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  1. Be ready for Europe fallout, I.M.F. tells HK

    Posted Dec 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Nigel Chalk, the IMF's mission chief for China and Hong Kong, told the South China Morning Post. Banking giant HSBC has also warned of the risk of recession. In October, it cut its growth ... to the year-earlier quarter. Economic output contracted by 0.4 per cent in the second quarter from the first three months. The IMF forecast that Hong Kong's net export growth would slow to 0.1 per cent ...

  2. HK may fall into recession, says I.M.F.

    Posted Nov 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in foreign currency,' the IMF said. 'International experience would suggest that this rapid pace of credit growth has the potential to lead to a worsening of average credit quality, particularly if the business cycle swings to reverse.' The IMF also cautioned that Hong Kong's growth would slow to 4 per cent next year, or even become negative, should the euro-zone crisis ...

  3. Stand and deliver

    Posted Jul 17th 2007, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... economic growth machinery. In turn, China finally stood up to the IMF- an event long awaited by the developing world- but maybe a bit too late. This is probably the biggest decision affecting the world monetary system since 1974, when the IMF dropped the Breton Woods system which pegged the US dollar to the gold standard with the world's currencies trading in a limited band around ...

  4. America's protectionist drift

    Posted Apr 05th 2008, 12:00am by James Dorn

    ... Monetary Fund unless Beijing stops intervening in the foreign exchange market. The letter was signed by 15 of the 24 Democratic members of the Ways and Means Committee. House Democrats see the IMF ... exchange reserves and capital controls imply a 'fundamentally misaligned' exchange rate, which would compel Beijing to consult the IMF. Mr Rangel wants concrete action to penalise China ...

  5. Don't bury debate over sovereign funds

    Posted Mar 24th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... of the IMF. Sovereign wealth funds are influential already, and they are going to get a lot more powerful over the coming years. A public debate about their rules of conduct is sorely needed. ... reserves more actively. According to the IMF's researchers, sovereign wealth funds currently manage between US$2 trillion and US$3 trillion. That is a lot: US$3 trillion was roughly the size ...

  6. Euro zone crisis a reminder for HK

    Posted Sep 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Asian growth by a third. The IMF also warns that the world cannot look to China in the same way as it did during the economic crisis to lead a recovery, as another round of stimulus measures ... by world leaders and the IMF, fearful the next of prospects for world growth next year without concrete measures to back up the words. The immediate test is management by the euro zone ...

  7. Mainland may not be haven investors hope

    Posted Sep 11th 2007, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... would hardly be affected by an external slowdown. But the IMF paper points out that this picture of mainland trade no longer holds true. In recent years, the mainland has invested heavily in its ... of all this investment is that as mainland exports have become more sophisticated, the close correlation between exports and imports has broken down. According to the IMF paper, that means ...

  8. World's banker of choice

    Posted Oct 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Bank), to opening their markets to Chinese investment and recognising China as a market economy. The IMF agreed to raise China's voting rights to 6.07 per cent, from 3.65 per cent last year, behind only the US and Japan. Next month's G20 summit, under the chairmanship of French President Nicolas Sarkozy, will discuss a Chinese suggestion for IMF reform and a Sarkozy proposal ...

  9. The case against austerity growing

    Posted Apr 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... managing director of the IMF, and US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner have echoed it, calling for budget cutting to be reined in to allow some form of stimulus spending. Even Sarkozy has begun ...

  10. Mainland stocks rally on hints of monetary easing

    Posted Apr 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... so far this year. Yesterday's gain was partly buoyed by the International Monetary Fund raising its forecasts for global economic growth. The IMF said the world economy would grow 3.5 ...




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