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Greece economy

Murder, suicide, disease surges under Greek austerity

When Greece's economy took a plunge, murders and disease rates soared, according to a study that suggests the impact of the European nation's austerity cuts may be worse than expected. Suicide and murder rates climbed from 2007 to 2009, particularly among men, and unusual outbreaks of malaria, West Nile virus and HIV took clinicians by surprise, according to the findings published in the American Journal of Public Health on Thursday.

Saturday, 20 April, 2013, 3:27am

Business Digest, December 20, 2012

Western areas allotted 578b yuan in projects

20 Dec 2012 - 3:19am

Misdiagnosing European austerity

Tom Holland's Monitor column ("Opponents of austerity are barking up the wrong tree", December 10) is excellent. That is, it is an excellent example of the narrow, ahistorical and uncritical approach of neo-liberal economics.

14 Dec 2012 - 3:03am

Business Digest, December 4, 2012

HK$8.9m in bonus shares for HKEx chief

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing has awarded chief executive Charles Li Xiaojia shares worth HK$8.92 million as a long-term incentive. The HKEx board also approved HK$103.48 million for the purchase of shares to be awarded to other selected employees. Enoch Yiu


Greece to spend €10b on bond buy-back

4 Dec 2012 - 3:10am

Debts force nations to quit Eurovision song contest

One after another they are calling in sick. First, Portugal and Poland and now, short of an economic miracle, Cyprus and Greece.

3 Dec 2012 - 4:24am

Europe's Plan C for Greece no better than previous plans

Europe's leaders have reached Plan C in their efforts to rescue Greece. Unfortunately, it lacks a crucial element also absent in plans A and B: adequate debt relief.

29 Nov 2012 - 3:46am

Talking points

Strategic dialogue for China and South Korea

26 Nov 2012 - 2:58am

Fear of failure looms over EU budget summit

An EU budget summit seemed set for trouble before it began on Thursday as leaders were to start two days of talks to agree a trillion-euro budget that has bitterly divided a 27-nation union already mired in crisis.

22 Nov 2012 - 11:46am 2 comments

Greek PM Antonis Samaras tells euro partners to pay up on promised loans

Greece reacted with dismay to a failure by European finance ministers to agree to release up to €44 billion (HK$436 billion) of rescue loans it vitally needs, with the prime minister warning that the stakes are higher than his debt-ridden country's future.

22 Nov 2012 - 4:08am

Talking points

Greece runs out of cash

16 Nov 2012 - 2:20am