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  1. Germany holds all euro-zone cards

    Posted May 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... on other debt-stricken southern European members. Germany's stance in the lead-up to the summit is therefore crucial. To head off a Greek exit- and ultimately the threat of a break-up of the euro- Germany and other northern states would have to accept the need to subsidise weaker southern neighbours. Both scenarios pose risks for Asian economies including Hong Kong's, the first ...

  2. The US is to China what Italy and Greece are to Germany

    Posted Nov 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in member states. Inevitably, that would mean a loss of sovereignty that the member governments would be unlikely to accept, as well as a transfer of wealth from Germany to the Mediterranean ... Jonathan Loynes, the chief European economist at independent London-based research house Capital Economics, estimates that keeping the euro zone intact would cost Germany 30 per cent of its annual ...

  3. Property investors eye Britain, Germany

    Posted Mar 18th 2008, 12:00am by Amanda Lee

    ... with Amanda Lee The two rank highest for commercial investment in Europe among investors and bankers Investors believe that Britain and Germany offer the best opportunities for commercial ... took part in the survey. Altogether they control funds worth Euro395billion (HK$467.5trillion) in property investment. Investors rate Britain (59 per cent), Germany (44 per cent) and France (38 ...

  4. Esprit pins sales hopes on Germany

    Posted Feb 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jasmine Wang Blue-chip apparel retailer Esprit Holdings expects sales in its main overseas market Germany to keep rising at least 10 per cent despite concerns about a global slowdown, ... in the European country to 7 per cent, but did not give a time frame for achieving that target. In Germany, where the group generates 47 per cent of its revenue, he expects sales to still grow in double ...

  5. Faltering Germany wants to revamp EU pact

    Posted Jun 01st 2004, 12:00am by Marc Young

    ... Marc Young in Berlin Once Europe's shining example of fiscal responsibility, Germany is caught in a downward spiral of poor growth and rising debt, making it one of the European ... as 'Iron Hans' for his commitment to fiscal discipline, has become a symbol of Berlin's fiscal fall from grace. Last autumn he led efforts to spare Germany from disciplinary proceedings ...

  6. Property - International - GERMANY

    German cities face property bubbles as home prices surge

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Berlin German cities face bubble as prices go up Home prices in Germany's largest cities rose faster than rents in the first half, leaving some of them facing the prospect of a bubble, Jones Lang LaSalle said. Prices in five cities, including Munich, Hamburg and Leipzig, climbed more than twice as fast as rents, the property consultancy said in a report. ...

  7. On the Move

    Posted Jun 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Yung H. Chung Managing director AlixPartners Chung has more than 25 years of experience working across Asia, North America and Europe. He joins from McKinsey & Company, where he was a senior partner, specialising in corporate growth strategies, M& ...

  8. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Jan 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The headline and first paragraph of Saturday's B1 report about China's exports should have said the mainland has replaced Germany as the world's largest exporter, not export market. ...

  9. Why investors should look to eastern Europe

    Posted Jul 29th 2007, 12:00am by Oliver Jones

    ... Oliver Jones Former Soviet bloc offers diversity and high returns for HK money On May 25, after an unsuccessful bid for the London Stock Exchange, Nasdaq announced that it was merging with OMX, the Nordic exchange comprising the bourses of Denmark, Sweden ...

  10. Diary

    Posted Jan 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Today, HK: Fiducia Management Consultants presents a seminar entitled, 'The Changing Landscape of Trade Fairs in Germany', in Pico Tower. For details, Visit www.fiducia-china.com Unemployment and underemployment statistics for October to last month are due for release. Tomorrow, HK: Consumer price index for last month to be released. Thursday, Jan 29, HK: The Hong Kong ...




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