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  1. Prophet of doom squashes hopes of China's recovery

    Posted Apr 09th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland Over the next week, China is due to release a raft of economic data for the first quarter of the year, but economic analysts are celebrating already. The past few days ... now hit Beijing's target rate of 8 per cent. Meanwhile, Goldman Sachs proclaimed 'China has already embarked on its path of a growth recovery', while analysts at Morgan Stanley ...

  2. Key sectors limiting economic growth potential

    Posted May 26th 2005, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... from the government and get in private sector money and management skills,' Mr Komesaroff said. China's rail and electricity sectors must also open further to private capital, ... Tom Holland A report says China should step up investment reform to attract private capital China desperately needs to open up to private infrastructure investment or risk limiting its ...

  3. Liberalisation, not pouring concrete, will boost growth

    Posted Apr 01st 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... their incomes. Of course, the analysts' story isn't complete fiction. Household spending makes up an unusually small portion of China's economy. As the first chart below shows, it has actually declined in importance since the start of economic reforms 30 years ago, while net exports and investments have soared in relative terms. But you can't blame China's weak ...

  4. SAFE in danger of foreign backlash

    Posted Sep 15th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Administration of Foreign Exchange- the central bank body which manages China's vast US$1.8 trillion of foreign reserves- had agreed to buy US$300 million of Costa Rica's government debt ... that the Costa Rican government should not disclose SAFE's role in the deal. Now, there is nothing particularly surprising in China exerting its impressive financial strength in support of its ...

  5. Investment will slow but Beijing holds key to soft landing

    Posted May 19th 2006, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... and government bodies sank a total of 1.8 trillion yuan of new money into projects in the country's cities between January and April. That amounts to almost a third of China's total economic ... Tom Holland Investment in China will slow down. The only question is whether it slows the easy way or the hard way. China's investment in fixed assets- roads, buildings, production ...

  6. Raising incomes the key to future growth

    Posted Aug 24th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... in China's economy looking low by international standards. If the authorities really want to increase consumption, they will have to engineer a big increase in ordinary people's incomes. ... was driven by an 18 per cent decline in first-half sales. That fall came despite generous government subsidies aimed specifically at supporting consumer demand for household appliances, illustrating ...

  7. Beijing stimulus hopes looking over-optimistic

    Posted Dec 11th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... the government's ability to support China's growth rate through its proposed stimulus measures. Getting consumers to spend more is a structural change that will take years. It will not be achieved ... with Tom Holland Yesterday's announcement that China's exports shrank 2.2 per cent last month compared with a year earlier rammed home just how hard the global slump is hurting ...

  8. Beijing's policy settings may not be such a big boob after all

    Posted Aug 12th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... a greater economic threat than at any time during the past dozen years. Trade figures for last month published by China's customs bureau confounded analysts' expectations, showing that exports increased a robust 26.9 per cent compared with July last year. Most forecasters, mindful of stories about shuttered factories in southern China and warnings of softening demand ...

  9. Welcome to Chimerica, Mr Co-President

    Posted Nov 06th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... of an altogether different place: what economic historian Niall Ferguson has called 'Chimerica'. Chimerica, Professor Ferguson explains, is a single economy comprising both the US and China ... The relationship between the two halves of Chimerica is a symbiotic one based on trade and investment. The wealthy American half spends its money on goods manufactured in China, boosting growth there. ...

  10. Foreign investors line up after GDP revision balances books

    Posted Mar 06th 2006, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... national economic census. Throughout 2004, an army of government enumerators surveyed 30 million businesses and collected mountains of local government records. Their conclusion was China ... for would-be service providers in China. A recent Australian government report, for example, decried what it called 'an opaque regulatory process and overly burdensome licensing and operating ...




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