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  1. All eyes on China the white knight

    Posted Nov 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing cary.huang@scmp.com Officially the main agenda for this week's G20 summit is to discuss the global economy, but the spotlight will be on China's role as Europe's potential saviour, with the meeting coming just a week after EU leaders reached a last-ditch deal to tackle the euro-zone debt crisis. China has expressed confidence that Europe can ...

  2. Fingers crossed, as investors eye China's inflation numbers

    Posted Jun 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tom Holland Anyone who follows the mainland markets will be keeping a weather eye out over the next week for the release of inflation figures for May. Most will be looking for a sign that inflationary pressure is abating in the hope that the authorities will soon halt, or even reverse, their policy of monetary tightening. The bad news is that headline inflation is likely to have edged ...

  3. Stay clear of the shore in case loan tsunami comes

    Posted Aug 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... on Thailand's non-performing loan (NPL) ratio in the 1997/98 financial crash. Quite a tsunami there. And in case you think this chart also shows that Thailand got over it, look at my second chart ... of China's financial system. We start with the total of credit funds in the system, including at the central bank, of 86.2 trillion yuan (HK$104.5 trillion). Not all of it is available for loans, ...

  4. Business - Economy - REFORM

    Innovation 'key' to reform success in China, summit told

    Posted Dec 17th 2012, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... for China and it had proved wrong in many Western cases too, he said. Cheung argued that China should establish its own "anchor" for the yuan, remove foreign-exchange controls, and build ... decades, Cheung was critical of those measures that merely copied Western practices that did not suit China. Among them was the adoption of a minimum wage system, which, he said, had caused China ...

  5. Investment doomsayers have their eyes on the wrong ball

    Posted Jun 15th 2006, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland Today China's National Bureau of Statistics will publish figures expected to show a 30 per cent year-on-year increase in fixed-asset investment for the first five months of the year. Coming on top of yesterday's news that China's money supply is increasing faster than the authorities want, today's data inevitably will prompt a bout of economic angst. ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Former RBS China chief financial officer questioned by police

    Posted Sep 21st 2012, 12:00am by Daniel Ren

    ... "The case is a wake-up call to foreign banks in China because they still lack sufficient knowledge about the local market," said one local official involved in supervising banks. ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com Former RBS China official questioned by police A former chief financial officer with the Royal Bank of Scotland's China operations was recently ...

  7. The real life lessons to teach about China's economic model

    Posted Aug 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... of China's economic model. But I bet the line they take will run something like this: 'Over the last 30 years, China has achieved an unparalled economic revolution. 'The unique combination ... rapid and sustainable growth over more than three decades of unmatched progress. 'The success of China's prudent economic model stands in stark contrast to the failure ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW JAKE VAN DER KAMP

    Jake's View: China banks off on flight of fancy saying NPL ratios are less than 1pc

    Posted Aug 19th 2012, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake Van Der Kamp China banks' fanciful NPL ratioechoes absurdities of '97 crisis The average NPL ratio, or the percentage of bad loans to total outstanding loans, was unchanged ... or borrow more money. Problems are temporary and you don't show the bank. The bank doesn't even want to know. Why push the ratios out of line? But it should want to know. Take the case ...

  9. The fool's game: US, China misfire on rights and reserves

    Posted May 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jake van der Kamp jake.vanderkamp@scmp.com Clinton, who co-chaired the opening of annual bilateral talks in Beijing yesterday, urged China to protect human rights ... SCMP, May 4 Earlier ... technology, and in this case there would be no great emphasis on keeping the patient alive for long. As I also understand it, this Yemeni doctor did not actually implant bombs in humans but came up ...

  10. The case for a regional revaluation

    Posted Sep 09th 2004, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... With 40 per cent of China's foreign trade conducted with Asian countries excluding Japan, he said other Asian nations should be persuaded to participate in a general currency realignment at the same time as Beijing, so the mainland did not suffer an excessive loss of competitiveness against its neighbours. He recalled that during his visit to China last year, overheating was under ...




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