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  1. News - China - ECONOMY

    Asia forum to focus on reform and growth

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 02:40am by Adrian Wan, Li Jing

    ... to focus on reform and growth Asia needs to find new ways to drive growth amid a sluggish global economy, according to the secretary general of the Boao Forum. Countries including China have seen the pace of growth slow, and reform and new ideas were needed to drive economies forward, Zhou Wenzhong told Xinhua. That topic will be the focus of the annual forum on Hainan island that starts ...

  2. News - China - ECONOMY

    Guangdong still in frame for free-trade zone, deputy commerce minister says

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 03:45am by Kwong Man-ki

    ... and the experience of the trial could be copied and promoted nationwide. The authorities' major focus at the moment was to analyse and draw conclusions from the experience in Shanghai before moving ... Governor Zhu Xiaodan said in April. Unlike Shanghai's zone, with its international focus, Zhu said Guangdong's would focus solely on the Pearl River Delta area and was intended ...

  3. News - China - ECONOMY

    Politburo focuses on growth ahead of Li Keqiang's first work report

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 04:48am by Cary Huang

    ... focus on growth ahead of Li's work report Top leaders in Beijing have pledged to keep the economy growing within a "reasonable range" while forging ahead on economic reforms, ... some short-term growth to focus on economic reforms. The economy grew at 7.7 per cent last year, matching the growth rate in 2012. People's Bank of China governor Zhou Xiaochuan said ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - ECONOMY

    French economist's long-forgotten demand theory gets its due after new US policy

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 01:20pm by STEVE HANKE

    ... to the mid-19th century. It focused on the supply side of the economy. Production was the wellspring of prosperity. The French economist JB Say (1767-1832) was a highly regarded member of the Classical ...

  5. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Joining trade pact to boost China growth

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 02:37am by Bloomberg

    ... be the slowest pace since 1990. The TPP goes beyond usual deals that focus on tariffs and traditional goods such as agriculture. It would establish rules for digital commerce and include environmental ...

  6. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Reforms seen as key focus but growth safeguarded

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 04:47am by Langi Chiang

    ... Langi Chiang langi.chiang@scmp.com Mainland leaders will ensure economic expansion holds above 7pc even as policies aimed at a rebalancing are ushered in, top think tank official says Reforms seen as key focus but growth safeguarded Reforms will be the top priority next year but the government will not allow growth to slip below 7 per cent, said one of the main authors ...

  7. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    China’s services sector grows apace, mirroring rebound in manufacturing

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 10:16am by Reuters

    ... and tends to paint a rosier picture than the HSBC/Markit survey, which focuses more on smaller private firms. The HSBC/Markit survey also pointed to weaker employment in the manufacturing sector ...

  8. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Time for Asia to tighten monetary policy

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 05:08am by ROB SUBBARAMAN

    ... has slowed in all Asian economies bar the Philippines over the past five years. Asian central banks may have fallen into the same trap as their advanced economy counterparts of focusing ... low policy interest rates. To do this, central banks must take on a broader policy mandate that focuses on the financial cycle as well as inflation. That will compel policymakers to become ...

  9. News - World - ECONOMY

    Yellen vows to focus on jobs and stability as US central bank head

    Posted Oct 10th 2013, 09:33am by Reuters in Washington

    ... the Senate to confirm Janet without delay,” Obama said. “I am absolutely confident that she will be an exceptional chair of the Federal Reserve.” Yellen’s focus on efforts to boost growth has riled ...

  10. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Arrested development

    Posted May 05th 2014, 05:38am by DAVID BROWN

    ... of the Bank of England, the market median is focused on the first British rate rise arriving in the second quarter of next year. That could easily change, judging by the strong data message. The odds ...




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