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  1. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Bonds shine again as stocks seen as overvalued

    Posted Apr 19th 2014, 01:09am by Reuters

    ... in both developed and emerging countries, are at or near their highest levels ever thanks to central banks propping up the global economic recovery with their ultra-loose monetary policy. ... Joachim Fels, chief international economist with Morgan Stanley. The asset class that benefits most in this environment is fixed income, especially euro-zone bonds if the European Central Bank ...

  2. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Debt in riskiest markets a frontier too far?

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 10:06am by NICHOLAS SPIRO

    ... In February, Nigeria's president, Goodluck Jonathan, ousted the country's well-respected central bank governor, Lamido Sanusi, after his revelations about an alleged multibillion-dollar fraud ... currency, the kwacha, forced the country's central bank to raise interest rates by a hefty 175 basis points last month to 12 per cent. The good news is that investors demanded a higher premium ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance - INVESTMENT

    Private equity's princeling with the Midas touch

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 03:31pm by Reuters

    ... and coverage of the business dealings of the political elite is heavily censored in the largely state-controlled media. Princelings have played central roles in businesses involved in finance, energy, ...

  4. Property - International - INVESTMENT

    Greenland to ramp up Australian expansion

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 03:24pm by Peggy Sito

    ... for a one-bedroom unit to A$1.1 million for a two-bedroom unit. The Greenland Centre, which includes a high-end boutique hotel and a residential tower in Sydney's central business district, ...

  5. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Sovereign funds wary of emerging market volatility

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 12:59am by Reuters

    ... central banks, said that currency reserve management was becoming more divergent, with one group pursuing liquidity to be ready to intervene in local markets and the other trying to achieve their return target, typically of about 3 per cent to 4 per cent plus inflation. Data earlier this month raised eyebrows as foreign central banks' overall holdings of US Treasury debt fell ...

  6. Business - China Business - INVESTMENT

    Chinese firms enter US industrial heartland

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 01:30am by BLOOM

    ... companies are expected to go overseas following the planned elimination of mandatory central government approvals. By 2020, Rhodium expects Chinese direct investment abroad to reach US$1 trillion ...

  7. Business - Economy - INVESTMENT

    A new super-cycle for bonds

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 05:59am by DAVID BROWN

    ... considering the Fed's likely central preference for US growth at about 3 per cent and its 2 per cent inflation objective. Further out, investors will need higher incentives as risk factors ...

  8. Business - Economy - INVESTMENT

    Indonesia seeks to benefit from Thai turmoil and rising wages

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 01:38am by BLOOM

    ... in central and east Java, chairman Mahendra Siregar said. Japanese companies, the biggest direct investors in Indonesia, are turning to the country as protests in Thailand raise risks in that nation, ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance - INVESTMENT

    Mainlanders use ‘free money’ from Hong Kong banks to earn higher returns at home

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 09:34am by KEIRA HUANG; GEORGE CHEN

    ... the big gap in interest rates between Hong Kong, which has a market-based banking system, and the mainland, where the central bank tightly controls loan and deposit rates, it’s no surprise ... tax loans, but if the amount exceeds HK$100,000, the rate drops to 1.4 per cent. On the mainland, the benchmark interest rate set by the People’s Bank of China, the central bank, is 6 per cent ...

  10. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Hong Kong's low rates add shine to gold and mutual funds

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 01:33am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Europe and the United States, but he warned investors to be aware of the need to diversify their portfolios. Gold could be one choice, with both retail investors and central banks keen ... drivers are the central banks that like to buy gold to diversify their investment portfolios." ...




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