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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Poor economic signals add to sense of danger in Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 04:45am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Economic picture raises risk factor The outlook for Hong Kong's economy has darkened, and it's not just because of Occupy Central and an impending constitutional ... Monetary Fund has warned of a 4-in-10 chance that the euro zone will slide into a recession. If so, it will be the third time since the financial crisis. In its twice-yearly World Economic Outlook ...

  2. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Crystal ball was cloudy last year, but it had its moments

    Posted Jan 03rd 2014, 01:48am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland Making predictions is tricky, as Monitor’s record for 2013 shows. But we got it right in areas like US equities and the city property market Crystal ball was cloudy last year, ... that liquidity would be the driving force behind stock market performance in 2013. With interest rates set to remain near zero and plenty of liquidity sloshing around Hong Kong's financial system, ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Looming US rate rise spells trouble for Hong Kong households and firms

    Posted Nov 24th 2014, 05:17am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Kong's economic outlooks through our currency peg and close trade ties. A slew of new US data signals a firm domestic recovery. America's current account deficit improves; its private sector ... and a big property bubble, rising rates, especially if they are sustained, may create a perfect economic storm for the city. Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah and Monetary Authority chief ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Above all, young Hongkongers want our social injustices addressed

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 12:31pm by CELESTE YUEN

    ... through a secure economic future and policies to help them onto the property ladder. Such measures may ease social discontent, but I believe the situation shows something much deeper: more ... of the justice system, both of which have a significant impact on their political attitudes and behaviour. From late 2012 to mid-2013, we conducted a survey of 15,000 Hong Kong secondary school students. ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Purchase of foreign properties by Chinese is investment, not invasion

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 05:06am by SCMP Editorial

    ... co-founder of Soho China, took a stake in the General Motors Building. The latter two purchases, for a combined US$1.4 billion, made Chinese the biggest buyers of New York City office property. With Chinese investors in 2013 purchasing an estimated US$13.9 billion in foreign commercial real estate, more than four times the total of the previous four years, what is taking place seems more like ...

  6. Comment - Blogs - HISTORY

    Vancouver’s first mayor and the modern myth of the Chinese vote

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 10:39am by Ian Young

    ... by the city’s statutes of incorporation a month earlier. MacLean won, then was re-elected on a platform that included restriction of Chinese property rights, according to the Dictionary of Canadian ... presumably, ethnic Chinese), Saltzberg was lost for words. It’s not just on the loopy fringe that the idea of the Chinese vote persists, though it’s rarely spoken of aloud. Documents leaked in 2013 ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The dangers of China's push for more debt-fuelled growth

    Posted Nov 17th 2014, 02:23pm by DIANA CHOYLEVA

    ... of properties were bought without a mortgage in 2011 and 2012, and more than 60 per cent in 2013. Yet the building spree was debt-funded. So souring real estate credit alongside problem loans in other ... red-hot property market is crumbling and its previously free-lending banks are saddled with mounting bad loans. Beijing is worried, but what solution can policymakers find, given the alarming ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Caution about Hong Kong's economic outlook is warranted

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:29am by SCMP Editorial

    ... stressed that the "through train" has risks and the economy could come under pressure, particularly the property market, should the US raise interest rates. Share prices have been lifted by hot money from overseas to bet on the cross-border trading scheme; quick profit-taking could cause markets to plunge. Tsang has forecast a gloomy economic outlook that could be exacerbated ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Not-so-great expectations for growth as global trade remains lacklustre

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 03:13pm by LOUIS KUIJS, TIFFANY QIU

    ... predicted a decent recovery of growth of global economic activity and trade, before having to scale back expectations. This year seems no exception. These developments challenge the outlook ... and further in July. Looking at month-on-month changes, recent trends look somewhat better, but the outlook remains unimpressive. Global import growth should continue at a decent rate, but not rise ...

  10. Property - International - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Chinese investment push abroad to gain from simplified approvals

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 06:16pm by Rico Chan, Bee Chun Boo

    ... at a competitive disadvantage. These changes come at an opportune time. The Chinese property market has been quite volatile, while the investment environment in many foreign countries is quite favourable. ... and 84.9 per cent in July. According to figures published by the ministry, total outbound investment (excluding financial sectors) reached US$92.74 billion in 2013, of which US$7.6 billion ...




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