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  1. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    G20 chiefs fear market risks from low interest rates

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 04:28am by Bloomberg

    ... and the wealth effects of stock-market gains. In Asia, Japan's revival is being blunted by a sales tax increase and concerns mount that China's annual economic growth target of 7.5 per cent ... Bloomberg in Canberra Finance chiefs and central bankers agree that monetary policy should bolster economic recovery amid rising concerns over increasing risk G20 chiefs fear market risks ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1597565/g20-chiefs-fear-market-risks-low-interest-rates
  2. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Hong Kong economy slows as stocks climb, property booms

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 06:20pm by Amy Nip

    ... climb, property booms The Hong Kong government cut its growth target for the year yesterday after a disappointing second-quarter performance as stock and property market indicators reached new ... to the frenzy in the stock and property markets. The Hang Seng Index yesterday broke the 25,000 barrier for the first time since May 2008, before closing at 24,954.94- the highest since November 8, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1574301/hong-kong-lowers-annual-growth-forecast-after-worst-quarter-2012
  3. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Sovereign wealth funds threaten world markets, investors say

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:05am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Investors say the tide of money is in danger of distorting economies from their financial reality Sovereign wealth funds 'threaten world markets' With returns on government bonds at rock-bottom prices, sovereign wealth funds are muscling into stock markets and other higher-yielding assets such as real estate at a rate that private investors warn could ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1588875/sovereign-wealth-funds-threaten-world-markets-investors-say
  4. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Property market cool-down drives HSBC China services PMI to lowest level ever

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 10:09am by Reuters

    ... that economic uncertainty has made companies more reluctant to spend, a sub-index measuring new business growth hit a 68-month low of 50.3 in July. Stock markets in Hong Kong and Shanghai turned negative after the survey was released, while most other Asian markets extended modest early losses. The unexpected weakness in services comes after two separate PMI surveys last week showed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1566785/property-market-cool-down-drives-hsbc-china-services-pmi-lowest
  5. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Investors in Asia calmer over future U.S. interest rate rise

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 04:42am by Reuters

    ... but pushing stock markets sharply lower. Standard responses to a spike in US rates, such as avoiding Indonesia, India and other countries which rely on external funding, may no longer be appropriate, ... to be more reform-oriented have taken over in India and Indonesia, and Asia's rallying stock markets are backed by robust growth in company earnings. "You should be in countries where ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1588108/investors-asia-calmer-over-future-us-interest-rate-rise
  6. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Weaker mainland China industrial output fuels regional pessimism

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 03:23am by Victoria Ruan

    ... easing Weaker mainland output fuels regional pessimism Pessimism dominated regional markets yesterday, with stocks, commodities and the yuan tumbling after the mainland reported its weakest ... sinking to their lowest level since August, although the Shanghai stock market closed 0.3 per cent higher. Brent crude oil fell yesterday to the lowest since 2012. The Australian dollar dropped ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1593498/weaker-mainland-china-industrial-output-fuels-regional-pessimism
  7. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    China credit fluctuation stirs policy uncertainty

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 12:15pm by Victoria Ruan

    ... short of market expectations, helping the stock market yesterday to recover losses triggered by Premier Li Keqiang's statement about weak M2 growth. Analysts said liquidity remained loose ... a dilemma that Li is facing in tackling the weak demand. Li has made clear his reluctance to flood the market with liquidity for fear of fuelling new bubbles and hurting the progress in economic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1590778/chinas-money-supply-rebounds-still-short-expectations
  8. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    G20 ministers and central bank governors push for 1.8pc growth spurt

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 04:28am by AFP

    ... remains low and uneven, in part given increased geopolitical tensions and risks of financial market turmoil," she said. US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew noted that the world economy was facing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1597641/g20-ministers-and-central-bank-governors-push-18pc-growth-spurt
  9. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Don't get burnt on hot money flowing into Hong Kong, investors warned

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 11:51pm by Enoch Yiu

    ... to bet on the stock market could leave just as quickly due to a poor economic outlook and fears of a US interest rate rise. "The government will keep a close eye on the risks of fund flows ... could not relax mortgage tightening measures. Chris Cheung Wah-fung, legislator for financial services, said: "Clearly there is hot money flowing in to bet on the stock market ahead ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1572450/dont-get-burned-hot-money-flowing-hong-kong-investors-warned
  10. News - China - ECONOMY

    Li Keqiang leaves world business leaders disappointed at Tianjin economic forum

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 11:40pm by Victoria Ruan

    ... by failing to offer any new ideas for dealing with a deepening property market slowdown or tackling funding bottlenecks for businesses. Many participants left the conference room halfway through ... that US interest rates might rise sooner than expected. Market observers said the slide was also triggered by Li's comment on Tuesday during his meeting with global entrepreneurs, when he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1589707/li-keqiang-fails-outline-new-steps-boost-economy-summer-davos-forum

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