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  1. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Australian growth outlook uncertain, says central bank

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 01:18am by BLOOM

    ... other advanced economies have narrowed since then. "Average lending rates on housing and business loans in Australia continued to edge down over July, mainly owing to the replacement ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1577240/australian-growth-outlook-uncertain-says-central-bank
  2. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Property market cool-down drives HSBC China services PMI to lowest level ever

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 10:09am by Reuters

    ... services firm E-House China. Yet despite the weakness in the services PMI, firms surveyed indicated they increased their staff numbers moderately in the past month to meet planned company ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1566785/property-market-cool-down-drives-hsbc-china-services-pmi-lowest
  3. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    China’s July official services PMI dips to six-month low

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 02:23pm by Reuters

    ... increased." The mainland's once-heated housing market has slowed this year as sales and prices retreated in their biggest pull-back in two years, driven in part by a cooling economy, and after ... of the economy this year. To limit the drag from a cooling housing sector on the overall economy, nearly half of the regional governments have started relaxing curbs on home purchases this year, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1565516/chinas-july-official-services-pmi-dips-six-month-low
  4. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Year-on-year inflation in Hong Kong slowed slightly in June, government reports

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 06:10pm by Phila Siu

    ... year-on-year in May, the Census and Statistics Department said. The slightly smaller increase was mainly due to a slowed rate of increase in private housing rent. The rise was led by 7.8 per cent price ... increase was in private housing rent, rising 5.5 per cent. In contrast, public housing rent went down 0.9 per cent. Eating out cost Hongkongers 4.7 per cent more in June than it did in the same ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557006/year-year-inflation-hong-kong-slowed-slightly-june-government-reports
  5. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Logistics firms eye artificial island at HK-Zhuhai-Macau bridge

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 04:29am by FANNY FUNG

    ... logistics industry," Institute of Purchasing and Supply chairman Timothy Lam Ping-wah said. Wong Yiu-man, technical director of BPS Global, added: "The border crossing will be connected ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1554240/logistics-firms-eye-artificial-island-hk-zhuhai-macau-bridge
  6. Business - Banking & Finance - ECONOMY

    French economist's long-forgotten demand theory gets its due after new US policy

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 01:20pm by STEVE HANKE

    ... to the mid-19th century. It focused on the supply side of the economy. Production was the wellspring of prosperity. The French economist JB Say (1767-1832) was a highly regarded member of the Classical School. To this day, he is best known for Say’s Law of Markets. In the popular lexicon – courtesy of John Maynard Keynes – this law simply states that “supply creates its own demand”. But, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1543497/french-economists-long-forgotten-demand-theory-gets-its-due
  7. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Mainland China growth rates don't add up

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:09am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... their "investment-intensive high growth eras". Underlining the challenge involved in studying economic growth, Chinese GDP data from the Conference Board's own in-house estimates shows a third set ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1553600/mainland-china-growth-rates-dont-add
  8. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Worst may be over for China economy as stimulus kicks in

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:21am by Victoria Ruan

    ... of the recent moderate easing of money supply, in a bid to hold economic growth above the central government's bottom line, which is believed to be somewhere below but close to the annual target ... financial support to the country's exporters and importers. The central government also called for a strengthening of investment in selected areas such as railways and social housing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1532113/worst-may-be-over-china-economy-stimulus-kicks
  9. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Shanghai cuts negative list to woo foreign investment

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 01:45am by Daniel Ren

    ... mechanism, have yet to take effect. The shortened negative list is being viewed as "symbolic" rather than "substantive" since there is a limited supply of land in the free-trade ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1544518/shanghai-cuts-negative-list-woo-foreign-investment
  10. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    BOE refuses to budge as data points to higher rates

    Posted May 26th 2014, 05:06am by DAVID BROWN

    ... demand and weak housing supply are fuelling the boom. Demand is being whipped up by bullish buyer sentiment and super-low mortgage borrowing rates. The government has further ramped up market ... as the housing bubble is reinflating fast. Annual average house price inflation recently shot up to 10 per cent. It is twice that in London and there are no signs of the market cooling. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1519498/boe-refuses-budge-data-points-higher-rates

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