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  1. Business - China Business - CREDIT

    Moody's warns on China local government debt, financing vehicles

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 12:00am by Kwong Man-ki

    ... warns of opaque local debt The ability of the mainland's local governments to repay their debt is being questioned, with analysts warning that the liabilities may be underestimated. ... Roane said in a report. She said such funding from such channels was not being recorded as debt on the balance sheets of local government financing vehicles (LGFVs), adding "a further layer ...

  2. Comment - Blogs

    China news round-up: Local government debt surges, Huawei founder speaks out

    Posted May 10th 2013, 06:52am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler Politics Tea Leaf Nation on Xi Jinping's refusal to repudiate Mao Zedong's legacy. Xinhua Villagers can campaign in local elections with TV ads, says the Ministry of Civil Affairs. Xinhua An end to the houkou-system is “ part of ...

  3. Business - Money - BONDS

    Beijing urged to reform debt market

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Ray Chan, Jeanny Yu

    ... Ray Chan and Jeanny Yu Government should develop sector as more companies turn to bond issues to raise funds instead of stocks and loans, says top banker Beijing urged to reform debt ... 26 trillion yuan (HK$32.6 trillion) at the end of last year, but it lags far behind the US and European countries that have used debt financing as their primary sources of funding. Gong said ...

  4. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Zombie China assets threaten lenders

    Posted May 06th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... government debt crisis Last month Zhang Ke, the boss of accounting firm ShineWing, gave voice to fears shared by an increasing number of people. China's local government debts were "out of control", he told the Financial Times newspaper, and warned of a looming crisis. What's got Zhang running scared is not the debts owed directly by China's municipal authorities, but rather ...

  5. Comment - Blogs

    Xi Jinping wraps up Africa tour and Guangdong admits to pension fund debt

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 07:09am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler Economy Caijing Guangdong says its pension fund is riddled with massive hidden debt. Financial Times Chengdu picks Dubai as partner to develop gambling-free horse racing. Reuters China's environment is losing its battle against state-backed polluters. Internet Reuters China's Tencent messaging app may no longer be free, says a government official. ...

  6. News - China - ECONOMY

    Premier Antonis Samaras says Greece can be China's gateway to Europe

    Posted May 18th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... excessive debt and low competitiveness. "We achieved fiscal consolidation and we have moved forward with structural reforms that are changing, totally changing our economy," he said. ... shrank 6.4 per cent in 2012 and has contracted by more than a fifth since 2008 amid the country's debt crisis. The government, however, is forecasting a smaller contraction of 4.3 per cent ...

  7. Business - Money - REGULATION

    Clean-up starts in bonds market with ban on swath of operators

    Posted Apr 26th 2013, 12:00am by Daniel Ren

    ... on the interbank market, after Beijing increased efforts to weed out illegal trading practices in the debt market. The decision, coming after a high-profile meeting to discuss curbing illegal bond trading ... to make money for their own accounts. A bondholder could sell debt worth multiple millions of yuan to an affiliated institution at an artificially low price, after which the affiliate resold ...

  8. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Greek PM Antonis Samaras meets Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in investment push

    Posted May 17th 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... around US$500 billion overseas in coming years. Greece has been beset by serious economic and social woes in recent years due to a crushing public debt, forcing it to accept an international ...

  9. Business - Economy

    Australia budget blues in land of mining boom

    Posted May 13th 2013, 11:14am by AFP

    ... ‘Gosh, what are you guys worrying about? You’re growing, you’ve got minuscule levels of government debt, you’re in the fastest-growing region in the world,” Koukoulas told AFP. “‘You’ve got 5.5 per cent unemployment, you’ve got government debt that’s 10 per cent of GDP, your deficit’s one per cent of GDP. What on earth is bugging you guys?’” According to Harmon, who arrived ...

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    China news round-up: Investments in Europe soar, another Tibetan self-immolates

    Posted Apr 17th 2013, 06:51am by Patrick Boehler

    ... poultry sector losses exceed $1.6 billion on bird flu scare. Government debt and taxation Financial Times China local authority debt reaches 20 trillion yuan  (HK$25.1 trillion), ‘out of control’. ...




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