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  1. News - China

    Hagel to broach topic of cyber threats with Chinese

    Posted May 31st 2013, 11:11am by Associated Press aboard a US Aircraft

    ... Associated Press aboard a US Aircraft Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel will meet with members of a Chinese delegation this weekend and likely talk about ongoing cyberthreats amid new reports ... Hagel said that the US must find ways to work with the Chinese and other countries to develop rules of the road and a better understanding among nations for the use of cyber. “These are issues ...

  2. Business - Economy

    US economy beats estimate with 2.6pc growth

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 01:40am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Washington US beats estimate with 2.6pc growth The United States economy grew more rapidly in the fourth quarter than estimated as consumer spending climbed by the most ... such as Macy's are waiting for the weather to improve to get a clearer picture of the economy. "The economy is shaking off the negative impacts from the weather," said Sam Bullard, a senior ...

  3. News - World - SYRIA

    US weighs military options for Syria, says Hagel

    Posted Aug 24th 2013, 03:08pm by Agence France-Presse on board a US military aircraft

    ... Agence France-Presse on board a US military aircraft US media reports warships sent to the region for possible cruise missile attacks The Pentagon is moving forces into place in case President Barack Obama opts for military action against Syria, US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel suggested on Friday. Amid calls for military intervention after the Syrian regime carried out ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    For emerging economies, market discipline matters as much as growth

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 07:25pm by Andrew Sheng

    ... of Asian or non-US shares quoted and traded in US exchanges. Deepening financial markets in emerging economies cannot be decoupled from the practice and experience of more mature markets in the US ... Andrew Sheng Andrew Sheng says the World Bank/IMF meetings offer insights beyond economic projections For emerging economies, market discipline matters as much as growth April is the best ...

  5. News - World - AFRICA

    South African economy falls to No 2 on continent behind Nigeria, but Pretoria is unfazed

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 09:42pm by AFP

    ... that were previously not factored in." Dykes said South Africa's US$7,508 GDP per capita, far higher than Nigeria's US$2,688, was still the most important measure of the economy ... to US$453 billion in 2012, instead of US$264 billion as measured by the World Bank for that year. South Africa's economy was at US$384 billion in 2012, according to the World Bank. Estimates ...

  6. News - World - UKRAINE

    Putin signals steps on Ukrainian economy after agreement on four-way talks

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 11:25pm by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Brussels Kremlin chief targets trade and subsidies to neighbour, as four-way dialogue on crisis agreed Putin warning on Ukraine economy ahead of talks President Vladimir Putin ... is already on the verge of bankruptcy. Russia "doesn't accept the powers-that-be in Kiev as legitimate, but continues to provide economic support and subsidise Ukraine's economy ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Business - Economy

    US economic growth to speed up to 3.1pc, White House says

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 10:45am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington Obama administration expects falling jobless rate to boost economy this year, after last year's 1.7pc gain, but congressional office tips 2.7pc pace White House upbeat with 3.1 pc growth view The White House forecast more robust economic growth in the United States this year than last year and a further pick-up in the economy next year. The US economy ...

  9. News - China - DONGGUAN

    Crackdown on Dongguan sex trade leaves wider economy in slump

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 03:53am by He Huifeng

    ... He Huifeng in Dongguan huifeng.he@scmp.com Manufacturing hub has been hit hard by a crackdown on once-thriving sex industry, which was the engine that powered much its economy Dongguan ... managers estimated that up to 70 per cent of prostitutes had left the city. "The crackdown may not kill us, but it will kill [the nearby town of] Changping and then the city itself. Without ...

  10. Business - Money

    Asian markets battered after Wall Street hit by poor US data

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 11:57am by AFP

    ... 2.08 per cent, the S&P 500 fell 2.28 per cent and the Nasdaq 2.61 per cent. The results – following worse-than-expected jobs data in January – raised concerns the US economy may ... Agence France-Presse in Hong Kong Asian markets slumped on Tuesday – led by a four per cent fall in Tokyo – following a huge sell-off on Wall Street as disappointing US manufacturing data ...




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