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Growth data shows mixed picture

Growth data shows mixed picture

The mainland economy turned the corner in the last quarter by growing faster than expected after seven straight quarters of slowdown, but economists fear weaker investment growth may limit the room for further gains.

Saturday, 19 January, 2013, 5:12am

Mainland economic growth expected to continue

Numbers game

The mainland economy may have grown close to 8 per cent last year, with economists saying the gain in momentum starting late last year is likely to continue.

18 Jan 2013 - 5:27am

Both good and bad news in China's property rebound

Both good and bad news in China's property rebound. Photo: Reuters

Last week China Vanke, the country's biggest residential property developer, announced that home sales last month leapt an impressive 140 per cent compared with December 2011.

14 Jan 2013 - 3:01am

Striking an economic rebalance

Beijing is trying to rebalance the economy from its heavy reliance on investment-fuelled expansion to one powered more by consumption, which could have implications for growth. Photo: Xinhua

As mainland growth limped across the line at the end of 2012, the jury was out on what lay in store for the world's second-biggest economy in the year ahead. Beijing correspondent Jane Cai quizzed three top analysts on their forecasts for core indicators over the next 12 months.

5 Jan 2013 - 7:14am

Power up, lending down, game on

Illustration: Henry Wong

In the second of a two-part series, the Post examines how infrastructure, energy, shipping and gaming fared in 2012 and what lies ahead in 2013.

1 Jan 2013 - 5:37am

Western China set for economic development: report

Vast development potential in western China. Photo: AFP

Western China, where the economy is expected to grow faster than in the developed eastern areas, is likely to attract more overseas investors to its agriculture, education and financial service sectors in the next few years, economists said.

19 Dec 2012 - 2:45am

Infrastructure spending key to mainland economic growth

7 Dec 2012 - 10:15am

China Railway Construction Corp wins 13.2b yuan of orders

China Railway Construction Corporation has won two contracts for the transport system in the "Blue Silicon Valley" in Qingdao and part of a subway line in Shijiazhuang.

China Railway Construction Corporation has won two contracts worth 13.2 billion yuan (HK$16.4 billion), the company announced on the Shanghai Stock Exchange website yesterday.

13 Nov 2012 - 3:53am

Post-congress leaders likely to shun stimulus in favour of lower growth

Tiananmen Square is spruced up for the congress. Photo: AFP

To buy or not to buy? This is a question home-buyers often ask themselves - particularly so on the mainland, where abrupt policy changes make timing crucial for investment success.

8 Nov 2012 - 2:22am

Slower revenues hampers Beijing spending

The central government has increased spending on railways by 25 per cent this year to 516 billion yuan. Photo: Xinhua

The mainland spent more than planned in the first nine months of this year and revenue gains moderated, leaving little room for public outlays to stoke the economy this quarter without an expansion of the budget.

30 Oct 2012 - 4:25am

Chinese economy stabilises as growth picks up

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao discussed the current economic condition with representatives of industrial experts, enterprise owners and economists respectively. Photo: Xinhua

Mainland China's economic expansion slowed to a 14-quarter low in the third quarter, but economists say the worst may be over and another round of aggressive stimulus is unlikely with the improvements seen in recent months.

Gross domestic product grew 7.4 per cent in the July-September period from a year ago, the National Bureau of Statistics said yesterday.

19 Oct 2012 - 7:41am