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  1. No hope of a meeting of minds at G20's Nanjing get-together

    Posted Mar 31st 2011, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... would require the big economic powers to acknowledge that just as they share the problem, so they must share in the cost of its solution. They would have to accept internationally-imposed limits ... with Tom Holland It is a mark of how important China now is to the global economy that today's Group of 20 conference on reforming the international financial system is not being held ...

  2. Think of the daunting losses if mainland does fight inflation

    Posted Mar 15th 2011, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp People's Bank of China governor Zhou Xiaochuan said fiscal tightening measures including rises in interest rates and banks' reserve ratios were the main tools the central bank would use to rein in inflation. SCMP, March 12 ...

  3. Yuan's ascent to remain gradual

    Posted Oct 19th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... bank's deputy governor, Yi Gang, said yesterday. Addressing a press conference after a meeting organised by the International Monetary Fund, Yi said Beijing was committed to increasing ... to fuel economic growth. The infrastructure-focused plan led to a lending spree by banks, adding to inflationary pressure. Yi said existing currency policies are suitable for the country ...

  4. Noted economists surprise with view China may devalue yuan

    Posted Mar 09th 2010, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... will cause a real revaluation of the trade-weighted exchange rate'. Nicholas Lardy, a senior fellow at the influential Peterson Institute of International Economics, believes the yuan ...

  5. China reports big capital surplus

    Posted May 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of international payments. The foreign-exchange regulator didn't provide comparative figures for the year-earlier period, but for the first half of 2009, the surplus on the capital and financial ... for international payments was aimed at enhancing transparency. ...

  6. Beijing likely to push outbound investment

    Posted May 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai in Beijing China, pressured by increasing foreign exchange reserves, is expected to step up measures to encourage outbound investment. The country's overseas financial assets rose 17 per cent last year to US$3.46 trillion, while overseas fin ...

  7. IMF chief flunks governance test

    Posted Mar 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... Kevin Rafferty International Monetary Fund managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn last week put forward a bold sketch map for what he called 'an IMF for the 21st century'. ... a former Japanese vice-minister of finance for international affairs, retired as IMF deputy managing director to be succeeded by Naoyuki Shinohara, also a former vice-minister of finance ...

  8. Putting our biblical 'talent' to better use

    Posted Feb 21st 2010, 12:00am by Regina Ip

    ... more generous fiscal concessions, in a society already short of resources for long-term economic diversification because of the narrow tax base. For example, the government is so short ... is required under rules for prudent financial management set by the International Monetary Fund. As for possible attacks on our currency, the need for stashing hard currencies has been much reduced ...

  9. Safety-first policy in bid to spread reserves

    Posted Apr 25th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... in international politics. 'The continuing growth in forex exchanges is an important tool for China to wield its influence in the reconstruction of the international economic and political ... which managed a total of US$1.95 trillion at the end of last month. 'We haven't speculated the reserves in risky assets but raked in positive returns last year amid the international ...

  10. China debate needs historical perspective

    Posted Feb 01st 2010, 12:00am by Michael Pettis

    ... Michael Pettis Central bank reserves probably generate more confused and mistaken thinking than any other topic in economics. A case in point is the recent controversy between hedge fund ... of their value, real estate prices collapsed, and the US economy contracted in real terms by an astonishing 25 per cent. Japan's experience was economically less violent in the short term, but even ...




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