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  1. Higher spending may prevent US recession despite jobs decline

    Posted Sep 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Associated Press in New York American consumers hold the key to whether the unexpected drop in employment signals a continuation of a gentle slowdown or a tumble into outright recession for the economy. The question is if after years of spending, American ...

  2. Local insurers seek exemption from US tax law

    Posted Jul 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), which will take effect from January, aims to prevent wealthy Americans from avoiding tax by requiring companies and banks to provide more detail ... and insurance policies are not commonly used for tax evasion,' Yong told the South China Morning Post. 'In addition, Hong Kong has laws and regulations to prevent money laundering which should ...

  3. Property - Hong Kong & China - Market

    Hong Kong buyers see homes as hedge against inflation, say analysts

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... said. "Although the introduction of the stronger measures will affect end-user purchases, the policymakers will have to make a choice in order to prevent the market from overheating ...

  4. Beijing to step up policy fine-tuning

    Posted Aug 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... interest rates and reserve requirement ratios twice this year. The central bank will also strengthen supervision of the financial sector to prevent systemic risks in the industry. ...

  5. Home prices rise across mainland in July

    Posted Aug 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... property controls and prevent home prices from rebounding, according to Xinhua. 'The property price rise was due to the relaxation in monetary policy,' Credit Suisse research analyst Du ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The limits of central banking

    Posted Aug 18th 2012, 12:00am by Andrew Sheng

    ... lending to the real sector is still flat or negative. No one disputes the duty of central banks to provide liquidity to prevent total financial meltdown. The 19th-century English economist Walter ...

  7. Beijing sets out to burst bubbles

    Posted Jan 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to produce profits. We must prevent the growth of a bubble economy and prevent the hollowing out of industries,' he said. This year, the government will improve the nation's credit ...

  8. Tougher capital rules delayed again

    Posted Jun 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... their asset expansion plans. They said market conditions had changed dramatically since the proposal to increase capital adequacy ratios was floated last year. The goal then was to prevent the economy ...

  9. China 'heading for a decade of 3 per cent annual growth'

    Posted Mar 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... problems, but its great virtue was that it prevented governments from printing money at will. With the anchor cast loose, the US embarked on a credit creation binge that Duncan says blurred, ... 'It looks like the new credit-driven paradigm has run out of steam,' says Duncan. Today, the only thing preventing the US economy from sinking into an outright depression on the scale ...

  10. Wen talks tough on rapidly rising inflation

    Posted Apr 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and improve the effectiveness and flexibility of measures to 'resolutely' prevent prices from rising too fast, Wen told officials at a State Council meeting. The mainland will release ... said. The central government has identified curbing inflation as a top priority for 2011 to prevent social unrest, establishing an annual target of 4 per cent for the consumer price index. ...




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