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Global economy

How global headwinds are slowing growth in India

India has not been spared the effects of global economic headwinds.

Thursday, 20 December, 2012, 3:19am

Oh, what a feeling

Toyota Motor is poised to take back the title of world's biggest carmaker for this year, as Volkswagen fights General Motors for second place heading into the final weeks.

18 Dec 2012 - 4:46am

Wrong about the stock market, right about government idiocy

This will be the last Monitor of 2012, so it's a good time to look back at the past year and see what the column got right, where I went wrong, and whether there are any lessons to be learned for 2013.

The first lesson is that if a newspaper columnist is dumb enough to make predictions on a regular basis, then some of them are going to be wrong.

18 Dec 2012 - 2:33am 2 comments

Think tank says investments to remain stable

Government researchers are confident Beijing will keep investments stable next year, predicting economic growth will accelerate to 8.2 per cent from an estimated 7.7 per cent this year.

6 Dec 2012 - 3:16am

Slowing China drags on Australia

Slowing momentum in China curbed Australia's economic growth to 0.5 per cent in the three months to September and 3.1 per cent from a year earlier, official data showed yesterday.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) said gross domestic product grew a seasonally adjusted 0.5 per cent in the quarter, in line with expectations, driven by mining and manufacturing.

6 Dec 2012 - 3:16am

OECD cuts growth forecasts and urges ECB easing

The OECD has cut its growth forecasts as it warned of the risk of a "major" global recession and urged the European Central Bank and the People's Bank of China to ease monetary policy.

28 Nov 2012 - 2:34am

Are bonds overvalued?

Our love affair with bonds grows more intense by the day. From investment grade conglomerates in Hong Kong to high-yield energy companies in Kazakhstan, our appetite for credit risk - apparently - is unconditional and indiscriminate. We love them so much, there's not enough to go around. For every dollar issued, there's an average eight dollars of demand.

26 Nov 2012 - 2:17am

Costs mount up to 'difficult year' for Cathay Pacific Airways

Higher fuel and other operating costs, coupled with lower passenger and cargo yields, had combined "to make 2012 a difficult year" for Cathay Pacific Airways, the carrier's chief executive said yesterday.

24 Nov 2012 - 3:59am

Wen Jiabao will try to steer East Asia Summit away from territorial disputes

Premier Wen Jiabao will be pushing economic co-operation as he meets counterparts in his last regional summit today - despite attempts to drive South China Sea issues back onto the agenda.

20 Nov 2012 - 3:29am

Strong yuan and exports pull in more capital

There were net capital inflows to the mainland for a second month in October. But it is unlikely to be sustained owing to global uncertainty and the yuan's stabilising exchange rate, analysts said.

17 Nov 2012 - 4:23am