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  1. An alternative history of the economic future

    Posted Oct 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... forceful decision-taking all but impossible, the US is facing a fate much like Japan's in the 1990s: a lost decade of high unemployment, economic stagnation and relative decline. In contrast, China's economy is in the ascendant. Powered by a government-directed investment programme to build badly needed infrastructure and the world's fastest-growing consumer market, China ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Why rail restructuring has been shunted into a siding

    Posted Aug 04th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sometimes, a successful small reform can make big reforms that much harder. That is what has happened at China's Ministry of Railways. The rail system is one of the few remaining ... of more than 130 billion yuan (HK$122 billion) and more than 1.5 million employees. The inefficiencies of China's rail freight network are a persistent headache for companies that rely ...

  4. Turning Japanese?

    Posted Jun 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... before the great Japanese bubble burst in 1991, followed by sharp declines in 2003 and 2008. The most compelling argument against the China cheerleaders is that they ignore history. There is no recorded instance of any nation having the kind of economic growth seen in China without then suffering a bust- not a nice, steady decline from a high peak, but a messy fallout, depressing ...

  5. No better time for economic reform

    Posted Jul 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in at 7.6 per cent, a shade lower than expected, and markets rose. That says something about how much major Western economies now look to China to sustain global growth. The headline growth figure ... Nonetheless the result raises expectations that the government will take measures to further stimulate domestic demand and maintain economic stability ahead of a once-in-a-decade leadership change ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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. ...

  8. ODI curb will improve China deals

    Posted May 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... at the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong's 2012 China Conference yesterday. For the 12th Five-Year Plan period from 2011 to 2015, the Ministry of Commerce has set a target of 17 per cent ... down, echoed Stanley Jia Tianan, a partner at international law firm Baker & McKenzie. A slower growth rate in future will be normal, given that China's outbound investment has already ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Top Big Four executive to join People's Bank China

    Posted Jun 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... said Pan had received a letter of appointment from the Organisation Department of the Communist Party at the end of May to confirm his new position at the People's Bank of China (PBOC). ... much shorter. Pan, who was born in 1963 and holds a doctorate in economics, spent most of his career at Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), where he was a key figure ...




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