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  1. BNP maps aggressive expansion in Asia Pacific

    Posted Apr 09th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... presence in the region. Asia and emerging countries accounted for 27 per cent of BNP's revenue in corporate and investment banking operations last year, second to Europe's 49 per cent ... in that market over the same period. As the US economy shows signs of running out of steam, leading banks have turned to emerging markets such as China, India and Brazil to pick up some of the slack. ...

  2. HK real estate prices set to soar, says UBS expert

    Posted Feb 11th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Eric Wong, head of Asia property research at investment bank UBS, expects local property prices to rise 33 per cent by the end of 2012. He says it is unlikely the government will introduce further measures to stabilise the market in the near future. However, he expects prices will be very near 1997 levels by the end of this year. That could put the government under pressure ...

  3. Central bank raises reserve ratio to curb lending growth

    Posted Jun 17th 2006, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... investment, money supply and industrial output accelerated in May, presenting a strong case for further policy tightening. In a statement posted on its website, the People's Bank of China said overly rapid growth in fixed-asset investment and bank lending and a rising trade surplus were the main reasons behind the decision to raise the reserve requirement. The move comes less than two ...

  4. Inflation does not worry bank chief

    Posted Dec 12th 2006, 12:00am by Jamil Anderlini

    ... rapid acceleration to inflation rates of above 20 per cent within a very short time. United States investment bank Goldman Sachs expected CPI inflation to move up towards 3 per cent in the near ... Jamil Anderlini People's Bank of China governor Zhou Xiaochuan said yesterday the central bank would not target inflation and was not overly concerned by the increase in the consumer ...

  5. Mainland retail sales growth hits record 22pc

    Posted May 14th 2008, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... investment bank said. Goldman Sachs said that with the consumer price index at a decade high, it was not surprising to see nominal retail sales at a decade high as well. 'However, real retail sales growth has been holding up as well,' the investment bank said. 'While real wage income growth has softened in recent months, it remains at a firm level and we expect ...

  6. Mainland inflation forecast to exceed 7pc

    Posted Jul 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of most overseas investment bank forecasts, which expect inflation of 7 to 7.5 per cent. Rising industrial costs are likely to be passed on to consumers and further possible energy price rises ... Yang cautioned against rapid yuan appreciation, saying the move, recommended by many investment bank economists as an inflation curb, could inflict too much pain on the mainland economy. ...

  7. Economy forecast to grow 11pc this year

    Posted Jan 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... an estimated 11.5 per cent last year, a government economist predicted just as international investment banks adjust their forecasts. Saying inflation would ease in the second half, Fan Caiyue, ... will unveil key economic data for last year. Most investment banks agree with Mr Fan, forecasting slower economic growth and generally the easing of inflation this year. They also cited as factors ...

  8. Investors urged to hold nerve in crises

    Posted Apr 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Manpreet Gill, Asia strategist at Barclays Wealth. The investment bank and fund house also suggests four investment ideas for the second quarter. Barclays says the United States equity market has ... in the Middle East has added another worrying factor for investors looking to park their money in safe investments. However, according to strategists and fund managers, these disasters should ...

  9. Wen warns of curbs to rein in prices, investment

    Posted Oct 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai Premier Wen Jiabao yesterday threatened to rein in rising prices and excess investment with renewed efforts, warning of fresh curbs on bank loans and pledging to bar any price ... investments, bank loans and land use and 'strictly control' new projects, especially those that were energy-intensive and highly polluting or in sectors showing overcapacity. Overall ...

  10. Steady credit growth increases inflationary pressure

    Posted May 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... economist at French investment banking group, Societe Generale. In trying to tighten liquidity, China has capped loan growth, raised interest rates four times since last October, and increased ... Jane Cai in Beijing Mainland banks made fresh loans of 739.6 billion yuan (HK$884.54 billion) in April, up from 679.4 billion yuan in March, but 20.8 billion yuan lower than in the same ...




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