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China economy at more risk from EU recession than US trade war, economist El-Erian says

The EU is China’s largest trading partner and has “between 50 and 60 per cent” chance of entering recession later this year or early next.

18 Apr 2019 - 6:15AM

The EU is China’s largest trading partner and has “between 50 and 60 per cent” chance of entering recession later this year or early next.

China economy at more risk from EU recession than US trade war, economist El-Erian says
China economy slows further as industrial output growth slumps to lowest in a decade

Industrial production growth slowed to 5.3 per cent in January and February compared to the same period last year, down from 5.7 per cent growth in December.

14 Mar 2019 - 10:45PM

Industrial production growth slowed to 5.3 per cent in January and February compared to the same period last year, down from 5.7 per cent growth in December.

China economy slows further as industrial output growth slumps to lowest in a decade
China’s ‘two sessions’: an economic watershed or just more of the same?

Future of the economy to be prime topic at meetings of the National People’s Congress and Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference over the next two weeks.

5 Mar 2019 - 10:28AM

Future of the economy to be prime topic at meetings of the National People’s Congress and Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference over the next two weeks.

China’s ‘two sessions’: an economic watershed or just more of the same?
China investment in US slides to 7-year low in 2018 amid trade war

Beijing’s tighter grip on outbound investment and Washington’s stepped-up scrutiny of Chinese purchases also take their toll, research group says.

14 Jan 2019 - 11:11PM

Beijing’s tighter grip on outbound investment and Washington’s stepped-up scrutiny of Chinese purchases also take their toll, research group says.

China investment in US slides to 7-year low in 2018 amid trade war
Trade war: Chinese factory prices ease sharply in December raising threat of deflation

Factory price index falls for sixth month in a row, to lowest level in 2½ years and well below expected level.

10 Jan 2019 - 11:16PM

Factory price index falls for sixth month in a row, to lowest level in 2½ years and well below expected level.

Trade war: Chinese factory prices ease sharply in December raising threat of deflation
China’s economy slows further as manufacturing contracts for first time in two and a half years

Purchasing managers’ index falls to 49.4 in December, dropping below 50 for the first time since hitting 49.9 in July 2016.

31 Dec 2018 - 11:29PM

Purchasing managers’ index falls to 49.4 in December, dropping below 50 for the first time since hitting 49.9 in July 2016.

China’s economy slows further as manufacturing contracts for first time in two and a half years
China economy showing effects of trade war as growth slows again in November

Retail sales and industrial production growth slow sharply in November.

14 Dec 2018 - 5:03PM

Retail sales and industrial production growth slow sharply in November.

China economy showing effects of trade war as growth slows again in November
IMF endorses Hong Kong’s wait-and-see housing policies as property prices have room to fall
  • Current Hong Kong policies to moderate housing prices, including the stamp duty, should remain in place for now
12 Dec 2018 - 10:43PM
  • Current Hong Kong policies to moderate housing prices, including the stamp duty, should remain in place for now
IMF endorses Hong Kong’s wait-and-see housing policies as property prices have room to fall
China manufacturing sector improves marginally in November on stronger domestic demand, new data shows
  • The Chinese manufacturing sector activity improved marginally in November as strong domestic demand offset a drop in export orders, according to the Caixin purchasing managers index released Monday
  • But manufacturing sector growth remained weak in November
3 Dec 2018 - 11:09PM
  • The Chinese manufacturing sector activity improved marginally in November as strong domestic demand offset a drop in export orders, according to the Caixin purchasing managers index released Monday
  • But manufacturing sector growth remained weak in November
China manufacturing sector improves marginally in November on stronger domestic demand, new data shows
US and China reach 90-day trade tariff ceasefire after China agrees to buy ‘very substantial’ amount of American goods

Donald Trump to hold off on raising the tariff rate on US$200 billion of Chinese imports for 90 days to allow for talks to address US concerns on Chinese trade practises.

5 Dec 2018 - 4:40AM

Donald Trump to hold off on raising the tariff rate on US$200 billion of Chinese imports for 90 days to allow for talks to address US concerns on Chinese trade practises.

US and China reach 90-day trade tariff ceasefire after China agrees to buy ‘very substantial’ amount of American goods
Chinese economy shows further signs of slowing down ahead of Trump-Xi showdown

‘Economic winter has come’, says one analyst after November’s figures show further signs of cooling activity.

30 Nov 2018 - 9:12PM

‘Economic winter has come’, says one analyst after November’s figures show further signs of cooling activity.

Chinese economy shows further signs of slowing down ahead of Trump-Xi showdown
China service sector growth slows to 13-month low

Service sector growth slowed sharply in October, confirming the US trade war is hitting the Chinese economy hard, and sooner than most expected

9 Nov 2018 - 6:21AM

Service sector growth slowed sharply in October, confirming the US trade war is hitting the Chinese economy hard, and sooner than most expected

China service sector growth slows to 13-month low
Chinese manufacturing activity little changed at very low level in October, Caixin PMI data show

Caixin PMI, which tracks smaller private firms, shows manufacturing growth was little changed at a very weak level in October.

1 Nov 2018 - 10:59PM

Caixin PMI, which tracks smaller private firms, shows manufacturing growth was little changed at a very weak level in October.

Chinese manufacturing activity little changed at very low level in October, Caixin PMI data show
Dr.William Overholt of Harvard University predicts global recession within two to three years.
China's "Brilliant" Economic Plan Blocked by Government Fear
China’s politics getting in way of implementing ‘brilliant’ economic plan: US researcher William Overholt

China’s political leaders are not making the tough decisions needed to implement its ‘brilliant’ economic plan and move to the next stage of economic development, US researcher Overholt says.

26 Oct 2018 - 9:54PM

China’s political leaders are not making the tough decisions needed to implement its ‘brilliant’ economic plan and move to the next stage of economic development, US researcher Overholt says.

China’s politics getting in way of implementing ‘brilliant’ economic plan: US researcher William Overholt
Trump-Xi meeting at G20 may not go ahead, warns US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin
US-China trade war casts long shadow over IMF meeting
Attempt to isolate China from world trade system ‘will not work’, says IMF’s top Asia official

Changyong Rhee identifies three risks to region’s growth pace: continued escalation of trade tensions, an acceleration of monetary tightening by the US Federal Reserve, and a stronger-than-expected rise in oil prices

12 Oct 2018 - 11:35PM

Changyong Rhee identifies three risks to region’s growth pace: continued escalation of trade tensions, an acceleration of monetary tightening by the US Federal Reserve, and a stronger-than-expected rise in oil prices

Attempt to isolate China from world trade system ‘will not work’, says IMF’s top Asia official
Trade war escalation will hit China harder than the US, IMF says