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  1. Business - Economy - GLOBAL ECONOMY

    A prayer for 2013

    Posted Dec 28th 2012, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... In China, the new government seems wedded to growth rates of 7.5 per cent a year, even though a wiser course would be to rebalance the economy towards consumption and the common man. Rule No 12 ... balanced budgets, is also dangerously misguided. Supply-side economics and the belief that tax cuts will pay for themselves may work when tax rates are at confiscatory high levels of 75 per ...

  2. Magazines - Money - MONEY TALKS

    The way ahead is asset spread

    Posted Nov 19th 2012, 12:00am by MARTIN MERZ

    ... That is just one item among thousands and thousands of items that you would have to measure to arrive at a reasonably reliable inflation rate.   You are keen on gold? I was recently at a conference ... the markets would be higher. There is an artificially low interest rate on bonds because the Fed is buying bonds. When the rate of the bonds goes down the price of the bonds goes up, so I think ...

  3. Business - Economy - ECONOMICS

    Chinese factories bouncing back, positive PMI shows

    Posted Nov 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... the Shanghai stock market to gain 1.72 per cent to close yesterday at 2104.43. Bank of America Merrill Lynch now expects no interest rate cut and at most one more cut in banks' reserve ratios ...

  4. Business - Comment

    Hong Kong feels effect of US stimulus moves

    Posted Oct 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... for risk. Heartened by the Fed's pledge to keep interest rates ultra-low for another three years, and encouraged by the ECB's more accommodating attitude, investors began channelling money ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Tired ideas won't save ailing Western economies

    Posted Oct 15th 2012, 12:00am by Graeme Maxton

    ... in elite universities, are now heard all over Hong Kong. The bars in Central echo with arguments about growth rates, deflationary spirals and cures for unemployment. Nearly everyone seems to have ...


    The week explained: price fixing

    Posted Oct 08th 2012, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... not too far removed from this piece of fiction turned out to be fact. Regulators discovered that the small group of bankers who fix the London interbank offered rate, or Libor, decided to rig the market and raise interest rates so they could make an illicit buck. The mighty Barclays Bank has admitted being part of this conspiracy and paid out £290 million (HK$3.6 billion) in penalties. ...

  7. Business - Money - CHINA

    Focus on domestic matters

    Posted Sep 23rd 2012, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... in areas such as market access and fund flows, exchange rates and the approval of new investment products. Interpreting the domestic agenda adds complexity for high-net-worth individuals ...

  8. Business - Money - BONDS

    Safe havens are now risky

    Posted Sep 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Evelina Leung

    ... of investments and are considered one of the safest. This type of investment is divided into two categories. Developed countries that carry very high credit ratings are viewed as safe options. However, they offer comparatively lower yields. Emerging countries, meanwhile, usually come with lower credit ratings but offer higher returns. This was the traditional definition of sovereign bonds that has ...

  9. Property - Hong Kong & China - Market

    Hong Kong buyers see homes as hedge against inflation, say analysts

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Analysts say in a low-interest rate climate, people want to protect their savings and will still purchase homes despite any cooling measures Buyers to hedge ... at investment brokerage BNP Paribas Securities. As long as interest rates were at a near-zero level and home lending rates remained at around present levels of 2.5 per cent- compared with an inflation ...

  10. Magazines - Money - INVESTMENT: CURRENCY

    Yuan products- a shopper's guide

    Posted Sep 17th 2012, 12:00am by KEVIN MCQUEEN

    ... appreciation, Lunt still favours it long term versus the US dollar. The yuan, he says, is an Asian currency which tends to be less volatile and not as susceptible to high interest rates. It offers a way ...




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