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  1. Business - Money - MARKETS

    Hong Kong follows global sell-off amid economic worries

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 01:18pm by Ray Chan

    ... Ray Chan ray.utchan@scmp.com HK follows global sell-off amid economic worries Following a day of wild swings on Wall Street, the Hang Seng Index yesterday fell below 23,000 points ... yesterday held their own in the market turmoil. Hin Sang Group, known for its Hin Sang-branded milk and dietary supplement for children, soared 16.1 per cent on its initial public offering price ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1617573/hk-stocks-down-early-wall-street-prune-losses
  2. Business - Economy - THE VIEW

    Sell public housing to help defuse Hong Kong protests

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 01:44pm by Richard Wong

    ... Richard Wong Selling public flats can help defuse students protests and tackle the underlying political problem Housing the unrest The youth protest movement that started on September 26 is demanding greater political freedom, but there is also an obvious socioeconomic cause behind this action: the divergence in fortunes between the city's rich and the general public. Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1621218/sell-public-housing-help-defuse-hong-kong-protests
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MACROSCOPE

    Economic rut in middle of tight Brazil presidential contest

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 01:35pm by NICHOLAS SPIRO

    ... and environmentalist whose dirt-poor childhood appeals to many poorer Brazilians, Silva is championing a "third way" solution to Brazil's deep-seated economic and political woes. Blending economic orthodoxy- she is advocating tough anti-inflation policies and has pledged to make Brazil's fiscal policy much more credible and transparent- with a promise to maintain Bolsa Familia, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1607639/economic-rut-middle-tight-brazil-presidential-contest
  4. Business - Economy - COMMENT

    Europe’s rapidly unravelling economic reform agenda

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 11:26am by NICHOLAS SPIRO

    ... unsustainably high level of public expenditure (the second-highest in the euro zone after Finland as a share of GDP) and helping lower its government debt burden, which is veering towards 100 per cent of GDP. Italy, which accounts for 17 per cent of euro-zone output and has the second-largest public debt-GDP ratio in the bloc after Greece, is in an even worse predicament. While France’s economy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1581392/europes-rapidly-unravelling-economic-reform-agenda
  5. Business - Economy - MACROSCOPE

    Ignoring mental illness treatment creates an economic burden for us all

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 06:25am by DAVID DODWELL

    ... an economic burden for us all Last Sunday, as a colourful contrast to the tent camps occupying Admiralty, Causeway Bay and Mong Kok, 460 crazily costumed staff from 60 top companies joined the annual ... for this, and from a business point of view, we pay a huge economic price too. Data in Hong Kong on the price paid for mental ill health is almost non-existent, but evidence from the World Health ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1622375/ignoring-mental-illness-treatment-creates-economic-burden-us-all
  6. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    China economic growth drops to five-year low of 7.3pc

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 10:54am by Victoria Ruan

    ... of restrictions on homebuyers and credit injections into selected banks- being extended to help build growth momentum in the final quarter. "The worst period for economic operation may have fallen ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1621150/hopes-further-stimulus-chinas-growth-drops-five-year-low-73pc
  7. Business - Companies - EARNINGS

    Shenyang Public Utility shares plunge after share-sale plan scrapped

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 12:34pm by TIFFANY AP

    ... Tiffany Ap tiffany.ap@scmp.com Shares in Shenyang Public Utility plunged as much as 50 per cent on Friday after the mainland developer cancelled a plan to issue new domestic shares. Since ... management business. The developer announced its decision not to proceed with the share sale in a statement to the stock exchange on Thursday night. Share in Shenyang Public Utility, which had been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1623667/shenyang-public-utility-shares-plunge-after-share-sale-plan
  8. Business - Comment

    How freeing up public housing would help Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 01:17am by Richard Wong

    ... will be the economic gain to society from the privatising of public rental housing and waiving or substantially lowering of unpaid land premiums on all government-subsidised housing units? The value of private ... Richard Wong Privatising and deregulating public housing could free HK$3.36 trillion for the government to finance health care and old-age welfare payments Home for more capital The value ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1583989/how-freeing-public-housing-would-help-hong-kong
  9. Business - Banking & Finance - MACROSCOPE

    RBA risks confusing markets with mixed economic signals

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 04:13am by DAVID BROWN

    ... economic signals The Reserve Bank of Australia seems to have lost its policy bearings. No wonder, given the mixed signals it is getting from data and developments inside its own economy, let alone ... for quite some time, wanting to steer policy back to better equilibrium with economic growth that has been in a strong upward cycle for several years, thanks to the boom in the resources and mining ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1615236/rba-risks-confusing-markets-mixed-economic-signals
  10. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Beijing's economic growth targets are too high, IMF says

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 11:26am by Victoria Ruan

    ... creating a level playing field for the private and public sectors and revamping the fiscal and social security systems. Growth is forecast to gradually ease to 6.3 per cent by 2019, the bank said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1563293/imf-recommends-lower-2015-gdp-growth-target-china

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