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  1. StanChart expects cap on lending to loosen

    Posted Jul 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to 24 per cent. It was also far slower than May's 28.1 per cent expansion. 'China is now finding the balancing act between growth and inflation tricky to manage,' said Standard ...

  2. New stimulus effort could do China more harm than good

    Posted May 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alternatively, Beijing could boost direct spending. But that too is tricky. Firstly, the slowdown in growth has hit the government's revenues, meaning any spending boost would entail an increase ...

  3. Anti-inflation policies at odds with home-building promises

    Posted Mar 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... that funding sources do not dry up, but that would make it more difficult to get a grip on inflation. Alas, making life affordable is going to be tricky. ...

  4. Don't blame mainland bubble on HK- culprits are closer to home

    Posted Dec 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... into China, although estimating the likely amount is tricky. And there is definitely both asset price and consumer inflation on the mainland. In some cities luxury property prices have shot up by 50 ...

  5. Never mind the quality, just feel the growth

    Posted Feb 27th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... to invest productively. Of course, Beijing isn't just relying on investment to produce growth. It is also counting on stimulating consumer spending. But that, too, could prove tricky ...

  6. Intervention not the way to rein in property prices

    Posted Nov 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... adequate low-cost housing. It might also help Shanghai sidestep the dangers of oversupply- and the risk of an accompanying crash. Timing the market is always tricky, but developers with their own ...

  7. Risk in choosing growth over prices

    Posted Jul 29th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... That puts Beijing in a tricky position. Policymakers don't want to do more damage to exporters, but neither do they want to exacerbate inflation. One option would be a suite of administrative ...

  8. Fighting inflation harder than it looks

    Posted Mar 12th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland Yesterday's news that China's inflation rate has risen to 8.7 per cent, its highest since May 1996, should have surprised no one. But although the increase was predictable, deciding what to do about it remains as tricky for Beijing as ever. In most economies, the response to an inflation approaching 9 per cent would be obvious: jack up interest rates to make ...

  9. Mainland economic hot spell to continue

    Posted Oct 26th 2007, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland The mainland's third-quarter economic growth rate of 11.5 per cent looks uncomfortably fast. But successfully slowing the mainland's runaway expansion will be tricky. Some analysts welcomed the gross domestic product data released yesterday as evidence that the mainland's headlong economic growth is finally slowing in response to Beijing's cooling ...

  10. HKMA chief misses the boat on spotting inflation dangers

    Posted May 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Craig Stephen Finding a subject for a column that captures the mood of the day is always tricky. But Hong Kong Monetary Authority chief Joseph Yam Chi-kwong's weekly message acclaiming the end of Hong Kong's deflation is wide of the mark. The negative year-on-year percentage changes in the composite consumer price index should be over by July, he forecasts, but just ...




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