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  1. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    IMF forecasts strengthening economic growth in second half

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:26am by Reuters

    ... central banks' accommodative policies could have only limited impact on demand and that countries should also act to boost growth by investing in infrastructure, education and health ... had expected because potential growth is weaker and investment … remains subdued," she said. Lagarde said the "investment deficit" in both the public and private sectors ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1548294/imf-forecasts-strengthening-economic-growth-second-half
  2. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Deutsche co-chief for Asia an unabashed bull

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:18am by Jasper Moiseiwitsch and Ray Chan

    ... high-yield volumes. However, persistent news reports about an oversupplied real estate market, amplified by wider concerns about the health of the economy and its banking system, has hurt issuance. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1556885/deutsche-bank-investment-director-unabashed-bull-asia-pacific
  3. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Year-on-year inflation in Hong Kong slowed slightly in June, government reports

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 06:10pm by Phila Siu

    ... increase was in private housing rent, rising 5.5 per cent. In contrast, public housing rent went down 0.9 per cent. Eating out cost Hongkongers 4.7 per cent more in June than it did in the same ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557006/year-year-inflation-hong-kong-slowed-slightly-june-government-reports
  4. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Abe's economic reforms seen as falling short in Japan growth push

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 02:37am by Reuters

    ... the 2 per cent growth level the government says is needed to reduce its mammoth public debt. Among the steps outlined so far is a future cut in Japan's effective corporate tax rate- among ... programme; boost productivity through a "robotic revolution"; and target the health care sector for growth. Early bold proposals on agriculture reform look to have been watered down due ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1539920/abes-economic-reforms-seen-falling-short-japan-growth-push
  5. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    World Bank chief backs launch of BRICS bank

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:20am by Victoria Ruan

    ... lenders. Kim said the World Bank agreed to launch a study in collaboration with Beijing on reforms for China's health sector in a bid to help the country accelerate its efforts to provide ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1549975/world-bank-chief-backs-launch-brics-bank
  6. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Outsized conglomerates weigh on Korea's growth

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 02:37am by William Pesek

    ... vital, publicly traded company from father to son to grandson doesn't reflect well on Korea's global brand. Why don't shareholders speak out about against the blatant nepotism ... are the heart of the economy. It's true they account for about 87 per cent of all employment. But their track record of productivity and innovation is appalling. Despite generous public support- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1539898/outsized-conglomerates-weigh-koreas-growth
  7. Business - Banking & Finance - ECONOMY

    French economist's long-forgotten demand theory gets its due after new US policy

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 01:20pm by STEVE HANKE

    ... was that a demand failure could not cause an economic slump. This message was accepted by virtually every major economist, before the publication of Keynes’ General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money in 1936 which changed everything. Kates argues that Keynes had to set Say up as a sort of straw man so that he could remove Say’s ideas from economists’ discourse and the public’s thinking. Keynes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1543497/french-economists-long-forgotten-demand-theory-gets-its-due
  8. News - China - ECONOMY

    Local government debt show signs of improving

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 07:48pm by Keith Zhai

    ... (HK$194 billion) of public spending. Audits of nine provincial and nine municipal governments showed debts grew by an average of 3.8 per cent from the end of last June to the end of March. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1539727/chinas-audit-central-government-budget-uncovers-array-problems
  9. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    The two Brazils

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 11:53am by NICHOLAS SPIRO

    ... discontent, shoddy public services and a woeful lack of modern infrastructure. Sepp Blatter, the head of the international football body Fifa, said Brazil's World Cup preparations were the worst ... class that is now demanding better-quality public services and an end to corruption. A year ago, more than a million Brazilians took to the streets to call for political accountability ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1530679/two-brazils
  10. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Time for Asia to tighten monetary policy

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 05:08am by ROB SUBBARAMAN

    ... the region is the potential failure of Abenomics. If the policy's so-called "three arrows" miss their mark, Japan could slump back into deflation, with public debt rising ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1524838/time-asia-tighten-monetary-policy

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