Inflation on the mainland rose last month for the second consecutive month amid the coldest winter in nearly three decades, although economists believe prices will remain under control in the near term.Saturday, 12 January, 2013, 4:21am
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New loans extended by mainland banks fell last month but total financing soared, in a sign the economy is increasingly relying on riskier non-bank lending.
Banks doled out 454.3 billion yuan (HK$560 billion) in new loans in December, compared with 522.9 billion yuan in November and 640.5 billion yuan a year earlier, the People's Bank of China said yesterday.11 Jan 2013 - 5:24am
Acouple of days ago, Monitor peered into its crystal ball and argued that the month-old rally in mainland stock markets looks set to continue.
The prediction was based on a look at the amount of liquidity sloshing around China's financial system.11 Jan 2013 - 3:56am 1 comment