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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

    ... large, with growth engines such as investment still quite weak," Everbright Securities chief economist Xu Gao said. On a brighter note, retail sales and industrial production growth picked ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1484982/premier-li-keqiang-rules-out-strong-stimulus-despite-weaker-growth
  2. Business - Economy - CHINA

    Odds narrow on stimulus from Beijing amid economic slowdown

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 06:34am by Reuters

    ... to the weakest growth for the country since the global financial crisis. The economic pain may not be over either as some economists forecast the slowdown could deepen further in the second quarter ... weaker-than-expected industrial output figures for January and February and a shocking fall in exports. The factory data weighed on global markets as investors worried about the impact of a slowdown ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1457256/odds-narrow-stimulus-beijing-amid-economic-slowdown
  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

    ... 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1457354/beijing-urged-act-rising-local-government-debts-threaten-reform
  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 Contest of the Century by Geoff Dyer, a journalist in the Washington bureau of the Financial Times. Previously, he worked as its bureau chief in Beijing, in Shanghai and also in Brazil, giving him ... controls; it is hard to take yuan in and out of the country and for foreigners to invest in China's financial markets. To make the yuan a major world currency, Beijing has to make far-reaching ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1453968/book-review-contest-century-geoff-dyer
  5. Business - Economy - CHINA

    Hi-tech industry helps Shenzhen beat GDP goal

    Posted Jan 23rd 2014, 03:56am by He Huifeng

    ... Shenzhen's economic growth exceeded the city's target last year, largely thanks to investments in information technology and other hi-tech industries, according to a government work report due ... a target of a 9 per cent rise in gross domestic product. Per capita GDP in the city reached US$22,000. Xu's work report said Shenzhen's six strategic industries- biotechnology, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1411321/hi-tech-industry-helps-shenzhen-beat-gdp-goal
  6. News - Hong Kong - CHINA

    Beijing 'will do everything' to maintain Hong Kong's economic might, Li vows

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 02:37pm by Kwong Man-ki

    ... Kwong Man-ki in Beijing phoenix.kwong@scmp.com As in previous years, Beijing will ensure territory's status as world financial hub, premier says The mainland’s policies on Hong Kong ... recalcitrant ally – in maintaining its status as an international financial hub and shipping centre. “[We will] do everything that benefits Hong Kong's prosperity. That’s what we did in the past, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1447754/beijing-will-do-everything-maintain-hong-kongs-economic-power-li-vows
  7. Property - Hong Kong & China - CHINA

    Forum Partners plans fund focusing on China property sector

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

    ... growth of shadow banking is a natural progression in the development of a financial market," he said. People's Bank of China figures show funding from trust companies and other entities ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1446024/forum-partners-plans-fund-focusing-mainland-property-sector
  8. Business - Economy - CHINA

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

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

    ... financial struggle highlights the hurdles that ambitious effort faces. Squeezed by higher costs and weak sales to budget-minded shoppers, Zhao said the income from his neighbourhood shop had fallen ... into financial crises. As urgency for change mounts, so do potential hurdles. Consumer spending accounts for only about 35 per cent of gross domestic product, well below neighbouring India's 60 per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1419461/effort-build-nation-consumers-meets-resistance-budget-minded
  9. Property - Hong Kong & China - CHINA

    Wenzhou a case study of a property market taken over by speculators

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 05:10am by Langi Chiang

    ... previously. The payment is required for non-local residents who wish to qualify to buy a house in the financial hub. Families buying a third home are barred from receiving a mortgage loan, and those ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1430441/wenzhou-case-study-property-market-taken-over-speculators
  10. Business - Economy - CHINA

    China's finances weaker than data show, IMF report says

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 11:59am by Celine Sun

    ... 2008 and 2010 as the central government implemented a massive stimulus package to ward off the impact of the global financial crisis. However, some local governments have been unable to repay ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1406086/chinas-finances-weaker-data-show-imf-report-says

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