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  1. Bocom reins in lending amid tighter money supply

    Posted Mar 31st 2011, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... billion yuan. Last year's net profit beat a Bloomberg consensus estimate of 17 analysts of 38.05 billion yuan. 'We have studied the business environment for this year. Money supply ... to individuals and small and medium-sized enterprises, said Qian. 'We will strictly restrict loans to government infrastructure projects, except economic housing.' Bocom's loans ...

  2. Money supply and forex shoot up

    Posted Jul 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lulu Chen lulu.chen@scmp.com Growth of money supply on the mainland- or the total amount of cash in the economy- beat market expectations last month, and foreign exchange reserves ... domestic product growth was likely to slow to 8.5 to 8.95 per cent in the second half. He said infrastructure projects, public housing and robust consumer spending would support growth. Loans from ...

  3. Bureaucrats out of step with market in meeting housing needs

    Posted Mar 06th 2006, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp YOU MAY HAVE noticed some of the laments this newspaper has recently published about the shortage of new housing in the pipeline over the next few years. ... and then taking corrective action to supply more land or supply less only when the trend has again changed and the opposite corrective action is needed. But I am afraid I cannot demonstrate this as simply ...

  4. Minister reworks sums to show housing market is tightening

    Posted Aug 01st 2003, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... The supply of new flats is falling and there should be light at the end of the tunnel 'very soon', Hong Kong's housing minister said yesterday. In case that doesn't do ... - although they were still scheduled to build up to 66,000 flats along new and recently built rail lines. The Housing Authority and Housing Society also would not be adding to the supply of flats. Mr ...

  5. Bond sale axed amid credit squeeze

    Posted Jun 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... low-yield bonds when inflation is high. CDB cited 'market conditions' in a statement on Chinabond, the nation's biggest debt clearing house, as the reason for withdrawing the issue. ... in M1 money supply growth, from 39 per cent at the start of last year to 20 per cent at the end of 2010 and just 14 per cent last month, said Michael Werner, a senior analyst at Sanford C. ...

  6. End seen to housing slump in London

    Posted Sep 17th 2003, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... believe the British capital will become a sellers' market this autumn because prices are stabilising and transactions rising. The capital's house prices were unchanged last month ... than supply, the market monitor reports. The number of new properties coming on to the market grew by only 0.5 per cent last month, while in central, southeast and southwest London, the number ...

  7. Will projects launched in the second half revive the housing market?

    Posted Aug 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by mainlanders and real estate investment trusts. Both have failed to crystallise. 'Supply is now excessive and the projected shortage in 2007 is less certain after a surge in housing construction. ... term, a sustainable recovery in the local economy, a decline in new supply in the run-up to 2007 and supportive government policies should underpin a revival in Hong Kong's housing ...

  8. City being wishy-washy about raising water tariffs

    Posted Oct 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... tell us if there is any item of living costs that does not affect people's livelihoods? Let's at least congratulate the Water Supplies Department, however, for having sneaked a few ... point to tighter water supply in the future. Guangdong, which accounts for 80 per cent of our supply, cannot count on having enough water for its own needs indefinitely. The alternative ...

  9. Tight supply pushes price of pork to record highs

    Posted Jun 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the rising price was reduced production. 'Many farmers retreated from the business, and a period of short supply will naturally emerge as the lack of capacity can't be [compensated for] ...

  10. New loans at near two-year low

    Posted Oct 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... (PBOC) said. Outstanding loan growth eased to 16.1 per cent year on year from 16.4 per cent in August, the lowest reading since November 2008. M2, a broad measure of money supply, decelerated ... a broad-based monetary easing in the near future as September inflation remained high at 6.1 per cent, say economists. 'The sharper-than-expected money supply deceleration was primarily driven ...




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