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  1. Business - Economy - CHINA

    China's economy hits turning point

    Posted Nov 10th 2012, 12:00am by JANE CAI

    ... Mainland's output hits turning point The mainland economy improved more than expected last month after inflation dipped to a 33-month low, reducing the likelihood of "big bang" stimulus ... of Statistics (NBS) said yesterday. The October data confirmed that China's economic slowing has "truly bottomed out", said Lu Ting, an economist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. ...

  2. Why is the mainland economy slowing? What impact will the slowdown have on Hong Kong's economy and markets?

    Posted Jul 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to the central bank's policy of tightening liquidity. Together with slower external demand and Japanese supply disruptions, China's economy slowed in April, May and possibly June, says Ho. ... expect H-shares and red chips to perform better in general as the market begins to discount a soft landing for China's economy going into the second half,' says Ho. Alan Lam (Greater ...

  3. By one key measure, China's economy is already the biggest

    Posted Nov 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tom Holland For 10 years, analysts have been arguing about how soon China will overtake the United States to become the world's largest economy. Now Jim O'Neill, the Goldman ... decade, Goldman projected that China's economy would outstrip America's sometime around 2040. Since then, China's growth has surpassed all expectations, while the US has suffered ...

  4. China's 'Goldilocks' economy is not out of the woods just yet

    Posted Oct 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland On the face of things, the economic figures released by Beijing yesterday give a strong impression that China's economy is gliding smoothly towards a remarkably soft ... the impression that the economy is successfully rebalancing away from capital intensive investment and manufacturing and more towards domestic consumer demand. Inflation pressures remain a worry. ...

  5. China's move to cool economy

    Posted Apr 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... By Cameron Dueck A senior business reporter at South China Morning Post says higher interest rates can help slow runaway growth The economy is overheating. Stock markets in Shanghai, Shenzhen and Hong Kong fell late last week because investors were worried over China's strong economic growth. But shouldn't share prices be rising if the economy is booming? Sometimes ...

  6. TV guide to China's economy

    Posted Feb 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... to raise prices. The decision is an indication of the state of the economy as a whole; when even TVs are rising, the long cycle of deflation in China has definitely ended. 'We are under ... that prices overall will rise this year. Our profit margin is very slender.' China's economy is coming to the end of a long cycle of deflation and starting one of inflation, in part because ...

  7. Business - Economy - SINGAPORE

    Singapore economy beats forecasts with 1.8pc expansion

    Posted Jan 03rd 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... estimate in a survey was for a 1.6 per cent expansion. The economy grew 1.2 per cent last year. The World Bank last month raised its outlook for emerging East Asia nations, citing China ... track." China's manufacturing unexpectedly expanded at the fastest pace in 19 months in December, spurring optimism that a recovery in the world's second-biggest economy is gaining ...

  8. China needs market-based controls to cool economy

    Posted Apr 17th 2006, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... measures to cool the economy. Even more troubling, loan growth remains extremely strong. In the first quarter, China's financial system extended new loans worth 1.26 trillion yuan. ... sustainable pathways, policymakers will have to adopt market-based controls. For an economy the size of China's, this means manipulating benchmark interest rates, while liberalising the exchange ...

  9. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Financial Secretary John Tsang says Hong Kong economy faces challenging year

    Posted Jan 08th 2013, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu, TONY CHEUNG AND RAY CHAN

    ... faces challenging year Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah has warned of challenging conditions in the Hong Kong economy this year in light of volatile Western and Japanese markets. Tsang ... to cool the property market and tackle speculation. I will roll out more measures without hesitation when I need to," he told a lunch meeting yesterday. Ma Jun, a China economist at Deutsche ...

  10. China's economy would cool more quickly in a fridge than on a stove

    Posted Dec 17th 2004, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp SOMEONE IN BEIJING is getting seriously ahead of himself in trying to prove that the mainland's economy is making necessary adjustments. Take a headline we ran ... countries and no longer need so much fixed asset investment. Very well, the chart also shows you what the figures are for India and the average of East Asia outside of Japan and China, much lower ...




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