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  1. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Would you like a rise with that? How Hong Kong fares on the Big Mac Index

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 10:50pm by PHILA

    ... that it is not too high or low. For a place that has just implemented minimum wage for a short time, this level is very suitable," he said. But a union leader was surprised by the results. "I think Hong Kong should rank even worse if you take into account other factors like rents, which are notoriously high," said Poon Man-hong, policy researcher at the Confederation of Trade Unions ...

  2. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    African lions hope to emulate economies of Asian tigers

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 03:26am by Bloomberg

    ... out in a study commissioned by the African Union and the Economic Commission for Africa. Yet peace remains elusive in several African nations. In Nigeria, Boko Haram rebels have been fighting ...

  3. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    High Noon for ECB

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 03:07am by DAVID BROWN

    ... David Brown With the political stakes high, Europe's central bank is likely to opt for new easing measures this week, but it needs to take the plunge into QE High Noon for ECB Europe's voters have spoken. Opposition to Brussels' austerity has reached fever pitch. The clarion call to the European Union is for more growth and jobs. It is time for action. This week ...

  4. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Struggling Italian economy poses potential threat to whole of Europe

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 04:43am by DAVID BROWN

    ... of the euro-zone crisis in 2012. A repeat crisis in confidence would risk bringing the whole house of cards crashing down. When the euro-zone contagion was raging, the European Union, the International ... Monetary Union and the euro. David Brown is chief executive of New View Economics ...

  5. Business - Banking & Finance - ECONOMY

    European Union agrees to blueprint to shut down weak banks

    Posted Dec 20th 2013, 02:58am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Brussels Finance ministers stop short of more ambitious plan for unified efforts by the euro zone EU agrees on blueprint to shut troubled lenders The European Union yesterday ... to police them next year. Yesterday, finance ministers from across the bloc sealed a broad agreement on this final element of a banking union. European leaders will sign off on it and the final ...

  6. News - World - ECONOMY

    Leftist protests in Paris and Rome target policies of socialist leaders

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 05:15am by Reuters

    ... is struggling to turn around a weak French economy and hard-left parties have urged him to abandon his business-friendly reforms and public-sector deficit targets set by the European Union. They say ...

  7. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Germany's selfishness hangs over its weaker euro-zone partners

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 04:45am by DAVID BROWN

    ... by the European Union and the International Monetary Fund- Greece, Ireland, Portugal, Spain and Cyprus- has been torturous. Deep fiscal austerity cuts, deleveraging and debt deflation have weighed heavily ... must be spread throughout the 340 million-member market. The euro zone is crying out for fundamental change. A move to European fiscal union is the next inevitable step. The single market ...

  8. News - China - ECONOMY

    Commerce Minister Gao Hucheng says China must improve trade quality

    Posted Mar 08th 2014, 03:59am by Victoria Ruan

    ... producers in 2012, it said. Trade frictions are another factor weighing on exports. Gao said Beijing solved an anti-dumping dispute over domestic solar panels with the European Union last year, ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Learn from Singapore's economic success, John Tsang tells Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 04:54am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... the exploitation of workers. "Labour unions have a point, but they should also consider the potential benefits for local workers," Yip said, suggesting some locals could train the new recruits. ...

  10. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Obama’s claim US tops China as No 1 investment destination questioned

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 12:41pm by Denise Tsang

    ... of the Union address on Tuesday, noting the US topped the global consulting firm's list for expected foreign direct investment. But the US ranks lower in other prominent surveys. Forbes' ...




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