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  1. News - China - ECONOMY

    Li Keqiang leaves world business leaders disappointed at Tianjin economic forum

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 11:40pm by Victoria Ruan

    ... leaves world business leaders disappointed Premier Li Keqiang failed to offer global business leaders any fresh solutions to the Chinese economy's slowing growth in his opening remarks ... by failing to offer any new ideas for dealing with a deepening property market slowdown or tackling funding bottlenecks for businesses. Many participants left the conference room halfway through ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1589707/li-keqiang-fails-outline-new-steps-boost-economy-summer-davos-forum
  2. 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
  3. 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 month and more people gave up the hunt for work, giving a cautious Federal Reserve more reasons to wait a bit longer before raising interest rates. Nonfarm payrolls rose 142,000, the smallest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1586262/us-job-growth-slows-8-month-low
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. News - China - ECONOMY

    Li Keqiang downplays fears over anti-monopoly probes ahead of economic forum

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 11:47pm by Victoria Ruan

    ... were aimed at creating a fairer environment for all kinds of businesses, and the authorities would continue to crack down on the theft of business secrets and the production of fake goods, he ... Li, giving us lots of confidence to do things in China." He said his request to Li "would be to reduce the import duties into China" for new materials manufactured abroad ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1588982/li-keqiang-downplays-fears-over-anti-monopoly-probes-ahead-world-economic
  7. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Weaker mainland China industrial output fuels regional pessimism

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 03:23am by Victoria Ruan

    ... below 90 US cents for the first time since March, while the yuan also weakened. Premier Li Keqiang said at the World Economic Forum in Tianjin last week that he would continue to favour targeted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1593498/weaker-mainland-china-industrial-output-fuels-regional-pessimism
  8. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Sovereign wealth funds threaten world markets, investors say

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

    ... public financial institutions. Sovereign investors manage assets worth US$29.1 trillion- equivalent to 40 per cent of the global economy- which are held by 157 central banks, 156 public pension ... US$890 billion fund owns 1.3 per cent of all global shares and aims to put more of its cash in assets other than bonds, such as equities, infrastructure and real estate. And China Investment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1588875/sovereign-wealth-funds-threaten-world-markets-investors-say
  9. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    China credit fluctuation stirs policy uncertainty

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 12:15pm by Victoria Ruan

    ... as indicated by interbank rates and the record trade surplus last month. But high funding costs have hurt business expansion, which, together with persistent deflation at factory gate, underscores ... percentage point. In the year so far, the government has adopted selective easing steps, such as cutting reserve requirement ratio for some banks and lowering tax for small and rural businesses ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1590778/chinas-money-supply-rebounds-still-short-expectations
  10. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Hong Kong in lukewarm response to European Central Bank rate cut

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 05:37am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... rallied on Thursday on the news, the Hang Seng Index closed down 57 points or 0.23 per cent yesterday. Of more immediate interest for local investors and businesses will be the euro. It dropped to a 13-month low against the Hong Kong dollar and looks likely to stay there given expectations for a US rate increase early next year. A cheaper currency will be popular with exporters to China ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1586263/hong-kong-lukewarm-response-european-central-bank-rate-cut

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