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  1. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Investors in Asia calmer over future U.S. interest rate rise

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 04:42am by Reuters

    ... that offer foreigners a seamless transfer from equities to bonds. "If you have both asset classes to offer in local currency, you can actually see a transfer rather than switching out ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1588108/investors-asia-calmer-over-future-us-interest-rate-rise
  2. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    US job growth slows to 8-month low

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 05:37am by Reuters

    ... lending rates near zero since December 2008 and financial markets do not foresee an increase until around the middle of next year. Last month's job gains were spread broadly across ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1586262/us-job-growth-slows-8-month-low
  3. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Retailers seek to keep watch sales ticking amid slowdown

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 03:51am by Amy Nip

    ... which showcases 12 top brands including Audemars Piguet, Bulgari, Chopard and Piaget. Outside the fair, it plans to close smaller shops including a 1,000 square metre outlet on Middle Road, Tsim ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1584641/retailers-seek-keep-watch-sales-ticking-amid-slowdown
  4. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    African lions hope to emulate economies of Asian tigers

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 03:26am by Bloomberg

    ... the "Asian tiger" economies in the 21st century. Africa's advantages include vast untapped resources, a youthful population and an expanding middle class. Offsetting these are rampant ... of the global economy could triple by 2050, while average per-capita income could surge sixfold and 1.4 billion more Africans could join the middle class, under the most optimistic of scenarios sketched ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1566550/african-lions-hope-emulate-economies-asian-tigers
  5. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    World Bank chief backs launch of BRICS bank

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:20am by Victoria Ruan

    ... "affordable quality care", especially for its ageing population and a middle class facing chronic diseases. The World Bank has forecast China's economic growth rate will reach about 7.6 per ... and stability in the Middle East. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1549975/world-bank-chief-backs-launch-brics-bank
  6. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    The two Brazils

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

    ... to low-income families in return for enrolling their children in school. The second Brazil... is one of stagflation... and worryingly low levels of productivity The scheme helped create a lower middle class that is now demanding better-quality public services and an end to corruption. A year ago, more than a million Brazilians took to the streets to call for political accountability ...

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

    Financial Secretary John Tsang hints one-off budget relief measures may be withdrawn

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 04:31am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... as the global economy improves. He made the comments as a government source told the Post that the middle class should expect fewer "sweeteners" when Tsang delivers his budget on February 26. ... on low incomes. These could include the two-month exemption on public housing rents that have been a feature of recent budgets. But the middle class, already upset about being ignored ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1424870/financial-secretary-john-tsang-hints-one-budget-relief-measures-may
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - ECONOMY

    Why economic stimulus no longer works for China

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 10:42am by Derek Scissors

    ... is middling, there is a government which has loudly promised change, and yet little action has taken place. What is the justification this time? If the economy needs to be as vigorous as a decade ago ... action, the mainland eases further into the middle-income trap, where once fast-rising economies slowly drift towards stagnation. This gradual failure, not the extent of stimulus, is what matters. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1538761/why-economic-stimulus-no-longer-works-china
  9. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Political tensions could undermine Hong Kong as China's top financial centre: Joseph Yam

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 11:36pm by Cannix Yau and Enoch Yiu

    ... as the middle man, from being marginalised". Referring to rising competition from Shanghai as it becomes a free-trade zone and from other regions running offshore yuan centres, he says: "Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1539240/political-tensions-could-undermine-hong-kong-top-financial-centre
  10. News - China - ECONOMY

    Local government debt show signs of improving

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 07:48pm by Keith Zhai

    ... Keith Zhai keith.zhai@scmp.com But extravagance and corruption persist at some departments and state firms, audit chief says Local government debt show signs of improving China's growth in local government debt has been slowing since the middle of last year, the National Audit Office said, but cautioned that some provinces were deferring the problem by repaying old debts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1539727/chinas-audit-central-government-budget-uncovers-array-problems

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