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  1. 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 ...

  2. China as a Leader of the World Economy

    Posted Jan 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mark O'Neill China as a Leader of the World Economy by Gregory Chow World Scientific China's GDP will continue to grow by at least eight per cent for another decade and will overtake that of the United States by 2019. That is the prediction of Chinese-American economist Gregory Chow in his new book, China as a Leader of the World Economy, which presents a favourable ...

  3. Odds on a hard landing for China's economy rising fast

    Posted Dec 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tom Holland It's a scary thought, but fears are growing that China's economy may already be crunching down to a hard landing. Certainly if you look to the financial markets ... things wrong of course, but there are also worrying signals emerging from China's real economy. Closely-followed indicators like HSBC's flash purchasing managers' index ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Hu tells Sarkozy China has faith in Europe's economy

    Posted Aug 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com China still has confidence in the European economy, President Hu Jintao told French counterpart Nicolas Sarkozy in hastily arranged talks in Beijing ... of the euro. He called for China to play an important role in the Group of 20 to tackle the deepening financial crisis. Sarkozy said he had not asked China to invest more in euro assets. Sarkozy made ...

  6. Feast and famine in lending is hurting China's economy

    Posted Jul 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... trillion), or about a quarter of the mainland's gross domestic product last year. The real debt is probably much higher. The China Banking Regulatory Commission said the debt exposure of local ... the mountain of bad loans, which has sprung up since Beijing encouraged local government spending to shore up the economy following the 2008 financial crisis. Now, it is estimated that up to 30 per ...

  7. Taiwan tops HK as the economy to beat in China

    Posted Jul 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... running. The next best locations are the provinces of Guangdong, Jiangsu, Shandong and Zhejiang, says the China Institute of City Competitiveness, a non-government organisation which has been compiling the rankings for a decade. The new results were released yesterday at Hong Kong Baptist University, whose Advanced Institute for Contemporary China Studies collaborated in the research. ...

  8. Is China already the No 1 economy?

    Posted Mar 01st 2011, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... Kevin Rafferty There was a prolonged popping of champagne corks recently when the official statistics showed that China had surpassed Japan as the second biggest economy in the world. ... that in real terms China's economy is already bigger than America's. Arvind Subramanian, senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, claims that in terms ...

  9. Choo-choo Index better measure for China's economy

    Posted Jan 06th 2011, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp When evaluating [Liaoning] province's economy, [Vice-Premier Li Keqiang] said he focused on three figures- electricity consumption, volume of rail cargo ... the speed of economic growth,' the cable said. 'All other figures, especially [gross domestic product] statistics are 'for reference only', he said smiling.' South China ...

  10. Global economy goes pear-shaped

    Posted May 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... and the middle classes. It also warns that China is heading into a trap as it tries to move away from being a low-income economy. The special challenges facing the two countries are outlined in a paper by Nobel economics laureate Michael Spence and his co-researcher Sandile Hlatshwayo, 'The evolving structure of the American economy and the employment challenge'. China may seem ...




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