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  • Apr 17, 2014
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Economic Growth

Risks loom on China reform path amid slowing economic growth

Fresh signs of the struggle ahead for Beijing to deliver a cohesive reform-oriented agenda for economic growth have emerged as two of the mainland's top financial authorities outlined contrasting views on where the economy is heading.

Friday, 7 March, 2014, 2:34am 2 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

World Bank cuts growth forecasts

The World Bank cut its global growth forecast for this year after emerging markets from China to Brazil slowed more than projected, while budget cuts and slumping investor confidence deepened Europe's contraction.

14 Jun 2013 - 3:49am

China's leaders pledge to maintain growth momentum

China needs to strengthen its economic growth momentum while guarding against financial risks, its top leaders said after their first meeting to discuss the economy in the first quarter.

26 Apr 2013 - 4:40am

Book review: The Devouring Dragon, by Craig Simons

Back at the dawn of the 19th century British scholar Thomas Malthus sensed mankind's future: the "power of population is so superior to the power of the earth to produce subsistence for man, that premature death must in some shape or other visit the human race," he said.

31 Mar 2013 - 5:21pm

Ben Bernanke says raising US interest rates early risks economic growth

Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke signalled he would keep the Fed's target interest rate low to support the economy, even as some colleagues warned the policy risks triggering financial market instability.

3 Mar 2013 - 6:30am

All eyes on 20-ring circus

The G20 multi-ring circus reaches Russia this week for six months of no doubt bizarre performances, culminating in September in the grandest summit on earth in St Petersburg. Given that Russia excels in circus and that President Vladimir Putin is something of a showman-in-chief, it promises to be an exciting time.

14 Feb 2013 - 4:53am

HSBC says China's economy to take centre stage in 'new world'

The United States, Japan and Europe are set to take the back seat to China's economy, which will take the centre stage of the "new world", according to HSBC.

19 Jan 2013 - 5:12am

Three steps to jump-starting the global economy

As the world enters yet another year in the shadow of continued financial and economic crisis, a broader view of the contours of the future global economy is required.

5 Jan 2013 - 2:38am

World leading economies to see drop in debt

The world's leading economies will have US$220 billion less sovereign debt to refinance this year, cutting supply after every major government bond market rallied for the first time since the 2008 financial crisis.

3 Jan 2013 - 4:36am