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  1. Business - Economy - CHINA

    World Bank urges Beijing to phase out hard economic targets

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 12:57pm by Victoria Ruan

    ... product, while the mainland also had sizeable reserve buffers, the World Bank said. But such policy buffers should be reserved for the future and only used in the event of unexpected domestic ... scenario, economic activity could start to stagnate as resource misallocation, particularly in the financial sector, would continue to undermine productivity of firms, strength of financial ...

  2. Business - Economy - CHINA

    World Bank-State Council study urges priority on China land reforms

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 05:29am by Victoria Ruan

    ... and the Development Research Centre of the State Council said. Beijing could afford the costs brought by its urbanisation plan for the next two decades if it could make the necessary policy adjustments ... billion population live in urban areas by 2020 from the current 53.7 per cent as part of efforts to boost consumption and productivity. But in-depth discussions and debates continue as Beijing ...

  3. Business - Economy - CHINA

    Beijing's easing policy tested as factory output slows

    Posted Nov 21st 2014, 05:36am by Victoria Ruan

    ... last month. The output index slumped to 49.5, the lowest in seven months, survey results released yesterday showed. The State Council rolled out a raft of fresh measures on Wednesday aimed ... ones. As state firms can easily get cheap loans to finance expansion, productivity has kept falling, eating into the economy's growth potential. Average return on capital was currently ...

  4. Business - Economy - CHINA

    Mainland consumers more pessimistic this month

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 10:33am by Victoria Ruan

    ... and production moderated, as indicated by the fall in the HSBC flash China manufacturing purchasing managers' index to 50.3 in August from 51.7 in July. The sentiment survey showed that confidence ... that a record number of cities- 64 out of 70- reported a drop in new home prices last month. The State Council has vowed to push down financing costs to spur demand. Economists say accelerated ...

  5. Business - Economy - CHINA

    Premier Li Keqiang rules out strong stimulus despite weaker growth

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 11:46pm by Victoria Ruan

    ... growth Premier Li Keqiang has resisted calls for a strong stimulus despite the mainland's economy expanding at its slowest pace since 2012. The State Council, at a meeting chaired by Li ... banking sector in May or June. China's gross domestic product grew 7.4 per cent in the first quarter from a year earlier, slightly above the 7.3 per cent consensus, but fell short ...

  6. Business - Economy - CHINA

    China's finances weaker than data show, IMF report says

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 11:59am by Celine Sun

    ... that the mainland's augmented fiscal debt, which mainly refers to borrowing by local governments, rose to about 45 per cent of its 51.9 trillion yuan (HK$66.6 trillion) gross domestic product in 2012. ... the State Council issue the first management regulations on local government debt. ...

  7. Business - Economy - CHINA

    No spark in services data deepens China gloom

    Posted Jul 03rd 2013, 09:11am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Council meetings repeatedly stressed stability in managing the economy, while President Xi Jinping told a party meeting that local officials should not be gauged solely on whether they increased gross domestic product, indicating that the leadership would tolerate slower growth. Yao said Beijing was likely to ease policies only selectively to help smaller businesses. ...

  8. Business - Economy - CHINA

    Chinese factories feel pinch from tight credit

    Posted Jun 21st 2013, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Analysts forecast the weakness in manufacturing might persist for some time as Beijing focuses on financial risks to the economy and appears reluctant to inject fresh liquidity. The State Council ... of 49.2 last month. A reading below 50 indicates contraction. Among the components of the index, new export orders slipped to 44 from 48.9, while production dropped to 48.8, an eight-month low, ...

  9. Business - Economy - CHINA

    China's manufacturing activity shrinks for 11th consecutive month

    Posted Sep 21st 2012, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Factory production slows for 11 th month Manufacturing activity on the mainland shrank for the 11th consecutive month this month, a survey showed yesterday. The fall was but less steep than last ... they said. HSBC forecast growth in gross domestic product this quarter will likely "at best" stay similar to the second quarter's 7.6 per cent growth. Capital Economics forecast ...



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