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  1. News - Asia - ECONOMY

    Vietnam's economy hurt by 'prolonged' Lunar New Year holidays, critics say

    Posted Jan 30th 2014, 03:56pm by AFP

    ... But this year, critics are arguing that the beloved, protracted Tet holiday is actually hurting the already fragile economy. “The long holiday and low productivity for weeks around Tet is causing ...

  2. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Deutsche co-chief for Asia an unabashed bull

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:18am by Jasper Moiseiwitsch and Ray Chan

    ... high-yield volumes. However, persistent news reports about an oversupplied real estate market, amplified by wider concerns about the health of the economy and its banking system, has hurt issuance. ...

  3. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Joining trade pact to boost China growth

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 02:37am by Bloomberg

    ... while those including petrochemicals, mining and vehicles would be hurt the most, the presentation said. The trade pact is unlikely to be reached this year and the opportunity to sign it is more ...

  4. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Outsized conglomerates weigh on Korea's growth

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 02:37am by William Pesek

    ... Lee Kun-hee and the heads of nine other chaebol to implore them to increase investment. The implicit quid pro quo: new regulations would not hurt their interests. As she works to drive Korea ...

  5. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Xi Jinping takes charge of China's economic reforms

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 03:07am by Victoria Ruan

    ... in the near term may hurt the shift towards a more consumption-led economy. But He Keng, a former vice-chairman of the Financial and Economic Committee of the National People's Congress, said he ...

  6. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Time for Asia to tighten monetary policy

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 05:08am by ROB SUBBARAMAN

    ... to be weighed against risks which would hurt Asia disproportionately more than other regions. The dilemma is that these shocks may never materialise. A Chinese hard landing is the region's biggest ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Li Ka-shing’s rumoured plan to reduce investments ‘could damage Hong Kong’

    Posted May 09th 2014, 11:41pm by Sandy Li and Peggy Sito

    ... Sandy Li and Peggy Sito Report by central government think tank warns tycoon's reputed plan to reduce his investments in city could hit its economic competitiveness Li Ka-shing rumours 'may hurt Hong Kong' Li Ka-shing's apparent move to reduce his investments in Hong Kong could damage the city's economic competitiveness, says a study by a central ...

  8. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Reform drive faces slowdown test

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 05:07am by Victoria Ruan

    ... productivity and transform an export and investment-driven growth model, for fear of hurting the economy further, analysts say. Sluggish industrial demand and faltering exports may have cooled ... shadow banking risks and hurt structural reform designed to increase business efficiency. "Major uncertainties are still hanging over the economic outlook, making predictions on the trends ...

  9. News - World - ECONOMY

    Leftist protests in Paris and Rome target policies of socialist leaders

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 05:15am by Reuters

    ... the government's plans are hurting growth and are not helping bring down unemployment, which is above 10 per cent. Hollande announced a "responsibility pact" earlier this year, which aims ...

  10. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Japan's tankan survey points to slower recovery as outlook dims

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 05:45am by Reuters

    ... uncertainty over how much a sales tax rise that kicked off the same day could hurt a fragile economic recovery. The data will likely keep alive market expectations the BOJ may ease policy further ...




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