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With China approaching a leadership transition and the economy continuing to show signs of weakness, the government will likely embark on a fresh stimulus program, Dan Greenhaus, chief global strategist at BTIG, told CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” on Thursday.
The U.S. Government’s high debt levels are a greater cause of concern than those of euro zone countries, says Li Daokui, a former Chinese central bank adviser, urging the world’ largest economy to push ahead with reforms to put its fiscal house in order.
China is at risk of nurturing “zombie companies” as the economy continues to slow and banks are compelled to continue funding failing businesses, warns independent economist and former Morgan Stanley’s Chief Asia-Pacific Economist Andy Xie.
China may be under pressure to cut interest rates and boost a slowing economy, but further monetary tightening would be unwise and China should keep credit tight in order to keep a lid on house prices, says billionaire investor Jim Rogers.
Landlords of shops in malls and High Street across the region were generally unable to get higher rents in the second quarter compared to a year before. Analysts also tell CNBC that there may be more room for rents to fall in the second half of the year as retail sales soften in key markets as such Singapore and Hong Kong.
Much weaker-than-expected trade data from China on Friday suggests the world’s second largest economy is slowing faster than anticipated and could prompt Beijing to take action in days rather than weeks to boost flagging growth, some analysts say.
Chinese policymakers are likely to cut interest rate and reserve ratio requirements this quarter, JPMorgan’s Chief Asian and Emerging Markets Equity Strategist, Adrian Mowat, told CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” on Thursday.
Data released on Thursday showed the slowdown that’s been underway since late last year is accelerating. But rather than being glum, investors are betting on still more stimulus.
Never mind the official data, China is already experiencing a hard landing, and there is no ‘silver bullet’ solution to the country’s economic problems, according to China bear Patrick Chovanec.
Even as consumer prices in China rose at their slowest pace in 30 months in July, giving the central bank more scope to ease monetary policy, economists say policymakers will have to act real fast because the window for further rate cuts may be closing.
The Chinese economy is likely to find support from a more active central bank together with a boost in spending by Beijing in the second half of the year - that’s the key take away from recent pledges made by the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) and policymakers to push growth, economists tell CNBC.
China’s official reading of manufacturing activity might have dipped to an eight-month low in July but economists say the figure masks an economy that has already bottomed and on track for a rebound in the second half.
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China’s economy grew at its slowest pace in three years in the second quarter of the year, but some experts say fears over China’s growth are overblown and investors are underestimating the value of Chinese equities and currency.
China is finding that it may not need to threaten or invade this diplomatically isolated island, which it considers a rogue province. It’s doing just fine buying influence from the inside out, the Global Post reports.
The market is naïve to expect a big stimulus boost in China, Adrian Mowat, JPMorgan’s chief Asian and emerging market equity strategist, told CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” Thursday.
China is releasing a slew of economic data this week, with the potential to move a key currency. The question is how.
China’s latest inflation numbers suggest the economy is cooling faster than economists expected, but the drop in producer prices by a steeper-than-expected 2.1 percent in June could provide a boost for corporate margins according to experts.
Fluctuations in global currencies are not only having an impact on corporate earnings but on dividend growth as well. Asset management firms across the world are in the process of rebalancing their exposure to global markets.
The rate cuts from three major economies on Thursday may have dominated headlines, but it did little to inspire confidence in global stock markets, which fell as investors took the move to mean the world economy remains in trouble.