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  1. Business - China Business - CHINA

    China state-owned firms profit growth quickens, but no sign of turnaround

    Posted Nov 25th 2014, 02:02pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing No sign of turnaround as mainland factories struggle to cope with falling prices Earnings growth picks up at state firms Profit growth of the mainland's state-owned firms quickened slightly in the first 10 months of this year, but there is little sign of a turnaround as factories struggle to cope with falling prices and sluggish demand. State ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1648330/china-state-owned-firms-profit-growth-quickens-no-sign
  2. Business - Economy - CHINA

    Beijing urged to cut economic growth targets

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

    ... as the state-owned sector, Zhu said. Li Xuesong, the head of the Institute of Quantitative & Technical Economics at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, said he also favoured a cut in the growth ... cent growth in the first nine months, as housing starts remained slow. Retail sales last month climbed 11.5 per cent, after September's 11.6 per cent. The State Information Centre, a think ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1638830/chinas-economic-activity-cools-october-more-easing-likely
  3. 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 ... and Reform Commission warned yesterday that the economy faced increasing downward pressure next year while the mainland pushed forward with reforms to keep growth stable. Xu Shaoshi, the head ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1644122/beijing-vows-help-companies-cut-funding-costs-economy-cools
  4. News - China - CHINA

    China seeks greater influence in Arctic region

    Posted Jun 25th 2013, 12:00am by KIM WALL

    ... year and former President Hu Jintao followed up with a visit to Denmark, the first by a Chinese head of state. Despite official denials, that visit sparked rumours of Chinese investment ... the United States, Canada and Russia- have generally been cautious about outside membership, China's inclusion was at least partially due to solid support from Nordic nations. China may not have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1268160/china-seeks-greater-influence-arctic-region
  5. Business - Economy - CHINA

    Trade gloom hangs over Chinese economy

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 05:40am by NICK EDWARDS

    ... that a faltering economy could be revived by an export-led recovery. The gloomy analysis by ING's head of Asian economic research, Tim Condon, came as the WTO on Tuesday slashed its forecasts ... with economists estimating total trade to be worth US$4.2 trillion, compared with the US$3.9 trillion recorded by the United States. While it is the biggest trading economy on paper, analysts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1599760/trade-gloom-hangs-over-chinese-economy
  6. Business - Economy - CHINA

    Chinese factories feel pinch from tight credit

    Posted Jun 21st 2013, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Analysts forecast the weakness in manufacturing might persist for some time as Beijing focuses on financial risks to the economy and appears reluctant to inject fresh liquidity. The State Council headed by Premier Li Keqiang has given no indication it is about to loosen the grip on credit. Instead, "stability" was repeatedly mentioned in a statement concluding a cabinet meeting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1265371/chinese-factories-feel-pinch-tight-credit
  7. Business - Banking & Finance - CHINA

    Lending adds increasingly less to Chinese GDP, pressuring Premier Li

    Posted May 31st 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... is the money going to companies and state-run enterprises whose performance is deteriorating, Francis Cheung, head of China-Hong Kong strategy, wrote in a report. Signals from China's bond market, ... Bloomberg in Beijing Each yuan of debt is adding less to GDP with lumbering state-owned companies like China National Petroleum remaining the big borrowers Lending on the mainland ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1250089/lending-adds-increasingly-less-chinese-gdp-pressuring
  8. Business - Economy - CHINA

    China heading for economic downturn, many warn

    Posted Dec 06th 2012, 12:00am by JANE CAI

    ... and a flawed social welfare system, discriminatory residency and land policies and the breaking up of state monopolies. In the first politburo meeting chaired by party chief Xi Jinping on Tuesday, the president-in-waiting said the nation would "further deepen reforms and opening up", "advance reforms in the state-owned sector and rural areas", "actively and carefully pave the way ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1098464/china-heading-economic-downturn-economists-warn
  9. Business - Banking & Finance - CHINA

    Concern raised over China credit growth

    Posted May 30th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... was 198 per cent of gross domestic product last year, compared with 125 per cent four years earlier, according to calculations by Chu, the company's Beijing-based head of China financial ... by a stockbroker. Her views have struck a nerve. "Everyone is talking about credit- about the credit cycle, leverage and credit-quality problems," said Stephen Green, the head of greater China ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1249183/concern-raised-over-china-credit-growth
  10. Business - Economy - CHINA

    Growth data shows mixed picture

    Posted Jan 19th 2013, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... including manufacturing and property. "The pattern adds to the concern that the economy has become too reliant on state-driven investment, which in turn hinges on local governments' credit ... 8.5 trillion yuan (HK$10.59 trillion) this year. According to Ma Jiantang, head of the National Bureau of Statistics, end-consumption contributed 51.8 per cent to last year's GDP growth, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1131291/growth-data-shows-mixed-picture

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