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Economy at risk of overheating warns HKMA chief

Soaring household debt and rampant consumer spending have put Hong Kong's economy at risk of overheating, the city's central bank boss said yesterday.

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Beijing orders tighter bank cash reserves

Premier Wen warns of further measures to prevent overheating

The central bank yesterday ordered lenders to set aside more cash in reserves for the seventh time this year as Premier Wen Jiabao warned top priority would be given to preventing the economy from overheating.

7 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Beijing raises bank reserve ratio to 12pc

Further belt tightening ordered to curb overheating economy

Beijing yesterday ordered banks to put away more money as reserves for the sixth time this year as concerns grow over an overheating economy which is expanding at the fastest pace in 12 years.

31 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Economy is in good shape, says official

Top statistician sees no sign of overheating

The mainland's top statistician says the world's fastest-growing major economy is in good shape and is not overheating.

25 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Mainland growth hits 11-year high

Economy, inflation pick up pace

Mainland economic growth surged to an 11-year high in the second quarter and inflation jumped to a near three-year high last month, strengthening expectations of a fresh round of measures to cool the economy.

20 Jul 2007 - 12:00am


You may have noticed that the announcement of an 11.1 per cent growth rate for the mainland economy in the first quarter was accompanied by the usual concessions that the economy may have become overheated.

24 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Meeting puts heat on economic planners

China's economic planners met in Beijing yesterday to set goals for next year and work out ways to prevent the world's fastest-growing economy from overheating.

'High-ranking Chinese officials gathered on Tuesday morning for the 2006 Central Economic Work Conference,' Xinhua said.

6 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Drastic moves to further tighten reins of runaway economy unlikely

China's policymakers have been in a flurry of meetings since last week when preliminary figures for June showed overall economic growth remained perhaps a tad too strong, with overheating in specific sectors unabated.

17 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Senior planners say there are no signs of overheating

The mainland economy has shown no signs of overheating despite accelerating growth this year, according to senior planning officials. They warned the central government to avoid excessive tightening of macroeconomic controls.

27 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Praise for rate increase premature - and so are fears of overheating

Beijing's decision to raise interest rates last Friday prompted a sell-off in stock markets in Hong Kong and elsewhere in the world due to fears that further economic tightening measures are likely in the coming weeks.

1 May 2006 - 12:00am