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  1. Business - Economy - ANALYSIS

    Asset bubbles risk deflating global economic recovery, warn analysts

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:26am by AFP

    ... time to move them to new and more productive uses." Bond rates for European countries hit hard by the euro-zone debt crisis, such as Greece, have slumped, showing investors do not see them ... with the Dow Jones for the first time breaking the psychologically key 17,000 mark. Weighed down by the political crisis in nearby Ukraine, European shares have been somewhat restrained in the last few ...

  2. News - China - ANALYSIS

    Xi Jinping’s charm offensive helps bolster diplomatic, economic ties with Europe

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 11:23pm by Teddy Ng, Reuters

    ... offensive pays off in Europe President Xi Jinping's European charm offensive has strengthened Beijing's economic and diplomatic clout with the EU, although trade disputes and human rights ... together during his 10-day tour in the Netherlands, France, Germany and Belgium. Watch: China's Xi visits Beijing's pandas on last leg of Europe tour In Germany, Xi said China's ...

  3. Business - Economy - ANALYSIS

    Now is the time to worry about inflation not deflation

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 01:04am by RICHARD HARRIS

    ... housing" or "less oil". It took decades for the cost of vinyl records or coal to come out of the consumer price index. The Europeans are adding the economic value of prostitution ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - ANALYSIS

    Job cuts loom at European banks as merger fees fall

    Posted Dec 07th 2013, 03:59am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Milan and London At least 5 per cent of trading and advisory staff will be cut next year, according to a bank survey Job cuts loom at European banks as merger fees fall European banks, which eliminated more than 140,000 jobs in two years, are poised to keep shrinking. Lenders in the region probably will cut at least 5 per cent of trading and advisory staff next ...

  5. Business - Economy - ANALYSIS

    Sex and drugs to add to Europe's murky GDP figures

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 01:30am by BLOOM

    ... of economic growth. In the next few months all European Union (EU) countries that do not already include drugs, prostitution, and other illegal and grey-market businesses in their gross domestic product calculations will have to do so. The 2010 version of the European System of Accounts becomes obligatory for GDP reporting by EU member states in September. It states unequivocally ...

  6. News - China - ANALYSIS

    Africa must wait and see on Li Keqiang's ambitious promises, analysts say

    Posted May 12th 2014, 03:50am by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com Premier pledges mutual benefits and no-strings funding on four-nation tour, but it remains to be seen if Africans are convinced, analysts say Africa must wait and see on Li's ambitious promises During his week-long visit to Africa, Premier Li Keqiang secured economic and trade deals while simultaneously trying to persuade his hosts ...

  7. News - World - ANALYSIS

    Educated with a dead-beat job the unseen legacy of Europe’s crisis

    Posted Jun 26th 2013, 03:04pm by Reuters

    ... of the depth of the European economic crisis. It is not only unemployment but also underemployment- including workers who are overqualified, interns who are unpaid or low-paid and part-time employees who want full-time work- that has reached critical levels in many EU countries, and could leave a permanent financial and psychological mark on a generation. The European Union’s unemployment ...

  8. Business - Economy - ANALYSIS

    Greece awakens from coma but recovery likely to be anaemic

    Posted Jun 11th 2013, 10:58am by Reuters

    ... relief that Greece has escaped default rather than any prospect of a lasting recovery in an economy still shrinking at over 5 per cent year-on-year. Greece’s European Union and International ...

  9. News - China - ANALYSIS

    Declaration of air zone is a sign that Beijing thinks risk of conflict is rising

    Posted Nov 30th 2013, 04:02am by Cary Huang

    ... in the region to be on the rise," it said. Meanwhile, during an inspection tour of the Jinan military area command yesterday, President Xi Jinping, who is also chairman of the Central Military ...

  10. News - China - ANALYSIS

    Sino-Russian ties grow amid US pivot to Asia

    Posted Oct 11th 2013, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei, but China has not been invited. The TTIP is a trade and investment agreement being negotiated by the US and the European Union. "Both the TPP and TIPP have ...




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