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  1. Business - Money - ASSET ALLOCATION

    For world’s wealthy, years after financial crisis cash is still king

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 03:21pm by Reuters

    ... to entice them into investing. Private banks have had to repair trust following the financial crisis of 2008-09, which sent their wealthy clients scurrying for cover and taking on ever larger ... the financial crisis not just from a financial point of view but also from a geopolitical point of view has proven to be not that cosy and safe,” Georg Schubiger, the head of private banking at Swiss ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - FINANCE

    Hong Kong could face Greek-style financial crisis, warn government advisers

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 12:33am by Olga Wong, Phila Siu, FANNY W.Y. FUNG

    ... and depletion of fiscal reserves by three years, the group warned. After the release of the report, Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah said the city's finances were still sound but caution ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance - LEGISLATION

    EU lawmakers reach accord on financial market rules

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 02:36am by BLOOM

    ... a deal that overhauls the bloc's financial market rulebook in a bid to toughen requirements and remedy deficiencies laid bare in the 2008 financial crisis. The bill includes curbs ... they were presented by Michel Barnier, the EU's financial services chief. "These new rules will improve the way capital markets function to the benefit of the real economy," Barnier ...

  4. Sport - Rugby

    Welsh rugby in crisis as talks break down

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 04:10pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Cardiff National team captain Sam Warburton left isolated after signing WRU contract Welsh rugby was plunged into crisis on Friday after acrimonious talks between ... point. [We] regret to confirm that... the control, commercial and financial conditions that are being demanded of the regions are completely unacceptable Regional Rugby Wales The failure to find ...

  5. Business - Banking & Finance - DEBT

    New structured bond by Goldman fans crisis fears

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 01:40am by Reuters

    ... blamed by many for contributing to the 2008 financial crisis. The United States bank began a roadshow last week for the so-called fixed-income global structured collateral obligation 2014-01 ... like some of the deals we saw before the financial crisis, which had the same total return swaps construct, although I may be too harsh and would have to look more closely ...

  6. News - World - SOCIETY

    Financial meltdown in 2007 blamed for 13,000 suicides in North America and Europe

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 09:19pm by MCT

    ... on Wednesday in the British Journal of Psychiatry, reveals that in the US, the suicide rate was rising even before the subprime loan crisis sent global financial markets into a tailspin. But data from ... McClatchy-Tribune in Los Angeles Great Recession that started in 2007 is blamed for 13,000 suicides in North America and Europe Suicide toll of financial meltdown The Great Recession ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - COMMENT

    After the next crisis, let's make sure US prosecutors get their man

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 05:58am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg Next time, let's make sure prosecutors get their man The senior executives who played leading roles in the 2008 financial crisis can breathe a sigh of relief: if any ... and made mistakes, that doesn't mean they committed crimes. If so, then the 2008 crisis would be unique in its immaculate conception. After the savings-and-loan bust of the 1980s, more than ...

  8. Business - Economy

    Scarred by the financial crisis, families around the world play safe with their money

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 02:36pm by AP

    ... collapsed, triggering a global financial crisis and shattering confidence worldwide, families in major countries around the world are still hunkered down, too spooked and distrustful to take chances ... to record lows. Shunning debt: Household debt surged at an unprecedented rate in the five years before the financial crisis. In the US, Britain and France, it soared more than 50 per cent per adult, ...

  9. News - World - GREECE

    Financial crisis drives up Greek suicide rate

    Posted Sep 12th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Athens Financial crisis drives up Greek suicide rate Suicides increased by 45 per cent during the first four years of Greece's financial crisis, a mental health ... in dire financial difficulties. "For every suicide death, there are some 30 attempts by others," Violatzis said. "So we are creating a growing bank of people who are potentially ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    2008 financial crisis led to surge in suicides, international study finds

    Posted Sep 18th 2013, 12:00am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com 5,000 more globally killed themselves in wake of lay-offs, study finds 2008 crisis 'led to surge in suicides' The 2008 global financial crisis ... for Suicide Research and Prevention who took part in the study, said the findings appeared to be linked to rising rates of unemployment caused by the financial crisis. In Hong Kong, 114 fewer people ...




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