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  1. Business - Economy - CHINA

    Premier Li Keqiang rules out strong stimulus despite weaker growth

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 11:46pm by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan in Beijing victoria.ruan@scmp.com Reserve requirement ratio for rural banks will be cut, while tax relief for firms also on cards Li rules out strong stimulus despite weaker ... (RRR) for some rural banks and expand the scope of tax relief to private firms that create jobs. Still, the steps indicated Beijing was ready to fine-tune policies as needed in case of any ...

  2. Business - Economy - CHINA

    World Bank-State Council study urges priority on China land reforms

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 05:29am by Victoria Ruan

    ... must put land reforms at the top of its agenda to turn more rural people into city dwellers, a joint study on the mainland's new urbanisation model launched by the World Bank ... seeks to map out the details of the plan. Mulyani Indrawati, the managing director and chief operating officer of the World Bank, said the joint study suggested a new urbanisation model ...

  3. Business - Economy - CHINA

    Beijing urged to act as rising local government debts threaten reform

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 05:29am by Ray Chan, Jeanny Yu

    ... embracing a market-oriented economy, as a more open system hurts vested interest groups and bureaucrats. "Concerns over China's property market, local government debt, bank asset quality ... in the banking industry, spurring real reforms then. Li Taokui, a former adviser to the People's Bank of China, said the local government debt problem will be a "mini-crisis" which ...

  4. Lifestyle - Books - CHINA

    Book review: The Contest of the Century, by Geoff Dyer

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 03:52pm by Mark O'Neill

    ... of the world's biggest foreign investors and providers of capital. Between 2005 and 2011, it lent US$75 billion to Latin America, more than the World Bank, the US government and the Inter-American Development Bank combined. From 2007 to 2012, the China Development Bank lent US$42.5 billion to Venezuela, one of the world's biggest oil producers. "China is quietly setting up ...

  5. Property - Hong Kong & China - CHINA

    Forum Partners plans fund focusing on China property sector

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 01:40pm by Peggy Sito

    ... to slower growth in home prices, but they will continue to increase this year, he said. His view comes amid market concern about the growth of unregulated shadow banking, which poses risks ... to be more secure … in real estate, I do not expect to see [many defaults]," he said. Wells said shadow banking loans accounted for an acceptable level in China's total credit. "The ...

  6. Business - Economy - CHINA

    China's factories slow down as credit squeeze and holiday disruption kick in

    Posted Feb 02nd 2014, 04:27am by BLOOM

    ... banking," said Ding Shuang, senior China economist at Citigroup in Hong Kong. The data suggests that a "gradual deceleration of economic activity continued at the beginning of the year", ... according to Louis Kuijs, chief China economist at Royal Bank of Scotland Group in Hong Kong. The decline in January's PMI was mainly due to the approach of the Lunar New Year holiday, Zhao ...

  7. Business - Economy - CHINA

    Effort to build a nation of consumers meets resistance from budget-minded shoppers

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 04:01am by AP

    ... a low-wage factory into a high-income creator of technology with self-sustaining economic growth. Regulators announced last month that they would allow the creation of five privately financed banks ...

  8. Business - Economy - CHINA

    Analysts expect strong expansion on China

    Posted Dec 05th 2013, 06:00am by Reuters

    ... to elevated food prices, holding below the central bank's 3.5 per cent target for the year. Views that any moderation in activity will be temporary were supported by four separate purchasing ...

  9. Business - Economy - CHINA

    Private sector crucial to sustain China growth, Moody's says

    Posted Dec 05th 2013, 06:00am by JOANNA CHIU

    ... companies will benefit from a more level playing field, such as lower barriers to monopolised sectors, relaxation of investment control, access to capital market and bank credit and the ability ...

  10. Business - Economy - CHINA

    China's October economic data good news for leaders as plenum starts

    Posted Nov 10th 2013, 06:29am by BLOOM

    ... momentum is slightly stronger and more sustainable than what markets had expected and inflation is still not a threat," said Lu Ting, head of Greater China economics at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. The central bank will not "significantly tighten monetary policies as new leaders still need a stable economic and financial environment to consolidate their power base", he ...




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