. But tellingly, US$1.3 billion exited emerging market equity funds at the same time. Mainland gross domestic ... particularly the euro-zone crisis. But there is another, home-grown explanation, which is that their respective booms have resulted in wasteful investment, bad debt and over-consumption. There's ...

  8. Financing shortage looms over ship orders

    Posted Feb 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in the sector, either pull out or reduce their involvement because of the euro-zone credit crisis and tougher capital requirements under the Basel II and III accords. 'Some banks, like Standard ...

  9. Profits highest for four years

    Posted Apr 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... income. Bad loans, which came under scrutiny following a lending spree in the aftermath of the global financial crisis, continued to drop in both volume and ratio even though they rose slightly ...

  10. It is Europe's turn to get its house in order

    Posted May 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the United States. It is Washington's most significant response to the financial crisis since bailing out the major financial institutions. The final shape of the reform remains to be ironed out ... are already clear. The US reform efforts have left European governments in the dust as they are still recovering from the shock of the eurozone crisis. Paradoxically, it has all along been ...




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