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  1. Spending spree begins- but don't expect 'big bang'

    Posted Aug 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... stabilising growth into a more important position' in the second half of this year, the People's Bank of China pledged last week to continue to strengthen control on bank loans to local ... programme kicked off by Premier Wen Jiabao in 2008. That 4 trillion yuan package, financed with a lending binge that flooded the economy with cash, helped China successfully wade through the global ...

  2. Transport projects to hit rough patch

    Posted Oct 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com In a sign that the country's stimulus programme may have been too aggressive, the Ministry of Transport admitted the transport infrastructure construction programme faced 'funding shortages', while the ship ...

  3. Huiyin sees electronics sales soar in holiday week

    Posted Oct 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Beijing launched the stimulus programme in December 2007 to tackle the global economic crisis by boosting domestic demand. Under the scheme, farmers buying certain types of televisions, ...

  4. Buying pizzas and cosmetics together

    Posted Jul 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Group buying sites are becoming all the rage in Hong Kong. Such shopping sites allow groups of buyers to enjoy huge discounts and even accumulate bonus coupons for goods and services around town. Now everyone can enjoy discounts at the click of a mouse. H ...

  5. Equal terms sought for the private sector

    Posted Feb 28th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... support and lead the development of the private sector's economy. Gao Shangquan, head of the China Society of Economic Reform, said pure policy statements would not be enough to assure ... flexibility in its implementation. The paper also said the central government was adhering to the principle of keeping the state-owned sector as the mainstay of China's economy while encouraging ...

  6. Easier access to capital 'no threat'

    Posted Jul 29th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Andrew K. Collier in Beijing Looser restrictions on investment do not imperil attempts to cool economy: official Efforts to cool the economy will not be weakened by new policies making it easier for companies to raise and invest capital, a senior state pl ...

  7. Reforms must focus on sharing wealth, say economists

    Posted Sep 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is obvious that the emphasis must be on what we are building... especially on how we are going to share the fruits of reform among the people.'; Communist Party leaders are expected to meet next ... economic growth of 9 per cent in the Eleventh Five-Year Plan period (2006-2010). 'It is feasible [for China to accept] a slowdown in growth in the Eleventh Five-Year Plan period,' Mr Chen ...

  8. Ploughing into global farm trade

    Posted Feb 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... the years. Fearful that cheap foreign farm produce could be dumped on the mainland, former premier Zhu Rongji said that agriculture was his greatest concern when China joined the World Trade ... produce in two to three years. The mainland's agricultural imports surged nearly 30 per cent last year. 'China took only a year to see an increase of US$20 billion in farm imports [last ...

  9. Bright future for foreign retailers

    Posted Dec 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... After years of pain, foreign companies are finally starting to make serious money in China. Is this the beginning of a long-term boom, or are we just seeing the top of the economic cycle? It is an interesting question. According to detailed research by China Economic Quarterly editor Joe Studwell, to be published later this week, American companies made US$8.2 billion profit from China last ...

  10. Guidelines to assist private sector unveiled

    Posted Mar 26th 2005, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... and people's congresses. They were reviewing local regulations, intending to strike out any provisions that might be considered discriminatory to private business, the official said. Analysts said the private sector's increasing significance as the mainland's engine for economic growth and job creation had prompted the leadership to shift the development focus to the private sector. ...




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