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  1. 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 ...

  2. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Euro zone sucked into a black hole

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

    ... misery. The combination leads to deepening economic decay and mass unemployment, which in turn raises political uncertainty and the risk of social disorder. That has been the experience in Greece ...

  3. Business - China Business - ECONOMY

    China holiday sales grow at slowest in decade amid crackdown on graft

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 02:54pm by Langi Chiang

    ... because wages are still growing at a robust pace." Nominal urban disposable income grew 9.7 per cent last year, while rural household income jumped 12.4 per cent. ANZ chief economist Liu ...

  4. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Migrant workers left out in urban cold

    Posted Jul 29th 2013, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... workers left out in urban cold Every morning, Wu Wenjuan sends her son to a kindergarten in northern Beijing before riding a motorcycle to a hotel to work as a cleaner on hourly pay, a job she ... that she's an outsider, a villager. She's excluded from many of the rights that city dwellers enjoy - from sending children to Beijing's public schools to getting paid through the urban ...

  5. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Debts weigh down new vision for urban push

    Posted Jun 06th 2013, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan in Beijing victoria.ruan@scmp.com Mainlanders, mindful of local government excesses, have reason to be wary when the leadership talks up urbanisation as a key strategy Debts weigh down new vision for urban push "Better city, better life"- the slogan used by the Shanghai-hosted World Expo 2010 sparked great controversy on the mainland at the time. Critics ...

  6. Property - Hong Kong & China - ECONOMY

    Property to take less of the GDP load

    Posted Jan 01st 2014, 04:20am by Langi Chiang

    ... that in the mainland's new urbanisation push, efforts would focus on integrating rural people into urban life and its social welfare net, rather than the mere expansion of cities. That focus meant the mainland ...

  7. News - China - ECONOMY

    Guangdong seeks greater global business ties

    Posted Nov 22nd 2013, 04:29am by Mimi Lau, Angela Meng

    ... Hu said that represented a large gap with developed economies, as the province's per capita GDP was only about US$8,000 and urban disposable income was about 30,000 yuan. ... the Guangzhou government announced 55 projects at an investment fair for private investors. The projects included transport, infrastructure, urban development, industrial parks, environmental ...

  8. News - China - ECONOMY

    Government pins hopes for growth on public transport and utilities infrastructure plan

    Posted Sep 17th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Beijing urges urban areas to focus on building underground infrastructure to support economy Dig deep to boost growth, cities told The government unveiled detailed plans to boost urban infrastructure, especially underground facilities, such as subways, drainage and utilities, in support of the nation's urbanisation drive. The statement, posted ...

  9. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Growth targets ensure reliance on investment

    Posted Nov 11th 2013, 05:17am by Victoria Ruan

    ... that the urban-registered jobless rate can stay at about 4 per cent. Beijing has an official target for GDP to expand 7.5 per cent this year, a tad slower than the 7.8 per cent last year, which was the weakest pace ... millions of farmers from the countryside to become new urban workers, replenishing the shrinking labour force. But that might be "only of temporary comfort", said Neumann. "The ...

  10. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    China needs 7.2pc economic growth, Premier Li Keqiang says

    Posted Nov 05th 2013, 12:10pm by Reuters, Kwong Man-ki

    ... created each year, the Workers' Daily quoted Li as saying. That would cap the urban unemployment rate at about 4 per cent, he said. "We want to stabilise economic growth because we need ...




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