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  1. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    US labour strength spurs hopes for early rate rise

    Posted Oct 04th 2014, 04:46am by Reuters

    ... an increase until around the middle of 2015. Separately, the Commerce Department said the US trade gap unexpectedly narrowed in August to US$40.1 billion, its smallest level in seven months, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1609132/us-labour-strength-spurs-hopes-early-rate-rise
  2. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    European Central Bank announces buying spree to kick-start economy

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 04:22am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Naples, Italy Draghi hopes injection of billions of euros will boost lending to small and medium-sized firms ECB announces buying spree to revive economy The European Central Bank will buy bundles of loans and other forms of secured debt from the middle of this month in an attempt to kick-start a languishing euro zone economy, despite misgivings in Germany ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1608467/european-central-bank-announces-buying-spree-kick-start-economy
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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