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  1. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Reform drive faces slowdown test

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

    ... fast hot-money inflows. But analysts say the mainland's trade surplus in March might rekindle appreciation pressure on the yuan. Bank of America Merrill Lynch economist Lu Ting ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Tycoon Li Ka-shing downbeat over Hong Kong’s future

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 09:38pm by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Tycoon warns over competitiveness, Occupy Central and harassment of mainland tourists Li Ka-shing downbeat over Hong Kong's future Li Ka-shing, Asia's richest man, gave a downbeat assessment of Hong Kong's situation yesterday, warning that the Occupy Central campaign, the harassment of mainland tourists and declining competitiveness ...

  3. News - China - ECONOMY

    Asia forum to focus on reform and growth

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 02:40am by Adrian Wan, Li Jing

    ... reforms. Panel discussions are themed around the biggest topics facing the mainland's financial industry, including internet finance, interest rate liberalisation, urbanisation, fiscal and tax ... mainland companies do business overseas, Zhou said. This year's event would, for the first time, encourage more young businessmen and women to take part, Zhou said. Among the particular ...

  4. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Beijing moves to stimulate economy with tax cuts, rail projects

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 05:16am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing Tax cuts, rail projects to boost sluggish growth The mainland acted for the first time this year to steady its stumbling economy by cutting taxes for small firms ... of railway lines will foster investment, the biggest driver of the economy, which has been rising at its slowest rate in at least a decade as the mainland moves towards consumption-driven growth. ...

  5. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    China economic growth to slow with investments, says ADB

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 05:45am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan in Beijing victoria.ruan@scmp.com Mainland growth to slow with investments The mainland's economic expansion may cool to 7.5 per cent this year as investment growth ... the currency more flexible. It also warned investors against betting on one-way appreciation. Conrad said fundamentals on the mainland still supported a stronger yuan. "The long-term factors ...

  6. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Beijing's mini-stimulus fails to excite market

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

    ... Beijing's mini-stimulus fails to whet investor appetite Mainland investors gave the thumbs-down to a raft of measures rolled out by the State Council on Wednesday to stabilise growth. Apart from ... 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 ...

  7. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    China PMI edges up to 50.3

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

    ... Bloomberg in Beijing, Washington and London Mainland manufacturing contracts in March Manufacturing gauges pointed to weakness in China that could prompt Beijing to roll out additional 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 ...

  8. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    No Christmas cheer for Hong Kong's retailers as they reveal lower-than-expected sales growth

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 05:37am by TIFFANY AP

    ... Tiffany Ap tiffany.ap@scmp.com Growth of 5.7 per cent during the festive season highlights stiff competition for the mainland tourist dollar No Christmas cheer for city's retailers ... half was all double-digit growth apart from March, so this is our hope," she said. The retail slowdown highlights the stiffening competition for the mainland tourist dollar. While Hong ...

  9. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Private sector wary of Beijing's plan for 'mixed economy'

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 02:28am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com Private sector executives see long road ahead for Beijing's plan to let market forces play a bigger role in economy given past experience Business wary of investing in SOEs Implementing Beijing's plan of forcing state-owned enterprises to offer assets and investment opportunities to private firms will not be easy, some mainland business leaders ...

  10. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    More room for policy easing after China CPI rises at slowest rate in 13 months

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 05:59am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing More room for easing as mainland inflation slows The mainland's consumer prices rose at their slowest rate in 13 months in February as pork prices fell the most ... of Statistics said yesterday, exactly in line with market expectations. Pork prices fell 9 per cent. And in an indication that the mainland economy is fighting substantial slack, producer prices fell ...




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