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  1. 'Occupy' activists make themselves at home

    Posted Nov 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chris Ip chris.ip@scmp.com Beneath the glass and steel of the HSBC tower, life has settled into a steady rhythm for the Occupy Central movement. A month has passed since the protesters set ... In Occupy Central, Yau has what she calls a 'small society'. There are more tents than when the movement was in its infancy- 27 on Thursday- but only about 20 people sleep there each ...

  2. Charity events would not be out of place in a democratic socialist society

    Posted Nov 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... During the Occupy Central protest last month, I gave my views on charity events like the Central Rat Race ('Anti-Wall Street protest reaches Asia's capitals', October 16). ... including the Central Rat Race, which raises funds for a mental health charity. However, instead of relying on personal goodwill through contributing to charity events, what we need ...

  3. US-dollar assets 'key to foreign reserves'

    Posted Aug 13th 2007, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... that Beijing would sell off its vast US dollar reserves should Washington impose trade sanctions. In an apparent response to The Daily Telegraph report last Wednesday, an unnamed central bank official ... are managed with the operational goals of safety, liquidity and profit,' the official said. 'The US dollar occupies an important position in the international monetary system. The US ...

  4. Analysts sceptical over property price plan

    Posted Apr 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cary Huang Some 600 cities and county-level cities have submitted their annual targets for property price control to the central government, Xinhua reported last night. Of them, 70 large ... include towns and rural areas, had to submit their annual targets for controlling property price growth to the cabinet by March 31. It forms part of a comprehensive plan by the central government ...

  5. Beijing will prefer financial repression to liberalisation

    Posted Feb 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tom Holland Another day, another call for reform of the Chinese economy. Last Thursday, researchers at the central bank set out a programme for scrapping Beijing's restrictions ... is just a third that of private sector companies, and their returns on equity some 10 percentage points lower. Worse, by occupying administrative monopolies and by consuming a disproportionate ...

  6. Beware wealth's flight to safety in turbulent 2012

    Posted Jan 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... about the costs of German reunification, will soon realise that Greece will be the first, not the last, to be rescued. Rather than a central governing authority, a far more likely outcome ... or his successor will accommodate with monetary easing that other central bankers will emulate via protectionist beggar-thy-neighbour policies. This will bring inflation. If governments augment ...

  7. Why many aren't banking on it being a merry Christmas

    Posted Dec 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... attacked on all fronts- from protesters to strikers. This includes those camped outside St Paul's Cathedral in more than 200 tents in a protest inspired by New York's Occupy Wall Street. ... in the 2009 crisis as governments stepped in with bailout packages while central banks cut interest rates. But now, many banks such as HSBC, Bank of America and Barclays have all announced big lay-off ...

  8. Uphill struggle

    Posted Jun 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the central authorities on the need for industrial restructuring, but concrete action has been limited. Imitation, not creation, is still the order of the day in the majority of mainland factories. ... of the urban workforce is comprised of rural migrants occupying low-skilled jobs. Teaching them new skills will be a huge challenge, out of reach for the foreseeable future. In addition, ...

  9. Property - International - AUSTRALIA

    Little sign of housing market bubble in Australia, says Reserve Bank chief

    Posted Aug 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... are up sharply and unemployment is low, suggesting the housing market represents a modest threat to the economy. The head of the country's central bank certainly wonders what all the fuss ... assets- half of the proportion of the United States. Australians also have a habit of paying off mortgages faster. Almost half of owner-occupiers are ahead on their mortgage payments, so ...

  10. Runaway market is set for consolidation

    Posted Oct 27th 2004, 12:00am by Kenneth Ko, Peta Tomlinson

    ... of project marketing Philip Toogood said central business district and waterfront properties were spearheading a trend that started in the early 1990s. The number of completed apartments in Auckland, ... professional tenants, with prices from NZ$380,000 to $500,000. There is also strong demand in the owner-occupier sector, with buyers seeking well-located, quality apartments. ...




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