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  1. News - China - ECONOMY

    Government to finally reveal plans for Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei integration

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 12:58pm by Zhang Hong

    ... of the service sectors from Beijing, such as conference, education, health care and some residential and commercial functions,” Li Guoping, dean of Beijing University’s Capital Development Research ...

  2. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Reform drive faces slowdown test

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 05:07am by Victoria Ruan

    ... a nationwide property tax and land reforms will progress more slowly." The economy has continued to lose steam, reflected in weak activity data from fixed-asset investment growth to industrial ... Securities He said the trend of foreign capital flows and how far property prices might fall were still unclear. The People's Bank of China has guided the yuan lower in the past months, curbing ...

  3. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    China economic growth to slow with investments, says ADB

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 05:45am by Victoria Ruan

    ... of gross domestic product and continued capital inflows through foreign direct investments. Despite the anticipated slowdown in investments, ADB economists said the property market did not appear to be overheating and investment in the sector would continue to underpin economic growth. "Monetary policy needs to strike a balance between mitigating risks in the financial and property sectors ...

  4. Business - Money - ECONOMY

    Why Hong Kong’s latest No 1 ranking was greeted with silence

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 11:51am by Stephen Vines

    ... of government-abetted cartels and monopolistic practices are not hard to identify. Thus everyone doing business in Hong Kong knows they tend to pay extortionate amounts in rent because the property market is so ... not only produced the tight system of cartel domination but allowed it to flourish. The examples that come readily to mind, aside from property development, are: banking, ports, energy supply, ...

  5. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Beijing's mini-stimulus fails to excite market

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 01:14am by Victoria Ruan

    ... said. The Shanghai Composite Index slipped 0.74 per cent yesterday, led by a broad-based slump in property stocks. The Hang Seng Index fared slightly better with a 0.18 per cent gain. "Much ...

  6. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Interest rates ready for lift-off

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 02:27am by DAVID BROWN

    ... and market expectations that rates are going nowhere fast. But job creation has surged, there are clear signs of overheating in the property market and the Bank of England seems in no mood ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Li Ka-shing warns Hong Kong is a 'spoilt child' set on a dangerous path

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 11:23pm

    ... Kong's declining competitiveness or social problems. "Hong Kong people are used to making quick money by speculating in, say, property," he said. "Even Mr Li Ka-shing makes a lot ...

  8. Property - Hong Kong & China - ECONOMY

    Property to take less of the GDP load

    Posted Jan 01st 2014, 04:20am by Langi Chiang

    ... Langi Chiang langi.chiang@scmp.com Investment in real estate is seen easing back from role as a driver of growth on the mainland amid demand doubts and economic transition Property to take less of the GDP load Property investment will be less of a driver for the broader mainland economy this year, despite the central government's strong urbanisation push, economists said. ...

  9. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    China's 'black box' economy deserves Group of Seven peer scrutiny

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 04:27am by Bloomberg

    ... The government also has been working to help mainlanders doing business in Hong Kong conceal the residential addresses and full identification numbers that journalists and analysts use to discern who ...

  10. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Reserve Bank of Australia raises Australian GDP and inflation forecasts

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 03:23pm by AFP

    ... in approvals for residential construction. "Dwelling investment is expected to grow quite strongly over the forecast period," the RBA said. "Building approvals have increased sharply ...




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