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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

    ... Hongbin said the economic pattern appeared to be repeating that of last year, when the economy faced downward pressures at the start before recovering in the second half thanks to mini-stimulus ...

  2. 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

    ... the debt afterwards. This would be something that will surely happen in the second half this year," said Li, a professor at Tsinghua University in Beijing. Among the 31 mainland provinces, ...

  3. Lifestyle - Books - CHINA

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

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

    ... chapters are those on the economy. HSBC predicts that by 2015, at least half of China's trade with the developing world, around US$2 trillion, will be in yuan. "The world is slowly, ...

  4. 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

    ... according to a list of 70 relatively bigger major cities tracked by the National Bureau of Statistics. "Since the second half of last year, tier-1 and some tier-2 cities tightened up the home ... if you are still rich," Zhang said. "But most home prices here are still at half of their peak level." ...

  5. Business - Economy - CHINA

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

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

    ... at the International Monetary Fund. Credit growth slowed in the second half and "that impact is being felt", she said. Estimates for the official PMI from 31 economists ranged from 50 to 50.9. ...

  6. Business - Economy - CHINA

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

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

    ... by half, to 50,000 yuan (HK$64,000) a year. "Prices are rocketing. People's incomes can hardly catch up," said Zhao, 38. "Daily necessities, yes, I still have to buy them. ...

  7. Business - Economy - CHINA

    China's October economic data good news for leaders as plenum starts

    Posted Nov 10th 2013, 06:29am by BLOOM

    ... said. Lu said he saw "slightly more upside risk" to his fourth-quarter economic-growth estimate of 7.7 per cent and forecasts the increase in gross domestic product in the first half ...

  8. Infographics - Property - CHINA

    Shanghai leads China's luxury property prices

    Posted Jul 17th 2013, 11:19pm by Staff Reporters

    ... Staff reporters This graphic, based on data provided by CRIC, shows that Shanghai continues to lead the country in average selling prices of luxury property projects throughout the first half of 2013. China Real Estate Information Corp (CRIC) is a subsidiary of E House (China) Holdings ...

  9. Lifestyle - Books - CHINA

    Book review: Wealth and Power

    Posted Aug 11th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... this story of national collapse and revival. And what an eclectic list of reformers. More than half of the book is devoted to Sun Yat-sen, Chiang Kai-shek, Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping and Zhu Rongji. ...

  10. Business - Economy - CHINA

    No spark in services data deepens China gloom

    Posted Jul 03rd 2013, 09:11am by Victoria Ruan

    ... that a faltering first-half recovery from the slowest full year of growth since 1999 risks getting worse in the months ahead. Purchasing managers' index readings of the services industry from both ...




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