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  1. News - China - ECONOMY

    Premier Li Keqiang points to six barriers to rural progress

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 03:16am by MANDY ZUO

    ... Daily on Sunday, he said the issues raised by the villagers "are also common problems hindering the development of rural China, especially villages in the north". In the letter, ... and public services. It's a vicious circle that they have to escape," Li said. Xie Yang, deputy director of the rural economic institute under the State Council's Development Research ...

  2. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    G20 ministers and central bank governors push for 1.8pc growth spurt

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 04:28am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Cairns G20 pushes for 1.8pc growth spurt G20 nations including the United States and China said yesterday that they could overcome geopolitical tensions and financial risks to achieve extra combined growth of 1.8 per cent, adding trillions of dollars to the world economy. Their two-day meeting in Cairns was focused on developing a set of policies ...

  3. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    China credit fluctuation stirs policy uncertainty

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 12:15pm by Victoria Ruan

    ... Goldman Sachs economist Song Yu said these adjustments, including treating research and development expenditure as investment rather than cost, might push up real economic growth by 0.1 to 0.2 ...

  4. News - China - ECONOMY

    Guangdong farmers wait for the bulldozers amid ambitious new-town plans

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 05:52am by He Huifeng

    ... the municipal government announced that the whole village- plus the 45-square-kilometre area surrounding it- was going to disappear. The land will be expropriated and developed into a new central area ... infrastructure to serve new industrial zones, cities and towns in 12 economically backward cities. It is hoped they can serve as a new engine driving economic development in the province ...

  5. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Beijing under pressure to ease monetary policy

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 06:19am by Jeanny Yu, Ray Chan

    ... played a pivotal role in the mainland's economic development. "We do expect policymakers to step in when economic growth starts to show below [target]," said Eddy Loh, investment ...

  6. News - China - ECONOMY

    Li Keqiang downplays fears over anti-monopoly probes ahead of economic forum

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 11:47pm by Victoria Ruan

    ... for making jewellery. Li reiterated that developed nations should relax restrictions on exporting hi-tech products to China, saying the limits partly caused the recent decline in imports, which would ... as the job market remained stable, and development was efficient, Li said. M2, a gauge of money supply, expanded 12.6 per cent at the end of last month, Li said, slower than July's 13.5 per ...

  7. News - China - ECONOMY

    Li Keqiang leaves world business leaders disappointed at Tianjin economic forum

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 11:40pm by Victoria Ruan

    ... for the economy, was likely to weaken further, although he said China should post "overall stable economic growth" this year. Zhang Xiaoqiang, former deputy minister at the National Development ...

  8. News - World - ECONOMY

    World Bank warns of global jobs crisis

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 10:52pm by AFP

    ... leaders, who meet in Brisbane in November, have called for each member country to develop growth strategies and employment action plans. They emphasised the need for coordinated and integrated ...

  9. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Sovereign wealth funds threaten world markets, investors say

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:05am by Reuters

    ... on transparency and disclosure. The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development has also compiled guidelines on corporate governance of state-owned enterprises that specifies the need to avoid ...

  10. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    China trade surplus hits new high, but exports to Hong Kong fall

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 11:22am by Jeanny Yu

    ... to remain healthy as conditions in developed markets continue to improve. Meanwhile, subdued commodity demand is likely to remain a drag on import growth going forward. As a result, we expect China ...




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