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  1. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Now Li Keqiang wants to have his cake and eat it too

    Posted Jul 12th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... if that deleveraging means short-term pain and a slowdown in economic growth. Then after a string of weak data, including Wednesday's dismal trade figures, Premier Li Keqiang turned around and said ... internationalisation project. tom.holland@ scmp.com Now Li Keqiang wants to have his cake and eat it too ...

  2. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    'Liconomics' could mean a weaker yuan

    Posted Jun 28th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... After climbing by a third against other currencies in inflation-adjusted terms, the yuan may have overshot and could be seriously overvalued With Premier Li Keqiang just over 100 days ... are coming round to a similar view. Yesterday, analysts at Barclays warned that Li Keqiang's economic reform agenda, dubbed Liconomics, "could point to further downside risks for both ...

  3. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Allowing free capital flows is fast going out of fashion

    Posted Sep 27th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... out of fashion Hopes are high that when Premier Li Keqiang launches Shanghai's new free-trade zone this weekend, he will announce a major opening up of the mainland's financial ... will impose capital controls to manage outflows is increasingly mainstream. China, of course, already has such controls. Given the international trend, Li Keqiang may well conclude this is no time ...

  4. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    China's urbanisation push runs into trouble before its start

    Posted Aug 14th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... before its launch Li Keqiang's flagship economic policy is running into problems even before its official launch. Although the Chinese premier's urbanisation plans will not be rolled ... for Li, who on his appointment in March made shifting more of China's rural population into cities the centrepiece of his economic rebalancing programme, declaring "urbanisation ...

  5. Business - Economy - MONITOR

    It's high time Beijing kicked its addiction to GDP numbers

    Posted Jul 15th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Premier Li Keqiang promised that Beijing would do whatever it takes to keep GDP growth above a minimum floor level. Then the state news agency, Xinhua, quoted Finance Minister Lou Jiwei as saying ... that if the economy were to hit the GDP targets, growth would have to slow to no more than 6 per cent a year over the next three years. Yet, as Li's pledge and the hasty revision of Lou's remarks ...

  6. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Rail freight and electricity data can be misleading

    Posted Sep 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland Li Keqiang’s two favourite indicators give a deceptive picture of the mainland’s slowdown Rail freight andelectricity data can be misleading I blame Li Keqiang. When he ... by 6.8 per cent in July compared with the same month a year earlier. Again, that is the steepest fall since the depths of the economic crisis in late 2008. Spooked by the decline of Li ...

  7. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    China graft probe looks more like a 'petro purge' than an assault on sleaze

    Posted Sep 04th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... hailed as proof that the country's new leadership under President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang is serious about pushing through economic reforms in the face of stiff opposition from ...

  8. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Shanghai free zone smells like it's just another property deal

    Posted Sep 16th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... though it remains unclear how many of the special district's much-vaunted liberalisation measures will actually work in practice. Similarly, Premier Li Keqiang is scheduled to open ...

  9. Business - China Business - MONITOR

    Urbanisation not the cure-all China's leaders are hoping for

    Posted Jul 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Premier Li Keqiang's economic policies. According to enthusiasts, it is the engine that will power China's future development, justifying sky-high investment levels, and even propelling ... artificially low. Meanwhile, high inflation rapidly eroded the real value of the cash flow generated by the bonds. As a result, millions lost out. This doesn't doom Li's urbanisation plans ...

  10. Business - Economy - MONITOR

    Logic of China's economic growth policies Orwellian

    Posted Jul 19th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... contribution from consumer spending, which in 2012 made up a feeble 36 per cent of GDP (see chart). At the same time, however, Premier Li Keqiang has pledged the government would not permit economic ...




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