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  1. What China's rate rise really means

    Posted Oct 31st 2004, 12:00am by Chris Oliver

    ... to the consensus among analysts. 'A rate hike is an implicit admission that administrative controls- the government's preferred tool for keeping overheating pressures at bay- are not as effective as previously thought,' according to research by the foreign exchange strategy team at Merrill Lynch. The rate hike of 27 basis points brings the one-year lending rate and the one-year deposit rate ...

  2. What's being said on facebook.com/southchinamorningpost

    Posted Jul 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... On calls for school textbook publishers to consider their sense of social responsibility instead of going ahead with price hikes: Jessie Tong- Publishers are businessmen and need to make a profit. Why should they alone have social responsibility to the public? Agree with use of recycled books arranged through schools. Ngg Kaying- Yes it is definitely their responsibility. ...

  3. Fuel rate cut eases pressure on large mainland refiners

    Posted Jun 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... hikes. Beijing has indicated repeatedly- including in Premier Wen Jiabao's annual government work report in March this year- that it would strive to roll out further fine-tuning ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - MONDAY FACE

    Monday Face: Michael Diekmann

    Posted Dec 17th 2012, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... of self-authored travel books on pursuits such as hiking in Malaysia, canoeing in Canada, and safaris in Africa. "That was a time when there were no computers and you still used typewriters," he ...

  5. Market slides as investors exercise caution on trades

    Posted Dec 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the 2,800-mark in nearly three months. 'Some investors took it for granted that the rate hikes marked the end of the monetary tightening in the short term,' said Ningbo Haishun Investment ... market. 'In China, interest rate hikes are not necessarily read as negative news in the equity market,' said West China Securities trader Wei Wei. 'Many investors would rather ...

  6. Prepare for stock volatility as central banks start to tighten

    Posted Mar 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... that an interest rate increase by the Indian central bank should unnerve investors in Hong Kong-listed stocks. After all, the Indian rate hike came in response to a recent surge in local inflation rates, ... at Morgan Stanley, Hong Kong's underlying inflation rate averaged just 0.8 per cent over the first two months of the year. Yet the Indian rate hike still came as an unpleasant wake-up call. ...

  7. Enthusiasm for equities shifts to bonds: survey

    Posted Jun 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... If interest rate hikes come to an end and other policies such as the tightening of reserve ratios are normalised to support a more sustainable economic growth, things should brighten up during ...

  8. HK bankers brace for lower bonuses

    Posted Jan 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... last year when confidence in an economic recovery was strong. More recently, pay rises have been rarer and more modest, and the strong salary hikes may not be repeated this year. However, banks ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. More rate rises set to squeeze property market

    Posted Feb 10th 2011, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... 28-month high of 5.1 per cent. The National Bureau of Statistics will announce the inflation data on Tuesday. 'Another two interest rate hikes are needed to allay concerns of inflation,' ... is expected to stay weak in the bank sector in the short term. 'We expect the performance of the banking sector could be capped by forthcoming' reserve ratio hikes and more interest rate ...




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