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  1. Business - Economy

    Stable economic policies needed to fight inflation, says Wu Xiaoling

    Posted Sep 10th 2012, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... as the nation faces some "but not overly high" inflationary pressures, said Wu Xiaoling, a senior lawmaker and former deputy central bank governor yesterday. "What China and the world are facing are long-term, rather than short-term problems. Therefore, it's very important to maintain stable economic policies," Wu said on the sidelines of a financial forum in Beijing. ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Asset inflation policies threaten to create another economic bubble

    Posted May 21st 2013, 12:00am by ANDY XIE

    ... economic problems are its declining population (falling by around one million per year) and that its leading companies such as Sony and Sharp are no longer relevant to today's world. Euphoria ... Shouldn't stock prices reflect or predict the economy? Don't count on it. The dichotomy shows how ill economic management has become. In the name of stimulating the economy and creating jobs, ...

  3. Business - Economy - INFLATION

    China inflation slows to 2.1pc, lending falls point to economic weakness

    Posted Jun 09th 2013, 12:10pm by Reuters in Beijing

    ... Reuters in Beijing China’s annual consumer inflation slowed in May while growth in bank lending fell below expectations, data showed on Sunday, piling up more evidence that the world ... per cent in May. “The inflation data showed China’s economic growth continued to slow down. Second-quarter growth is probably even slower than the first-quarter. In particular, the PPI data ...

  4. Growth set to slow, but threat of inflation remains, forum is told

    Posted Dec 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with the past four years, Professor Chan told an economic forum yesterday. He attributed a forecast of slower growth next year to the expected slowdown of economies of both the mainland and the United ... Eva Wu Economic growth is predicted to slow next year while external factors will fuel inflation in the city, according to the secretary for financial services and the treasury. Chan ...

  5. World's banker of choice

    Posted Oct 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... 'significant' amounts of their treasury bonds and to invest in their countries. Wen gave such notions further impetus a fortnight ago by telling a World Economic Forum gathering in Dalian ... efforts to seek what it sees as its proper status in the world, given its economic ascendance. While telling the US and Europe that they could count on China's continued financial support, ...

  6. Business - Economy - CHINA

    Mainland economic growth expected to continue

    Posted Jan 18th 2013, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... the world's second-largest economy, given he has been able to achieve stable economic growth despite a slump in global trade and business activities. Gross domestic product grew 9.3 per cent in 2011. The forecast expansion would exceed the official annual target for GDP growth of 7.5 per cent. Trade growth remained one of the world's best despite diving to 6.2 per cent from 22.5 per cent ...

  7. Economic policy change upon us, ex-adviser says

    Posted Dec 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... as the think tank he heads forecast the weakest economic growth in more than a decade. Speaking at a briefing, Li Yang, now vice-president of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, cited recent ... macroeconomic objectives, such as stabilising prices,' Li said at a briefing for the release of the academy's economic Blue Book. Since the start of this year, Premier Wen Jiabao has insisted ...

  8. China, not Europe, is 2012's great economic unknown

    Posted Jan 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tom Holland It's one of the great economic uncertainties of 2012. I'm not talking here about whether the euro will still exist at the end of the year. Yes, the European single currency will certainly survive, although it may do so without Greece and at the cost of intense economic pain among its other southern members. No, the big unknown for 2012 is how Chinese growth ...

  9. Top-level economic officials downplay inflation fears

    Posted Dec 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Al Guo High-profile economic officials say the rising Consumer Price Index is caused by structural problems in the mainland economy and inflation is less likely to spread across the economic spectrum. Central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan said yesterday on the sidelines of the Third China-US Strategic Economic Dialogue that he believed the CPI was being pushed by rising food ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 12:00am

    ... Outlook features an assessment of economic trends and prospects for the world and for the developing economies of Asia and the Pacific, economic profiles, economic management issues, development ... Julia Gillard meets Premier Li Keqiang in Beijing. Gillard, who led a large Australian delegation to the Boao Forum in Hainan, which ended yesterday, has made building ties with Asia a key plank ...




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