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  1. News - World - FINANCE

    No revenue, no assets, yet worth US$billions: stock regulators pull plug on social networking firm

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 06:32am by GUARDIAN, Bloomberg, Reuters

    ... to create a social-network business. After the company's shares skyrocketed in value for no apparent reason, the US Securities and Exchange Commission and Financial Industry Regulation ... Agencies in New York No revenue, no assets, yet worth US$ billion for no apparent reason- US authorities pull the plug on penny-stock social-networking company Trading halted on mystery ...

  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 ...

  3. Business - MACROSCOPE

    US Fed must stick to transparency without giving away the store

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:18am by DAVID BROWN

    ... David Brown US central bank has been telegraphing its moves too clearly, leading to inflated markets. But switching to opacity now has dangers of its own Fed must stick to transparency without giving away the store Sometimes markets can get too much of a good thing. When conditions start to become too frothy and speculative, the risk of overindulgence sets in. US markets already ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - MONETARY POLICY

    Why US interest rates aren't going higher any time soon

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 10:26am by STEVE HANKE

    ... Steve Hanke While recent data looks encouraging, the US economy remains weak and vulnerable, which is why the Fed won't raise interest rates anytime soon Stuck on zero Financial markets have been primed for about a year now to expect higher US interest rates. They haven't arrived yet and probably won't until well into 2016. Don't be fooled into thinking ...

  5. Business - Money - LISTINGS

    WH Group to raise US$2.3b in new fixed-price IPO deal

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 01:33am by Ray Chan

    ... Ray Chan ray.utchan@scmp.com Chinese pork giant aims to raise US$2.3 billion in reconfigured deal, three months after original listing collapsed due to high valuations WH Group launches fixed-price IPO deal Sino-US pork producer WH Group has launched its stalled initial public offering of shares in a fixed-price deal that will raise about US$2.3 billion. The sale comes three months ...

  6. Business - China Business - DEBT

    Investors near deal for US$2b stake in bad debt manager Huarong

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 01:33am by Reuters

    ... Reuters Investors near deal for US$2b stake in Huarong Goldman Sachs and private equity firm Warburg Pincus are among the investors nearing a deal to buy an up to 20 per cent stake in China Huarong Asset Management for about US$2 billion, sources say. The other investors preparing to buy into the mainland's biggest bad-debt manager were state-backed Citic Group ...

  7. News - World - DRUGS

    Rules to protect children issued to marijuana stores in Washington, US

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 12:19am by Reuters

    ... the drug in confectionery, lollipops or food items that might appeal to children, say new guidelines. Washington became the second US state to allow recreational sales of marijuana to adults ... of the US. Recreational sales began in Colorado on January. 1. Things have started slowly in the Pacific Northwest, where Washington state regulators have issued just 25 licences to retailers ...

  8. Business - China Business - ANALYSIS

    Ralls legal victory may impact US review of foreign investments

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 02:57am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... security implications of mergers, acquisitions and takeovers that could result in foreign control of any US business. Knowing that court review is even possible will chasten government reviewers ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com Court victory by Chinese company could signal changes in secretive US government reviews of foreign investment in sensitive industries Wind farm legal win ...

  9. Business - Companies - THE VIEW

    Can Alibaba overcome the 'China syndrome' with its US IPO?

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:18am by Peter Guy

    ... charged and suspended by a US judge for refusing to cooperate with US Securities and Exchanges Commission subpoenas. China's Ministry of Finance wants to bar international accounting firms ... the famous short-seller of US-listed Chinese stocks, has described NQ Mobile as "unequivocally a fraud". To avoid embarrassing itself, PwC needs to avoid taking on as audit clients Chinese ...

  10. Comment - Blogs - BUSINESS

    Keep away from the 'unicorns': Four Chinese businesses you should avoid

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 11:43am by Jeffrey Towson

    ... Jeffrey Towson A good rule to remember: If something hasn’t happened yet, there are probably good reasons why.  On a regular basis, new China business opportunities are pointed ... to as both inevitable and awesome, my question is always “well, if it is so great then why hasn’t it happened yet?” And I call these the “China unicorns” – the businesses everyone talks about ...




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