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  1. Shaky global economy clouds Hong Kong outlook

    Posted May 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Anoop Singh We at the IMF have become more cautiously optimistic in our outlook for global growth over the past few months. A string of encouraging economic indicators have emerged from ... of the IMF's Asia and Pacific department ...

  2. Outlook is mostly fine with a few showers

    Posted Oct 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... effectively in 2008. As it has been for decades, I am confident that Hong Kong is well-prepared to handle whatever downsides the international environment throws at it. Anoop Singh is IMF director ...

  3. Enough budget goodies to go around

    Posted Mar 01st 2007, 12:00am by Tony Latter

    ... on the side of caution in his sums, and one can see why in his remarks about the fiscal reserve and the International Monetary Fund. In essence, he is still hung up on IMF warnings about Hong Kong ... the pretext of awaiting more feedback and, as he had intimated recently, leaving things for the next administration. Here again the IMF cast its shadow, despite being proved fallible in its earlier ...

  4. Talking points

    Posted Jul 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Atlantis from embarking on its 12-day journey to the International Space Station, marking the final flight of the 30-year US space shuttle programme. Lagarde faces possible investigation New IMF ...

  5. Lai See

    Posted Jan 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Scared Donald may have bigger agenda in Davos Good to see our chief executive Donald Tsang making it onto a world stage and sharing it with the likes of IMF managing director Christine Lagarde, Britain's finance minister George Osborne and Canada's central bank governor Mark Carney. And what did Donald tell the world? 'I've never been as scared as I am about ...

  6. The vastness of our rainy day fund shows no confidence in HK

    Posted Feb 27th 2011, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... There is no easy answer to the question of how much we actually need in free fiscal reserves, but we do have advice from the International Monetary Fund on this point. In a study three years ago the IMF ...

  7. Brace for impact, warns shareholder watchdog

    Posted Dec 11th 2006, 12:00am by Louis Beckerling

    ... with a calamitous impact on financial markets. 'We are hearing these warnings from the IMF and the Bank for International Settlements and we keep getting record trade deficits, as a result of which ...

  8. A monster unleashed

    Posted Jul 20th 2006, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... just because the bureaucracy has no imagination of its own. As for the IMF, its one-size-fits-all solutions to financial and fiscal problems have already done enough damage in Asia. The GST ...



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