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Not-so-great expectations for growth as global trade remains lacklustre

At the start of the year, most forecasters and observers – including ourselves – expected global trade growth to strengthen in 2014, building on the recovery that began last year.

15 Oct 2014 - 5:29AM

At the start of the year, most forecasters and observers – including ourselves – expected global trade growth to strengthen in 2014, building on the recovery that began last year.

Not-so-great expectations for growth as global trade remains lacklustre
China can handle shadow banking threat
Expect a modest reform road map from China

China's leaders are likely to disappoint those hoping for sweeping economic reforms at the third plenum of the Communist Party's 18th Central Committee. Luckily, the Chinese economy is sufficiently robust that growth will not be derailed by a failure to tackle a series of intractable problems. Not for now at least.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

China's leaders are likely to disappoint those hoping for sweeping economic reforms at the third plenum of the Communist Party's 18th Central Committee. Luckily, the Chinese economy is sufficiently robust that growth will not be derailed by a failure to tackle a series of intractable problems. Not for now at least.

Expect a modest reform road map from China
No reason for investor panic over Asia

Investors may have been too quick to jettison Asian assets during their recent pullback from emerging markets. While some economies, including India and Indonesia, have proved vulnerable to fears of scarcer global liquidity, Asia's emerging economies still boast stronger macro fundamentals and are better prepared for capital outflows than during earlier crises.

9 Sep 2013 - 2:47AM

Investors may have been too quick to jettison Asian assets during their recent pullback from emerging markets. While some economies, including India and Indonesia, have proved vulnerable to fears of scarcer global liquidity, Asia's emerging economies still boast stronger macro fundamentals and are better prepared for capital outflows than during earlier crises.

No reason for investor panic over Asia
New leadership likely to maintain pro-growth policies