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  1. News - World - ECONOMY

    Leftist protests in Paris and Rome target policies of socialist leaders

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

    ... the government's plans are hurting growth and are not helping bring down unemployment, which is above 10 per cent. Hollande announced a "responsibility pact" earlier this year, which aims to boost the profitability of companies by cutting what they pay in social charges by €30 billion (HK$321 billion). Polls suggest that the ruling Socialist party will finish third in next ...

  2. News - China - ECONOMY

    Asia forum to focus on reform and growth

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 02:40am by Adrian Wan, Li Jing

    ... said Yang Lixian, a researcher at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Institute of Taiwan Studies. But Liu Guoshen, head of Xiamen University's Taiwan Research Institute, said the two ...

  3. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Beijing's mini-stimulus fails to excite market

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

    ... the length to be built would be 1,000 kilometres longer, Hong said. Still, analysts welcomed the more market-oriented approach to raise funds for railways and social housing. The cabinet plans ... up an institution to issue special bonds to finance social housing development. ...

  4. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    China PMI edges up to 50.3

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 09:36am by Bloomberg

    ... Liqun, a researcher at the State Council's Development Research Centre. The government's PMI is based on survey responses from purchasing executives at 3,000 companies, while ...

  5. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

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

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

    ... at risk- youth unemployment rates are as high as 50 per cent. The risks of decay in social cohesion and political stability are clear. Recovery in the five euro-zone countries bailed out ... to bridge the gap between Germany and the weaker euro-zone countries. Using German taxpayers' money to fund social transfers and income support to Greece may be a step too far for German ...

  6. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    China central bank move on yuan a sign of caution, not reform zeal

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 04:45am by Reuters

    ... a senior economist at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, a top government think tank. "It could be at the last of the reform sequence, as the economy faces relatively big downward ...

  7. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Private sector wary of Beijing's plan for 'mixed economy'

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 02:28am by Eric Ng

    ... as an example of restrictions in participation. Sinopec's move is a response to Beijing's call- after a four-day meeting in November last year of the nation's top leaders- for state firms ... with officials' reluctance to take responsibility in case there are negative consequences." Wang Junjin, the chairman and controlling shareholder of Shanghai-based aviation-to-retailing conglomerate ...

  8. 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

    ... of populism, criticising them for taking advantage of social problems as a "platform to get votes and power". Poverty relief was at the heart of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's policy ... 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 ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Financial secretary John Tsang dismisses Li Ka-shing's warning that Hong Kong is losing its edge

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 05:33am by Ada Lee

    ... as the "incapable people". In response, Tsang said yesterday: "I don't see any situation like this [in the government]. It depends on the point of view." Seeking to clarify his remarks ...

  10. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Euro zone sucked into a black hole

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 04:27am by DAVID BROWN

    ... The domestic credit contraction has opened up deep fissures in economic confidence and bodes badly for recovery prospects ahead. These economic and social fractures are scary. In Italy, Spain and Greece, business and consumer confidence lies crushed- unemployment is super high, fiscal attrition is causing social friction, and steep balance sheet deleveraging is piling up the economic ...




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