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  1. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Reform drive faces slowdown test

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

    ... Victoria Ruan in Beijing victoria.ruan@scmp.com Expectations of first-quarter growth coming in below the year's target rate may weaken the premier's resolve to make tough decisions Reform drive faces slowdown test Premier Li Keqiang is facing an unprecedented test in maintaining the health of an economy that likely grew at a five-year low last quarter, while ...

  2. Business - Money

    Buffett to earn US$123m more in dividends after banks pass stress tests

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 01:40am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in New York Payouts to climb at Berkshire Hathawayas Amex and Wells Fargo pass checks Stress tests boost Buffett's dividends Warren Buffett's bet on US banks will generate US$123 million more each year after companies including Wells Fargo and American Express passed the Federal Reserve stress tests and were cleared to lift dividends. Berkshire Hathaway, ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Nearly all top US banks pass annual stress tests

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 01:30am by AP

    ... lenders pass tests More than five years after the global financial crisis struck, the biggest banks in the United States are better able to withstand a severe recession than at any time since the meltdown, the Federal Reserve has determined. The results of the Fed's annual stress tests showed on Thursday that all but one of the top 30 banks passed muster with sufficient capital buffers ...

  4. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Yellen and Carney face test over interest rates

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 04:31am by Bloomberg

    ... test over rates When Bank of England governor Mark Carney presents his quarterly economic forecasts this week, he faces a challenge similar to that faced by his colleagues at the United States ... that test falls to Janet Yellen, when she delivers her first Fed semi-annual monetary policy report to lawmakers. The first female chairman of the central bank testifies on the economy days after ...

  5. Business - Money - DEBT

    Poly Real Estate's US$500m bond reopens market

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 01:17am by Jasper Moiseiwitsch

    ... sub-investment grade, and the bigger test for this market would be a bond from a high-yield name. "The key point was that this [the Poly Real Estate bond] was investment grade … it's ...

  6. Business - Companies - REGULATION

    E.U. swap rules to test companies

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 05:37am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Brussels Just days before the mandatory reporting of derivatives deals, firms in diverse sectors are racing to have systems in place before the deadline E.U. swap rules to test companies Companies from banks and technology firms to energy suppliers are set to face European Union swaps rules, amid warnings from some businesses that they may not have all ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    HKMA to highlight liquidity risk in stress test for local banks

    Posted Jan 24th 2014, 02:02pm by Jeanny Yu

    ... Jeanny Yu jeanny.yu@scmp.com Stress test model will be thorough, transparent and examine every possible scenario banks may face in capital outflow, says regulator City's banks to be put to HKMA stress test The Hong Kong Monetary Authority plans to conduct a thorough stress test on local banks this year, warning of excessive credit growth and mounting liquidity risk ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Stress-test parameters set for European lenders

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 02:45pm by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Frankfurt Stress-test parameters set for European lenders The European Central Bank said yesterday that the euro area's largest banks will have to show their capital will not fall below 5.5 per cent of their assets in an economic crisis, matching stress-test parameters set by the European Banking Authority. In an update on its three-part comprehensive assessment ...

  9. Business - Money - ACQUISITIONS

    Citic Pacific shares fallon asset deal approval

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 01:17am by Eric Ng

    ... may be limited by "some investors' desire to participate in" the test case for state enterprise reform. Citic Pacific chairman Chang Zhenming said on Wednesday that management ...

  10. Business - Economy - LABOUR

    Hard work to see through opaque job figures

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 01:09am by Victoria Ruan

    ... development and even test the stability of the political regime. In developed nations, the jobless rate is a reliable gauge for the market. Understanding China's job situation requires a wider ...




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