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  1. For Europe, Chinese help will come at a heavy price

    Posted Feb 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tom Holland European investors- and politicians- heaved a collective sigh of relief this week after the Chinese premier and central bank governor both pledged to support the continent in its debt crisis. On Tuesday, Premier Wen Jiabao declared that ' ...

  2. Optimists and pessimists both wrong on China

    Posted Mar 09th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland Depending which view you ascribe to, the failure of Premier Wen Jiabao to announce a major new economic stimulus programme last week was either promising news ... the optimists argue that the government should have few problems achieving its target economic growth of 8 per cent this year without rolling out new stimulus programmes. The pessimists, in contrast, ...

  3. Long march awaits army of wealth managers

    Posted Apr 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Louis Beckerling

    ... Although some of the big names have arrived in China, currency controls will have to go before they can really get down to business- and that won't be soon, Louis Beckerling reports THE ARRIVAL IN China of the first wave of international private bank ...

  4. New default threats may signal surge in bad loans

    Posted Jul 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... borrowed trillions of yuan from the country's banks, many of them to finance investment projects of dubious economic merit. Now some investors fear these two apparently isolated incidents ... of Beijing's economic stimulus programme. But no one knows exactly how much officials and their investment companies have borrowed from the country's banks or how many of those loans are likely ...

  5. China's health care time bomb

    Posted Sep 16th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Li Yong-yan On March 30, an ambulance sped away from a hospital in Nanjiang county, Sichuan province. Twenty minutes later, it stopped on a deserted road. Four medics carried out a woman, barely alive, on a stretcher. With a heave, they dumped the patient ...

  6. Recovering China markets may see ban on IPOs lifted

    Posted Sep 15th 2005, 12:00am by Jamil Anderlini

    ... Jamil Anderlini in Beijing With equities back in favour, regulator prepares to open way for share issues China's stock market regulator may allow initial public offerings (IPO) and share issuance to restart on mainland boards by the end of the year as market-boosting measures appear to be working. Share prices have rebounded more than 20 per cent from an eight-year low ...

  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Most Chinese cities hiding vital pollution data from public

    Posted Mar 29th 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Mainland government not sharing big polluters’ names or amounts of pollutants released Most cities hiding vital pollution data from public Most city governments on the mainland withheld vital information on pollution from the public last year, with many scaling back their disclosure to protect polluters as economic growth slowed, two major ...

  8. Business - Economy

    Reform agenda puts China’s economic super agency under scrutiny

    Posted Jul 16th 2013, 02:21pm by Reuters

    ... will be, but when it comes down to it, prices only fall a bit. The NDRC’s main consideration is public relations Zhou Zhang, an analyst at China Merchant Securities The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), Beijing’s economic superagency, sets policy for strategic industries, approves big investments, mergers and acquisitions, and has the authority to influence prices ...

  9. China is far from clear of global economic woes

    Posted Jun 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Since signs of economic recovery first emerged early last year, all eyes have been on Asian growth. And China's economy is the key. That is why the Dow shot up more than 200 points ... therefore, became public debts. The balance sheets of many Western central banks have expanded to unprecedented levels through the taking on of these liabilities; government debts ballooned. This led ...

  10. Partnerships are important

    Posted Aug 18th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chengdu's role in China will only grow more prominent with time. It is imperative that mainland and foreign experts in the economic, cultural and social fields take note of this. The city has a lot on its plate- economic expansion, environmental issues and an increasingly demanding and ambitious population. Areas where expertise is needed include advertising, public ...




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