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  1. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Financial Secretary John Tsang says Hong Kong economy faces challenging year

    Posted Jan 08th 2013, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu, TONY CHEUNG AND RAY CHAN

    ... Enoch Yiu, Tony Cheung and Ray Chan Financial secretary warns of inflation and asset bubble risks amid poor outlook in the US and Japan and concern over European debt crisis Tsang says HK ... on stocks and property. To prevent any property bubble, Tsang said the government might impose more measures when needed. "In the past, we rolled out multiple series of specific initiatives ...

  2. US Fed's low-rate pledge is a double-edged prospect for HK

    Posted Aug 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tom Holland In the short term the US Federal Reserve's promise on Tuesday to keep interest rates at 'exceptionally low levels... at least through mid-2013' provided ... worried by the weakening economic outlook. The Chinese government is concerned as well. On Tuesday, premier Wen Jiabao said Beijing would have to strike a balance between containing inflation ...

  3. News - China - ECONOMY

    Inflation is controllable, People's Bank of China deputy Yi Gang says

    Posted Mar 04th 2013, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... says, suggesting any dramatic tightening of monetary policy is unlikely. A benign inflation outlook may provide room for Beijing to maintain its policies to bolster growth after the economy ... on earnings from property reselling. Some analysts are worried that the curbs on home transactions may push up rental prices. Many analysts expect inflation to stay tame for the most of the year, ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    CY Leung must use policy address to deliver on his promises

    Posted Jan 14th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... and property prices. Leung probably does not want to repeat the reckless mistake of trying to appease the public with a HK$6,000 cash handout. Nonetheless, targeted measures are necessary ...

  5. Second-half cheer may yet dispel dark outlook

    Posted Sep 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Neil Gough neil.gough@scmp.com With the reporting season for interim reports winding down, what do earnings in the first half say about the outlook for the rest of the year? First the bad ... longer.' The following is a sector-by-sector look at what to watch out for in the coming months, with a focus on mainland business conditions. PROPERTY Caught out by tight liquidity and government ...

  6. Moody's downgrades mainland property

    Posted Apr 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Paggie Leung Moody's Investors Service has downgraded its outlook for the mainland's property sector from 'stable' to 'negative', citing the government's tightening measures to curb inflation. The negative rating reflects the rating agency's outlook on the sector in the coming 12 to 18 months. The firm expects sales of residential properties ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance

    Draghi leaves rate-cut door ajar as ECB lowers economic forecasts

    Posted Dec 07th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Frankfurt Weakness expected to persist into 2013 as risks to outlook remain on downside Rate-cut door ajar as ECB lowers forecasts The European Central Bank lowered its ... to extend into next year," Draghi said yesterday in Frankfurt after policymakers left the benchmark rate at a record-low 0.75 per cent. "Later in 2013, economic activity should gradually ...

  8. Property prospects still bleak, says S&P

    Posted Sep 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... The outlook for leading Hong Kong property developers will remain weak as they continue to be dogged by oversupply and further price falls, ratings agency Standard & Poor's has warned. The warning comes as market pundits are predicting an end to the six-year property slump, with the recent increase in prices pointing to a broad-based recovery. According to S&P's ...

  9. Delving into the history books to see property market's future

    Posted Apr 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... with Tom Holland As usual, everyone is arguing about the Hong Kong property market, and as usual there is a bitter division over the outlook. With prices now up by around 70 per cent from ... chart below, this works pretty well as a predictor of Hong Kong property prices. The red line here represents Marshallian K, while the blue line is the year-on-year change in home prices. ...

  10. Investors still hungry for a slice of the property market

    Posted Nov 15th 2010, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito in Chengdu The appetite for owning property remains undiminished on the mainland, despite saturation news coverage given to moves by the government to hose down demand and rein in prices. Chengdu resident Liao Fan is among those who refuse to be frightened out of plans to buy property because of concerns that prices may fall under the weight of concerted policy measures. ...




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