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  1. 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

    ... a study of a market in mayhem The mainland coastal city of Wenzhou is a sobering case study of what happens when home prices fluctuate out of control, and why it is necessary to crack down on the property speculators seen to be responsible. The market in the city has been sliding for more that two years. "I don't see light at the end of the tunnel yet," said Zhang Hai, ...

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

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

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

    ... 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 ... 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1453968/book-review-contest-century-geoff-dyer
  4. 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
  5. 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 ... estate investment and corporate finance firm with about US$6 billion in assets under management, has cast a vote of confidence in the mainland property market, bucking the cautious sentiment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1446024/forum-partners-plans-fund-focusing-mainland-property-sector
  6. 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

    ... Ray Chan and Jeanny Yu Economists say lack of reform in legal and political systems are big barriers to fully embracing a market-oriented economy Beijing urged to counter rising local ... 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1457354/beijing-urged-act-rising-local-government-debts-threaten-reform
  7. Business - Economy - CHINA

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

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

    ... expanded in an inefficient way, it is hard to reverse," it said. The government should allocate rural land in a more market-driven manner and increase transparency in secondary land-market ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1457264/world-bank-state-council-study-urges-priority-china-land-reforms
  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 ... in manufacturing caused turmoil on world markets. Combined with an export boom, a flood of spending on new factories, highways and other assets powered the past decade of explosive growth. That helped ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1419461/effort-build-nation-consumers-meets-resistance-budget-minded
  9. Business - Economy - CHINA

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

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

    ... markets are closed until Thursday for the Lunar New Year holiday. A gauge of output in January fell to a four-month low of 53 from 53.9, while the new-orders index declined to a six-month low ... Ding said. The government-sponsored PMI has a stronger representation of large companies and state-owned enterprises that serve the domestic market than the one prepared by Markit and HSBC, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1418784/chinas-factories-slow-down-credit-squeeze-and-holiday-disruption
  10. Business - Economy - CHINA

    Market opening to see more rivalry, benefits

    Posted Nov 28th 2013, 04:17am by Victoria Ruan, Enoch Yiu

    ... Victoria Ruan in Beijing and Enoch Yiu Services industry expected to steal focus as Beijing pledges to allow wider access for foreign investors Market opening to see more rivalry, benefits Beijing's pledge to open its markets wider to foreign investors may bring opportunities for those seeking to enter the mainland economy, with the services industry set to gain more attention ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1367404/market-opening-see-more-rivalry-benefits

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