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  1. Euro gains on dollar doldrums

    Posted Nov 27th 2007, 12:00am by Louis Beckerling

    ... by the United States for almost a decade are beginning to flow out of US dollar investments and into the euro. Depending on how far and how fast that flow goes, the tide could have far-reaching consequences for the global investment landscape and see the euro displace the dollar as the global reserve currency- though opinions are divided on how the tug of war, under way between the two ...

  2. It's time Uncle Sam did his homework on Euro opponents

    Posted Sep 10th 2006, 12:00am by Tim Noonan

    ... Tim Noonan Come on, admit it all you non-Americans out there. We love to see the Yanks humbled and we particularly love it when they are humbled at something they claim to own and master. When Team USA, a collection of millionaire NBA players, lost last w ...

  3. Global executives upbeat about prospects over next two years

    Posted Sep 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Despite a slowing global economy and market turmoil, more than half the executives polled among international firms are 'positive' about business prospects over the next two years, according to a survey commissioned ...

  4. Clock ticking on a global implosion

    Posted Jun 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... southern Europeans; the jostling among European leaders, not to provide positive policies but to evade being seen as responsible for the euro crash or paying for it. There is also the US ... fell to all-time lows, just 1.45 per cent on benchmark US 10-year bonds. The euro currency area is so far from being a single market that Spain is paying an unaffordable rate of almost 7 per ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Admit it's a 'Western financial crisis'

    Posted Jan 31st 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... been from the start, the Western financial crisis? After all, we have taken to naming financial crises by their origin in recent decades. It really should have been the "US and the euro ... by the euro zone crisis. However, the major emerging economies recovered quickly and came out relatively unscathed. The answer is, of course, Western arrogance- particularly American arrogance. ...

  6. ADB cuts regional growth forecast

    Posted Sep 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Amanda Lee amanda.lee@scmp.com The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has lowered it growth forecast for economic growth in Asia (excluding Japan) this year from 7.8 per cent to 7.5 per cent. It also cut its growth estimate for 2012 for the region to 7.5 per ce ...

  7. HK tipped to see 5.5pc growth, but inflationary pressures building

    Posted Apr 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Paggie Leung Hong Kong is expected to record growth of 5.5 per cent this year, but the economy will be at risk of overheating amid solid mainland growth and recovery in the United States and Europe, cautioned HSBC. 'There are three key drivers for Ho ...

  8. Ask our experts

    Posted Jan 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of fears of the euro-zone debt crisis. Recent macroeconomic data from the US, the euro-zone and China shows signs of stabilisation in global growth, and corporate earnings have been better than ...

  9. Despite scare, dollar is in little danger

    Posted Nov 13th 2007, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... its status as the world's reserve currency. The euro, or even the yuan, is poised to displace it, as the American currency is dragged down into obscurity by collapsing house prices, ... It is likely to be a very long time indeed. Of course, it is hardly fresh news that the value of the US dollar has been falling. From its low in early 2002, the euro had risen from 86 US cents ...

  10. Retailers and exporters bear brunt of selling spree

    Posted Sep 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... the mainland government would increase efforts to boost domestic consumption as the risk of an export slowdown rose in line with a weakening global economy. Investor worries over the euro-zone credit ...




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