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Chinese Economy

China's big spenders on infrastructure must generate better returns

Fixed capital formation stands at a record high of 46 per cent of gross domestic product in China. A free bottle of Scotch goes to the first person who can show me any country with a higher ratio.

Sunday, 2 June, 2013, 3:59am 2 comments

China official PMI to show minimal growth in May

China’s slowing factory sector may have barely grown in May amid lacklustre local and foreign demand, a Reuters poll showed, adding to fears that the world’s second-largest economy is losing steam.

31 May 2013 - 10:11am

China business sentiment lifts in May: MNI

The pace of improvement in overall Chinese business conditions increased on a seasonally adjusted basis in May but weakened in unadjusted terms, according to the latest MNI China Business Sentiment Indicator.

31 May 2013 - 9:59am

Lending adds increasingly less to Chinese GDP, pressuring Premier Li

The government's broadest measure of credit rose 58 per cent to a record 6.16 trillion yuan (HK$7.8 trillion) in the January-March period, when gross domestic product gained 7.7 per cent, compared with 8.1 per cent a year earlier. Each US$1 in credit firepower added the equivalent of 17 US cents in GDP, down from 29 cents last year and 83 cents in 2007, when global money markets began to freeze.

31 May 2013 - 3:49am

Rising wages and doubts over reform dent business optimism in China

European companies are more pessimistic about profits in China because of rising labour costs and a lack of confidence in reforms, a survey has found. Foreign investors' shrinking confidence may not bode well for the country's growth in the long run unless the new leadership can further liberalise the market, analysts have warned.

31 May 2013 - 10:06am 1 comment

China and Brazil: tension building between BRIC duo

China and Brazil are two countries with steady growth, activist state sectors and hugely popular governments. They will be in the same corner of the world stage for decades. Both argue for a more multipolar and equitable world order - one that is less US-driven.

30 May 2013 - 4:33am

Concern raised over China credit growth

Total lending from banks and other financial institutions on the mainland was 198 per cent of gross domestic product last year, compared with 125 per cent four years earlier, according to calculations by Chu, the company's Beijing-based head of China financial institutions.

30 May 2013 - 4:33am

IMF cuts China's growth outlook on weak demand

The International Monetary Fund has cut its forecast for China's economic growth this year, despite expectations that an expansion of credit and a mild recovery in the global economy will offer solid support to activity in the second half of this year.

30 May 2013 - 3:45am

MNI index adds to fears China recovery losing momentum

China’s economic recovery may be losing momentum, as indicators for new orders and financial conditions worsened, according to the latest MNI China business sentiment indicator.

24 May 2013 - 10:59am

Overpriced IPOs spell longer-term misery for A share investors

For 10 years a yawning chasm has existed between the performance China’s stock market and its economy, according to a veteran China expert, who likens the market to a casino – with all the risk that that entails for foreign investors.

20 May 2013 - 3:17pm