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  1. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    US labour strength spurs hopes for early rate rise

    Posted Oct 04th 2014, 04:46am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington US labour strength spurs talk of early rate rise Employers in the United States stepped up hiring last month and the jobless rate fell to a six-year low, which could ... an increase until around the middle of 2015. Separately, the Commerce Department said the US trade gap unexpectedly narrowed in August to US$40.1 billion, its smallest level in seven months, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1609132/us-labour-strength-spurs-hopes-early-rate-rise
  2. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    China's foreign trade upside may put brakes on need for massive stimulus

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 12:04pm by Victoria Ruan

    ... of US$30.9 billion last month, down from a record US$49.8 billion in August. The trade growth beat market expectations of a 12 per cent rise for exports and a 2 per cent fall for imports. A 34.6 per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1615643/chinas-robust-trade-growth-boosts-hopes-rebound
  3. Property - International - ECONOMY

    Hong Kong investors to turn Cadbury's Birmingham HQ into flats

    Posted Oct 11th 2014, 03:18am by JING YANG

    ... Headland managing director John Gunning told the South China Morning Post. Headland had five to six projects in the pipeline in Birmingham and surrounding areas and hoped to raise US$50 million to US$100 million in equity within next year, Gunning said. Cadbury was one of the original 19th century builders of "model communities" that gave British workers better-quality living ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1614086/hong-kong-investors-turn-cadburys-birmingham-hq-flats
  4. News - World - ECONOMY

    French PM Manuel Valls vows to introduce Sunday shopping

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 05:23am by GDN

    ... the French economy on the path to structural reform, including an end to the 35-hour working week. Describing it as "bad news to give you here in London", Valls said shops would open on Sundays in Paris and promised museums would be open seven days week. He said he would use his time in power to transform the country. He also said he had accepted the apology from the managing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1611126/french-pm-manuel-valls-vows-introduce-sunday-shopping
  5. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Hong Kong's GDP growth outlook revised down to 2.2pc

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 04:02am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... per cent. HKU attributed the slower growth forecast to external uncertainties such as the US gearing up for an interest rate rise amid a slow recovery, and a weakening mainland economy. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1612304/hong-kongs-gdp-growth-outlook-revised-down-22pc
  6. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Labour woes will put brakes on growth

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 04:52am by Amy Nip

    ... demand and increased market volatility as the US gears up for an interest rate rise. "In addition, political developments in Hong Kong have so far added uncertainty to earnings prospects ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1611624/labour-woes-will-put-brakes-growth
  7. Property - International - ECONOMY

    Growing clout of global cities offers property opportunities

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 04:36pm by DAVID JI

    ... respectively, while New York beats the US economy by 35.7 per cent. Setting up offices in the global cities serves as a talent magnet for securing knowledge workers, who usually prefer the lifestyles ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1610584/growing-clout-global-cities-offers-property-opportunities
  8. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Guangdong eyes SOE reform

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 03:58am by Enoch Yiu, Sophie Yu

    ... Guangdong has set an ambitious timetable for reform of its state-owned enterprises (SOEs), including a goal for more than 70 per cent of the province's state firms to open up to private capital ... as an international financial centre, enabling firms from the province to tap talent and capital for its reform drive. "The Pearl River Delta was one of the first regions that opened for reform ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1603492/guangdong-eyes-soe-reform
  9. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Japan's Abe is 'neutral' on raising sales tax

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 04:10am by Reuters

    ... out of 15 years of deflation and tepid growth. Amari warned that excessive yen moves were undesirable for the economy, after the currency hit a six-year low of 110.09 against the US dollar. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1610305/japans-abe-neutral-raising-sales-tax
  10. 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

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