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  1. Business - Economy - TALKING POINTS

    Quantitative easing- what it is, why it's important

    Posted Oct 08th 2012, 12:00am by STEFAN HOFER

    ... Stefan Hofer moneypost@scmp.com Why some won't join the QE Central bankers do not attract much notice if economies are running smoothly. They usually come across as calm, politically ... bankers are now all about: quantitative easing (QE). QE has been used in large, mature economies to fight anaemic growth and high unemployment. The policy has legions of admirers, and equally ...

  2. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Hong Kong second-hand flat prices rose 3pc in the month since QE3

    Posted Oct 17th 2012, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Secondary flat prices up 3pc since QE3 Prices of second-hand homes in Hong Kong have risen by almost 3 per cent since the latest round of monetary easing ... housing estates over the September 15-16 weekend after the QE3 was announced. Weekend sales at the 10 estates ranged from 25 to 33 in the following weeks. On the October 13-14 weekend, sales fell ...

  3. Business - Money

    Market Wrap: Fed QE3 powers HK stocks to more than four-month high

    Posted Sep 14th 2012, 04:48pm by Jeanny Yu

    ... Jeanny Yu Hong Kong stocks rose to their highest level in just over four months, led by property and commodity-related issues, on speculation that the US Federal Reserve’s potentially unlimited quantitative easing measures will boost asset prices in the r ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance

    Fed Undertakes QE3 With $40 Billion in MBS Purchases a Month

    Posted Sep 14th 2012, 01:16am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg The Federal Reserve said it will expand its holdings of long-term securities with open-ended purchases of $40 billion of mortgage debt a month in a third round of quantitative easing as it seeks to boost growth and reduce unemployment. “If the o ...

  5. Business - Economy

    Artificial stimulus

    Posted Sep 15th 2012, 12:00am by JANE CAI

    ... thanks to the liquidity boom brought by QE3. "The launch of QE3 demonstrated the Fed's determination to get rid of the economic downturn, which helps revive confidence," HSBC ... in Shanghai, said room for China's monetary easing would be further squeezed by QE3 in US. "Also there is no need for China to follow the US and European monetary easing," Lu said. ...

  6. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    MPF back on track in third quarter thanks to QE3

    Posted Oct 05th 2012, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... quarter after qe3 kicks in The city's Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) turned the corner in the third quarter, helped by monetary easing in the United States last month that boosted stock ... Fed's announcement of another round of quantitative easing," Chan said, adding that the impact of QE3 had been consistent with that of QE1 and QE2, after which the global equity markets ...

  7. Business - Property - PROPERTY

    HK's stricter mortgage rules may affect sales of older homes

    Posted Sep 18th 2012, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com But analysts say QE3 launch could see prices edging up despite government measures Secondary market home sales may face slowdown The Hong Kong Monetary ... time and only secured a buyer after the launch of QE3," said Steven Yung, sales manager at Hong Kong Property Services Agency's Kowloon luxury home unit. In addition, a 939 sq ft flat ...

  8. Business - Money - EQUITIES

    Stock investors buoyant despite small bounce from QE3

    Posted Nov 06th 2012, 12:00am by Jeanny Yu

    ... despite small QE3 bounce The Hong Kong government may be increasingly worried about hot money pouring into the city, but stock market participants are playing it cool. The reason could ... higher taxes on non-local home buyers. Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah blamed QE3 for fuelling real estate prices. On the stock market, the HSI climbed 2,523.83 points, or 12.9 per cent, ...

  9. Business - Money

    QE3 boosts price of HK flats, say agents

    Posted Oct 06th 2012, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu yvonne.liu@scmp.com Key index shows market rising despite cooling measures and tightening property loans QE3 boosts price of HK flats, say agents The third round of quantitative ... weeks. Wong Leung-sing, an associate director of research at Centaline Property Agency, said: "The index has shown the immediate impact of QE3 on the Hong Kong property market. There has ...

  10. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Warning: quantitative easing could end up causing deflation

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland Printing money doesn't necessarily fuel inflation, especially when people are paying down debt and banks are reluctant to create new credit Warning: quantitative easing could end up causing deflation On Monday Monitor looked at the argume ...




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