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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    International Monetary Fund warns Hong Kong over mainland exposure

    Posted May 24th 2014, 01:52am by Jeanny Yu

    ... exposure The mainland is now Hong Kong's most systemically important exposure in terms of a potential shock to interbank markets, the International Monetary Fund said yesterday, urging ... Monetary Authority, including effective co-operation with mainland supervisors," the IMF said in report released yesterday. Under an extreme scenario presented in the IMF analysis, ...

  2. Business - Economy

    International Monetary Fund urges structural reform of Asian economies

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 01:15am by BLOOM

    ... and Pacific. Asia [can] meet challenges ahead provided it stays the course on reforms INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND Tightening of global liquidity is one of the four main risks confronting Asia this year and next year, the International Monetary Fund said. Other dangers include a sharper-than-envisaged slowdown in China, waning effectiveness of growth-supporting policies in Japan, and political ...

  3. News - World - UKRAINE

    United States, International Monetary Fund offer help to battered Ukraine economy

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 04:37am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney US and IMF offer help to repair battered economy The United States and the International Monetary Fund have offered to help Ukraine in rebuilding its ... the official said. Kerry "reiterated the view that Russia, the United States and appropriate European and international organisations must work together to support a strong, economically ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Reform, not monetary stimulus, is China's only choice to revive growth

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 05:58pm by ANDY XIE

    ... Andy Xie Andy Xie says to revive growth, China must step up market reforms to tap its inherent competitiveness, while shutting out calls from vested interests for more monetary stimulus ... cent to 25 per cent, and contributions to social funds halved for three years. The central government should issue fiscal bonds to plug the resulting shortfall. To ensure the fiscal deficit ...

  5. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    Hong Kong Monetary Authority's lack of independence queried in IMF study

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 02:57am by DON WEINLAND

    ... the city's exposure to mainland borrowers. In a financial sector assessment aimed at gauging the Hong Kong banking system's compliance with Basel III rules, the International Monetary Fund said ... Don Weinland don.weinland@scmp.com Fund assessment notes the chief executive's powers to control monetary authority, amid growing concerns over exposure to mainland borrowers IMF ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    London property not best investment for Hong Kong Monetary Authority

    Posted Nov 10th 2013, 04:31am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... assets over different market cycles." Hong Kong Monetary Authority, November 7 And so saying, the HKMA announced that it has jumped into the London property market by paying HK$2.5 billion ... fund manager. Wisely, the HKMA has in the past mostly put the money in the most boring bonds it can find or let others run it. But its executives have never favoured a passive role. With so ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - FINANCE

    Hong Kong Monetary Authority chief pledges support for US dollar peg

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 11:27pm by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com HKMA chief pledges support for US dollar peg Hong Kong Monetary Authority chief executive Norman Chan Tak-lam said yesterday that he would continue to support ... effectively makes the Hong Kong dollar hostage to US monetary policy and would impact rates for housing and loans in the city. "Despite its imperfections, the Linked Exchange Rate System (LERS) ...

  8. Business - Money - IPO OUTLOOK

    Developers push ahead

    Posted Jun 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Ray Chan

    ... will wind down its bond buying program and the International Monetary Fund's latest warning about mainland government debt are not helping market participants looking to take firms public. ... headwinds, at least eight initial public offerings remain on track. These include Wuzhou International, a mid-sized mainland property developer, which began a pre-marketing roadshow last week for its ...

  9. Business - Economy

    IMF trims global growth forecast, citing eurozone

    Posted Jan 24th 2013, 10:35am by AFP

    ... the International Monetary Fund said, in an economic outlook update. The IMF projected global gross domestic product (GDP) annual growth of 3.5 per cent this year, a dip of 0.1 point from its October ... medium-term fiscal consolidation plan, focused on entitlement and tax reform.” For Japan, the priority is to undertake structural reforms and wield a “more ambitious monetary policy easing” to boost ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    IMF calls for tougher 'stress testing'

    Posted Oct 06th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Brussels IMF calls for tougher stress tests The International Monetary Fund wants countries to improve stress tests on banks and other major financial institutions to identify ... methods developed by the Dutch central bank and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority to tackle solvency and liquidity risks. It also praised the US Federal Reserve's tests in 2009 ...




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