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  1. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Rise in interest rates is something to welcome, not worry about

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 04:05am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... rise in interest rates, welcome it Homeowners do not have to worry about a sudden surge in interest rates, which would further hit an already ailing property market after the United States ... Business, June 30   I am sure Professor Chan is right. All this talk of tapering by the Fed is just that, talk. The United States is so addicted now to ultra-low interest rates that going into rehab ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance - MONETARY POLICY

    ECB stimulus comes with hidden message on interest rates

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 04:05am by Bloomberg

    ... with rates message Mario Draghi's latest stimulus tool contains a hidden message: if you think interest rates will rise before 2018, take the money now. The European Central Bank president has ... cent in May. That is probably enough to stave off further action for now. Economists expect the ECB's governing council will keep interest rates unchanged when it meets on Thursday. ...

  3. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Tony Blair faces claims of conflict of interest in Middle East

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 12:43am by GDN

    ... The Guardian Growing business deals and diplomacy don't mix, say critics who want him to quit as peace envoy Busy Blair's conflict of interest Iraq's latest bloody crisis ... private business interests in the ever-volatile region are expanding. Aides confirmed he was considering opening an office in Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates. But a spokesman denied ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - FREE-TRADE ZONE

    Interest rate reform rolled out to all of Shanghai

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 01:04am by Daniel Ren

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com Banks outside city's free-trade zone to decide foreign exchange deposit rates from today Interest rate reform rolled out to all of Shanghai ... the central bank's belief that it could accelerate the pace of liberalising interest rates. Australia and New Zealand Banking said the expansion of the reform suggested Beijing might soon start ...

  5. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Rising interest rates led investors to redeem bond funds in first four months of 2014

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 12:31pm by Enoch Yiu

    ... despite redemption rush Fear of rising interest rates has led investors to redeem bond funds in the first four months of this year, with the net sales of funds in the city stumbling 37 per cent ... of profit taking by some investors and the fear that increases in interest rates in the US might hurt bond prices. "The US has started to wind down its monetary easing policies from January. ...

  6. Business - Commodities - COMMENT

    European shipping cartel was doomed by China's self-interest in loss-making industry

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 10:58am by Cathy Holcombe

    ... Cathy Holcombe State-owned shipping industry will benefit from Beijing's rejection of proposed European tie-up China puts its own ships first as it blocks alliance Surprise- and plunging share prices. China threw the shipping industry for a loop by v ...

  7. Business - Economy

    Thailand expects economic pickup after leaving key interest rate steady

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 12:55am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Bangkok Thailand expects pickup after leaving rates steady Thailand's central bank left its key interest rate unchanged yesterday as expected and almost halved its economic ... to keep the benchmark interest rate steady at 2 per cent. Two had predicted a cut of 25 basis points. Thanomsri Fongarunrung, an economist with Phatra Securities, said that because the interest ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    No conflict of interest despite work for property developer, Rafael Hui told press in 2005

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 04:16pm by Austin Chiu and Stuart Lau

    ... secretary Rafael Hui Si-yan bluntly dismissed any conflict of interest arising from his former role as a Sun Hung Kai Properties consultant when he became chief secretary in 2005, news videos played ... of interest or conflicts of roles." Watch: Rafael Hui denies conflict of interest to press in 2005 Hui appeared emotionless in the dock as he watched his cheerful demeanour in a number of TV ...

  9. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Film review: Z Storm covers no new ground, but has moments of interest

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 10:56pm by YVONNE TEH

    ... for those who follow crime thrillers and dramas, there are touches of originality and humour to keep things interesting. While the end message comes across as disingenuously cheerleading, scattered ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Declaration of interests vital, Hui and Kwoks corruption trial hears

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 04:48am by Stuart Lau and Austin Chiu

    ... Stuart Lau and Austin Chiu Court also told of letter from Donald Tsang, calling Rafael Hui his ‘most reliable colleague’ Declaration of interests vital, graft trial hears Executive councillors are trusted to declare conflicts of interest to ensure "impartial and fair" policymaking, the trial of former chief secretary and Exco member Rafael Hui Si-yan was told ...




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