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  1. News - China Digest

    The Post's daily China news round-up- September 30, 2014

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 08:47am

    ... China’s credit rating agencies could have cultural edge on big three |Source: Financial Times Privately owned Dagong has dis­agreed with ratings by western agencies – most notably downgrading US ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-digest/digest/1604386/posts-daily-china-news-round-september-30-2014
  2. Business - Economy

    Regime uncertainty posing problem to US economy

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 04:32am by STEVE HANKE

    ... Steve Hanke Not all rosy in America as current policies point to more subdued confidence and low rates of bank money and credit growth Regime uncertainty posing problem to US economy ... to continued regime uncertainty and weak monetary growth- broad money is only growing at a 2.5 per cent annual rate- the economy has failed to lift off. To better understand what has happened since ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1604115/regime-uncertainty-posing-problem-us-economy
  3. Business - Money - EQUITIES

    Hedge funds score with shorts in small-cap stocks on Russell 2000

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 04:32am by Bloomberg

    ... per cent higher than the broader market and are vulnerable to rising interest rates. "If valuation is a problem in the market, which I think it is, given all the good news that's ... last week, its fourth consecutive retreat, as investors speculated the Federal Reserve would accelerate its timetable for interest rate increases amid improving economic data. The California ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1604208/hedge-funds-score-shorts-small-cap-stocks-russell
  4. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Market volatility spikes as investors assess impact of Occupy Central

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 04:06am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... Local stocks and the Hong Kong dollar fell to their lowest levels in recent months and ratings agencies expressed concern for the city's long-term credit rating as the scale ... either the government or protesters. Investors might reassess Hong Kong's top-tier rating and attractiveness as a financial centre if protests were drawn out and the city's institutions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1604159/market-volatility-spikes-investors-assess-impact-occupy-central
  5. Business - Money

    Pay varies for traders in different streams in Britain, report reveals

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 03:58am by ALAN YU

    ... and commodities traders in Britain, compares the salaries of commodities, foreign exchange, credit and rates traders. For a safe and reliable career path, the report recommends commodities, with analysts ... his counterpart in rates trading can get. Salaries varied because different jobs called for different skills, said Robert Benson, the chief executive of Emolument.com and a 13-year veteran ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1603389/pay-varies-traders-different-streams-britain-report
  6. News - China

    Fertile ground for labour activism

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 03:30am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou mimi.lau@scmp.com Yue Yuen strike shows growing role of workers' rights centres in Pearl River Delta factory disputes Fertile ground for labour activism When thousands of factory workers at plants that make Nike and Adidas shoes laid down their tools and walked out on April 14, Zeng Feiyang realised there was no time to waste. Zeng, director ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1502010/fertile-ground-labour-activism
  7. Business - Money

    Markets priced for perfection imperiled by rising risks

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 03:58am by DAVID BROWN

    ... rates that will halt the flow of easy money to US consumers, businesses and markets. Without doubt, it will be a shock to the system and is bound to have adverse effects on economic confidence. The 4.6 per cent gross domestic product growth rate notched up by the US in the second quarter of this year could well mark the peak in the present recovery cycle. As the Fed wrestles to contain ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1603376/markets-priced-perfection-imperiled-rising-risks
  8. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    China developers resist pressure to cut prices, leading to market standoff

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 02:11am by Langi Chiang

    ... ratings and share prices. "I will continue to wait and see," said a man in his 40s who only gave his surname as Xu. He was interested in a two-bedroom flat at the Poly project because ... would soon lower deposit requirements and mortgage rates for first-home buyers, after about 40 cities eased home purchase restrictions. The curbs remain in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1603432/china-developers-resist-pressure-cut-prices-leading-market
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Which way now for the political moderates in Hong Kong?

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 05:20pm by LEE KIM-MING

    ... and the global financial crisis. Today, the unemployment rate is a mere 3.3 per cent and the gross domestic product growth rate is around 5.4 per cent. It is difficult to understand why the support rate for Leung is almost as low as Tung's. According to the University of Hong Kong public opinion programme's most recent survey, Leung's rating stands at just 42 out of 100. The lowest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1603956/which-way-now-political-moderates-hong-kong

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