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  1. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Reform drive faces slowdown test

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

    ... Victoria Ruan in Beijing victoria.ruan@scmp.com Expectations of first-quarter growth coming in below the year's target rate may weaken the premier's resolve to make tough decisions Reform drive faces slowdown test Premier Li Keqiang is facing an unprecedented test in maintaining the health of an economy that likely grew at a five-year low last quarter, while ...

  2. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Yellen and Carney face test over interest rates

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 04:31am by Bloomberg

    ... test over rates When Bank of England governor Mark Carney presents his quarterly economic forecasts this week, he faces a challenge similar to that faced by his colleagues at the United States ... that test falls to Janet Yellen, when she delivers her first Fed semi-annual monetary policy report to lawmakers. The first female chairman of the central bank testifies on the economy days after ...

  3. News - China - ECONOMY

    Guangdong still in frame for free-trade zone, deputy commerce minister says

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 03:45am by Kwong Man-ki

    ... is the only mainland city so far to have received the green light to develop a free-trade zone. Gao said the free-trade zone in Shanghai was a testing ground for innovative policies, ...

  4. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Shanghai cuts negative list to woo foreign investment

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 01:45am by Daniel Ren

    ... in September, which they said was too "lengthy". The central government gave Shanghai its endorsement to develop the Hong Kong-style free port in late September, billing it as a test bed ...

  5. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    US Federal Reserve prepares to keep balance sheet near records

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 05:57am by Bloomberg

    ... but it "won the day". The Fed is testing new tools that would allow it to keep a large balance sheet even after it raises short-term interest rates, a step policymakers anticipate taking next ...

  6. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    China faces test of nerve on reform

    Posted Jul 15th 2013, 12:00am by NICK EDWARDS

    ... faces test of nerve on reform An export-driven decline in China's economic growth could make today a crucial one for Beijing as its leaders grapple with a looming decision to get back ... easing of monetary and fiscal policy in the middle of the year. "There is a clear sense that there is a looming test of the authorities' tolerance for a slowdown in growth," Tim ...

  7. News - China - ECONOMY

    Slowdown in China's economic growth to 7.7pc a test for Li Keqiang

    Posted Apr 16th 2013, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... China's economy grew at a lower-than-expected pace in the first quarter, the first big test of Premier Li Keqiang's determination to tackle long-term issues ranging from ... a test for Li Keqiang ...

  8. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    China central bank move on yuan a sign of caution, not reform zeal

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 04:45am by Reuters

    ... offer an immediate benefit given that markets have turned bearish and the currency now looks more likely to test the band's bottom rather than upper limits. A weaker yuan would offer some ...

  9. Business - Money - ECONOMY

    IMF warns of risks from emerging market turmoil

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 01:11am by BLOOM

    ... recovery", the fund urged authorities to make it clearer that public backstops will be available for banks that may need funds after stress-test results. The IMF also suggested the G20 adopt ...

  10. Business - China Business - ECONOMY

    Shanghai mayor vows progress on free-trade zone this year

    Posted Jan 20th 2014, 12:20am by Daniel Ren

    ... of making the yuan fully convertible inside the 28.8-square-kilometre testing ground for economic reforms in the country. "All the city's strength and resources must be fully utilised ...




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