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  1. Business - China Business - CHINA

    Chinese companies facing capital spending crunch

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 12:38pm by Reuters

    ... importers, is forecast to have slashed its investment by nearly 11 billion yuan this year from last, the first time it has cut investment since its 2000 stock market debut. Likewise, miner China Coal ... aggravated by a sagging property market. The cutbacks could persist, indicating that the mainland economy, which has relied heavily on investment, will need to speed up rebalancing to feed growth. ...

  2. Business - Economy - CHINA

    Decline in foreign reserves fuels talk of outflows in China

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 05:07am by Victoria Ruan

    ... market forecast for new lending last month was 740 billion yuan. Aggregate financing, the broadest indicator, which includes non-banking loans, reached 1.05 trillion yuan last month, ... the market with too much liquidity. Earlier this week, it cut the interest rate on 14-day repurchase agreements following measures to ease lending to sectors such as property. It also reportedly ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance - CHINA

    Premier Li Keqiang pledges major projects, policy tweaks

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

    ... Reuters in Beijing Beijing said to be weighing nod for non-banks to trade in interbank foreign exchange market Premier pledges major projects, policy tweaks Beijing will launch major ... and no further details about the planned projects were given. The economy has had a rough time this year as unsteady exports, weaker domestic investment growth and a softening property market all weighed ...

  4. Business - Economy - CHINA

    Consumer confidence and jobs outlook in China take nosedive

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 10:20am by Victoria Ruan

    ... at a somewhat faster pace in September than in August. Mainland stock markets rose to their highest levels in seven weeks yesterday, rebounding from a near three-week low on Monday ahead ... The faltering jobs outlook- the survey's employment indicator sank for a fourth straight month- is likely to be of particular concern to the government, as Beijing considers a stable jobs market ...

  5. Business - Economy - CHINA

    China PMI up a touch in September as economy gropes for momentum

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 03:42pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing PMI data shows slight pickup in manufacturing activity as nation struggles to recover growth momentum amid property market slump Mainland factory sector steady ... analysts that sluggish domestic demand and a cooling property market were dragging on activity. "We see the risk of third-quarter gross domestic product growth slowing to 7 per cent" from ...

  6. Business - Economy - CHINA

    Strong policy stimulus for China not needed, says PBOC adviser

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 11:29am by Victoria Ruan

    ... cut would send a stronger, easing signal to the market. "Pressures on the fourth-quarter economic growth shouldn't be neglected," Chen Yulu, an academic member of the central ... The People's Daily responded by saying that a rate cut does not conflict with market reform. "It's common sense that monetary policy should be kept flexible during different stages. Whether ...

  7. Business - Economy - CHINA

    PBOC's 500b yuan injection not enough to speed up growth

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 11:48am by DON WEINLAND, Benjamin Robertson

    ... hit a nearly six-year low. Analysts attributed the deceleration in economic activity to the continued slowdown in the housing market. Given the poor August performance, Bank of America Merrill ... 2.32 per cent. As the biggest net borrower among the Big Five banks from the interbank market, the Shanghai-based lender stood to benefit the most from lower interest rates, DBS Group Research ...

  8. Business - Economy - CHINA

    China's outward investment surges as growth pattern shows significant shift

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 02:34pm by Victoria Ruan, Teddy Ng

    ... at home its economic growth has suffered from a serious property market downturn, and industrial output has grown at the slowest rate since the global financial crisis. Foreign investors have ... away foreign investors and foreign economic actors" considering China's need to transition to a more balanced economy with the market playing a decisive role, he said. The Wall Street ...

  9. Property - Hong Kong & China - CHINA

    Wenzhou a case study of a property market taken over by speculators

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 05:10am by Langi Chiang

    ... a study of a market in mayhem The mainland coastal city of Wenzhou is a sobering case study of what happens when home prices fluctuate out of control, and why it is necessary to crack down on the property speculators seen to be responsible. The market in the city has been sliding for more that two years. "I don't see light at the end of the tunnel yet," said Zhang Hai, ...

  10. Business - Economy - CHINA

    RQFII quota to be raised by 200 billion yuan

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

    ... Policymakers agree to allow more foreign institutional investors to take part in mainland stock markets, but capital flow restrictions to stay China will soon more than triple the quota ... in the mainland's stock and bond markets within a certain quota. The increase was initiated by the Hong Kong authorities, Guo said, because the current quota did not match demand. "Last week, before ...




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