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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - ECONOMY

    Federal Reserve chief Yellen plans to keep US interest rates low

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 01:17am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Washington US interest rates will not rise anytime soon amid shortfall of inflation and employment from their targets, says central bank head Janet Yellen Fed chief plans ... framework as Fed chairwoman, Yellen said US central bankers must be mindful of how short the Fed is of its goals of full employment and price stability. "The larger the shortfall of employment ...

  2. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Hong Kong business confidence spikes to highest level in nearly 2 years

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 05:17am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So charlotte.so@scmp.com Survey finds mainland demand boosting sentiment, but executives remain cautious HK business confidence at highest level since 2012 An index of business conditions in Hong Kong spiked in January to its highest level in almost two years, driven by robust activity from the mainland and improved business conditions in the city, although businessmen ...

  3. News - China - ECONOMY

    US Fed comments causing anxiety, says finance deputy Zhu Guangyao

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 05:20am by Kwong Man-ki

    ... Kwong Man-ki in Beijing phoenix.kwong@scmp.com Possible rate rise in spring would ripple through emerging economies, Zhu Guangyao warns US Fed comments causing anxiety, says finance deputy Deputy Finance Minister Zhu Guangyao said yesterday that hawkish signals by the US Federal Reserve had brought uncertainty to the global economy. He warned that an interest rate rise next spring ...

  4. News - China - ECONOMY

    Government to finally reveal plans for Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei integration

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 12:58pm by Zhang Hong

    ... "satellite" areas of Beijing. They will ease some of the Chinese capital's load by hosting hospitals, businesses and government offices that will relocate from Beijing, which would in turn boost ... and burden-sharing. Beijing is set to move major polluters and labour-intensive businesses to the neighbouring areas. In the next three years, another 1,200 polluting factories will be relocated. Experts ...

  5. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Top finance officials confident world has turned corner

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 05:07am by AP

    ... painfully high in many nations. Lagarde referred to the years from 2008 to 2010 as an economic "disaster" and she said now "we are moving into a strengthening phase". [If the US ... market confidence. On Ukraine, the finance ministers endorsed the IMF package of US$14 billion to US$18 billion in loans to help the country avoid a financial meltdown but urged a go-slow ...

  6. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Australian jobs revival surprises

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 12:59am by Reuters

    ... dollar jumped 0.5 US cent to its highest in almost five months after data showed a net 18,100 jobs were created last month, well above forecasts of just 5,000. That came on top of a rousing ... than 4 US cents in as many weeks, although the higher it goes the more pressure it puts on trade-exposed sectors of the economy. The latest rise in employment took annual jobs growth up to 1.1 ...

  7. News - World - ECONOMY

    Leftist protests in Paris and Rome target policies of socialist leaders

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 05:15am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Paris and Rome Socialist politicians are accused of siding with big business in the two embattled EU nations Leftist protests in Paris and Rome target austerity Tens ... planned tax and spending cuts on Tuesday, vowing to bring down France's public deficit, following on from pro-business reforms announced earlier this year by Hollande. The turnout, however, ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - ECONOMY

    Fed moves to correct concern over rates

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 12:59am by Reuters

    ... funds rate would end 2016 at 2.25 per cent, a half percentage point above Fed officials' projections in December. Bonds fell when the charts were initially released, at the close of the US ... … are on full display in those dot charts CHARLES EVANS, CHICAGO FED RESERVE The minutes drove up Wall Street shares, with all three major US stock indexes ending up more than 1 per cent, and caused ...

  9. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Reform drive faces slowdown test

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

    ... shadow banking risks and hurt structural reform designed to increase business efficiency. "Major uncertainties are still hanging over the economic outlook, making predictions on the trends ...

  10. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Welcome to euro casino

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 05:07am by DAVID BROWN

    ... David Brown Falling bond yields paint a false view as the ECB plays its dangerous game of pandering to speculative traders now reaping the gains of stimulus talk Welcome to euro casino Collapsing yields on bonds issued by governments of the euro zone' ...




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