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  1. Business - Economy - COMMENT

    IMF meeting should adopt policy to tackle stagnation

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 01:08am by Reuters

    ... on markets- or on the confidence of investors. A strategy of indefinitely sustained easy money leaves central banks dangerously short of response capacity when and if the next recession comes. ...

  2. Recession fears drive declines

    Posted Aug 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Amanda Lee amanda.lee@scmp.com Hong Kong stocks continued their retreat yesterday amid growing fears of a double-dip recession, and local investors were left nursing losses of millions of dollars a day after a hacking attack forced the suspension of seven firms on Wednesday. The benchmark Hang Seng index declined 0.95 per cent, or 188.53 points, to close at 19,595.14, although ...

  3. Hong Kong walloped as global recession fears haunt market

    Posted Aug 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to a global recession. The Hang Seng Index tracked the mood, showing a glimmer of optimism on Monday, ambivalence on Tuesday, concern on Wednesday and Thursday, and capitulation on Friday. The HSI ...

  4. Fears Greek debt crisis could trigger worldwide recession

    Posted Jun 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... small', and that if it does happen, it could drive the US economy into recession. Chinese financial media commentators say it could be a worldwide recession. Over a month ago, Hong Kong-based ... countries pull themselves out of recession. They know they do not have that much influence on government decisions. But the message is clear enough from their economic analysis: in all likelihood, ...

  5. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Xi wins EU pledge to weigh free-trade deal

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 03:21am by Reuters

    ... of recession, while China's much faster growth is cooling. British Prime Minister David Cameron expressed strong support during a trip to Beijing in December for such a deal, but many other EU ...

  6. News - World - SPAIN

    Spanish court rules Catalonia’s planned independence bid illegal

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 08:40pm by AFP

    ... Popular Party and the main opposition Socialist Party. Proud of their distinct language and culture and fed up after five years of stop-start recession, many in Catalonia want to redraw the map ...

  7. News - World - SPAIN

    March on Madrid over economic woes turns violent

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 04:48am by AFP

    ... have done nothing to dent Spain's record levels of unemployment and prolonged recession, They also triggered two general strikes in 2012 that brought millions to the streets. "Let ...

  8. News - World - UKRAINE: ANALYSIS

    Political tensions will make it hard for Ukraine to meet terms of IMF bailout

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 10:06pm by BLOOM

    ... of a broader package released by other governments and agencies amounting to US$27 billion over the next two years. Already dealing with a third recession in six years and dwindling reserves, ...

  9. Double-dip recession unlikely

    Posted Aug 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for a double-dip recession. According to James Swanson, chief investment strategist at MFS Investment Management, rapid and successive collapses in economic activity are rare and seem to be prompted by policy mistakes by central bankers. It seems unlikely that the major central bankers of the world will err at this moment in history, he says. 'So, with the growing gloom about recession ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    ECB mulls monetary stimulus, but faster growth comes with risks

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 05:27am by DAVID BROWN

    ... to growth. Unemployment at 12 per cent is dragging on domestic demand and the strong euro is hurting exports, which means the euro zone could easily be pushed back into recession. The Bundesbank has ...




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