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  1. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Reform drive faces slowdown test

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 05:07am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Securities economist Wang Tao said. "More painful or growth-negative reforms such as the hardening of local government budget constraints, [state-owned enterprises] restructuring, launching ...

  2. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    China PMI edges up to 50.3

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 09:36am by Bloomberg

    ... support measures. A purchasing managers' index fell to 48 last month, the lowest reading since July last year, from 48.5 in February, HSBC and Markit Economics said yesterday. A separate PMI ... construction spending. "We expect Beijing to fine-tune policy sooner rather than later to stabilise growth," said Qu Hongbin, the chief China economist at HSBC in Hong Kong. Qu also said ...

  3. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Beijing's mini-stimulus fails to excite market

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 01:14am by Victoria Ruan

    ... construction bonds, the cabinet said. HSBC maintained its forecast for the mainland's gross domestic product growth at 7.4 per cent this year, slightly below Beijing's target of about 7.5 per cent. "The scale of the stimulus is modest, likely aimed at smoothing GDP growth at around the 7.5 per cent target, rather than another round of massive stimulus," said HSBC's Qu ...

  4. Business - China Business - ECONOMY

    China manufacturing index at six-month low, says HSBC

    Posted Jan 30th 2014, 11:30am by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... Chinese manufacturing contracted for the first time in six months in January, HSBC confirmed on Thursday, raising questions over growth prospects for the world’s second-largest economy this year. ... since July and fractionally below the preliminary 49.6 HSBC announced last week. The index is a closely watched gauge of the health of the Asian economic powerhouse. A reading above 50 indicates ...

  5. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    China’s HSBC flash PMI sinks to three-month low, but rebound signals stay

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 11:30am by Reuters

    ... The flash Markit/HSBC Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) fell to 50.5 from November’s final reading of 50.8, but for a fifth consecutive month remained above the 50 line which separates expansion ... HSBC Flash China Manufacturing PMI reading slowed marginally from November’s final reading,” said Hongbin Qu, chief economist for China at HSBC, in a comment accompanying the PMI. “But it still ...

  6. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    China purchasing managers' index rises as barometer of global health

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 04:11am by Bloomberg

    ... in tracking the Chinese purchasing managers' index, which is released each month by HSBC and Markit Economics. When January's preliminary estimate of 49.6 undershot economists' ... three to five years, I think the HSBC manufacturing PMI for China is certainly up there," Elston said. "If I am in the office, I'll be watching out for it. When the numbers ...

  7. Business - China Business - ECONOMY

    China's factories off to a slow start

    Posted Jan 24th 2014, 02:19am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing Markit/HSBC PMI reading for January shows first contraction in six months as strains mount Mainland factories off to slow start Activity in the mainland's factory ... levels to head off financial risks. Weighed down by weaker domestic and export demand, the flash Markit/HSBC Purchasing Managers' Index fell to 49.6 in January from December's final ...

  8. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Hong Kong business confidence spikes to highest level in nearly 2 years

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 05:17am by Charlotte So

    ... remained cautious given uncertain economic conditions in the US and China. The HSBC purchasing managers' index showed a reading of 52.7 in January from 51.2 in December, the highest ... activity looks like it will be sustained at the start of 2014," said John Zhu, an economist at HSBC. "The January data indicated that output and new orders are growing at the fastest rate ...

  9. Business - China Business - ECONOMY

    China holiday sales grow at slowest in decade amid crackdown on graft

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 02:54pm by Langi Chiang

    ... in Luoyang, Henan province, declined 40 per cent. High-end restaurants in Heilongjiang province reported a 20 per cent slump in sales. Some establishments had to restructure and cater to the mass ...

  10. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    China non-factory PMI falls to 53.4, latest sign of slowing economic growth

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 10:03am by Langi Chiang

    ... it said. "With the gradual restructuring of our economy, we need to rely more on the services industry to drive domestic consumption. That means we need to do more to improve the consumption ...




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