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  1. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Abe's economic reforms seen as falling short in Japan growth push

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

    ... to opposition from the powerful farm lobby, while the government has gone out of its way to say moves to increase foreign workers are not an "immigration" policy. "Abe's 'Third ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1539920/abes-economic-reforms-seen-falling-short-japan-growth-push
  2. 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

    ... Steve Hanke JB Say’s message was that a demand failure could not cause an economic slump In late April this year, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) at the US Department of Commerce announced that it would start reporting a new data series as part of the US national income accounts. In addition to gross domestic product (GDP), the BEA will start reporting gross output (GO). ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1543497/french-economists-long-forgotten-demand-theory-gets-its-due
  3. News - China - ECONOMY

    Local government debt show signs of improving

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 07:48pm by Keith Zhai

    ... Keith Zhai keith.zhai@scmp.com But extravagance and corruption persist at some departments and state firms, audit chief says Local government debt show signs of improving China's ... and corruption persisted in some departments and state enterprises despite President Xi Jinping's nationwide crackdown on graft. Together, their audited expenses accounted for 154 billion yuan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1539727/chinas-audit-central-government-budget-uncovers-array-problems
  4. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    US jobless claims show surprise increase in week

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 05:57am by Reuters

    ... to change views the labour market was strengthening. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits climbed 4,000 to a seasonally adjusted 317,000 for the week to June 7, the labour department said. ... was revised higher. The commerce department said retail sales, which account for a third of consumer spending, gained 0.3 per cent after a revised 0.5 per cent jump in April. Economists had forecast ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1531111/us-jobless-claims-show-surprise-increase-week
  5. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Impact from cutting number of mainland tourists ‘only short term’, says think tank

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 07:18pm by Johnny Tam

    ... employment opportunities for low-skilled workers. Professor Terence Chong Tai-leung of the department of economics at Chinese University did not believe the drop in real GDP would be that drastic, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1530931/economic-impact-reducing-mainland-tourist-numbers-hong-kong-only
  6. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Jobless rate could rise if retail sales keep declining, financial secretary warns

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:03am by Phila Siu

    ... sounded the alarm on his blog after the Census and Statistics Department announced last week that retail sales in April dropped 9.8 per cent year-on-year to HK$38.8 billion, or 9.5 per cent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1528229/jobless-rate-could-rise-if-retail-sales-keep-declining-financial
  7. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Fall in imports raises fresh fears about economic growth in China

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 04:00pm by SANDY LI AND AGENCIES

    ... will pose significant pressure on imports going forward." He said weak import growth would keep the yuan under pressure in the coming months Meanwhile, customs department spokesman Zheng ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1527968/chinese-exports-rise-7-cent-imports-slip
  8. News - China - ECONOMY

    Beijing suspends free-trade zone applications after nationwide frenzy

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 05:07am by ANDREA CHEN AND MIMI LAU

    ... Zhang Yansheng, a top policy adviser to the National Development and Reform Commission, said Beijing had not departed from a wider opening up of the mainland market. "I don't think ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1525581/beijing-suspends-free-trade-zone-applications-after-nationwide-frenzy
  9. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    US records strong rise in April employment

    Posted May 03rd 2014, 04:00am by Bloomberg

    ... increase in March that was stronger than initially estimated, labour department figures showed. The median forecast in a survey of economists called for a 218,000 advance. Unemployment dropped from ... at a 0.1 per cent annualised rate from January to March, compared with a 2.6 per cent gain in the previous quarter, the Commerce Department said earlier this week. "Growth in economic activity ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1502994/us-records-strong-rise-april-employment
  10. Business - Banking & Finance - ECONOMY

    Beijing giving foreign economists the cold shoulder

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 08:31am by George Chen

    ... Post that the central government's propaganda department had instructed senior editors at major official media outlets to be cautious about whom they invite to talk about China's ... joined Deutsche Bank in 2000 after working at both the IMF and World Bank. Ma's nomination sparked opposition within the PBOC and from other central government departments, including ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1430072/beijing-giving-foreign-economists-cold-shoulder

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