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  1. Long-haul passenger Air China may want upgrade from economy

    Posted Jun 10th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... COMFORT WAS ONE of the key issues at yesterday's press conference on Cathay Pacific Airways' co-operation with Air China. The issue isn't the seat pitch in economy class but the level of Air China's ownership in Cathay. Air China, together with its subsidiary China National Aviation Co (CNAC), will hold 17.5 per cent of Cathay after the deal, leaving Britain's ...

  2. China, US hail 'useful' economy talks

    Posted Dec 16th 2006, 12:00am by Cary Huang, Jamil Anderlini

    ... Cary Huang and Jamil Anderlini in Beijing No short-term fixes, but Beijing pledges more yuan flexibility and Washington more domestic savings China and the United States made broad pledges ... measures to address imbalances, encourage greater national savings in the United States and to increase consumption and exchange rate flexibility in China,' Mr Paulson said in a joint press ...

  3. China's goal a circular economy: academic

    Posted Apr 09th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the three-day event, which was attended by about 300 academics and researchers worldwide on a diversified theme of sustainable development. Professor Qian said China was looking at a circular economy ... Dikky Sinn Mainland authorities are studying a law on a 'circular economy model' to combat environmental problems, which is expected to be introduced by 2008, a leading academic ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. China raises rates again to cool economy

    Posted Aug 19th 2006, 12:00am by Paul Moon, Paul Mooney

    ... to rein in rapid credit growth and investment to keep the economy from overheating. The People's Bank of China announced an increase of 0.27 percentage points in commercial banks' ... tightening measures were working, the rise in rates highlights the mainland leadership's fears over the overheating economy, which saw 11 per cent growth year on year in the first half ...

  6. China's booming economy a case of history repeating

    Posted May 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... One of the west's top China historians says the nation's incredible growth is not unprecedented, writes Mark O'Neill 'A gateway is a good metaphor for China ... we will end up.' So began a speech by Jonathan Spence, 69, the most famous China historian in the English language, to an audience of investment bankers and fund managers at the CLSA ...

  7. China now world's 4th-largest economy

    Posted Jan 26th 2006, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing China's economy expanded by 9.9 per cent last year, overtaking Britain as the fourth-largest economy, fuelled by continuing strong investment and exports. Gross ... in line with the recent 9.8 per cent forecast by the powerful National Development and Reform Commission. The data indicates China has overtaken Britain as the world's fourth-largest economy ...

  8. Price falls may slow mainland economy

    Posted Apr 04th 2006, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih Falling prices for manufactured goods and higher commodity prices are putting the squeeze on China's manufacturing sector to the extent that the entire economy is likely ... competition and oversupply. All industrial commodity prices have been rising for the past two years, while copper prices rose sharply last month, CLSA chief economist Jim Walker told the South China ...

  9. Drastic moves to further tighten reins of runaway economy unlikely

    Posted Jul 17th 2006, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... China's policymakers have been in a flurry of meetings since last week when preliminary figures for June showed overall economic growth remained perhaps a tad too strong, with overheating in specific sectors unabated. State media reported that the economy grew by 10.9 per cent in the second quarter - up from 10.3 per cent in the first quarter - data which is likely ...

  10. Rural development to underpin economy, says statistician

    Posted Mar 08th 2006, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang A drive to boost the rural economy will guarantee the mainland enjoys another year of fast and steady growth in 2006, according to a top statistician. On the sidelines of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, Qiu Xiaohua, deputy commissioner of the National Bureau of Statistics, said: 'China's economy won world recognition and came top ...




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