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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. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Property price inflation may lead to bust, IMF warns

    Posted Nov 19th 2010, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito The International Monetary Fund (IMF) warns that a correction in Hong Kong's property market is likely unless price growth is checked. It recommends an increase in stamp ... to a year after purchase. The IMF's comments on asset inflation come two weeks after Hong Kong Monetary Authority chief executive Norman Chan Tak-lam warned that the US Federal Reserve's ...

  8. IMF urges mainland to boost domestic demand

    Posted Feb 04th 2009, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... revenues, the International Monetary Fund says. The IMF has cut its growth forecast for the mainland economy to 6.7 per cent this year from a projection of 8.5 per cent late last year ... to be accompanied by much looser monetary conditions,' Mr Qu said. The central government hopes to achieve a growth rate of 8 per cent this year, but Premier Wen Jiabao acknowledged that it would ...

  9. World not at risk from a hard landing, says IMF official

    Posted May 26th 2004, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... Joseph Lo Global economic growth should not be at risk even if the mainland economy suffers a hard landing, according to a senior International Monetary Fund official. Economic counsellor and director of the IMF's research department Raghuram Rajan told economists in Hong Kong he stuck by the fund's earlier forecast that the global economy would grow 4.5 per cent this year, ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

    IMF board overhaul is the biggest shift in two decades

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Washington Board overhaul biggest shift in decades The International Monetary Fund's executive board is undergoing the biggest reshuffle in two decades in a shift ... their diminishing economic significance." The changes are the largest since the early 1990s, when the Soviet bloc collapsed and a flurry of new countries joined the fund. The attempt this time ...




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