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  1. Business - Money - MACROSCOPE

    Bull run in US stocks seemingly over

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 09:57am by NICHOLAS SPIRO

    ... risks is giving way to a "sell the rip" as even investors worry that they may have got ahead of themselves. Yet this is not a Fed-driven sell-off. US long-term inflation expectations ...

  2. Business - Economy - UNITED STATES

    Robust consumer spending shields US economy from global turmoil

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 05:51am by Bloomberg

    ... hiring gains averaging 227,000 so far in 2014 outpace last year's 194,000, D'Antonio said. Disposable income, or money left over after taxes and inflation, has climbed an average 2.5 ...

  3. Business - Companies - ACQUISITION

    Baidu buys control of Brazilian online discounter Peixe Urbano

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 10:50am by Reuters

    ... customer service. With local interest rates at their highest in almost three years, household debt peaking and persistently high inflation eating up disposable income, many leading Brazilian online ...

  4. Business - Money - MUTUAL FUNDS

    India-themed mutual funds lead pack in performance

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 06:10am by Reuters

    ... months from a weak oil price. India imported most of its energy so a falling oil price would benefit the government's budget, boost the balance of trade and help curb inflation, in turn ...

  5. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Draghi's depreciating euro boosts ECB policy

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 04:18am by Bloomberg

    ... of imports and boosts exporters' competitiveness, aiding the effort to revive inflation that data will probably show is the weakest since 2009. The euro dropped from a 2-1/2-year high in May ... inflation slowed last month to the lowest level in five years, with consumer prices rising 0.3 per cent year on year, the European Union's statistics office said yesterday. Draghi has said ...

  6. Business - China Business - TRADE

    Canton Fair sees strong demand from exporters

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 05:11am by CHIM SAU-WAI

    ... by 7 per cent, after falling 2.4 per cent in August. Data showing a decline in China's exports early this year was partly attributed to disruption from inflated export figures for the first ...

  7. Property - International - CANADA

    Bank of Nova Scotia chief says fears of housing bubble exaggerated

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 05:09am by Bloomberg

    ... of inflation, between 2 per cent and 2.5 per cent, Porter said. Last week, Canada reported the jobless rate fell to the lowest in almost six years last month on the largest monthly increase ...

  8. News - World - ADVENTURE

    'Bubble man' Reza Baluchi rescued by coastguard en route from Florida to Bermuda

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 04:34am by AP

    ... Baluchi's website says. The bubble, which he propelled forward by running inside and pushing it with his arms, was housed in a large aluminium-type frame studded at intervals with inflated soccer ...

  9. Inflation as bitter medicine

    Posted Mar 08th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... inflation. It is difficult to predict how high the reserve requirement rate will be, but interest rates in comparison have more room to be raised while a one-off revaluation of the renminbi exchange rate remains an unlikely event this year. Inflation has been a hot topic in China. Current inflation (around 5 per cent) has a very different dynamic from previous bouts. In the summer of 2008, ...

  10. Firms upbeat amid inflation fears

    Posted Feb 18th 2011, 12:00am by Amanda Lee

    ... Amanda Lee Mainland executives are still confident about the domestic economy and will consider takeovers this year despite growing concerns about rising inflation and tightening credit, ... and were good at containing costs, their concern this year would be managing inflation-related costs, Partridge said. Inflation last year was 4.6 per cent, or 2.1 per cent excluding food ...




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