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  1. Flood control

    Posted May 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in the city. In short, the Federal Reserve may have unleashed a flood of dollars, but Asian officials still have the tools to make sure the dam doesn't burst. Frederic Neumann is managing director ...

  2. Who said it?

    Posted Oct 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... this problem for the Thai people Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, as floods worsen I'm not sure how I felt about him waking up Ruth Madoff, on her failed suicide bid with husband Bernie ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    QE3 will fuel property bubble, authorities must act to rein in prices

    Posted Sep 15th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... of a renewed flood of hot money set alarm bells ringing in Hong Kong. Norman Chan Tak-lam, HKMA chief executive, says QE3 and the euro-zone bailout risk overheating in our asset markets, where property ...

  4. China holding up better than monthly figures imply

    Posted Jul 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... dollar inflow. It may be true that the US dollar capital inflow of recent years has now turned to an outflow, but the trend in foreign reserves says it's only a flow, not a flood. But, hey, ...

  5. Speculation on hunger

    Posted May 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... That is not entirely true. Just as speculating in property drives up rents and flat prices in Hong Kong, a sudden flood of money into food drives up wheat prices. Only in this case, instead of being unable ...

  6. Mixed picture on accuracy of China's economic data

    Posted Jul 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jane Cai in Beijing xuejun.cai@scmp.com The true depth of the economic slowdown on the mainland has come under the spotlight following a report in the New York Times claiming that China had falsified data to understate the severity of the downturn. Economists at major investment banks said the June 22 report generated a flood of questions from concerned investors last week. ...

  7. Foreign domestics continue to be exploited despite paltry wage rise

    Posted Jun 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of working outside to add to the family coffers. And perhaps Mr Law also overlooked the fact that employers really don't need to lift a finger because Indonesian women have been flooding ...

  8. Strong US dollar may be what starts yuan's global rise

    Posted Apr 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... repayment costs by owing their debt in a depreciating currency. As a result, the US dollar has become even more widely used. Now, however, there are signs that the flood of currency cascading out ...

  9. Markets worldwide rise on good news

    Posted Nov 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... May Chan may.chan@scmp.com World financial markets rose yesterday following Greece's decision to scrap a referendum on its debt bailout and the European Central Bank's surprise quarter-percentage-point cut in interest rates. Stocks were up across the board in all East Asian markets except Bangkok; Thailand is still wrestling with the damage from floods. Hong Kong and South Korea ...

  10. Pledge to keep the US dollar peg promises a volatile future

    Posted Mar 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... great, as capital flooded into the city to take advantage of its currency appreciation. Asset markets shot up, with both stock and property prices doubling in two years. But the appreciation ...




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