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Economic History of Japan

Economy's lull a time for reform

Cooling economic activity has heightened expectations of more aggressive policy actions from Beijing to counter a worse-than-expected slowdown.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:30pm

Euro woes too dire even for HK's Overkiller Man

'You need decisive action. You need overkill. You need to inspire confidence.'

Donald's advice to Europe SCMP, Jan 29

Yassuh, they calls him Donald the Overkiller Man. Proved it, too, back in '98 when he whupped dem speculator folk right outta town. Saw the backs of their hides, he did, in the shootout at the HKEx Corral.

31 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Hot money flow goes into sudden reverse

Hot money continued pouring into the mainland in the three months to September, though the direction has reversed in the past couple of months.

Short-term foreign debt, a gauge of hot money inflow, rose almost 10 per cent to US$507.6 billion at the end of September from US$462 billion in June, the State Administration of Foreign Exchange said yesterday.

28 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

BEA tumbles after cut in stock price target

Bank of East Asia shares defied a market rally yesterday, tumbling 5.73 per cent in the morning session after Morgan Stanley cut its target price.

The stock slid to HK$15.46 before recovering to close the day down 1.1 per cent at HK$16.22.

14 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Mainland non-performing loans uncomfortably high

'The bad debt ratio of leading mainland banks could fall to 5 per cent this year from 6.2 per cent last year, China Banking Regulatory Commission chairman Liu Mingkang said in Hong Kong yesterday.

27 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Reserves enough for 10 crises, say GST critics

Hong Kong's huge fiscal reserves and the Exchange Fund, which together stand at HK$1.1 trillion, are enough to provide a comfortable cushion against an economic crisis, critics of the proposed goods and services tax (GST) said yesterday.

1 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

Love of Hello Kitty and historical legacy makes little boys of us all

IT SEEMS VERY fashionable these days to think of Japan as a 'little boy', as that country's premier Neo-Pop artist, Takashi Murakami, has demonstrated in the eponymous travelling art exhibition he is curating.

Mr Murakami is also the graphic artist behind those cloyingly quirky Hermes bags which are so popular among Hong Kong's tai-tais.

20 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Recovery no grounds for complacency

This time last year the post-Sars, post-September 11 economic recovery was still finding its feet and no one was sure how long it would last, especially in export-dependent Asia.

23 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

Following the leader - down

Overheating is the buzzword in Beijing. It was all anyone wanted to talk about on my visit to China last month. Excesses in selected coastal property markets, together with spillover effects on the pricing of steel, cement and other construction materials, are on the radar screen of Chinese policymakers. The authorities have already moved to arrest the excesses.

10 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

S&P credits reforms with easing downward pressure on region

Companies in emerging Asia have been under less credit-rating pressure than their developed-market counterparts over the past five years, according to Standard & Poor's (S&P).

7 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

Crisis lessons fail to sink in

Asian governments are not directly tackling the region's structural problems that triggered the regional crisis in 1997, according to Amoy Properties chairman Ronnie Chan Chi-chung.

1 Nov 2001 - 12:00am

Losses at Paul Y Properties Group, now New World CyberBase, widened in year

Losses at Paul Y Properties Group, now New World CyberBase, widened in the year to March 31, suffering an attributable loss of $369.54 million against a loss of $249.26 million in the previous year.

26 Jul 1999 - 12:00am

Asia holds sway over mainland growth

What is your forecast for the mainland's economic growth this year? A: The days of a fixed target, as in the past, are over. This year the government's number is 7 per cent, which is a projection for the centre of a range. Seven per cent is reasonable. The external environment is less predictable, especially the rebound of trade volumes in Asia.

2 Feb 1999 - 12:00am

Markets rally worldwide as Brazil floats real

Global markets staged a strong rally last night after the beleaguered Brazilian Government announced it was abandoning its new three-day old currency regime, and allowing the real to float.

16 Jan 1999 - 12:00am

Time for looking back and forward

It's that time of year again. The time when news organisations look back at the past 12 months, and decide who and what stood out.

4 Jan 1999 - 12:00am

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