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  1. Business - Economy

    Bank of England surprised by markets' failure to price in rate rise

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 01:02am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London BOE surprised by markets' failure to price in rate rise Bank of England policymakers were surprised earlier this month that markets had not priced in a higher chance of an interest rate rise this year, minutes of their June 4-5 policy meeting released yesterday showed. Bank governor Mark Carney shocked markets last week by saying that a rise in rates could come ...

  2. What's special about bankers, bar their greed?

    Posted Mar 18th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by himself and state authorities to block the payments are not only about money but the values by which we want to define capitalism. The free market is supposed to reward people who succeed ... for it is now clear that most financial firms that generated outsized- and illusionary- profits did not do so because of unique market insights. Rather, they used excessive leverage- by borrowing money ...

  3. Business - Money - EXCHANGES

    HKMEx's failure shows challenge in starting market

    Posted May 10th 2014, 01:20am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com HKMEx's failure highlights challenge in starting market While Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing says commodities trading contributed to its 2 per cent ... running a new exchange showed how difficult it is to put up a new commodities market in the city from scratch. "HKMEx was set up at the wrong time by the wrong person, and it closes ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Tin Shui Wai kindergarten's ousting shows market failure, lobby group says

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 05:08am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shui Wai preschool which was ousted from its campus by a rival shows the market-driven system is detrimental to early childhood education, an advocacy group for free kindergartens says. ... yesterday. "It means educational issues- such as quality, places and development- are being determined by the market." Yuen, an education policy specialist at the Institute of Education, ...

  5. News - World - IRAQ: ANALYSIS

    Political row rages in Iraq over failure of security forces in Mosul and Tikrit

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 10:42pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Istanbul Political row rages after the army and police in Mosul and Tikrit flee their posts without a fight Rivals accuse Maliki over failure of the security forces ... in Syria, unrest reaches its worst point in five years, with 9,475 civilians killed in 2013 according to the non-governmental organisation Iraq Body Count. On a daily basis, bombs devastate markets ...

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

    Don't write off Warren Buffett, despite recent failures of judgment

    Posted May 04th 2014, 04:15am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Don't write off Warren Buffett despite recent failures Warren Buffett's failure to beat the stock market in four of the past five years has raised the issue of whether Berkshire Hathaway's 83-year-old iconic chief executive has lost his touch. SCMP, May 2 It's a funny thing about people whose advice on the stock market is worth following ...

  7. New rules tackle price-fixing monopolies

    Posted Jan 05th 2011, 12:00am by Ed Zhang

    ... development of the market economy,' the National Development and Reform Commission said yesterday in a statement on its website. The new regulations ban rival companies from setting a fixed price or colluding to change prices. They also bar sellers from setting a minimum price. Market participants are also prohibited from selling products at prices lower than their own cost to squeeze out other ...

  8. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Harsh realities of market stymie Leung Chun-ying's housing goals

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 04:49am by NICHOLAS BROOKE

    ... Nicholas Brooke property.post@scmp.com Despite the best of intentions, the administration has been unable to deliver the results it intended in terms of housing Harsh realities of market stymie Leung's housing plan As we are now two years into Leung Chun-ying's administration, we can take stock of what has been achieved in the city's property market. Housing ...

  9. Property - Comment - BRICKS & MORTAR

    Flats for Hongkongers scheme a failure

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 01:09am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito Shelving of programme does not mean further easing, but rather a signal that it is not working 'Flats for HK people' scheme doomed to failure from start When ... in 2012 to reserve selected new homes for the city's residents, was a failure. Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying suggested on Tuesday last week that when the programme was launched, ...

  10. Property - Hong Kong & China - HOUSING POLICY

    Flats for Hongkongers scheme a failure

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 11:27am by Peggy Sito

    ... to saying the initiative – introduced in 2012 to reserve selected new homes for the city’s residents – was a failure. Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying suggested on Tuesday last week that when the programme was launched, it was a pilot scheme and would be used only when the market was getting too heated. Leung said the market had cooled down as the number of buyers from outside Hong Kong had ...




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