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  1. Business - Banking & Finance

    US consumer debt rises despite less use of credit cards

    Posted Nov 08th 2013, 12:42pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington US consumer credit rose more than expected in September, but credit card usage fell for a fourth straight month, which could help shed some light on the slowdown in consumer spending growth during the third quarter. Total consumer cr ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1350687/us-consumer-debt-rises-despite-less-use-credit-cards
  2. Business - Economy - COMMENT

    US household debts grow amid investment drought

    Posted Nov 22nd 2013, 03:02am by Reuters

    ... James Saft Conflicting spending patterns are blamed for soaring asset prices in a bleak job market US household debts grow amid investment drought Households in the United States are borrowing like it's 2008 but businesses simply won't play along. That gap, between households which once again are taking on debt and businesses which can find nothing better to do ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1362275/us-household-debts-grow-amid-investment-drought
  3. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    HKMA chief's household debt fears overblown

    Posted May 07th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp jake.vanderkamp@scmp.com A clearer view of indebtedness reveals nothing to fret over, despite HKMA chief's alarmist talk Household debt concerns can be shown the door Soaring household debt and rampant consumer spending have put Hong Kong's economy at risk of overheating, the city's central bank boss said yesterday. SCMP, May 4   Let's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1231746/hkma-chiefs-household-debt-fears-overblown
  4. Business - Money - BONDS

    Bottom-up research pays off when it comes to assessing distressed debt

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 01:24am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Singapore China-fuelled bond market boom has increased the number of risky borrowers, putting a premium on local knowledge when rating debt Bottom-up research pays off for debt duo In China's expanding apartment market, Sandra Chow and Cheong Yin Chin have figured out one way to tell whether properties are occupied: drive by and see if people are actually ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1562996/bottom-research-pays-when-it-comes-assessing
  5. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Why the HKMA should fret over consumer debt

    Posted May 07th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... of trying to live beyond their means. Among other things, Chan is worried that private consumption is growing faster than incomes, and that the city's level of household debt is rising, ... points out, household debts have actually declined as a proportion of total loans. I am not so sure he should dismiss the debt-to-GDP measure so lightly. After all, the ratio of a country's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1231717/why-hkma-should-fret-over-consumer-debt
  6. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Incinerators are not the only way to deal with household waste

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 01:14am by Howard Winn

    ... bust together with debts to employees and suppliers while another company it registered in November is believed to be the conduit for payments for work completed which is being funnelled back ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1435273/incinerators-are-not-only-way-deal-household-waste
  7. Business - Banking & Finance

    China's households divert 12.7tr yuan to wealth-management products

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 01:06am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Shanghai Households shy from trusts as government seeks to manage shadow banking risks Savings in wealth products hits record Mainland households increased the amount ... economist Stephen Green said wealth-management products were "where China's new middle class is meeting interest-rate liberalisation, and so far, households like what they see". While ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1574486/chinas-households-divert-127tr-yuan-wealth-management
  8. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Mortgage debt a threat to recovery, says Bank of England

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:19am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in London Britain's central bank governor warns interest rates could rise soon as housing loans increase BOE sees threat from surging mortgage debt Bank of England governor Mark Carney said rising mortgage debt might threaten Britain's recovery as he signalled interest rates might start to increase earlier than expected. While investors do not see the central ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1532080/mortgage-debt-threat-recovery-says-bank-england
  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Pay-as-you-throw rubbish scheme could cost Hong Kong households HK$44 a month

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 04:29am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... be up to HK$44 per flat A typical household should pay a maximum of HK$44 per month to dispose of waste when pay-as-you-throw charging is introduced, a Council for Sustainable Development ... to the Environment Bureau. Members in attendance said the general view was that charges should be between HK$30 and HK$44 per month for a three-person household. Based on an average of 1.27kg of waste ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1566467/bills-hk44-flat-mooted-pay-you-throw-scheme
  10. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    California drought spells the end of the American dream household lawn

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 03:48am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Los Angeles Household lawns may be history as incentives offered to switch to water-conserving gardens California drought spells end of an American dream Lush lawns, a symbol of the American way of life, are under attack in California, where "cash for grass" programmes sprout during a severe drought. With the state struggling to conserve ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1565606/california-drought-spells-end-american-dream-household-lawn

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