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  1. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Would you like a rise with that? How Hong Kong fares on the Big Mac Index

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 10:50pm by PHILA

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com As a new minimum wage recommendation nears, an alternative Big Mac Index shows just how Hong Kong workers fare on the world stage Would you like a rise with that? How many burgers can a minimum-wage earner afford? It's an odd question, but it goes to the heart of a debate over how much spending power is wielded by workers who earn the minimum ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1567209/would-you-rise-how-hong-kong-fares-big-mac-index
  2. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Abe's economic reforms seen as falling short in Japan growth push

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 02:37am by Reuters

    ... growth, from phased-in corporate tax cuts to a bigger role for women and foreign workers, but applause from investors is likely to be muted after Tokyo backpedalled on bolder reforms. Private ... in one of the world's most rapidly ageing societies. Also included in the package are steps to raise the number of highly skilled foreign workers and expand a controversial foreign trainee ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1539920/abes-economic-reforms-seen-falling-short-japan-growth-push
  3. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Impact from cutting number of mainland tourists ‘only short term’, says think tank

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 07:18pm by Johnny Tam

    ... employment opportunities for low-skilled workers. Professor Terence Chong Tai-leung of the department of economics at Chinese University did not believe the drop in real GDP would be that drastic, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1530931/economic-impact-reducing-mainland-tourist-numbers-hong-kong-only
  4. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Jobless rate could rise if retail sales keep declining, financial secretary warns

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:03am by Phila Siu

    ... to shrink, there will be huge pressure on the employment market. The currently low unemployment rate of 3.1 per cent may rise, affecting low-skilled workers in particular," he wrote. He pointed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1528229/jobless-rate-could-rise-if-retail-sales-keep-declining-financial
  5. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    The two Brazils

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 11:53am by NICHOLAS SPIRO

    ... the economy away from the consumption-led development model favoured by the ruling Workers' Party, headed by President Dilma Rousseff, the protégé of the popular former head of state, Luiz Inacio ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1530679/two-brazils
  6. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Euro endgame

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:29am by DAVID BROWN

    ... it out". Unfortunately for the ECB, that "first-strike" deterrent has long gone and it has repeatedly missed every opportunity to show it had the wherewithal to act- and the willingness ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1528186/euro-endgame
  7. News - China - ECONOMY

    Parallel traders shrug off 15-day border crackdown

    Posted May 30th 2014, 03:57am by He Huifeng

    ... You just need to pay me between 10 and 50 yuan per item depending on how difficult they are to carry." The booming open market attracts many customers, including office workers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1521204/parallel-traders-shrug-15-day-border-crackdown
  8. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    US records strong rise in April employment

    Posted May 03rd 2014, 04:00am by Bloomberg

    ... to a close and manufacturing accelerated, helping explain why companies such as Ford Motor are taking on more workers. The figures corroborate the Federal Reserve's view that the expansion ... the most jobs in five months and retailers took on the most workers this year. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1502994/us-records-strong-rise-april-employment
  9. News - World - ECONOMY

    Leftist protests in Paris and Rome target policies of socialist leaders

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 05:15am by Reuters

    ... reforms will worsen the situation for workers without job security, hitting young people when they are already struggling. The rage of the people in the squares today is justified," he said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1480933/leftist-protests-paris-and-rome-target-policies-socialist-leaders
  10. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    China economic growth to slow with investments, says ADB

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 05:45am by Victoria Ruan

    ... to be overheating and investment in the sector would continue to underpin economic growth. "Monetary policy needs to strike a balance between mitigating risks in the financial and property sectors ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1462744/china-economic-growth-slow-investments-says-adb

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