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  1. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Welcome to euro casino

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 05:07am by DAVID BROWN

    ... David Brown Falling bond yields paint a false view as the ECB plays its dangerous game of pandering to speculative traders now reaping the gains of stimulus talk Welcome to euro casino Collapsing yields on bonds issued by governments of the euro zone's hitherto troubled peripheral economies are being hailed as proof that the crisis is over and that investors have growing faith ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance - ECONOMY

    Fed moves to correct concern over rates

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 12:59am by Reuters

    ... funds rate would end 2016 at 2.25 per cent, a half percentage point above Fed officials' projections in December. Bonds fell when the charts were initially released, at the close of the US ... of opinion that we have are on full display in those dot charts," he said. The minutes shed little new light on what might prompt an eventual policy tightening after the Fed ends its bond ...

  3. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Top finance officials confident world has turned corner

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 05:07am by AP

    ... jitters about the United States Federal Reserve's bond-buying slowdown and global tensions over Ukraine, policymakers said they believe there is a foundation for sustained growth that can ... mishandle its effort to gradually end the bond buying it has used to lower long-term interest rates to concerns that the political standoff over Russia's annexation of Crimea could undermine ...

  4. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Beijing's mini-stimulus fails to excite market

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 01:14am by Victoria Ruan

    ... construction bonds, the cabinet said. HSBC maintained its forecast for the mainland's gross domestic product growth at 7.4 per cent this year, slightly below Beijing's target of about 7.5 per ... to establish a fund with an annual size of 200 billion to 300 billion yuan, and issue 150 billion yuan worth of bonds to support railway construction, while China Development Bank is authorised to set ...

  5. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Beijing moves to stimulate economy with tax cuts, rail projects

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 05:16am by Reuters

    ... year that will be open to private investors. For this year, the central government will sell 150 billion yuan of bonds to pay for more than 6,600 kilometres of new railway track. ...

  6. News - China - ECONOMY

    US Fed comments causing anxiety, says finance deputy Zhu Guangyao

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 05:20am by Kwong Man-ki

    ... bond-buying programme, putting it on track to end by the autumn. Yellen said the end of the so-called quantitative easing (QE) measures- which at their peak saw US$85 billion a month pumped ... it was considered tapering its bond-buying programme. The shift has caused capital outflows and currency declines in places such as Brazil and India. European economic conditions were also "very ...

  7. Business - Money - ECONOMY

    Exchange Fund earnings fall 32pc on bond investment losses

    Posted Jan 24th 2014, 12:47am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com HK$3.03 trillion fund generates returns of 2.7pc last year, versus 4.4pc in 2012 Exchange Fund earns 32pc less on bond losses A loss of more than HK$19 billion on bond investments last year has seen the Exchange Fund report a 32 per cent drop in earnings, with its payment to the government reduced by 2.65 per cent as a result, the Hong Kong Monetary ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - ECONOMY

    US federal reserve cuts bond-buying but stresses easy policy

    Posted Dec 19th 2013, 03:10am by Reuters, AFP

    ... Agencies in Washington Watch Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's live press conference The U.S. Federal Reserve announced plans to trim its aggressive bond-buying program but sought to temper ... economy, the central bank said it would reduce its monthly asset purchases by $10 billion to total $75 billion. It trimmed equally from mortgage and Treasury bonds. "The (policy-setting) ...

  9. Business - Money - ECONOMY

    IMF warns of risks from emerging market turmoil

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 01:11am by BLOOM

    ... in emerging markets. Less than two months into 2014, global investors pulled more money out of emerging-market stock and bond funds than the total amount they retracted last year. To weather ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - ECONOMY

    Local government financing needs revamp to avoid risk of excessive debt, analysts say

    Posted Jan 24th 2014, 10:21am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Beijing also needed to build a rating system for local government credit, a foundation for launching long-awaited municipal bonds; narrow the gap between local governments' revenue ... as local authorities, which have been banned from issuing bonds directly while also facing tightened regulatory policies on bank lending, have relied heavily on land sales and sought help from ...




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