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  1. Business - China Business - ECONOMY

    State subsidies report casts doubt on fair business practices in China

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 05:18am by Eric Ng, VICTORIA RUAN AND SIJIA JIANG

    ... over unfair subsidies provided to mainland companies, especially those given to sectors suffering from overcapacity, has been stirred up after state media reported that almost 90 per cent ... yuan of state grants in the first half- some of it from smaller city governments trying to attract the carrier to fly to their airports- exceeding its first-half net profit of 510.4 million ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1598225/state-subsidies-report-casts-doubt-fair-business-practices
  2. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

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

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Cairns G20 pushes for 1.8pc growth spurt G20 nations including the United States and China said yesterday that they could overcome geopolitical tensions and financial risks to achieve extra combined growth of 1.8 per cent, adding trillions of dollars to the world economy. Their two-day meeting in Cairns was focused on developing a set of policies ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1597641/g20-ministers-and-central-bank-governors-push-18pc-growth-spurt
  3. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    G20 chiefs fear market risks from low interest rates

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

    ... The global economic recovery has faltered since a February G20 meeting in Sydney, as signs that Europe risks slipping into deflation offset more buoyant economies in the United States and Britain ...

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

    Premier Li Keqiang points to six barriers to rural progress

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 03:16am by MANDY ZUO

    ... and public services. It's a vicious circle that they have to escape," Li said. Xie Yang, deputy director of the rural economic institute under the State Council's Development Research ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1598288/premier-li-keqiang-points-six-barriers-rural-progress
  5. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    US job growth slows to 8-month low

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 05:37am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington Surprise weakening in labour market likely to delay rise in interest rates US job growth slows to 8-month low Job growth slowed sharply in the United States last ... the economy. The private sector accounted for the bulk of the increase in payrolls, advancing 134,000 after rising 213,000 in July. Government employment rose 8,000 as state governments hired teachers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1586262/us-job-growth-slows-8-month-low
  6. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

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

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

    ... Reuters in Singapore Reform-minded governments in India and Indonesia are among the reasons investors look set to stay in Asia when US interest rates increase Investors calmer over future U.S. rate rise Faced once again with the prospect of rate rises in the United States, investors in Asia are no longer selling and running as in the past, choosing instead to stay in markets ...

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

    Sovereign wealth funds threaten world markets, investors say

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

    ... equity, real estate and infrastructure, the forum says. Yngve Slyngstad, chief executive of Norway's sovereign wealth fund, conceded the potential for distortions created by state ... of state-backed funds taking part in capital markets prompted the International Monetary Fund to sit down with an international group of them in 2008 to draw up a set of voluntary practices ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1588875/sovereign-wealth-funds-threaten-world-markets-investors-say
  8. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Hong Kong economy slows as stocks climb, property booms

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

    ... reversals of cross-border fund flows due to uncertainties over interest rates. The Federal Reserve in the United States plans to stop buying Treasury bonds and mortgage-backed assets in October, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1574301/hong-kong-lowers-annual-growth-forecast-after-worst-quarter-2012
  9. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Hong Kong Monetary Authority chief Norman Chan adds to gloom on economy

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 11:28pm by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy patsy.moy@scmp.com Norman Chan says higher rates in US may spur capital flight in region and hurt city HKMA chief adds to gloom on economy Hong Kong's de facto central bank chief Norman Chan Tak-lam warned that the city's financial system could come under pressure when the United States raises its interest rates- a day after Financial Secretary John Tsang ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1571643/hong-kong-monetary-authority-chief-norman-chan-adds-gloom-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

    ... at their weakest rate in at least a year. The official PMI is weighted more towards large, state-owned firms. The extent and breadth of the property downturn have surprised analysts. At least 23 regional governments, which earn a large chunk of their revenues by selling state land, have openly or quietly relaxed home purchase restrictions this year, according to data from Cric, a unit of real estate ...

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

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