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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - CHINA

    Premier Li Keqiang pledges major projects, policy tweaks

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 05:43am by Reuters

    ... foreign exchange market. The move would represent the latest step by Beijing to liberalise the country's tightly controlled financial markets. It would be the biggest reform in its foreign ... a series of market reforms over the past years aimed at developing its financial markets. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1612437/premier-li-keqiang-pledges-major-projects-policy-tweaks
  2. Property - Hong Kong & China - CHINA

    Forum Partners plans fund focusing on China property sector

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 01:40pm by Peggy Sito

    ... growth of shadow banking is a natural progression in the development of a financial market," he said. People's Bank of China figures show funding from trust companies and other entities ... estate investment and corporate finance firm with about US$6 billion in assets under management, has cast a vote of confidence in the mainland property market, bucking the cautious sentiment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1446024/forum-partners-plans-fund-focusing-mainland-property-sector
  3. Business - Economy - CHINA

    Shanghai free-trade zone edges closer

    Posted Jun 07th 2013, 12:00am by Daniel Ren

    ... taken by the national banking and securities regulators. Shanghai has been under pressure to liberalise financial markets and bolster cross-border trade after the city became one ... to launch the mainland's first free-trade zone soon, reinforcing the city's bid to become a global financial centre. The proposals on the free-trade zone were being reviewed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1255178/shanghai-free-trade-zone-edges-closer
  4. Lifestyle - Books - CHINA

    Book review: The Contest of the Century, by Geoff Dyer

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 03:52pm by Mark O'Neill

    ... controls; it is hard to take yuan in and out of the country and for foreigners to invest in China's financial markets. To make the yuan a major world currency, Beijing has to make far-reaching ... of The Contest of the Century by Geoff Dyer, a journalist in the Washington bureau of the Financial Times. Previously, he worked as its bureau chief in Beijing, in Shanghai and also in Brazil, giving him ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1453968/book-review-contest-century-geoff-dyer
  5. Business - China Business - CHINA

    Big winners tipped amid mainland's urban shift

    Posted Dec 17th 2012, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... and retail," he said. Brett McGonegal, chief executive of Reorient Financial Markets, said urbanisation was critical to boosting domestic demand. "As China continues to transition from ... Wah-fung, legislator for financial services in Hong Kong, said urbanisation could mean villages being transformed into urban areas as well as more people moving from the countryside to live ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1106950/big-winners-tipped-amid-mainlands-urban-shift
  6. Business - Economy - CHINA

    World Bank urges Beijing to phase out hard economic targets

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 12:57pm by Victoria Ruan

    ... "The key short-term policy challenge is to strengthen market discipline in the financial sector," said Chorching Goh, lead economist for China at the World Bank. Beijing should put ... in resource allocation without bringing down the growth rate too drastically or disrupting the labour market. The authorities "do have some policy space and policy buffers to meet an ambitious ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1627425/world-bank-urges-beijing-phase-out-hard-economic-targets
  7. Business - Economy - CHINA

    Beijing vows to help companies cut funding costs as economy cools

    Posted Nov 20th 2014, 06:07am by Reuters

    ... to lend and allowing loss-making companies to list in stock markets, among other measures. The State Council said yesterday after a weekly meeting that it would also find new ways to use ... Hurt by flagging growth from manufacturing to investment and domestic spending, the mainland economy experienced its worst slowdown since the 2008-09 global financial crisis in the September ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1644122/beijing-vows-help-companies-cut-funding-costs-economy-cools
  8. Business - Economy - CHINA

    Beijing urged to cut economic growth targets

    Posted Nov 13th 2014, 02:04pm by Victoria Ruan

    ... "It's our forecast and also our suggestion," said Zhu Baoliang, a vice-director at NDRC's Economic Forecasting Department. "The job market is doing fine. If we can realise faster growth, then do it. If not, a speed of about 7 per cent would be good enough." The focus should be shifted to structural adjustment and reform in the financial and fiscal systems as well ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1638830/chinas-economic-activity-cools-october-more-easing-likely
  9. Business - Economy - CHINA

    Signs of slowdown in China point to more easing

    Posted Nov 05th 2014, 10:20am by Reuters

    ... lost further momentum heading into the fourth quarter as a cooling property market weighed on activity and export demand softened, putting Beijing's official 7.5 per cent growth target for the year at even greater risk. Annual economic growth slowed to 7.3 per cent in the third quarter, the weakest pace since the global financial crisis, even as the government rolled out more ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1632393/signs-slowdown-china-point-more-easing
  10. Business - Economy - CHINA

    China's growth in exports and imports slows, adding to signs of fragility

    Posted Nov 09th 2014, 05:26am by Reuters

    ... per cent jump in September, the General Administration of Customs said. The figure was slightly above market expectations in a Reuters poll of a 10.6 per cent rise. A decline in China's ... of US$45.4 billion for the month, which was near record highs. Annual growth slowed to 7.3 per cent in the third quarter- the weakest since the height of the global financial crisis- as a cooling ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1635374/chinas-growth-exports-and-imports-slows-adding-signs-fragility

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