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  1. Reality check that helps nation's poor

    Posted Dec 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... was not possible with authorities unwilling to face up to reality. President Hu Jintao wants to rid the nation of extreme poverty by 2020. That, in turn, will help stabilise and boost the world economy. ...

  2. In Europe, a tussle plays out between market certainty and political reality

    Posted Dec 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... which would also destroy the value of their investments. Companies can go bankrupt, but countries do not disappear. The political reality is that the state cannot afford to satisfy its ...

  3. Reality gap gets wider

    Posted Oct 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and as the currency issue threatens to. The IMF is too weak. The World Trade Organisation is slow and cumbersome. In reality, greater damage is being done by the undervalued yuan to the economies of other ...

  4. Turning ideas into reality

    Posted Sep 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mabel Sieh Four years ago, after Tom Ravenscroft graduated from Oxford University with a business degree, he decided to take a two-year teacher training course in England. 'I wasn't sure what to do yet and I'd always wanted to try teaching, ...

  5. Huge surplus shows reality overtaxes financial secretary's ability

    Posted Mar 01st 2007, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... 'Given the fact that government revenue and expenditure total about $520 billion a year, involving more than 200 revenue items and a large number of expenditure items ... it is understandable that some variances between the estimates and the actual f ...

  6. Inflation a reality, but we can cushion impact

    Posted Oct 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... As the value of the US dollar continues to fall, so do Hong Kong's hopes of avoiding a period of inflation. For the local economy, which only recently recovered from prolonged deflation, the prospect of rising prices is not necessarily good. While ou ...

  7. The sooner we face fiscal realities, the better

    Posted Aug 18th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... some time to consider how to adjust to the changing economic landscape. But the sooner we come to grips with the new realities, the better off we will be. The real estate booms of previous ...

  8. Reality of stir-fried banking

    Posted Nov 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... To read the western press lately, you would believe that Chinese depositors have been thundering out of the state banking system, forsaking safe but low-interest bank deposits for riskier but higher-yielding investments on the black market. It is not true ...

  9. Greenspan's measured magic appears oblivious to crude reality

    Posted Aug 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Craig Stephen INCREASINGLY EXPENSIVE OIL is making the job of the United States Federal Reserve a lot trickier. As crude oil futures hit US$45 a barrel, can interest rates be raised to keep inflation in check without choking off the US economy? By raising ...

  10. 'Financial crisis, not Syria' on G20 agenda

    Posted Jun 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... developing countries. I don't think this is consistent with the reality,' he said, adding there was still a long way to go for China to become an economic power. ...




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