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  • Aug 21, 2014
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China Economy

China PMI edges up to 50.3

Manufacturing gauges pointed to weakness in China that could prompt Beijing to roll out additional support measures. A purchasing managers' index fell to 48 last month, the lowest reading since July last year, from 48.5 in February, HSBC and Markit Economics said yesterday.

Wednesday, 2 April, 2014, 5:05pm 7 comments

Shanghai 'revolution' may be uphill battle for Premier Li

Premier Li Keqiang has a tough job. From the new war on air pollution to maintaining strong economic growth in a more realistic manner, nothing is easy for the country's No 2 leader after President Xi Jinping.

17 Mar 2014 - 8:59am 3 comments

Growth a challenge as key China manufacturing indices fall

The purchasing managers' index from HSBC and Markit Economics dropped to a seven-month low of 48.5, they said yesterday. A similar gauge from the government with a larger sample size fell to 50.2, the lowest since June, a report showed at the weekend. Numbers above 50 signal expansion.

4 Mar 2014 - 1:58am

Why China cannot have a 'Lehman moment'

People are going to be discussing the flaws of Chinese finance for many years. Here's a helpful guide: as soon as you see or hear "China's Lehman moment" used seriously, stop paying attention.

25 Feb 2014 - 5:23am 4 comments

Economic data from China and Europe raises concern

Downbeat surveys of economic activity in China and parts of Europe highlighted the fragility of the global recovery and raised concerns about the withdrawal of monetary stimulus.

21 Feb 2014 - 4:32am 4 comments

Investment flows into China grow at fastest pace since mid-2013

China attracted foreign direct investment of US$10.8 billion last month, up 16.1 per cent from a year earlier, the Ministry of Commerce said yesterday, boding well for the top leaders' efforts to keep the economy on an even keel as they push reforms.

That was the fastest annual growth rate since July.

19 Feb 2014 - 1:22am

Hot money may have artificially boosted China's January exports

The mainland's trade data in the first month of 2014 painted a strong yet controversial picture.

13 Feb 2014 - 4:03am 5 comments

China's economy to grow 7.5 per cent this year, IMF says as it raises global forecast

The International Monetary Fund raised its global growth forecast for the first time in nearly two years on Tuesday, saying fading economic headwinds should permit advanced countries to pick up the mantle of growth from emerging markets.

22 Jan 2014 - 2:57pm

Stagnant growth adds to pressure for rebalancing of China's economy

Beijing may need to take action to stabilise the economy after growth last year narrowly avoided hitting a 14-year low.

21 Jan 2014 - 6:22am 1 comment

China services sector growth slows, PMI shows

Growth in China’s services sector fell to a four-month low last month as business expectations dropped, a government survey showed, adding to evidence that the world’s second-largest economy lost steam into the close of the year.

3 Jan 2014 - 12:01pm