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  1. News - China - ECONOMY

    Guangdong talks up role in ‘maritime Silk Road’ to boost trade with Asean

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:45am by Andrea Chen

    ... business links with Southeast Asian countries as part of a national initiative to forge new trade ties with nations in the region, says the chief of the province's economic planning agency. ... the past three years. President Xi Jinping said last year during trips to Central and Southeast Asian countries that China wanted to create a "new Silk Road" and a "maritime Silk ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1581360/guangdong-talks-role-maritime-silk-road-boost-trade-asean
  2. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Changing tides could shift focus from China to Africa

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 03:33am by JUNE SUN

    ... GDP there by 56 per cent by 2100. China's working-age population shrank for the first time in 2012, and the National Bureau of Statistics said it narrowed by 3.45 million last year. ... less time to adapt to its growth and demographic changes, it said, and the welfare system was therefore not as developed as it should be for a population ageing so fast- compounding fears ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1580413/changing-tides-could-shift-focus-china-africa
  3. News - China - ECONOMY

    Top Communist Party official's inclusion on task force reflects China's economic concerns

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 05:02am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang cary.huang@scmp.com Top party official's new appointment suggests Xi is prioritising reform and development Liu's inclusion on task force reflects economic concerns The inclusion of top party official Liu Yunshan in an influential macroeconomy task force suggests the new leadership under President Xi Jinping has attached greater importance to economic work ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1577934/top-communist-party-officials-inclusion-task-force-reflects-chinas
  4. 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
  5. 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

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com As a new minimum wage recommendation nears, an alternative Big Mac Index shows just how Hong Kong workers fare on the world stage Would you like a rise ... wage of HK$30 an hour. As the city's Minimum Wage Commission prepares to recommend a new wage level to Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying before the end of October, the Post attempted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1567209/would-you-rise-how-hong-kong-fares-big-mac-index
  6. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    BOJ upbeat on outlook, despite weakness in exports and output

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 04:21pm by Reuters

    ... factory survey showed new export orders grew modestly in July for the first time in four months. Adding to the gloom, the Nikkei-225 Index closed down 3 per cent yesterday on worries escalating ... that the world's third-largest economy is recovering but offered a bleaker take on exports and output, nodding to a recent batch of soft data that dashed hopes that overseas shipments will pick up in time ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1569230/boj-upbeat-outlook-despite-weakness-exports-and-output
  7. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    China’s July official services PMI dips to six-month low

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 02:23pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing PMI figures dip to six-month low as new orders slow last month Mainland services growth weakens Growth in the mainland's services sector slipped to a six-month low in July as new orders rose at their weakest rate in at least a year, data showed, taking some of the shine off an industry that has been a bright spot in the economy this year. The official ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1565516/chinas-july-official-services-pmi-dips-six-month-low
  8. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Central banker sees no mainland threat to HK

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 03:31pm by Enoch Yiu

    ... "risk" cited by critics, said Chan, is that Hong Kong is on "borrowed time" in its role as an international financial centre as the mainland is yet to open up its capital account, ... Kong as new port facilities began springing up on the mainland," Chan wrote, refuting the view with statistics. The mainland's trade volume grew to US$4 trillion last year, almost ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1566192/central-banker-sees-no-mainland-threat-hk
  9. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Trade boost fails to dispel fears over contraction in German economy

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 04:10am by Reuters

    ... predict the economy could actually contract for the first time since late 2012. Other data this week has disappointed, with industrial orders suffering their sharpest fall in nearly three years ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1569585/trade-boost-fails-dispel-fears-over-contraction-german-economy
  10. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

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

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

    ... a recovery in the broader economy is still fragile and may need further government support. Weakness in new orders was also seen in an official services report at the weekend, which showed activity ... 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 ...

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

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