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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - ECONOMY

    Why economic stimulus no longer works for China

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 10:42am by Derek Scissors

    ... boost growth. Consider using a hose to fill an empty swimming pool with water. At first, the hose has a dramatic effect. When the pool is filled, though, the hose merely causes the water ... firms have become accustomed to an endless amount of credit. The debate of fine-tuning versus active stimulus is a debate over how fast the water is coming out of the hose. It does not matter ...

  2. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Abe's economic reforms seen as falling short in Japan growth push

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 02:37am by Reuters

    ... programme; boost productivity through a "robotic revolution"; and target the health care sector for growth. Early bold proposals on agriculture reform look to have been watered down due ...

  3. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Xi Jinping takes charge of China's economic reforms

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 03:07am by Victoria Ruan

    ... in resource allocation among the three regions. Sources familiar with the matter said earlier Xi last year ordered a rewrite on a draft of China's urbanisation blueprint that had originally been ...

  4. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Beijing prodded to act on growth amid risk of further slowdown

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 03:07am by Victoria Ruan

    ... the misallocation in investment and resources through financial and fiscal reforms. But the leadership has also clearly stated its determination to prevent a hard landing or a surge in joblessness. During ...

  5. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    High Noon for ECB

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 03:07am by DAVID BROWN

    ... are expected cuts to all the ECB's key interest rates and new measures to boost market liquidity. The ECB will be tip-toeing into unchartered waters this week. It should cut its deposit rate ...

  6. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Struggling Italian economy poses potential threat to whole of Europe

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 04:43am by DAVID BROWN

    ... Monetary Fund and the ECB managed to pool sufficient resources to keep the minnows- Greece, Ireland, Portugal and Cyprus- afloat. Italy would be a different kettle of fish. If Italy's ... beating. National output is still 10 per cent lower than pre-crisis levels. Business investment is down by a quarter. Domestic demand is dead in the water. Unemployment has hit a new record high ...

  7. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Canada faces a currency conundrum

    Posted May 19th 2014, 03:22am by DAVID BROWN

    ... to stabilise the banking system. Boosted by its massive energy and mineral resources and spurred on by the super-charged monetary policy, Canada subsequently only suffered a short and shallow ...

  8. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Australia faces currency dilemma

    Posted May 12th 2014, 02:58am by DAVID BROWN

    ... mining and resource industries- with important feedback loops for faster domestic recovery, higher rates and self-sustaining dollar demand. Future aussie gains may be more limited against the US ...

  9. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Top finance officials confident world has turned corner

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 05:07am by AP

    ... to provide expanded loan resources to the IMF to help countries in trouble. The IMF said that if the US Congress failed to pass the measure by the end of the year, it would explore other options. ...

  10. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Beijing's mini-stimulus fails to excite market

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

    ... distortions in resource allocation, reducing state dominance and cutting pollution. But party leaders have also expressed concern in the past weeks about the downside risks of growth, fuelling ...




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