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  1. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Would you like a rise with that? How Hong Kong fares on the Big Mac Index

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 10:50pm by PHILA

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com As a new minimum wage recommendation nears, an alternative Big Mac Index shows just how Hong Kong workers fare on the world stage Would you like a rise with that? How many burgers can a minimum-wage earner afford? It's an ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1567209/would-you-rise-how-hong-kong-fares-big-mac-index
  2. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Changing tides could shift focus from China to Africa

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 03:33am by JUNE SUN

    ... June Sun june.sun@scmp.com Ageing population in China may see Sub-Saharan region's labour force become highly competitive Changing tides could shift focus to Africa Shifting demographic tides could stymie the dawning of the much-heralded Chinese century and see development surge in Sub-Saharan Africa, two recent studies show. China was facing the challenges of an ageing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1580413/changing-tides-could-shift-focus-china-africa
  3. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Yuan convertibility on back burner as Beijing focuses on other reforms

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 11:58am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing Toned-down rhetoric from Beijing suggests 2020 move for key step on currency, reflecting concerns over speculative flows Yuan convertibility on back burner amid priority shift Beijing is quietly pushing back its loose timetable to make ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1568188/yuan-convertibility-back-burner-beijing-focuses-other
  4. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    G20 ministers and central bank governors push for 1.8pc growth spurt

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 04:28am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Cairns G20 pushes for 1.8pc growth spurt G20 nations including the United States and China said yesterday that they could overcome geopolitical tensions and financial risks to achieve extra combined growth of 1.8 per cent, adding trillions of dollars to the world economy. Their two-day meeting in Cairns was focused on developing a set of policies ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1597641/g20-ministers-and-central-bank-governors-push-18pc-growth-spurt
  5. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    China's factories pick up pace but credit costs hold back recovery

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 10:35am by Victoria Ruan

    ... on the basis of changes in any single economic indicator, with policy to remain focused on keeping employment and inflation stable. His remarks, made at a Group of 20 meeting in Australia, strengthened ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1598561/china-factory-activity-edges-employment-shrinks
  6. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    G20 chiefs fear market risks from low interest rates

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 04:28am by Bloomberg

    ... facilitate the eventual normalisation of monetary policy in advanced economies, the G20 finance chiefs said. "There was a strong focus on the need to carefully communicate potential monetary ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1597565/g20-chiefs-fear-market-risks-low-interest-rates
  7. News - China - ECONOMY

    Li Keqiang leaves world business leaders disappointed at Tianjin economic forum

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 11:40pm by Victoria Ruan

    ... detailed policy steps. Instead, he focused more on explaining reform measures that have already been decided," said Liu Shengjun, executive deputy director of the China Europe International ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1589707/li-keqiang-fails-outline-new-steps-boost-economy-summer-davos-forum
  8. News - China - ECONOMY

    Asia forum to focus on reform and growth

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 02:40am by Adrian Wan, Li Jing

    ... to focus on reform and growth Asia needs to find new ways to drive growth amid a sluggish global economy, according to the secretary general of the Boao Forum. Countries including China have seen the pace of growth slow, and reform and new ideas were needed to drive economies forward, Zhou Wenzhong told Xinhua. That topic will be the focus of the annual forum on Hainan island that starts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1467844/asia-forum-focus-reform-and-growth
  9. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Retailers seek to keep watch sales ticking amid slowdown

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 03:51am by Amy Nip

    ... brand. "It costs about HK$2,000, but the components are Swiss-made," marketing administrator Rachel Wong Chi-sin said. "The tide on the mainland has changed. We will focus on mid- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1584641/retailers-seek-keep-watch-sales-ticking-amid-slowdown
  10. News - China - ECONOMY

    Guangdong talks up role in ‘maritime Silk Road’ to boost trade with Asean

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:45am by Andrea Chen

    ... is the foundation for us to reach consensus and find solutions for our conflicts," Li said. Zhong Jian, an economics expert at Shenzhen University, said having a greater focus on Southeast Asia would make Guangdong's businesses more competitive. "Guangdong has always wanted to shift its focus to high-technology industry and relocate some manufacturing factories to Southeast Asia ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1581360/guangdong-talks-role-maritime-silk-road-boost-trade-asean

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