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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 - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    NZ dollar's continued fall boosts expectations for rate rise

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 03:34am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Wellington Kiwi fall boosts rate rise expectations The New Zealand dollar has tumbled to six-month lows against the US dollar and may fall further, giving the Reserve Bank of New Zealand room to raise interest rates again before the end of the year. The kiwi has dropped about 5 per cent over the past month to 84 US cents, taking it to levels last seen before ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1580417/nz-dollars-continued-fall-boosts-expectations-rate-rise
  3. Business - Banking & Finance - LOANS

    Fears raised over rented debt ratings

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 01:06am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg Mainland firms spark concerns while fundraising in US as global bond sales by issuers carrying bank guarantees soar Paid debt ratings cause for concern Mainland companies renting debt ratings from state-owned banks when raising funds in US money markets are fuelling credit concerns as bad loans mount. Including the first programme guaranteed by Bank of China in New York ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1579513/fears-raised-over-rented-debt-ratings
  4. Business - Banking & Finance - POLICY

    Bank of England governor loses rate consensus as members seek increase

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 01:28am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in London Two monetary policymakers break ranks and vote to lift borrowing costs from record low Carney loses rate accord as BOE splits on increase Bank of England governor Mark Carney lost his consensus on interest rates this month as two policymakers broke ranks and voted for higher borrowing costs. In the first split on the benchmark rate in more than three years, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1578044/bank-england-governor-loses-rate-consensus-members-seek
  5. 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
  6. Business - Economy

    Bank of Korea cuts benchmark interest rate

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 01:09am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Seoul Central bank's shift in policy seen as falling in line with government aim to boost growth Bank of Korea cuts interest rate South Korea's central bank cut the benchmark interest rate for the first time in 15 months yesterday, a dramatic shift from its hawkish policy stance that many analysts see as caving in to government pressure to shore up faltering ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1573816/bank-korea-cuts-benchmark-interest-rate
  7. Business - Money - EQUITIES

    Guessing game on Fed upping rates to stoke market volatility

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 01:11am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in New York and London Guessing game over whenFed will increase US borrowing costs prompts investors to place bearish contracts on banks, brokerages and insurers Rate concern fuels bets on financial plays The guessing game over when the United States Federal Reserve will raise interest rates is underpinning bets for more volatility across shares of banks, brokerages ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1572389/guessing-game-fed-upping-rates-stoke-market
  8. Business - Comment - THE VIEW

    Why divorce and remarriage rates matter for housing demand in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 01:02am by Richard Wong

    ... Richard Wong HK's high rate of marriage break-up leaves forecasters of housing demand stumbling in the dark, especially with reliance on a flawed 'sharing' ratio Divorced ... not worsened! Unfortunately, the "degree of sharing" has ceased to be a good indicator of a housing shortage for two reasons. First, from the 1990s, the divorce rate in Hong Kong began ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1572403/why-divorce-and-remarriage-rates-matter-housing-demand-hong-kong
  9. Business - Banking & Finance - EARNINGS

    HSBC and StanChart pin growth hopes on rate rises

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 03:56am by DON WEINLAND

    ... Don Weinland don.weinland@scmp.com HSBC and StanChart pin growth hopes on rate rises Sit tight, investors. That seems to be the message from Standard Chartered and HSBC Holdings after ... rates in the United States and Britain. The banks' cyclical rate distress has not been over-exaggerated and an uptick, even a small, gradual one, would greatly improve operating conditions. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1570896/hsbc-and-stanchart-pin-growth-hopes-rate-rises
  10. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    Japanese regulators scrutinise risk to banks of future interest rate rise

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 03:56am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Authorities scrutinise risk of rate rise in Japan Japanese financial authorities are joining forces to scrutinise for the first time banks' exposure to a potential spike in interest rates, with a focus on the risks to regional lenders when the central bank eventually ends its massive easing. Japan's 105 regional lenders hold 40.8 trillion yen (HK$3.09 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1570898/japanese-regulators-scrutinise-risk-banks-future-interest

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