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  1. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    China has the fiscal means to fight slowdown, says ADB president

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 04:19am by Victoria Ruan

    ... regions like the Middle East, Africa, Europe or Russia, Asia has been more stable geopolitically and politically," Nakao said and should "try hard" to stay so. Asked whether ... to 2.5 per cent late last month, before the Occupy Central protests began, citing weaker retail and tourism performance. Nakao said he did not think the US$50 billion Asian Infrastructure ...

  2. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    China flash HSBC PMI edges up but factory output at 5-month low

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 10:55am by Reuters

    ... US$114 billion of short-term loans into banks to boost liquidity levels and cut mortgage rates for second-home buyers for the first time since 2008-09. ...

  3. 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, ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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. ...

  8. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    World Bank trims growth forecasts for developing East Asia and China

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 01:59pm by Reuters

    ... In Thailand, the respite from political unrest would lead to a resumption of growth. Broad risks to the region include the possibility of slower-than-expected recovery in global demand, as well as any ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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. ...




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