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Wen warns of more economoic hardship

Premier Wen Jiabao has conceded the mainland's economy has yet to see a sustained rebound and may face a prolonged period of hardship.

Monday, 16 July, 2012, 12:00am

Wen warns of more economoic hardship

Premier Wen Jiabao has conceded the mainland's economy has yet to see a sustained rebound and may face a prolonged period of hardship.

His warning comes two days after the world's second largest economy posted the weakest quarterly growth in three years.

16 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

GDP growth falls on weak demand

The mainland's economic growth dipped below 8 per cent in the second quarter, the weakest quarterly performance in three years, adding more pressure on the government to stimulate demand.

14 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Megachange: The World in 2050 (The Economist)

Megachange: The World in 2050 (The Economist) edited by D. Franklin, John Andrews The Economist

This book looks at our world 38 years from now. That's 38 orbits of the sun. The age at which a person is entering the suburbs of middle age. Half a lifetime.

13 May 2012 - 12:00am

Stagflation warning as expansion slows

Hongkongers have been warned to prepare for tough times after year-on-year economic growth fell to just 0.4 per cent in the first quarter - its lowest level in more than two years.

12 May 2012 - 12:00am

Improvement seen in mainland manufacturing

Manufacturing activity on the mainland climbed to a two-month high - further evidence that the worst of the slowdown is over for the world's second-biggest economy.

A 'flash' purchasing managers' index (PMI) compiled by HSBC/Markit Economics - an economic indicator published before official data is released on May 1 - rose to 49.1 this month, from 48.3 last month.

24 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Spousonomics

Self-help books are not my thing. But the nuts and bolts of marriage and what makes it tick fascinate me. Two journalists - Paula Szuchman of The Wall Street Journal and Jenny Anderson of The New York Times - promise in Spousonomics a 'clear-eyed, rational route to demystifying your disagreements and improving your relationship' from the perspective of economics.

1 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Lai See

Delegates not impressed with 'wages for housewives' idea

Who says CPPCC meetings are boring? Before the annual session of the top political advisory body opened yesterday, a delegate had already raised a few eyebrows by calling on fellow male members to 'pay your wives for doing housework'.

4 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Industrial firms' decline in profit eases to 17.3pc

The sharp contraction in earnings at mainland industrial companies abated in the first seven months of the year, boosting hopes for a turnaround for the rest of the year.

29 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

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