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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Deforestation to blame for Beijing's pollution

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 12:00am by XUN ZHOU

    ... Xun Zhou says the smog and dust that now plague Beijing can be traced back to the massive deforestation during the Great Leap Forward that left China scarred by environmental disaster ... urgently need is a green belt. Putting more money into reforestation might be a more effective way to help tackle China's pollution problem and bring back the bright blue sky. Xun Zhou ...

  2. Beijing torn over inflation and growth

    Posted Jul 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Premier Wen Jiabao and central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan have reiterated Beijing's determination to check inflation - but many analysts say this is unlikey to mean more tightening ... macroeconomic policies' as the economic picture gets 'complicated' by uncertain factors. Wen and Zhou's comments are aimed at showing the battle against inflation is not over. ...

  3. Games seen reaping as much as US$30m

    Posted Nov 17th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Zhou, Peter Simpson

    ... Peter Simpson and Martin Zhou in Beijing Olympics organisers expect a healthy profit China's knack for turning a healthy profit will see the Beijing Olympics rake in US$20 million to US$30 million - even though the budget shot up to US$2.4 billion, it was predicted yesterday. A pleased executive vice-president of the Beijing Organising Committee for the Olympic Games ...

  4. Consumer prices key to rate decision

    Posted Oct 17th 2007, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing People's Bank of China governor Zhou Xiaochuan said the rise in consumer prices rather than asset inflation was the key factor for the central bank in deciding ... decide to increase interest rates,' Mr Zhou told reporters during a session meeting of financial chiefs at the 17th Communist Party Congress. Fuelled by food prices, the CPI jumped 6.5 per ...

  5. Risks rising in China banking system

    Posted Jun 16th 2006, 12:00am by Jamil Anderlini

    ... evaluate risk when making loans, he added. Central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan weighed in with his own indictment on the progress of banking reform. 'If we don't place more emphasis on risk controls, it is likely we will have problems and when those problems occur, the pace of reform and experimentation might be greatly slowed down,' Mr Zhou said. Beijing is trying ...

  6. Beijing closer to taking yuan international

    Posted May 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ka-keung. The liberalisation follows a pilot scheme in July 2009 when Beijing allowed companies to settle trades in yuan. Zhou Xiaochuan (pictured), governor of the People's Bank of China, told ... topic,' Zhou said. 'After all, it creates a new and tremendous opportunity.' Currently, overseas investors convert foreign currencies into yuan for direct investment on the mainland, ...

  7. Talking points

    Posted Jun 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lipton, holds a briefing in Tokyo, where he arrived yesterday after talks in Beijing with senior government officials, including Vice-premier Wang Qishan and central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan ...

  8. Strong yuan sets off alarm on payments gap

    Posted Mar 18th 2008, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... exports competitive advantages. The Sino-US interest rate gap is expected to widen as economists bet as much as a 1 per cent rise in US rates today. People's Bank of China governor Zhou Xiaochuan has said Beijing had room to raise interest rates. ...

  9. Senators pushing for yuan reform have change of heart over 'China threat'

    Posted Mar 24th 2006, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... with central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan and Vice-Premier Wu Yi, they had a more optimistic view knowing that in the 11th Five-Year Programme, Beijing hoped to allow the yuan to more closely follow ...

  10. Welcome endorsement of HK's financial role

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

    ... The announcement by central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan that Beijing will make every effort to ensure Hong Kong maintains its standing among the world's financial capitals is a welcome vote of confidence for our system. With the 10th anniversary of the handover looming, it is a gift to be savoured. Mr Zhou's comments also would seem to lay to rest any concerns Hong ...




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