Julian Evans-Pritchard, China Economist at Capital Economics, explains the timing behind the People's Bank of China's interest rate cut.» Read More
The laws of probability dictate that the longer China delays a widely-expected cut to the required reserve ratio (RRR) for its banks, the more likely it is to come.
After the U.S. and Europe, China's economy is going to be next in line for a major credit crisis and Chinese policymakers must allow a hard landing to "cleanse" the economy, Bill Smead, CEO and Chief Investment Officer at Smead Capital Management told CNBC on Wednesday.
Purchasing managers indexes (PMI) for China and India released in the past week, showed that both economies experienced a rebound in the manufacturing and services sectors in December, but according to a number of analysts, it's too premature to call a turning point for the two countries or the broader Asian region.
The risks from Europe's debt crisis and a global slowdown have left investors in Asia reeling in 2011, but analysts tell CNBC, Asian equities will outperform and push global markets higher in 2012 because of further policy easing and better valuations.
Foreign and domestic distressed debt funds expect a big supply of bad loans to come on to the market in China after at least five years in which banks largely sat on their portfolios of troubled loans. The FT reports.
Friction is rising over Beijing’s real estate policies, with some top Chinese policy advisers arguing that restrictions should be loosened to avoid an abrupt economic slowdown. The Financial Times reports.
The popping of the Chinese real estate bubble has just begun, with the nation likely to experience the types of problems the U.S. has encountered over the past five years, hedge fund titan Jim Chanos told CNBC.
Chinese stocks got a shot in the arm on Thursday with the Hang Seng surging 5.8%. But analysts say whether the rally continues will depend on a number of factors including the central bank's future moves and further reforms.
China's move this week to keep its economy afloat isn't getting the big headlines that Europe got, but it may be more significant for the world economy. Here's why.
With China's November factory activity sinking to a 32-month low, analysts say China's central bank will almost certainly ease monetary policy in the coming months but through cuts in reserve ratios rather than interest rates.
With stocks in Europe and the U.S. falling to 7-week lows and plenty of gloom around, investors may be hard-pressed to find cheer this Thanksgiving. But if you were forced, in between Turkey bites, to list some reasons to be thankful for, we’re offering you five.
As global growth worries are coming to a head, China's policymakers are increasingly facing a tough choice: whether to get serious about ending their long-reliance on exports to power gross domestic product (GDP).
As China’s economy has begun to slow, more and more entrepreneurs are finding themselves unable to meet debt payments on which interest rates often run as high as 70 percent in the thriving unregulated, loan system. The NYT reports.
China's gross domestic product growth slowed to 9.1 percent in the last quarter, its slowest pace in two years. But one fund manager says the moderating pace is exactly what the Chinese government wants and he remains bullish on the country's stocks.
Disappointing Chinese GDP (gross domestic product) figures for the third quarter come amid increasing worries about inflation and local government debt in the economic powerhouse.
The chairman of the US Federal Reserve has accused China of damaging prospects for a global economic recovery through its deliberate intervention in the currency market to hold down the value of the renminbi. The FT reports.
Global stocks have dropped by more than 20 percent since late July, but one strategist says he expects stocks to bounce back by year-end because of further Federal Reserve easing.
China’s easing inflation and concerns of a global economic slowdown have prompted expectations that Beijing is done with tightening for now. One senior market watcher, however, is going a step further, expecting the central bank to start easing monetary policy.
Beijing is likely to face international pressure to allow its currency to appreciate faster as national trade with other countries remains robust. The FT reports.
China needs to float its currency in order to minimize financial imbalances that can cause another global recession, Australian Treasurer and Deputy Prime Minister Wayne Swan told CNBC on Tuesday.