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  1. Business - Money - SINGAPORE

    Singapore's bid to start baby boom

    Posted Jan 28th 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... in 1965, bringing million-dollar high-rise apartments and shopping malls in place of pig farms and fishing villages. In 1965, the country had a 4.7 fertility rate. So many women gave birth ... as the economy developed brought the fertility rate down to 1.82 by the end of the decade. A survey by I Love Children, an organisation that promotes a "children-plenty" Singapore, showed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1136058/singapores-bid-start-baby-boom
  2. Business - Economy

    Economists fear low birth rates in developed world will choke growth

    Posted May 12th 2014, 10:31pm by AP

    ... 1.7 children in their lifetimes. Demographers say the fertility rate needs to reach 2.1 just to replace deaths and keep populations constant. The effects on economies, personal wealth ... Associated Press in New York Birth rates have been down in the developed world since the crippling 2008 financial crisis, further putting the brakes on global growth Economists see future ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1510742/economists-fear-low-birth-rates-developed-world-will-choke-growth
  3. Business - Economy

    Xi Jinping comfortable with lower growth rate for China's economy

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 01:39am by Victoria Ruan and Chim Sau-wai

    ... cent Xi comfortable with lower growth rate President Xi Jinping believes a slight slowdown in economic growth would be acceptable, Li Yang, a deputy head of the Chinese Academy of Social ... the mainland's economic growth rate eased to 7.5 per cent in the second quarter, a sharp contrast to growth rates that peaked at more than 10 per cent in the past decade. Beijing has said it is targeting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1559392/xi-jinping-comfortable-lower-growth-rate-chinas-economy
  4. Business - Economy

    Beijing signals slowing interest rate liberalisation, analysts say

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 01:35am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan in Beijing victoria.ruan@scmp.com Analysts say Cabinet wants to lower financing costs by slowing down interest rate reform Beijing signals slowing interest rate ... of interest rate liberalisation. Some of the steps which come in the form of administrative orders and seek to shift the burden on banks would not help much in lowering borrowing costs, analysts said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1558510/beijing-signals-slowing-interest-rate-liberalisation-analysts-say
  5. Business - Banking & Finance

    New Zealand central bank puts rates on hold after run of increases

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 01:35am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Wellington Reserve Bank raises key interest rate to3.5 per cent, spurring fall in NZ dollar NZ rates seen on hold after latest rise New Zealand's central bank lifted its official cash rate by 25 basis points to 3.5 per cent as expected yesterday, but then suspended its rapid-fire run of interest rate rises to study their impact on the economy. It was the Reserve ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1558533/new-zealand-central-bank-puts-rates-hold-after-run
  6. Business - Economy

    Turkey's interest rate policy a lesson in how not to prepare for worst

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 01:29am by NICHOLAS SPIRO

    ... and is emerging as a case study on how not to prepare for the possibility of a sharp deterioration in sentiment once US interest rates finally begin to rise- probably in the middle of next year but possibly sooner. On July 17, Turkey's central bank cut its benchmark interest rate by 50 basis points to 8.25 per cent despite persistently high inflation that stood at 9.2 per cent in June. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1558523/turkeys-interest-rate-policy-lesson-how-not-prepare-worst
  7. Business

    Bulk rates to decline further on Asian routes amid glut of ships

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 02:57am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Singapore Bulk rates to fall more amid glut of ships Rates for capesize bulk carriers on key Asian routes will fall more next week as cargo owners bide their time chartering ships and shipowners fail to resist charterers' attempts to push rates lower, brokers said. "It's all looking pretty grim," said one Singapore-based capesize broker, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1555861/bulk-rates-decline-further-asian-routes-amid-glut-ships
  8. Business - Economy

    South Korean finance chiefs fuel hopes for cut in interest rates

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 01:22am by Reuters

    ... for rate cut South Korea's new finance minister and its central bank governor both highlighted weakness in Asia's fourth-largest economy yesterday, adding to market expectations that an interest rate cut could be in the offing. While Finance Minister Choi Kyung-hwan did not mention interest rates in his inauguration speech and shut the door on the prospect for a supplementary ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1555502/south-korean-finance-chiefs-fuel-hopes-cut-interest-rates
  9. Business - Banking & Finance - MACROSCOPE

    Banco Espirito Santo may need bail-in as agencies slash credit ratings

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 01:15am by Reuters

    ... Santo may need bail-in as ratings slashed Banco Espirito Santo's woes may not reignite the euro crisis but could give useful information about who will pay the inevitable costs. Under ... billion in exposure to the Espirito Santo family empire, Moody's and Standard & Poor's both slashed its credit ratings further into junk territory. One surprising aspect ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1555018/banco-espirito-santo-may-need-bail-agencies-slash-credit
  10. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Mainland China growth rates don't add up

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:09am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... Benjamin Robertson benjamin.robertson@scmp.com Economists are questioning China's official GDP rates, saying the numbers no longer fit reality Mainland growth rates don't add up ... the second-largest economy when compared against other nations using market exchange rates. When economies are growing quickly, Wu said, people would not worry "if there is 1 or 2 per cent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1553600/mainland-china-growth-rates-dont-add

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