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  1. Rising oil prices unlikely to have much impact on economy: report

    Posted Jun 14th 2004, 12:00am by Judy Ngao

    ... for June, the bank was upbeat about the economy. 'Oil price hikes will have a limited impact on Hong Kong,' it said. The bank estimated that among Asian economies, Hong Kong's ... spikes, oil prices were rising this time because of stronger global GDP growth instead of a sharp drop in supply. 'In other words, the cause of the oil price hike is a more positive one ...

  2. GDP results ease fears of hard landing

    Posted Jul 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... hikes- but not an interest rate rise- were likely in the rest of this year. The ANZ Group said rapid GDP growth was likely to add to inflationary pressures, and it would be premature ... versus the US dollar in 2011 as a whole,' Liu Ligang and Zhou Hao, economists with Australia-based bank, said. Liao Qun, from Citic Bank International, said one more hike in interest rates ...

  3. Analysts bullish on China stocks

    Posted Jun 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and the growth momentum in the region. On the mainland economy, Cheung expected inflation to ease in the second half of the year as monetary growth eased, but still expected two more interest-rate hikes ...

  4. Expect further increases in interest rates, say analysts

    Posted Mar 20th 2007, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... tightening. 'The rate hike will help curb excessive credit growth and soaring property prices,' said Ha Jiming, chief economist at China International Capital Corp. The central bank also ... rate... and another 27-basis-point rate hike,' Mr Qu said. Jun Ma, chief economist for greater China with Deutsche Bank, noted the timing of the announcement on Saturday night. 'The fact ...

  5. Unions seek 12pc pay rise for foreign helpers

    Posted May 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... a month. 'The wage hikes given to us in the past- only four times in 12 years- are not enough to cope with the soaring prices of goods in Hong Kong. We are contributors to the economic ...

  6. Mainland economy defies curbs with 11.3pc growth

    Posted Jul 19th 2006, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... measures to cool investment growth. 'The range of instruments used so far this year include special bill sales to mop up excess liquidity, a reserve requirement hike and a lending rate hike ...

  7. Magazines - Money - REGIONAL OUTLOOK

    Where to put your money

    Posted Sep 17th 2012, 12:00am by Jeanny Yu

    ... problems. The second thing is that the interest rates rise. We now have very high leverage and asset prices in Hong Kong. That begs the question: when will the US hike-up interest rates?   What ...

  8. Beware wealth's flight to safety in turbulent 2012

    Posted Jan 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... for flights to safety, and convert to real assets ahead of inflation and interest rate hikes. Gary Biddle is PCCW professor and chair of accounting at the University of Hong Kong and teaches ...

  9. Door to change

    Posted May 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... since 2005 and wage inflation is a major headache for exporters. Indeed, even after Egypt hiked its monthly minimum wage to US$115 last year, the figure is still lower than China's average ...

  10. Mainland economic hot spell to continue

    Posted Oct 26th 2007, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... rate hikes, eight reserve requirement rises and a raft of administrative measures all aimed at damping growth. A big part of the problem is that interest rates remain too low. Lending rates ... The mainland's recent rate hikes, coupled with the US Federal Reserve's September cut, have considerably narrowed the spread between US and Chinese interest rates. From 2.76 percentage points ...




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