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  1. Business - Economy - MACROSCOPE

    European economy weak due to lack of competitiveness

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 03:23am by Bloomberg

    ... Leonid Bershidsky Rising labour costs which have outpaced productivity and constant underinvestment by firms are to blame for Europe's feeble recovery European economy weak due ... According to two new reports, the real problem lies elsewhere: labour costs, which have been growing faster than productivity, and underinvestment. The European Commission's 2014 European ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1593365/european-economy-weak-due-lack-competitiveness
  2. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    European Central Bank cuts interest rates to record low

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 11:56pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Frankfurt Scheme announced to push €500 billion into flagging euro-zone economy European bank cuts interest rates to record low The European Central Bank cut interest rates ... the ECB cut its main refinancing rate to 0.05 per cent from 0.15 per cent and drove the overnight deposit rate deeper into negative territory, now charging banks 0.2 per cent to park funds ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1585437/european-central-bank-cuts-interest-rates-record-low
  3. Business - Banking & Finance - SECURITIES

    Mario Draghi's asset backed securities revival set for global regulator boost

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 05:39am by Bloomberg

    ... to buy. A broader market in the securities could improve companies' access to financing and spur growth. That is the goal behind the European Central Bank's (ECB) plan to purchase ... to be simple, transparent and consistent securitisation," Medcraft said. "We're looking at providing a framework that actually assists the market." The European market ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1594217/mario-draghis-asset-backed-securities-revival-set-global
  4. Business - Economy

    Crisis-hit Greece sees rise in social inequality

    Posted May 06th 2013, 01:43pm by AFP

    ... in the 27-nation European Union, with more than one in four people out of work. And this economic crisis has now transformed into a social emergency, according to UN expert on debt and human rights, Cephas ... is now lacking the “social tools indispensable in the battle against extreme poverty,” said Katerina Poutou, head of the Greek branch of the European anti-poverty network. Greece was obliged ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1231359/crisis-hit-greece-sees-rise-social-inequality
  5. Business - Economy - COMMENT

    Carry trades get a fresh boost from ECB's loose monetary policy

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 05:37am by Reuters

    ... the uncertainty around the European Central Bank's extraordinary monetary policy, one thing is for sure: it'll be good for carry trades. If an asset has a higher yield than euro-denominated ... "To the extent that at least some part of that money will head abroad, the turbo-charged easy money will likely invigorate euro-funded carry trades," Citigroup foreign exchange strategist ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1586212/carry-trades-get-fresh-boost-ecbs-loose-monetary-policy
  6. Business - Money - LISTINGS

    More funds flow to Alibaba's anticipated record-smashing IPO

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 05:39am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... Bien Perez and Agencies Chinese technology companies' share prices take a fall as funds flow into Alibaba's upcoming IPO Internet rivals hit by Alibaba's IPO popularity ... down 11.59 per cent to US$21.05; online video giant Youku Tudou, down 3.96 per cent to US$19.16; social networking specialist Renren, down 3.98 per cent to US$3.38; and YY, a video-based social ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1594187/more-funds-flow-alibabas-anticipated-record
  7. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    Give more elderly Hongkongers social security benefits to reduce poverty: study

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 04:18am by VICTORIA ANN DUTHIE

    ... social security, study says Loosening the eligibility requirements for the government's existing social security benefits programme is the best way to overhaul the city's pension ... proposals to change the city's retirement protection system. These included an expanded Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) scheme that would benefit 80 per cent of retirement-aged ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1576264/expand-existing-social-security-reduce-old-age-poverty-study-says
  8. Business - China Business - PROPERTY

    Minsheng fund goes all out in bid for pricey Shanghai site

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 03:36pm by Daniel Ren

    ... steelmaking and shipbuilding. The bid for the Shanghai land plot reflects the fund's ambitions in securing key, large projects nationwide and abroad. It plans to open a European headquarters ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com Despite lack of experience, mainland fund will bid against Hong Kong developer Wharf for land on famed Bund that could fetch 30 billion yuan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1587839/minsheng-fund-goes-all-out-bid-pricey-shanghai-site
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 06:15am by STAFF

    ... speakers are Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde. Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton will send a video message. The event ... of "gathering a crowd to disrupt social order" after he pressed Beijing to sign a UN human rights treaty. Fellow rights activist Sun Desheng will stand trial on the same charges. Yang plans ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1590403/talking-points
  10. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Sovereign wealth fund CIC at risk with Bumi investment

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 04:13am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com China Investment Corporation vulnerable due to investment in debt-laden Indonesian coal miner Sovereign wealth fund CIC at risk with Bumi Sovereign wealth fund China Investment Corp (CIC) risks sinking deeper into the quagmire of its investment in Bumi Resources, Indonesia's biggest coal miner, which is beset by financial woes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1587473/sovereign-wealth-fund-cic-risk-bumi-investment

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