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  1. Asian executives full of income optimism

    Posted Feb 13th 2004, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Majority believe companies will see strong growth this year Eighty-two per cent of chief executives in Asia believe their firms will have strong income growth this year despite the threat from infectious diseases, a survey has found. Duncan Fitzgerald, a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, which carried out the study, said the global economic recovery and opening of mainland ...

  2. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Standard Life Investments to tap investment shift

    Posted Feb 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Ray Chan

    ... will be transferred from the head office in Edinburgh to take care of the region's absolute and fixed-income businesses. In addition, the company is looking for someone to head its wholesale business. Amid a rebound in risk appetite, Clark said Chinese investors might consider ploughing more into global equities and move away from the conservative global fixed-income products. Chinese ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance - FINANCE

    Asian corporate bonds market hits US$100b

    Posted Oct 01st 2012, 12:00am by Ray Chan

    ... products, given the challenge in the region of supporting a growing number of older people in the face of stubbornly high unemployment. The market absorbed US$106 billion of fixed-income instruments ... to the fixed-income market, Chia said. He said more investors, meanwhile, were looking for alternatives to low-returning US Treasuries, which were likely to remain low after the US Federal Reserve announced ...

  4. $2.1b loss triggers fund review

    Posted May 07th 2005, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Legislators express fears at lack of stable government income from Exchange Fund Hong Kong Monetary Authority chief executive Joseph Yam Chi-kwong and the financial secretary are to review the system for sharing investment income from the Exchange Fund. The review comes after the fund posted a $2.1 billion loss in the first quarter, of which the government had to shoulder ...

  5. Can Asia really fulfil its promise?

    Posted May 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... or so as people retire later or they accept permanent migration. But fertility rates will have to change a lot, and soon, if ageing is not to outstrip ability to keep raising income levels ... 2030, by which time fertility may have picked up again. But, in any event, China is about to face what is known as the middle-income trap. Years of fast growth through urbanisation ...

  6. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Move fast when overheating hits, IMF warns Asia

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... by "strong" labour market conditions, "robust" consumer confidence and household disposable income, falling unemployment rates and rising real wages, the IMF said. Economies might also ...

  7. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Fed's zero interest rate hurts Asia and may not help the US

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... into savers' incomes, which have restrained consumption, and depressed borrowing costs, which have fuelled the investment boom. As a result, China's economy has become even more unbalanced. ... of the median household income to between 80 and 90 per cent, triggering a sharp fall in prices. Happily for Hong Kong's homeowners, MacKinnon's ideas are unlikely to gain much traction ...

  8. News - Asia - GAMBLING

    Asian casinos solve conservative beliefs by allowing foreigners only

    Posted Jan 28th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... for a compromise. A Sg$100 (HK$628) entry fee is aimed at filtering out low-income gamblers, while any Singaporean who had filed for bankruptcy or received long-term financial state aid is automatically barred. After a 2011 official survey showed an increasing proportion of low-income gamblers playing with large sums, the ban was expanded in June last year to include the unemployed and those ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Myanmar: Asia's next growth story?

    Posted Aug 21st 2012, 12:00am by STEPHEN GROFF

    ... a middle-income nation, and could triple per capita income by 2030. Half a century ago, Myanmar was the pearl of Asia, one of the region's leading economies with a per capita income more than twice ...

  10. Business - Money - MARKETS

    Analysts warn investors over rush into bonds

    Posted Jan 28th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanny Yu

    ... of the inflows into stock funds in the week to January 16. Phillip Apel, the head of diversified fixed-income and rates at Henderson, said that as the equity market recovered, funds were flowing ...




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