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  1. Hong Kong set to host consumer congress for a second time

    Posted Jun 28th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng About 700 delegates and representatives of governments and consumer advocacy groups are expected to descend on Hong Kong when it hosts the four-day Consumers International World Congress in 2011. This will be the four-yearquadrennial congress&# ...

  2. Things always end badly when capital is mispriced

    Posted Nov 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... for one underlying failing- capital was simply too cheap. Heartened by the apparent disappearance of inflation, in mid-2003 the US Federal Reserve cut its benchmark short-term interest rate ... high-yielding structured products. Collapse and crisis inevitably followed, and the root cause was a simple mispricing of capital. The source of Europe's debt problems is much the same. ...

  3. Sharp capital outflow to hinder Beijing's recovery efforts

    Posted Jan 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai in Beijing As Beijing scrambles to come up with measures to bolster the sliding economy, a massive capital outflow, as reflected in the latest government figures, will further complicate its task. Ha Jiming, an economist with China International Capital Corp, estimated that China's capital outflow totalled US$203 billion in the previous quarter, based on the latest ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Asset inflation policies threaten to create another economic bubble

    Posted May 21st 2013, 12:00am by ANDY XIE

    ... Greenspan was cursed for. It will take another bubble burst for people to see through this. Capitalism is about market forces or the profit motive allocating capital, not governments or inherited power. In the real world, though, it never works exactly that way. It is often more profitable to subvert market forces rather then embrace them. Robber baron capitalism is one manifestation. ...

  5. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    China's mild inflation rise leaves door open for rate cut

    Posted May 09th 2013, 11:22am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Mainland inflation up but rate cut possible Chinese inflation rose in April from March but remained relatively low, leaving room for the central bank to cut rates to stem capital inflows and spur ... liberalisation but also reduce the possibility of a negative real interest rate". That view was shared by economists at investment banks, including Societe Generale and Daiwa Capital Markets. ...

  6. Business - Money - DEBT

    iBonds vie for inflation-conscious investor interest

    Posted May 29th 2013, 12:00am by Ray Chan

    ... performed badly, with several trading below their listing prices. However, the capital-raising channel has shown a significant recovery amid a surge in regional markets due to Japan's latest ...

  7. Business - Economy

    Australia inflation below forecast, rate cut eyed

    Posted Apr 24th 2013, 02:05pm by AFP

    ... and that companies lack pricing power,” said AMP Capital chief economist Shane Oliver. “While past interest rate cuts are getting some traction the economy remains vulnerable and in need of more support ...

  8. Business - Economy

    China expected to keep interest rates unchanged

    Posted Mar 20th 2013, 12:00am by Ray Chan

    ... was distorted by seasonal factors and the consumer price index was expected to moderate to 2 per cent this month. Capital Economics economist Mark Williams wrote recently: "Inflation is likely ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Feb 08th 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... pollution-control regulations intended to help clean up the capital's suffocating smog. Members of the public are being asked to give their views on ideas, including closing some factories temporarily ... risks will rise and said monetary easing by nations, including the US and Japan, may push up commodity prices and make capital flows more volatile.   Rugby Union's Cooper gloves up ...

  10. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Outgoing commerce chief warns over trade, inflation

    Posted Mar 08th 2013, 05:23pm by Victoria Ruan, Cary Huang

    ... ANZ and Goldman Sachs said exporters may have overstated shipments in an effort to sidestep Beijing's capital controls and move more money into the mainland. Societe Generale economist ...




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