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  1. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1445922/us-economic-growth-speed-31pc-white-house-says
  2. Business - Commodities - undefined

    White House resists pressure to okay Keystone XL oil sands pipeline

    Posted Feb 02nd 2014, 05:12am by Reuters

    ... The findings have irked environmentalists and delighted the project's proponents. But the White House signalled that a decision on an application by TransCanada Corp to build the US$5.4 billion ... and other relevant agency heads in the weeks ahead," White House spokesman Matt Lehrich said. Proponents of the pipeline had earlier crowed about how the State Department report cleared the way ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1418760/white-house-resists-pressure-okay-keystone-xl-oil-sands
  3. Business - SPORT

    White collar boxers learn that life on the ropes requires perseverance

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 01:58am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... Benjamin Robertson benjamin.robertson@scmp.com White collar boxers find out that perseverance counts as promoter brings tournament to Macau after similar competitions in Shanghai ... is Mark "I want to remove your teeth, The Dentist" Daniels, a pumped up pugilist, and participant in Macau's first white collar boxing tournament. "I saw an e-mail ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1556506/white-collar-boxers-learn-life-ropes-requires-perseverance
  4. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong government's reserves are not big enough to fight 'financial predators'

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 01:01am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... of new housing. Financial predators were not driven off in 1998. There were none, only a few young yahoos It then occurred to a small clique of young yahoos working for some of the investment ... mostly bit players but some of them laughingly referred to this gambit in public as "my private ATM machine" and word of it got to Donald's ears. He reacted in such a white hot ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1563045/hong-kong-governments-reserves-are-not-big-enough-fight-financial-predators
  5. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Housing Authority must raise public housing rents or run out of money

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 12:45am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Housing Authority will run out of money if it continues building flats without raising rents that are already among the lowest in urban world High time we stopped paying this rent Professor Raymond So Wai-man, who chairs the Housing Authority's finance committee, said it may need to ask for more funding as its coffers will have dwindled to HK$28.2 billion ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1549258/housing-authority-must-raise-public-housing-rents-or-run-out-money
  6. Business - Money - TRADING

    Hong Kong brokers urged to diversify as they lose out to fund houses

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:09am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Industry experts say city brokerage firms must develop their businesses and get extra support from government as fund houses outflank them Brokers urged to diversify to compete Brokerage firms need to diversify or seek merger opportunities to avoid being squeezed out by the growing number of fund houses, industry players told the South China Morning ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1553565/hong-kong-brokers-urged-diversify-they-lose-out
  7. Business - Economy

    China consumer sentiment edges up but still subdued

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 01:40pm by Victoria Ruan

    ... further to 108.5 from 109.7 in June, hitting its lowest level since August last year. "House price expectations" eased from a three-year peak last month. New data added to the survey this month on savings also reflected "some unease" over the housing market, with 16.4 per cent of respondents believing real estate was the wisest place to keep their savings, down from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1562625/china-consumer-sentiment-edges-still-subdued
  8. Business - Banking & Finance

    Australian regulators hold fire despite rise in lending and home prices

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 01:26am by BLOOM

    ... household debt was at a 25-year high, statistics bureau figures showed, and a government inquiry this month found housing to be a significant source of risk to the financial system. The average ... governor Glenn Stevens said. "Some pick-up in housing prices as a result of lower interest rates was to be expected." Australia had the third-most overvalued housing market ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1561391/australian-regulators-hold-fire-despite-rise-lending-and
  9. Business - Companies

    Snapchat in funding talks with Alibaba at US$10b value

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 02:42am by Bloomberg

    ... financing boom, companies including house-sharing app Airbnb Inc. and file-sharing company Dropbox Inc. have raised money at US$10 billion valuations. In June, car- booking app Uber Technolgies Inc. ... Snapchat’s Roots Snapchat, founded in 2011 in a fraternity house by Evan Spiegel, provides tools that let users easily draw on photos, to put a mustache on a selfie, for example. The images ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1563108/snapchat-funding-talks-alibaba-10b-value
  10. Business - Comment - MONEY MATTERS

    Beijing's 'take it or leave it' attitude on Hong Kong autonomy a far cry from 2003

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:19am by Shirley Yam

    ... a far cry from 2003 episode To understand the significance of Beijing’s white paper on the “one country, two systems” principle, an episode in 2003 may help. The then Hong Kong stock exchange ... community. The significance of the publication of the white paper is that Beijing couldn’t care less now. It is not about the content, most of which had already been laid out by Zhang Xiaoming in his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1532232/beijings-take-it-or-leave-it-attitude-hong-kong-autonomy-far-cry-2003

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