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  1. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    US Federal Reserve prepares to keep balance sheet near records

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 05:57am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Washington and New York Fed to keep balance sheet near records United States Federal Reserve officials, concerned that selling bonds from their US$4.3 trillion portfolio could crush an economic recovery, are preparing to keep their balance sheet close to record levels for years. Central bankers are stepping back from a three-year-old strategy for an exit from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1531067/us-federal-reserve-prepares-keep-balance-sheet-near-records
  2. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Euro-zone business growth slows amid price-cutting

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 05:58am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London and New York Euro-zone business growth slows despite price cuts The euro zone's private sector expansion unexpectedly slowed this month even though companies are still cutting prices to drum up business, a survey showed yesterday. German business activity expanded robustly, albeit at a slower pace than last month, while France's private sector ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1539224/euro-zone-business-growth-slows-amid-price-cutting
  3. News - China - ECONOMY

    US Treasury secretary leaves talks with China pledge to reduce currency intervention

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 04:36am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan victoria.ruan@scmp.com Commitment to limit control is significant, but challenges remain in carrying it out, US says Beijing pledges to reduce currency intervention US ... US-China strategic and economic dialogue in Beijing. Putting those commitments into statement was "a major change", Lew said. "I think that we still have a process ahead, because ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1551487/us-treasury-secretary-leaves-talks-china-pledge-reduce-currency
  4. Business - Banking & Finance - ECONOMY

    French economist's long-forgotten demand theory gets its due after new US policy

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 01:20pm by STEVE HANKE

    ... of the business cycle and also improve the quality of the economic policy discourse. These changes it brings are big, not only conceptually, but also numerically. US GO was 76.4 per cent larger than GDP ... Steve Hanke JB Say’s message was that a demand failure could not cause an economic slump In late April this year, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) at the US Department of Commerce ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1543497/french-economists-long-forgotten-demand-theory-gets-its-due
  5. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1486375/federal-reserve-chief-yellen-plans-keep-us-interest-rates
  6. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Restaurants serving locals keep up sales amid drop in tourist spending

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 04:03am by Amy Nip

    ... an insider in the food and beverage business says. Strong local demand boosted the restaurant sector, saving it from the slide in sales experienced by luxury retail brands amid President Xi ... government figures showed. The total value of receipts in the restaurant sector in the second quarter was HK$24 billion, up 3.7 per cent over a year earlier. Business volume fell 0.9 per cent, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1563780/restaurants-serving-locals-keep-sales-amid-drop-tourist-spending
  7. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    US jobless claims show surprise increase in week

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 05:57am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington US jobless claims show surprise increase in week The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, but not enough to change views the labour market was strengthening. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits climbed 4,000 to a seasonally adjusted 317,000 for the week to June 7, the labour department said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1531111/us-jobless-claims-show-surprise-increase-week
  8. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Beijing's economic growth targets are too high, IMF says

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 11:26am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan in Beijing victoria.ruan@scmp.com Bank says goal of 7.5 per cent for this year will be met, but long-term expansion may be at risk Beijing's growth targets are too high, IMF says The International Monetary Fund has urged Beijing to lowe ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1563293/imf-recommends-lower-2015-gdp-growth-target-china
  9. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Deutsche co-chief for Asia an unabashed bull

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:18am by Jasper Moiseiwitsch and Ray Chan

    ... in the bank's pipeline of Chinese equity deals coming due, not the least of which is the imminent listing of Alibaba. Deutsche will be a bookrunner on the offer which, at about US$20 billion, ... economy and markets. He also sees a strong upwards trend in mergers and acquisitions driven by cash-rich, family-owned businesses that have outgrown their home market. This is prodding the owners ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1556885/deutsche-bank-investment-director-unabashed-bull-asia-pacific
  10. News - China - ECONOMY

    Xi Jinping departs for South America tour

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 11:15am by AFP, Reuters

    ... Agencies in Beijing and Brasilia President to meet friends old and new for BRICS talks and to keep the resources pipeline flowing Xi off to do business in America's backyard President ... massive purchases of commodities and exports of manufactured goods to the region have boosted its two-way trade with Latin America to a total of US$262 billion last year, according to China's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1553212/chinas-leader-xi-jinping-departs-south-america-tour

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