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  1. Mainland October lending plummets

    Posted Nov 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai Mainland banks dramatically cut back their lending last month with new loans hitting their lowest monthly level this year. The slowdown in loan approvals resulted from Beijing's directives to reduce risk amid increasing worries ...

  2. Leave market alone- just keep developers honest

    Posted Oct 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... interest rates can shoot up if overseas central banks, especially the US Federal Reserve, feel compelled to fight the inflation that loose monetary conditions could generate. However, we are still ...

  3. Mainland lending falls as banks watch credit risks

    Posted Aug 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... consecutive monthly decline, after dropping 1.7 per cent in June. 'Only when the export recovery is confirmed and inflation pressures start to emerge next year will policymakers shift towards ...

  4. Mainland inflation lowest in 2 1/2 years

    Posted Feb 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai in Beijing Deflation fears rise as consumer prices drop Consumer inflation on the mainland fell to a 30-month low last month while factory-gate prices slipped further ... year was battling inflation. The consumer price index, the main gauge of inflation, dropped for a ninth month to 1 per cent, the National Bureau of Statistics said yesterday. The producer price ...

  5. Experts mixed on second round of stimulus to increase consumption

    Posted Mar 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jasmine Wang Economists have mixed views on whether more stimulus measures are needed to curb the slide in the mainland economy after releases of a string of economic data this week. Frank Gong, the chief China economist at JP Morgan Securities, called fo ...

  6. Few bulls among market pundits

    Posted Dec 31st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Caution remains the watchword in mug's game of economic forecasts, writes Neil Gough I think [the financial crisis] has gone the full circle already and I tend to believe that we are at the tail end of this process... With a bit of luck, I think the ...

  7. Appeal to cut taxes for low-income earners

    Posted Aug 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng Rise in threshold urged to help fight inflation Top legislators want farmers to get more money for their grain and are calling for cuts in taxes on individuals and small and medium-sized enterprises to help counteract rising inflation and the effects of a global economic slowdown, according to media reports. National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee member ...

  8. CPI preview signals gains in inflation battle

    Posted Jul 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai Beijing's policymakers appear to be winning the fight against inflation, with increases in consumer prices reportedly easing for the second consecutive month in June. ... they will confirm the hunch of many economists that inflation peaked in February when it rose 8.7 per cent, the fastest pace in 12 years. That may allow Beijing to reconsider harsh tightening measures ...

  9. Don't bet too much on policy easing amid inflationary risks

    Posted Aug 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with Zhang Ning Those who say inflation has been tamed may be celebrating too soon. Mainland data released early in the week showed the consumer price index easing to 6.3 per cent last ... the dual influences of market forces and government command since it started to open its doors 30 years ago. The current round of inflation has been the result of a perfect storm from overheated ...

  10. Yuan rise expected to continue but at far more leisurely pace

    Posted Jul 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... say. 'The mainland government has to strike a balance between curbing inflation and hurting economic growth,' said Nicholas Kwan Ka-ming, head of research at Standard Chartered Bank ... compared with the year-earlier period, the slowest growth since 2005, while annual inflation eased to 7.1 per cent in June, the second successive fall, from 8.5 per cent in April. Mr Kwan said both ...




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