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  • China Central Bank Chief May Keep His Job Afterall Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 7:20 PM ET
    Zhou Xiaochuan, governor of the People's Bank of China

    China's central bank governor, Zhou Xiaochuan, is set to keep his job next month despite reaching the mandatory retirement age of 65, in a bid by Beijing's new leaders.

  • The Great Rotation: Fact or Fiction?     Sunday, 3 Feb 2013 | 6:15 PM ET

    David Mann, Head Regional Research, Asia, Standard Chartered sees a more positive outlook this year for equities compared with bonds. He says the global liquidity push could result in investors taking more risks.

  • New China Government Won't Alter Monetary Policy Monday, 31 Dec 2012 | 11:08 AM ET

    China will stick to a prudent monetary policy next year and keep consumer prices stable, its outgoing central bank governor, Zhou Xiaochuan, said on Monday.

  • China's central bank will use various tools to ensure steady credit growth to support the economy while pursuing financial reform in the face of weakness and uncertainty in the global economic outlook, it said in comments published on Friday.

  • China Export Numbers Take Shine Off Strong Data Sunday, 9 Dec 2012 | 9:24 PM ET

    China's exports grew 2.9 percent in November from a year earlier, missing market expectations for a rise of 9 percent and easing from an increase of 11.6 percent recorded in October.

  • Has China's Long-Awaited Recovery Finally Arrived? Thursday, 22 Nov 2012 | 1:41 AM ET

    Has the much-awaited recovery in the world’s second largest economy finally taken shape? The answer is yes if you go by the latest private sector index on manufacturing activity in the mainland, which has expanded for the first time in more than a year.

  • Chinese exports in October hit a five-month high, rising close to 12 percent year on year, supporting views that the country’s economic recovery is on firm footing, but economists warn this surge in exports may not be sustainable.

  • The combined economic output of China and India will exceed that of the entire OECD bloc (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) by 2060, the group said in a report published on Friday.

  • China Data Not an Exception: Pro     Friday, 9 Nov 2012 | 2:30 AM ET

    Donna Kwok, greater China economist at HSBC, says that data all around the globe--Chinese data being no exception--are revised all the time. The main thing is to focus on the trends and more importantly the sequential trend.

  • Will China’s Next Data Blitz Confirm a Rebound? Thursday, 8 Nov 2012 | 6:26 PM ET

    There appears to be a perception in markets that once this week’s key political events in the U.S. and China are over, uncertainty will be lifted and investors can get back to the ‘risk on’ trading environment that has prevailed in recent months. Don’t bet on it, strategists say.

  • Why China Still Faces a ‘Hard Landing’: Nomura Wednesday, 7 Nov 2012 | 12:16 AM ET

    Official and private sector surveys on China’s manufacturing sector suggest the economy is finally perking up, boosting stocks in Shanghai almost 2 percent on Thursday. But exports, the main engine of growth, are still struggling and that means the Chinese recovery is not on solid ground yet, economists say.

  • Asia’s economies may still be booming, but a worrying amount of private sector credit is laying the groundwork of the next financial crisis, according to a new research by Capital Economics.

  • The recent slew of manufacturing data suggest Asian economies are on the path to recovery after a year of slowing growth, but economists warn it might be too early for celebration.

  • Official and private sector surveys on China’s manufacturing sector suggest the economy is finally perking up, boosting stocks in Shanghai almost 2 percent on Thursday. But exports, the main engine of growth, are still struggling and that means the Chinese recovery is not on solid ground yet, economists say.

  • Chinese Banks Flee London’s Tough Rules Sunday, 28 Oct 2012 | 9:14 PM ET

    China’s largest state-owned banks are moving big chunks of their European business to Luxembourg as they seek to escape tougher regulation in the City of London. The FT reports.

  • Why China’s Bank Earnings Could Surprise Investors Friday, 26 Oct 2012 | 1:59 AM ET

    Bank of China, the country’s fourth-largest lender by market value, defied expectations and beat consensus estimates for its third-quarter earnings on Thursday amid concerns that the sector is hurting from a slowing economy. Now, some analysts say pessimism about the sector may be overblown and that the lender’s numbers may be a sign of things to come for its peers.

  • China Economy Hits Bottom, Is It Time to Buy Stocks? Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 2:15 AM ET

    A slew of Chinese data, including quarterly growth numbers, adds weight to what observers have been saying for weeks — that the slowdown in the economy may have bottomed. That may just be what the country’s stock market needs to get out of the doldrums.

  • Are Job Losses the Next Big Risk for China? Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 11:43 PM ET
    Job seekers read recruitment newspapers at a job fair in Shanghai, China.

    Recent economic data such as stronger-than-expected exports and benign inflation in September are the latest signs that China’s slowdown may be nearing an end, reducing pressure on the government to implement more stimulus measures to shore up the world’s second-biggest economy.

  • China’s economy, forecast to grow this year at 7.5 percent—the slowest annual pace since 1999—may need more aggressive stimulus to prevent a steeper slide, but the state has so far resisted calls to step in in a big way.

  • Korean won notes

    After passing on interest rate cuts in the last two months despite mounting evidence of a deteriorating economy, the Bank of Korea (BoK) will likely move to ease monetary policy when it meets on Thursday, to bolster an economy that’s expected to grow at the slowest pace since 2009.