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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.
Market turmoil in Europe and the U.S. may have made financial institutions in Asia—particularly China—even more attractive sources of credit for Latin American banks.
China’s banks have been putting aside more money to prepare for rising losses from loans to local governments. According to a recent report by China Construction Bank, mainland lenders have already put aside double their expected non-performing loans (NPLs) as reserves.
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The discovery of huge deposits of so-called 'rare earth' minerals, used in high technology products, on the Pacific sea floor should ease long-term supply constraints and end a Chinese monopoly, which had been causing strategic concerns in the West, analysts said.
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China bank stocks fell on Wednesday after Singapore sovereign wealth investor, Temasek, sold down part of its stakes in Bank of China and China Construction Bank. But some analysts say the move could be positive for the stocks and shows there is still plenty of demand for the sector from long-term investors.
Get ready for more opaque comments on interest rates: a slew of central banks will meet this week. Here's how to trade accordingly.
All is not well in China and the interbank market in the country is sending baffling signals, according to First Global Chief Strategist Devina Mehra.
The end of the Federal Reserve’s second round of quantitative easing this week will have little impact on Asia as the highly accommodative monetary policies in the region mean there's likely to be plenty of liquidity to support economies, according to HSBC.
China's premier Wen Jiabao arrived in Hungary on Friday as part of a five-day tour of Europe that analysts expect will see the Chinese government attempt to reassure markets over its economic management and lend rhetorical support to Europe's economies.
The dollar rides some good economic news, for a change, and the Bank of England's Mervyn King delivers a scolding — time for your FX Fix.